List of comics publishing companies

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This is a list of comics publishing companies, active and defunct, from around the world.

Publishers[edit]

Name in italics denotes an imprint

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Comics publishing companies





Name Country Active Notes
12 bis France[1] 2008[2] 9998
Active
12-Gauge Comics US[3][4] 2004 9998
Active
1First Comics US[5][6] 1982 9998
Active
Relaunched in 2011; a/k/a First Comics
215 Ink US[7] 2007 9998
Active
Aardvark-Vanaheim Canada[8] 1977[8] 9998
Active
Most titles moved to Renegade Press in 1985[8]
Abacus Comics US[9] 2006 9998
Active
Bought Alias Comics in 2007[10]
About Comics US[11] 1998 9998
Active
[12]
Academy Comics US 1986 1996 [citation needed] Founded as Pyramid Publishing in 1986; became New Century Comics in 1990; became Acid Rain Studios in 1991;[13] and finally became Academy Comics in 1994[14]
AC Comics US[15] 1969 9998
Active
Former Paragon Publications until 1982; former Americomics until 1984[16]
Ace Comics US 1940 1956 [citation needed] Imprints: A.A. Wyn (Inc.), Ace Books, Inc., Ace Magazines, Inc., Ace Periodicals, Inc., Ace Publications (Inc.), Current Books, Inc., Humor Publications, Inc., Junior Books, Inc., Periodical House, Inc., Unity Publishing Corp.[17]
ACE Comics US 1986 1987 [citation needed] Also known as Animated Comics Enterprises. Imprint: Wandering Star Press
Ace Comics US 1995 1998 [citation needed] Titles: Love Sucks; Love Sucks Color Special
Actes Sud/l'AN 2 France 2002[18] 9998
Active
[19]
Acetylene Comics US 2001 2001 [20]
Acid Rain Studios US 1991 1994 [21] Former New Century Comics, becomes and see: Academy Comics
Action Lab Entertainment US[22] 2010[23] 9998
Active
Comics published under Action Lab Comics; Imprint: Action Lab Comics Signature Series
Action Lab Comics Signature Series US[24] 2010 9998
Active
Imprint of Action Lab Comics (Action Lab Entertainment)
AdHouse Books US[25] 2002 9998
Active
[26]
Adult Comics US 1992[27] 1992 Adult-comics imprint of Personality Comics. Titles: Bad Girls; Female Fantasies[28]
Adventure Publications US 1986 1990 Acquired by Malibu Comics in 1989,[29] which was bought by Marvel in 1994.[30] Titles: Elf Warrior; Ninja Elite; Star Rangers[31]
African Prince Productions US 1992[33] 1992[32] Imprint: ANIA Publishing. Titles: Captain Africa[34]
After Hours Press US[35] 2000 9998
Active
Aircel Comics Canada[36] 1985[36] 1994[30] Bought out by Malibu Comics in 1991, which was bought by Marvel in 1994[30]
A is A US[37] 1995 1995 Published 1 comic only, 2-Headed Giant
AiT/Planet Lar US[38] 1999[39] 9998
Active
Ajax-Farrell US[40] 1951 1958 see: Farrell Comic Group[41]
Akita Shoten Japan[42] 1948 9998
Active
[43] Publishes mostly manga-titles
Alias Enterprises US 2005 2007 [44] Published comics as Alias Comics; imprint: Cross Culture . Alias Comics was sold to Abacus Comics[45] and Cross Culture was bought by LAMP PoST Publications in 2007
All-American Publications US[46] 1939[46] 1946[47] Bought out by National Periodicals (DC Comics) in 1946[47]
All Star DC Comics US 2005[48] 2008[48] Defunct imprint of DC Comics. Titles: All-Star Superman; All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder
Alterna Comics US[49] 2007 9998
Active
Publishes b/w Graphic Novels.[50] Titles: FUBAR; Novo[51]
Alternative Comics US[52] 1993[53] 9998
Active
Shut down in 2008, resumed publishing in 2012.[54] Titles: Alternative Comics; Hicke; Magic Whistle
Amalgam Comics US 1996 1997 Shared Imprint by DC Comics and Marvel Comics. Defunct in 1997, published reprints in 2003 and 2004[55]
Amazing Comics US 1987 1987[56] Some titles were distributed by Pied Piper Comics. Titles:[57] Barney the Invisible Turtle,[58] Ex-Mutants, Jack Frost
American Comics Group US[59] 1943[59] 1967 [59] Began in 1943 as Creston Publishing
