Many are anticipating J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, but fans have to wait until next year to watch it. Good thing publisher Dark Horse Digital has something in store for fanatics. In celebration of “Star Wars Day,” which is celebrated on May 4, Dark Horse Digital is holding a Star Wars comics sale.
Dark Horse Digital has announced that they will be selling Star Wars comic bundles starting May 2.
The first bundle, “May 4th Kids MegaBundle,” consists of over 1,000 pages of digital Star Wars titles. Since the bundle is geared towards kids, it features child-friendly content. The bundle is sold for $30 and features titles, such as The Clone Wars and Star Wars Adventures.
The second bundle is “May the 4th MegaBundle,” which features 150 digital comics with more than 3,700 pages. Some titles included in the bundle are Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows, Crimson Empire, Dark Times, and The Old Republic. The bundle sells for $100.
In addition to all the Star Wars goodness, each MegaBundle also features an exclusive digital preview of the soon-to-be-released comic Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. The new comic was adapted from an episode of The Clone Wars that was not aired. The story focuses on Darth Maul’s battle with General Grievous, Count Dooku, and the separatist droid army, with the help of Mother Talzin and the Nightbrothers.
Dark Horse Digital’s treat for Star Wars fans does not stop there. They are also offering 50 percent off on the most prevalent Star Wars Digital Omnibus titles. Free bundles for the first four issues of Legacy, Empire, and Knights of the Republic are also up for grabs.
The publisher will soon be losing its Star Wars license to Marvel Comics, which is a subsidiary of Disney, the owners of LucasFilm.
With the upcoming Episode VII movie, Randy Stradley, Vice President of Dark Horse publishing, said that it is a good time to let Star Wars go, as the upcoming films will mean less freedom for those at Dark Horse. “With a new film scheduled every year, and a new television series, it is likely that there will be a lot of comics pages devoted to adaptations and direct spin-off stories in support of the films and TV shows.”
Stradley said that it would be similar to working a real job for him.
Dark Horse Digital’s Star Wars comics sale is available for a limited time only.