Starting in 2015 Disney and MARVEL will join forces to bring new adventures to the ever expanding Star Wars Universe.
This may not be big news to some. In 1977, MARVEL released the first Star Wars comic which sold more that 1 million copies. Then in 1991 Dark Horse Comics took the rights and recreated the series with adaptions from George Lucas' original ideas for the movies. This lasted for about 20 years.
This is what Marvel worldwide publisher and president, Dan Buckley had to say:
"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."
In addition to Dan, executive vice president of Disney Publishing Worldwide Andrew B. Sugerman had to say:
"We're incredibly excited by this next chapter in the Star Wars saga. Bringing together the iconic Lucasfilm and Marvel brands to tell new stories will allow us to continue to thrill lovers of the original Star Wars comic books and entertain generations to come."
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