Yeah comics and books for EU Trek, Wars and just about anything else can get REALLY far out there. I most recently read Brannon Braga's HIVE comic. While I did enjoy it, and Brannon a renowned Trek writer wrote it. It felt to much like fanservice to his own ego and trying to fulfill his own goals that he could never bring to live on VOY. I support the official release of these works (books, games, comics) because I want more Trek.
My big Wars fan friends have already had their temper tantrum that the JJ sequels will neglecting Jacen, Jania and Anakin Solo, Mara Jade Skywalker, and Cade Skywalker characters and other characters and stories from Star Wars EU.