America's Best Comics US 1999 2005 Imprint of WildStorm, altogether sold to DC Comics
Americomics US 1982 1984 Former Paragon Publications from 1969 to 1982; becomes AC Comics in 1984[16]
Anglo-American Publishing Canada[60] 1941[60] 1951[61]
Angry Viking Press US[62] 2006 9998
Active
ANIA Publishing US 1993 1993 Imprint formed by independent publishers ACME Comics, African Prince Productions, Africa Rising, Afro Centric Comic Books, Dark Zulu Lies Comics Inc., Inner City Products, Omega7 Comics, UP Comics. Published afro-american superhero-comics[63][64]
Ankama Editions France[65] 2001 9998
Active
Comics publishing division of Ankama Games[citation needed]
Antarctic Press US[66] 1984[66] 9998
Active
Ape Entertainment US[67] 2003 9998
Active
Apex Novelties, Inc. US[68] 1968 1979 [citation needed] Original publisher of R. Crumb's Zap Comix[69]
Apple Comics US[70] 1986 1994 Began as Imprint of WaRP Graphics. Also known as Apple Press. Imprint: Forbidden Fruit
Approbation Comics US[71] 1992 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Arcana Studio Canada[72] 2004[73] 9998
Active
Titles: Clockwork Girl; Kade; Ezra[74]
Arch Enemy Entertainment US[75] 2004 9998
Active
Archaia Studios Press US 2002 9998
Active
[citation needed] Bought by Kunoichi Inc. in 2008.[76] Titles: Mouse Guard
Archie Adventure Comics US[77] 1959[78] 1962 Archie Comics Super-hero imprint. Titles: Adventures of The Fly; Adventures of the Jaguar, Shadow
Archie Comic Publications US[79][80] 1939[79] 9998
Active
Founded as MLJ Magazines, changed to Archie Comic Publications in 1951. Imprints (all currently defunct): Archie Adventure Comics; Belmont Books, Radio Comics (under Mighty Comics); Red Circle Comics; Spectrum Comics
Ardden Entertainment US[81] 2007[82] -9998 Founded 2007, first publishing 2008. Titles: Mythopolis; Comeback Kings; Casper and the Spectrals
Ark Vindicta Development and Publishing, LLC US[83] 2012 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Arktinen Banaani (Arctic Banana) Finland[84] 1995 9998
Active
Titles: Fingerpori; Viivi ja Wagner; Nemi[citation needed]
Arrow Comics US[85] 1985 9998
Active
Arrow Comics shut down two times; In 1989, returning in 1993,[86] and in 2000, returning in 2008. Imprint: Arrow Manga. Titles: Tales From The Aniverse; Spank the Monkey; The Dead[87]
Arrow Manga US 9998
Active
Imprint of Arrow Comics. Titles: Butterfly Gunn; Miss Chevious; Semantic Lace[88]
Asahi Sonorama Japan 1959 9998
Active
ASCII Media Works Japan 2008 9998
Active
Aspen MLT US[89] 2003[90] 9998
Active
Titles: Aspen; Soulfire; Lady Mechanika[91]
L'Association France 1990 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Asuka France 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
Atlas Comics US 1951 1957 [citation needed] Evolved into Marvel Comics
Atlas/Seaboard Comics US 1974[92] 1975 Relaunched in association with Ardden Entertainment in 2010.[93] Titles: Grim Ghost, Phoenix, Scorpion
Atlas Unleashed US[94] 2008[95] 9998
Active
With Guild Works Publications, a successor to Guild Works Productions.[96] First publishing 2010. Titles:[97] The Adversary, Psychosis Today! (title taken over from Guild Works Productions), Schizophrenia
Attic Books 1994 [citation needed]
Atomeka Press UK 1988
2004
1997
2005
[citation needed]
Atomic Book Company 2005[98] 9998
Active
[citation needed] Titles: The Fart Party, Lulu Eightball
avant verlag Germany[99][100] 2001[101] 9998
Active
Avatar Press US[102] 1996 -9998 [citation needed]
Avon Comics US 1945 1956 [citation needed]
Awesome Comics US 1997 2000 [citation needed] Also known as Awesome Entertainment and Awesome-Hyperwerks
Axis Comics US 1994 1994 [citation needed]
Azteca Productions US 1993 -9998 [citation needed]
Bad Habit[disambiguation needed] US 1993 1998 Jeff Nicholson self-publishing imprint from the 1990's
