The rights to publish Star Wars comics had gone from Marvel to Dark Horse back in 1991, but Marvel has just announced that they have been granted the rights once again. They will begin creating new Star Wars comics starting 2015.
Dan Buckley, Marvel Worldwide Publisher and President, is quoted to have said, “We here at Marvel could not be more excited to continue the publication of Star Wars comic books and graphic novels. The perennial brand of Star Wars is one of the most iconic in entertainment history and we are honored to have the opportunity to bring our creative talent pool to continue, and expand Star Wars into galaxies far, far away.”
Personally, I suspect this has a lot to do with the fact that Disney now owns both Lucas Films and Marvel. But hey, definitely no complaint there. This is probably a really smart move, because it could save them money and keep the distribution of their media well organized under one roof.