Dark Horse Digital Announces “May the 4th Be With You” Sale

Free starter bundles for new readers, plus a galaxy of Star Wars comics for $30 or $100: reader’s choice! MAY 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—Hot on the heels of its most successful anniversary sale to date, Dark Horse Digital announces a very special limited offer for Star Wars Day! Starting today, get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with two amazing May the 4th MegaBundles! One MegaBundle is for devout comics readers, and the other is for the younger Star Wars fan in your life! The Star Wars May the 4th MegaBundle places over 3,700 pages of Star Wars comics goodness

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Dark Horse Previews “Star Wars: Rebel Heist” #1

On April 30, Dark Horse will release the latest in Star Wars comics – Star Wars: Rebel Heist.  As the solicit explains, a young Rebel finds out that his hero Han Solo may not actually be the perfect hero.  Set in the days of the Rebellion, this story is written by Matt Kindt, pencilled by Marco Castiello, inked by Dan Parsons, and colored by Gabe Eltaeb.  Featuring covers by Matt Kindt and Adam Hughes, Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1 goes on sale April 30.  See the preview pages below.

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Dark Horse Presents: STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY!

STAR WARS BLACK FRIDAY! DARK HORSE STRIKES BACK!   For 72 hours, Dark Horse Digital will offer 150 single-issue Star Wars comics for $100! A savings of over $300!   November 22, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics is rocking Black Friday madness with a very exclusive limited offer for its digital-comics readers . . . Feast your optic sensors on this year’s Black Friday MegaBundle. For one weekend only, you can get over 150 digital Star Wars comics for the crazy-low price of only $100. Get classics like The Clone Wars, The Old Republic, and all three arcs of Crimson Empire. Get a taste of Brian

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Comic Review: Star Wars #10

When we last left off our heroes (meaning, Star Wars #9, not the last time I reviewed this comic), Leia had travelled to the remains of Alderaan where she found a derelict ship piloted by the very man who created the Death Star’s primary laser weapon.  Han and Chewie had survived a dog-fight with Boba Fett and are hiding out on Coruscant.  Luke and Wedge had infiltrated the Star Destroyer Devastator while Prithi waits in her X-Wing. Spoilers Below This issue opens with Luke and Wedge trying to stay alive onboard the Devastator.  Hiding out on the ship has offered the two of

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Dark Horse & IDW Comics Preview – October 9, 2013

Here are some selected previews that will be out in comic shops Wednesday, October 9.  These are the books that caught my eye this week. DARK HORSE Star Wars #10 Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles have infiltrated an Imperial Destroyer. But now nine thousand stormtroopers are searching for them, and Darth Vader is aware of their presence. Completing their mission and escaping with their lives may be an either/or proposition! Meanwhile, the Rebel fleet prepares for an Imperial assault! Artist Carlos D’Anda returns! Legendary Star Wars cover artist Hugh Fleming!

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NYCC: Dark Horse Announces New York Comic Con Exclusives

OCTOBER 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—New York Comic Con, the largest pop culture event on the Eastern Seaboard, is right around the corner, and Dark Horse is bringing you the latest and greatest in exclusive comics and Dark Horse Deluxe products! The Star Wars #1 NYCC 2013 Exclusive (Limited Edition of 1,000) Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars! This is the authorized adaptation of George Lucas’s rough-draft screenplay of what would eventually become a motion picture that would change the world. Price: $5.00 Availability: Two per person, while supplies last Elfquest: The Final Quest Special NYCC 2013 Exclusive (Limited Edition of 500) Elfquest is a

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Comic Review: “The Star Wars” #2 (of 8)

Mild spoilers below. This month’s issue of The Star Wars is the print-version of deja vu.  There is much in this story that will make you think, “… this seems familiar”, because you can start seeing more of how the final version of Star Wars: A New Hope came into being from this first draft. Case in point: this issue contains a huge space battle.  It’s no surprise.  First, it’s Star Wars – of course there’s a space battle.  Second, the previews from Dark Horse showed it.  What’s interesting about this battle is that it’s obviously the Rebels vs. the Death Star from the

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Comic Review – The Star Wars #1 (of 8)

With The Star Wars #1, J. W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew take us to a time and place  they call “Longer ago, in a galaxy either further away.”  Adapted from the original screenplay by George Lucas, this comic shows what might have been if Lucas’s original plans hadn’t been altered by several revisions of the script. What we know as Star Wars: A New Hope started life as The Star Wars, a tale of Jedi-Bendu vs. the Knights of Sith, as the New Empire had hunted down the architects of the Imperial Space Force.  You’ll notice similar themes and characters — Luke, Leia, Jedi,

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“The Star Wars” #1 Preview on StarWars.com

The official Star Wars website has posted a preview of “The Star Wars #1”.  Go.  Click that link.  Look at the pages.  Then come back here. Wow.  I love this stuff.  This and “Star Wars Rebels” are two of the big Star Wars projects I’m eagerly anticipating.  (The third is Episode VII, naturally.)  I’m a sucker for Ralph McQuarrie’s concept artwork, so   “Rebels” ticks all the right boxes in the artwork we’ve seen so far. “The Star Wars”, though, not only fulfills my McQuarrie love but also my love for behind-the-scenes info.  I love the little minutia you find

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LucasFilm Announces Second Annual Star Wars Read Day!

LUCASFILM LTD., DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE AND PUBLISHING PARTNERS ANNOUNCE SECOND ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY Bookstore and library events to be held October 5, 2013   New York, NY – Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 5, 2013.  Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America.  On October 5 of this year, Star Wars fans, authors, and artists will again come together in this multi-publisher initiative that celebrates reading and Star Wars.  Participating

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