We love Star Wars and we love comics. As fans, it can be difficult to picture a world without Star Wars and quite frankly, why would we want to? But such a time did exist and we have one name to thank for helping end that dark era in Star Wars history: Dark Horse
EUCantina.net brings us some interesting news about Dark Horse Comics this week:
This week marks the final scheduled release in the Expanded Universe, or as it has been rebranded, Legends time line. Dark Horse comics has the unique privilege of closing it out with the final issue in the Legacy series.
For those who don’t know, Dark Horse has been putting out Star Wars stories since 1991. It was Dark Horse comics that helped rekindle the Star Wars fandom after a dark period in the 80s when they stopped making Star Wars action figures and Marvel stopped making the comics.
Again, EUCantina explains why this is so significant:
It wasn’t until 1991 that a spark of life began to return to the galaxy far far away. Timothy Zahn published Heir to the Empire in June. In December, Dark Horse followed with the first issue of Dark Empire. Fans had the beginnings of the modern EU, stories continuing the adventures of our heroes after Return of the Jedi. Dark Horse continued to publish Star Wars comics on a regular basis for over the next 20 years.
And so we see, Dark Horse has contributed immensely to the joy of the fandom, contributing in their own way to the ongoing saga of Star Wars as we know it today. While Star Wars is entering a new chapter in the saga, we will never forget the huge role that Dark Horse has played. We want to thank them, as EUCantina has, for keeping Star Wars alive. Thank you Dark Horse- May the Force be with you!