The only thing I was genuinely disappointed about was Dark Horse losing the license, not the fact that they were scraping what had come before. DH was an independent publisher which gave their SW comics a bit more artistic integrity, in my opinion. Plus, I’ve just got a bit of brand loyalty to them since they published a lot of great comics in the 80’s and 90’s for somebody who never liked the super hero stuff even as a kid.
Marvel’s output has been less than exciting, and I can tell it’s being written by super hero writers considering a lot of villains refer to themselves in the third person. 😛
EDIT: I suppose I could see some people’s frustration if any major stories were left unresolved, but to my knowledge there are no major cliffhangers in Legends. They were really scraping the bottom of the barrel by the time the PT ended.
There are so many stories left unresolved in life, that I hope people wouldn’t flip over it. Look how long we had to wait for new Twin Peaks! Although I will say that the DH comics were still pretty great in spots after the PT (you know, for a SW comic that still has to have action scenes in every issue).
Yep, you’re absolutely right.
Some months ago, I decided to call it quits in regards to SW novels; once I finish the Han Solo Trilogy and a few of the post-Hand of Thrawn Zahn books, that’ll be all she wrote; I won’t pick up another SW novel ever again. I have a crap-ton of books sitting on my shelves which I haven’t even taken a peek at yet, and it’s about time I stopped pushing them aside for The Ever-Diminishing Returns of the Expanded Universe.
(I will continue to read the comics from time-to-time, though; those are quick and easy to get through.)
I read some of the books from time to time up until I finished college. I used to read them when I wanted something light, but realized there’s a lot better light reading material out there like Clive Barker, Richard Adams, and others.
And I agree about the comics, although these new ones aren’t doing anything for me at the moment, especially considering the deluge of good mainstream comics coming out (Saga, East of West, Low, ODY-C, etc).