January 3, 2014 – For over twenty years, Dark Horse Comics held the exclusive publishing rights for Star Wars comics. That chapter will come to an end in 2015.
Starwars.com reports that: “The Walt Disney Company’s Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are joining forces to bring new Star Wars adventures to readers across the galaxy, with Marvel granted exclusive rights to create and publish Star Wars comics and graphic novels beginning in 2015.”
Marvel Comics held the publishing rights for nine years and published the very first Star Wars #1. Dark Horse Comics then received the rights in 1991.
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