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I've been scouring the local Barnes & Nobles for the past few months, and their stock of Star Wars books has been decreasing. It does not seem like they are resupplying, especially not the comics, which are entirely gone now. There are 2 copies of Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections that have been there for years. I only finally decided to purchase one a month ago, but I neglected to do so because both copies were not in ideal condition (which has also allowed me to identify them as the same copies from years ago). The cash register advised that I could totally buy a new one online instead for a cheaper price, along with other Star Wars books I'm looking for but are not in great condition at the stores. I had assumed that she meant that there may be a site devoted to this, perhaps even the official Star Wars website, though I found this doubtful given that the EU is no longer canon, even if it is branded as Legends. Thus far, I have not been very successful in finding Star Wars books online "completely new" and for the same price as I find them at Barnes & Nobles (for those few that are still in stock).
I am worried that many Legends books, especially older ones, are already no longer being printed. In particular, I am looking for Omnibus comic books.
Thus, I have a few questions:
Are Legends books already starting to go out-of-print?
Is there any official site devoted to selling new Legends books as that cash register suggested, or was she being ignorant? I'm aware that I can buy them used off second-hand sites for exorbitant prices.
Specifically, is this the only recourse I have to obtaining a copy of comics as old as Tales of the Jedi? (Hilariously enough, a decade ago in the 4th grade, I found them at my elementary school library...I wonder if it's still there... xD). I really don't have to actually obtain a copy; I just wish to read it somehow. Sol Pacificus (talk) 16:09, May 11, 2015 (UTC)
I just discovered that I can find copies of the Omnibus ones on the Dark Horse comics website, and others on the websites of their respective publishers. I apologize for being slow. I'm not sure if my questions have any more merit to them now and whether this thread was pointless. Sol Pacificus (talk) 16:19, May 11, 2015 (UTC)
So, I'd like to add a few points for you. First, if you're looking for new Dark Horse-era comics for sale online, you can buy a lot of them digitally on Comixology. These aren't in print, but can be read well on your computer, tablet, or even smartphone. Second, while Dark Horse won't be able to print old Star Wars material, Marvel is reprinting a lot of the material from Dark Horse (and from old Marvel) under the "Epic Collections" and "Omnibus" banners. Third, novels are still in print. Exploring the Star Wars novels section at Chapters, I see tons of books with the "Legends" banner on the bottom, meaning it must have been printed within the past year. Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith-Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 12:22, May 13, 2015 (UTC)