Dark Horse Comics brought a heap of new comics to ECCC this year, mixing up its familiar line of licensed comics with an increased focus on creator-owned projects. This weekend they unveiled ten new comics that will launch across 2015, offering up an appealingly diverse range of styles and content aimed at a broader audience. Here's a better look at what you can expect from Dark Horse in 2015.
Following last week's statements regarding the transition of the Star Wars comic book license from Dark Horse Comics to Marvel, the biggest questions weren't whether Darth Vader would meet Doctor Doom or who The House of Ideas would hire to helm its presumed projects in 2015. Many were curious about Dark Horse's backlist -- some 20 years of comic book stories by hundreds of prominent writers, artists and other creators --and the continuity they'd built outside that of the canon established in Lucasfilm's six features and related tie-ins (those two Ewok movies were wild, man). Also in question was the future of Dark Horse Comics V.P. of Publishing and Star Wars editor Randy Stradley. Now, thanks to a response from Dark Horse, we have at least a few more answers.
Last week's news that the Star Wars comics franchise will shift from Dark Horse to Marvel in 2015 hit quite a few people pretty hard, including, seemingly, Dark Horse Vice President of Publishing Randy Stradley, who has been senior editor of the publisher's Star Wars comics since 2002.
"Going to the store for wine. I hope they have enough," he tweeted. But in a message posted to Facebook Sunday, Stradley told followers that there are plenty of reasons for Star Wars fans to be happy, and that he's probably okay with being out of the game.