Beckett Comics US 2002 2005 Imprint of Beckett Publications; acquired by Apprise Media L.L.C. 2005.[103] As Beckett Entertainment Partners LLC publishes graphic novels through affiliation with Image
Bel-Ami edizioni Italy[104] 2008 9998
Active
Publications: "Storie brevi e senza pietà" & "Altre Storie brevi e senza pietà" by Marco Taddei and Simone Angelini, "6 gradi di separazione" by Matteo Farinella
Bell Features Canada[105] 1939[105] 1953 aka Commercial Signs of Canada[105]
Belmont Books US 1960 1971 [citation needed] Paperback-book publishing imprint of Archie Comics, also published reprinted material from Radio Comics. Merged with Tower Books forming Belmont Tower in 1971. Ceased publishing 1980
Beta 3 Comics US 1999 -9998 [citation needed]
Big Bang Comics US 1994 -9998 [citation needed] Established in 1994 as imprint of Caliber Press; became independent publisher in 2006
Big Umbrella US 2000 2003 [citation needed] Independent publishing cooperative
Bitterkomix Pulp South Africa[106] -9998 [citation needed]
Black Eye Productions Canada[107] 1992[108] 1998[108]
Blackball Comics UK[109] 1993[109] 1994 Founded by former Editor-In-Chief of Tundra UK when that company folded[109]
Black Hearted Press UK 2010 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Blackthorne Publishing US 1985 1989 [citation needed]
Blank Slate Books UK[110] -9998 [citation needed]
Boneyard Press US[111] 1991[112] 9998
Active
Currently publishing online comics (Vein Water).[113]
Bongo Comics US 1993 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Boom! Studios US 2005 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Boundless Comics US[114] 2010[115] 9998
Active
Imprint of Avatar Press, created solely for publication of Lady Death, bought from CrossGen Entertainment (who themself bought the rights to Lady Death from defunct Chaos! Comics)
Brain Scan Studios US 1999 -9998 [citation needed]
BroadSword Comics US 1999 -9998 [citation needed]
Broadway Comics US 1995 1996 [citation needed]
Burlyman Entertainment US 2003 9998
Active
Founded by The Wachowskis.
Byron Preiss Visual Publications US 1974 2006 [citation needed]
Bluewater Productions US 2007 -9998 [citation needed]
Buru Lan Ediciones Spain[116] -9998 [citation needed]
Caliber Comics US 1989 2000 [citation needed]
Calvary Comics US 2006 -9998 [citation needed]
Capital Comics US 1981 1984 [citation needed] Went bancrupt, all titles acquired by First Comics
Cardal Publishing UK 1951[117]
Carlsen Comics Germany[118] 1967 9998
Active
Comic publishing imprint of Carlsen Verlag, established in 1953,[119] started publishing comics in 1967; imprints: Edition ComicArt, B&L (bought 2002, since 2006 part of Carlsen Cartoon und Humor), Chicken House Deutschland' (joint-venture with The Chicken House[120]
Cartoon Books US 1991 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Casterman Belgium[121] 1934 9998
Active
[citation needed] Established in 1780, began publishing comics in 1934
Celebrity Comics US 1992 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[122]
Centaur Publications US 1938 1942 [citation needed]
CFW Enterprises US 1988[123] 1989
Champion City Comics US 2009[124] 9998
Active
Chaos! Comics US 1992 2002[125] First publishing in 1993.[126] All characters except Lady Death were first bought by comic retailer Tales of Wonder, then sold to Devil's Due Publishing, and after the demise of Devil's Due Publishing finally went to Dynamite Entertainment. Rights to Lady Death were first sold to CrossGen Entertainment, and went, after Crossgen's demise, to Chaos! Comics founder Brian Pulido and Avatar Press under its own imprint Boundless Comics[127]
Charlton Comics US 1946 1986 [citation needed]
Checker Book Publishing Group US 2000 -9998 [citation needed]
Clap Comix Japan[128] 2008 9998
Active
Titles: One Piece dj[citation needed]
Class Comics Canada[129] 1995[130] -9998 Publishes erotic gay comics.
