The past 25 years of comics will be ignored, sure - that's probably for the best. It's essentially the same as what's happened with Star Trek novels over the past decade or so. For the first 20 years, the novels that came out were essentially like more episodes, and each one was mandated by Paramount to hit the reset button at the end, and nothing really fit together, so nobody worried too much about continuity.
But then a funny thing happened, all the shows ended, and the franchise went into a state of flux - and so suddenly, the novel writers found they had free reign to change things and move forward as they saw fit, so, starting about 10 years ago, all the novels have moved forward from the end of the shows, in a tightly-knit shared continuity.
That's what they're attempting with these comics. It probably won't work nearly as well (especially considering the first film that comes along will probably shoot their carefully constructed story to pieces), but it's what they're going for.