It was the question that was on every comic book fan’s mind the moment Disney purchased Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion dollars, “What about Dark Horse Comics?” Since 1991, the publisher has been churning out all manner of Star Wars comics, expanding the mythos laid out by the original film trilogy, but now that Disney has both Marvel Comics and Lucasfilm in its pocket, it was inevitable that the license to the galaxy far, far away would end up in the hands of the House of Ideas at some point. Enjoy Dark Horse’s handling of Star Wars comics while it lasts, because after 2013, Marvel will be riding the Millennium Falcon all the way to the bank.
The blog Blue Sky Disney reported that next year will be the last time Dark Horse publishes their Star Wars titles:
The Suits in the know have determined that no new contracts will be given to Dark Horse after the current ones expire. So all new projects after 2013 will be handled internally by Marvel.
They also added that once the license is acquired, we won’t be seeing any new Star Wars material until around 2015 — a long and grueling wait for those that have Star Wars titles at the top of their pull lists every comic book Wednesday.