Dark Horse is bidding a fond farewell to the Star Wars universe. The comic book publisher has printed hundreds of comics and is holding a fire sale. For the rest of 2014, all Dark Horse Star Wars comics are 50% off, and you can buy every single comic — 28,353 pages — for $300, or 80% savings.
In early 2015 the rights to the Star Wars comic book series will be transferred to Disney, and they will publish the comics in-house. It remains to be seen what exactly will happen to the copyright that Dark Horse has over the comics it has produced over the years, but it may be a moot point, since they aren’t considered canon anymore.
“As the end of an era closes, we say a fond farewell to Star Wars. The Wookiees will be missed, and bounty hunters will be sad. But take heart, young Jedi, for in these last few days, you can seal in carbonite the entire Dark Horse Digital library of Star Wars,” the publisher said in a press release. “Get every comic, every panel, and every battle in perfect digital format in your collection. Access via the Cloud City whenever you want. Many of these comics may never be in print again, and this is your chance to get over twenty years of Star Wars comics history at a once-in-a-lifetime price.”
There are a number of notable comics to be purchased via the Dark Horse app for Android, iOS and a number of other platforms. Legacy and Old Republic come to mind as two of the series that lasted the longest. The series that was the most compelling to me was Crimson Empire, a 22 comic adventure.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.