Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Marvel Star Wars #1 Released
In case anyone is interested, now that Dark Horse no longer owns the rights to Star Wars comics, Marvel will be starting with their own much anticipated series, and it finally comes out today. There has been a lot of buzz surrounding this release, and what I've read makes it sound promising. If you look around you can see some previews of the artwork, and it looks pretty good. I will say though I thought some of these same thoughts when the last Dark Horse series came out and that was pretty disappointing. Remember that talk of Leia marrying some random prince? She didn't, but there really wasn't much to that story line. Also, the artwork, while good in the early issues, didn't look much like the characters we know and love by the end.
I'll probably be picking this one up. Or, truth be told, more likely I'll just go to Barnes and Noble and find it on the shelf and read it and put it back, because it takes about six minutes to read an entire comic book. If these are good I'll buy them when they are released later in volumes rather than individual issues. These will be considered part of the "new" canon, so apparently they are more official. Let's hope they don't do anything weird or annoying.
Be sure to let us know if you pick it up and what you think. This is an exciting era for Star Wars fans, and hopefully this will be a good addition. Certainly it can't be weirder than the original Marvel Star Wars comics, although some of those were actually decent before they really stopped trying later on.