A few years ago, some wag decided that May 4 should be Star Wars Day (“May the Fourth be with you!”), and it has been a grand nerd tradition since at least 2011. (Shockingly, the producers of the original movie missed the opportunity and released the film on May 25, which I guess is the Orthodox Star Wars Day.)
Star Wars fans have much to celebrate today, and as is traditional with holidays, there’s a big sale as well. The sale is on Dark Horse Digital, which is offering a mega-bundle of 129 Star Wars comics for $100, almost $300 less than cover price. The bundle includes the first three issues of Brian Wood’s much-acclaimed Star Wars, which is set in the original universe of the movie, plus story arcs from the Clone Wars, Knights of the Old Republic, Dawn of the Jedi, and other storylines.
For younger readers there’s also a kids’ megabundle which includes 17 Clone Wars and Star Wars Adventures comics for $30. Page for page this might be a better deal than the adult megabundle, because these are trades, not single-issue comics, so each one has about 80 pages.
The deal is only good till May 5, so act fast!
Meanwhile, there was some good news for fans of Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics at last weekend’s C2E2. Dark Horse has expanded the universe quite a bit over the years, and the comics are generally well regarded, so when Disney bought Lucasfilm, fans were apprehensive that Disney would pull the licenses and turn them over to its own comics publisher, Marvel. At the Dark Horse panel at C2E2, however, editor Scott Allie had reassuring words for fans: “There’s no plans to move anything. We talk to Lucasfilm all the time about it, and nothing has come down from Disney to make any changes,” he said.
A former book editor and newspaper reporter, Brigid Alverson started MangaBlog to keep track of her daughters¹ reading habits and now covers comics and graphic novels for Comic Book Resources , School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Robot 6, and MTV Geek. She also edits the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. Brigid was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards. Send her an email to firstname.lastname@example.org