Comic Book Resources reports that Dark Horse has announced the Knights of the Old Republic comic series will be ending at #50. The news comes out of the Diamond Retailer Summit currenlty in Baltimore, Maryland following Baltimore Comic-Con.
John Jackson Miller offered up the following on his blog from yesterday:
"Still in Baltimore for the Comicon and Diamond Retail Summit. There's agood deal of news in the pipeline on projects you'll be seeing from me in 2010 and beyond: not all can be said right now, but stay tuned on this channel for further news and information. 2010 is working out to be a prettyinteresting year -- especially if you're a reader!"
"Greetings again from the Diamond Retailer Summit, where I'm appearing for Dark Horse promoting Mass Effect -- and where we finally made it public that, yes, the long run of Knights of the Old Republic is set to end with #50, the last issue of "Demon."
We've been working toward the series' climax for some time, getting pieces into place for the big finale -- where we really have pulled out all the stops. Every question posed in the series (at least to my way of thinking) is addressed. I turned in the last script recently and was very pleased with it -- it wraps things up for this incarnation pretty close to how I'd always imagined it. Dark Horse has given us marvelous support and creative freedom from Day 1 on this series -- and we did everything to make sure things went out with a bang!
For fans of the KOTOR series for its long run, I thank you -- and I can say I'm pretty sure you'll really like where things wrap up for your favorite characters. This has been only one chapter in the lives of these characters; in Star Wars, you never know what the future holds.
From the past to the future: Wrapping up KOTOR clears the decks for a major project I've been working on for some time; as was mentioned in the Summit presentation, it's just not quite ready to announce. There are several moving parts to this project, and there are waterfowl to get into their nice and orderly rows. I can't say more about it now -- but won't be long, I assure you. It really will be something readers haven't seen before! Stay tuned..."
Fingers crossed we'll see more from John in the Star Wars universe in the not too distant future.