What comes as no big surprise and something that was inevitable when Disney acquired the Star Wars franchise. Disney has announced that it will not renew its Star Wars comic book rights with Dark Horse Comics but instead be making them in house with Marvel Comics which Disney owns. This is an end of an era as Dark Horse Comics has been making Star Wars comic books since 1991. Marvel which had the rights before from 1977 when the first movie came out will now be producing Star Wars comic books sometime in 2015.
Here is what Marvel Worldwide Publisher and President Dan Buckley had to say about the announcement.
"We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels. The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away."