Continue reading...For the longest time, in the comic book industry, “Dark Horse” and “Star Wars” were synonymous with each other. They created a rich and extensive library of alternate-canon storylines from a galaxy far far away. Then everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked — I mean, Disney got involved.
Since Disney now owned both Star Wars and Marvel it made business sense to have one produce the other. So Star Wars was no longer offered for license and Marvel became the exclusive publisher of SW-related content, relaunching everything under the official new canon set by Disney. That went on for a while, but lately the Mouse’s attitude seems to be shifting.
Other publishers like IDW and Boom have been allowed to adapt Disney properties…in fact, IDW has produced Star Wars titles in the last two years, mainly under the all-ages “Star Wars Adventures” brand. Which brings us to the situation with Dark Horse…it’s similar.