[issue] 2; next year Captain America [issue] 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy [issue 1]. I do not think the same format is the best idea when it comes to Star Wars. Part of the original influence for Lucas when he was creating his monolith was the sci-fi serials of the 50's (specifically Flash Gordon which was the movie he wanted to make but couldn't get the rights to) which really play on the the use of cliffhangers. The film that echos this the most being Empire Strikes Back, which also happens to be the most beloved of the original trilogy. Having a episode released on the reg, along with spin-off films just seems out of place. Where is the build up and the excitement, Disney? Hell, there has been four years between the new Star Trek films (my feelings on JJ Abrams at the helm of Star Wars are still not soaring) and people, myself included, are still clamoring to see 'Into Darkness' and in the interim fans have spent those years eagerly wondering what the film would have in store for them. I don't want to see the Star Wars pimped out anymore than it already has, especially when it comes to films, the medium that the brand was born in.
My troubles extend beyond the films when it come to the changes
|Don't be sad Obi, it'll get much worse|
In all honesty, I don't know where Disney is taking Star Wars from here, but I am more concerned than ecstatic now, though that is not how I felt at the beginning of this handing off of the torch (more like major acquisition of the torch I suppose) when it happened in October. The real worry is that Star Wars cost over 4 billion, so until that number in revenue is reach for Disney with this property, the old Jedi might have to turn tricks in the meantime. I just hope that the Dark Horse material doesn't get the ax too.