Monday, 6 January 2014
Comics that I've been reading (the slightly bittersweet edition)
I’m not a hundred percent how I feel about the news that Disney will be moving the Star Wars comics licence to Marvel from the end of this year. As someone who was always more into the books, until fairly recently, I was already used to the feeling of some executive suit (or Lucas himself) ripping up continuity if it suited the business. One man’s geek is another man’s cash cow after all, something I think we’d all be a lot better off for remembering. The only place that something is really sacred is inside us, don’t ever expect the guy who owns the franchise to emotionally invest in something as much as you do. Dark Horse (along with Del Rey books) have really made the Star Wars EU their own though with some amazing books, I’m thinking ‘Dark Empire’ in particular, and it will be a real shame to see it all effectively crumpled up and tossed to one side seeing as it’s likely that Disney will take the opportunity to reboot and start off from scratch. I’ve got a little bit of a taste for Star Wars comics now and I’m hoping that 2015 will see a return to the kind of Star Wars comics that Marvel put out in the early eighties but I don’t think that’s really likely (a shame).