Where are all those comic books of the yester years that taught us about the intricacies of the Star Wars universe? You would remember how the Death Star could destroy an entire planet. And who could forget the Sun Crusher that could destroy an entire solar system! It is actually getting hard for fans to find comic books about these little details. The Sun Crusher story arc, by the way, comes from the Jedi Academy trilogy, and, unfortunately, with the advent of the new Star Wars movies, the entire Expanded Universe that produced the Jedi Academy trilogy stood destroyed. It is even more disheartening to know that the now unavailable Expanded Universe comic book series included the comic books published continuously for over two decades by Dark Horse comics.
How many fans actually remember the plot of Dark Empire? How about the Crimson Empire? Does anybody have books from the stories in which spaceships had sails? But that was five thousand years before Luke Skywalker was born. Fans would love to collect classics like Dark Empire II. And who could forget the series with Rogue Squadron when a Mon Calamari lady fell in love with a Quarren dude, which in real-talk equals Fish-Head Girl fell for Squid-Head Boy? Many fans would love to collect and trade these classic stories. But they have dissappeared from the market.
But there is still hope. Marvel Entertainment recently announced that they’d be republishing some of the Dark Horse comics in a paperback called Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire, Volume 1. The first collection brings together comic book issues from a few assorted Dark Horse series’ comic books, all of which center on the period between Episode III and Episode IV. The announcement promises that future installments will “be bouncing around to different periods of Star Wars history,” Entertainment Weekly reported today.
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