Dark Horse Uses the Force and (Re)Gains the Star Wars License for All-Ages Comics and Graphic Novels
Dark Horse Comics has announced a new line of all-ages comics and graphic novels expanding the Star Wars galaxy. Beginning in Spring 2022, fans can expect to experience adventures in every era, from the High Republic through the rise of the First Order, through new and exciting stories that Dark Horse is thrilled to introduce.
Dark Horse Comics has collaborated with Lucasfilm over the course of nearly 30 years on a variety of comics and art books, from Dark Empire in 1991 to The Art of Star Wars Rebels in 2020. Now, Dark Horse is returning to the many worlds of Star Wars with all-new stories for readers of all ages.
“Dark Horse has a rich history publishing Star Wars comics and graphic novels. Star Wars is near and dear to all of our hearts and I’ve been a fan since I saw the original film nineteen times during its original release. I am thrilled that Dark Horse will once again bring new stories to life from this incredible galaxy and I’m not exaggerating when I say we can’t wait to bring these new adventures to fans of every age.” — Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics Founder and CEO
Dark Horse held the license to Star Wars comics which ended in 2015. That ended a 20 year run and relationship. At that point, comics shifted to Marvel, which is a sister company of Lucasfilm. Both are owned by Disney. After Marvel regained the license, IDW Publishing began to also release comics and graphic novels geared towards younger readers in 2017.