San Diego Comic Con 2012 and the future of Star WarsJune 29, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions, Dark Horse, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News | 1 Comment
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Making the news rounds is the San Diego Comic Con 2012 event schedule which includes an interesting Friday panel.
3:00-4:00 The Future of Star Wars Publishing: Dark Horse & Del Rey— Find out what’s coming up in the Expanded Universe of Star Wars publishing. Editors Randy Stradley and Dave Marshall from Dark Horse Comics discuss what’s next for Agent of the Empire, Dawn of the Jedi, Lost Tribe of the Sith, and Darth Maul, as well as reveal a new secret title that’s on the horizon. From Del Rey Books editors Frank Parisi and Erich Schoeneweiss, along with author Troy Denning (Apocalypse), look at new novels coming later this year from fan-favorite authors Timothy Zahn and Aaron Allston, as well as give a peek into 2013. Also on the panel is Jennifer Heddle, senior editor at LucasBooks. Moderated by author Pablo Hidalgo (Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion). Room 7AB
We know Agent of the Empire’s next arc will be Hard Targets (and we may already have a glimpse of the cover), and a new Darth Maul series might mean Death Sentence is getting the Blood Ties treatment. It’ll be interesting to see what new arcs they have planned as well as what directions they might be going. There’s a possibility the secret title could be the Luke Skywalker comic Tom Taylor mentioned in a CBR interview.
On the book side, speculation is already abounding on whether Troy Denning’s presence on the panel means he’ll be coming back for another book or whether it’s just a matter of convenience. Regardless, a sneak peek at the future could also mean the revelation of Paul S. Kemp’s ambitious, unnamed duology which is set for release early next year. Time will tell.