The new Star Wars comics which Marvel just revealed were among the most exciting and disappointing announcements at San Diego Comic Con. Exciting in that I'm very much looking forward to the series given their creative teams and Marvel's recent pedigree with their cosmic stories (Guardians of the Galaxy, Nova, Infinity, etc); disappointing in that, unlike Dark Horse, Marvel is either not allowed or not interested in exploring aspects of the universe outside of the narrow time frame of the films (all three titles take place right after Episode IV). While I absolutely agree with Lucasfilm's decision to reboot the Expanded Universe, most of the best comics which Dark Horse published (e.g. Tales of the Jedi, Legacy) were about entirely new characters and settings, and I was hoping that Marvel would continue that trend.
Now that all new Star Wars novels, comics, and shows will be part of the same canon and continuity as the films, do you think Lucasfilm will be placing greater scrutiny and less creative freedom on the Marvel series? What eras or events in the Star Wars universe would you want new series to eventually explore. I'd love to see Marvel's take on the formation of the Jedi Order personally.