Classical Comics UK 2007 -9998 [citation needed]
Claypool Comics US 1993 2006 [citation needed]
Cliffhanger US 1998 2004 [citation needed] Absorbed first into Homage, itself then absorbed Wildstorm Signature Series
CMX US 2004 2010 [citation needed]
Coamix Japan 2000 -9998 [citation needed]
Coconino Press Italy 2000 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Colonia Press US 1999 2005 Published Colonia comics and other Jeff Nicholson trade paperbacks
Columbia Comics US 1940 1949 [citation needed]
Comely Comix Canada 1975 2005 [citation needed] Known for Captain Canuck
Comic Chronicles US 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[131]
Comic Media US 1952 1954 [citation needed]
Comico Comics US 1982 1997 [citation needed]
comicplus+ Germany[132] 1985 9998
Active
Comics' Greatest World US[133][134] 1993 2000 Dark Horse Comics super-hero imprint. Changed name to Dark Horse Heroes in 1995
Comics Interview Group US 1985 1989 [citation needed] Imprint of Fictioneer Books
ComicsOne US[135] 1999 2005[136] Some titles were taken over by DrMaster[137]
Comic Zone Productions US 1991 1994 [citation needed]
Com.x UK 2000 -9998 [citation needed]
Conrad Brazil[138] -9998 [citation needed]
Continuity Comics US 1984 1994 [citation needed] Also known as Continuity Publishing; still exists as Neal Adams Studios, no longer publishing comics
Continüm Comics US 1989 1994 [citation needed]
Core Magazine Japan 1985 9998
Active
Crestwood Publications US 1943 1963 [citation needed] Later known as Prize Comics
Cross Culture US[139] 9998
Active
Former imprint of Alias Comics, bought by LAMP PoST Publications in 2007
Cross Publications US[140] 1949 1953
CrossGen Entertainment US 1998 2004[141] Former Imprint: Code 6 . Bought by Walt Disney in 2004.[142] Became an Imprint of Marvel Comics in 2010, first publishing under Marvel Comics in 2011[143]
Crusade Comics US 1994 2002 [citation needed]
Crystal Publications 1986 1988 [citation needed] Title: Eagle
Cult Comics[144] Japan 9998
Active
Various imprints of Kasakura Publishing: Cult Comics, Cult Comics Sweet Selection, Cult Comics BINETSU Collection, Cult Comics Honey Selection, Cult Comics X-Kids Selection.[145]
Curtis Magazines US 1971 1980 [citation needed] Marvel Comics imprint. Published black-and-white comics magazines
Curtis Publishing Company US 1891 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Cutting Edge Productions US 1992 1992[146] Imprint of Personality Comics
Daak Comics Germany 1994 9998
Active
imprint of Daak Verlaag [sic!]; still existing, but not publishing since 2000
Dabel Brothers Productions US 2001[148] 2009[147] [citation needed]
Dagger Enterprises 1993 1994 [citation needed]
DAPshow Press 2009 -9998 [citation needed] [149]
Dare Comics UK 2007 -9998 [citation needed]
Dargaud France 1943 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Dargaud USA US 1981 1982 [citation needed] U.S. branch of European publisher Dargaud, published translated editions of European comics
Dark Horse Comics US[150] 1986 9998
Active
Active imprints: Dark Horse Manga, M Press (“diverse literary fiction and non-fiction prose for authors with a unique voice”).,[151] Sequential Pulp Comics. Discontinued imprints: Comics' Greatest World later renamed Dark Horse Heroes (DH's shared superheroes universe), Legend (creator-owned projects, originally by Miller and Byrne),[152] and Maverick (creator-owned projects, follow-up to Legend)[153]
Dark Horse Manga US 1992 9998
Active
Dark Horse Comics manga-imprint
David McKay Publications (also: David McKay Company) US[154] 1882 1986 Published comics from 1931[155] to 1950;[154] bought out by Random House in 1986
DC Comics US 1934 9998
Active
[citation needed] Founded as National Allied Publications.
D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd UK 1905 -9998 [citation needed]
Deep Sea Comics 1996 1998 [citation needed] Canadian publisher mostly known for Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman
Defiant Comics US 1992[156] 1995 [citation needed] Imprint of Enlightened Entertainment Partners, LP
Deimos Comics Greece 2011 -9998 [citation needed]
Delcourt France 1986 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Dell Comics US 1929 1973 [citation needed]
Deluxe Comics US 1984 1986 [citation needed]
Desperado Publishing US 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
Devil's Due Publishing US 1999 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Devil's Due Digital US 2010 9998
Active
Digital imprint of Devil's Due Publishing[citation needed]
DieGo Comics Publishing UK[157] 2012[158] 9998
Active
London-based and family run[citation needed]
Disney Comics US 1990 1993 [citation needed]
Dragon Lady Press Canada 1985 1988 [citation needed]
Drawn and Quarterly Canada[159] 1990[159] 9998
Active
Dreamwave Productions Canada[160] 1996[160] 2005[160]
DrMaster US[161] 2004[163] 2008[162] Published some titles from ComicsOne when they went out of business[164]
Dupuis Belgium 1922 9998
Active
[citation needed]
DWAP Productions 2006 -9998 [citation needed]
Dynamite Entertainment US 2005 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Eastern Color Printing US 1933 1955 [citation needed] Continued as a printer until 2002
EC Comics US 1944 1956 [citation needed] Continued to publish Mad magazine
Eclipse Comics US 1978 1993 [citation needed] Imprint: Independent Comics Group
Edicions de Ponent Spain[165] -9998 [citation needed]
Edition 52 Germany[166] 1997 9998
Active
Imprints: Lovecrafts,[167] Edition Venus[168]
Eerie Publications US 1966 1981 [citation needed] Myron Fass black-and-white horror comics magazine imprint
E.F.edizioni Italy[169] 2003 9998
Active
[citation needed]
eigoMANGA US 2000 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Elliot Publishing US[170] 1940 1945 Published comics from 1944 - 1945; imprint: Gilberton (until 1942)
Elvifrance France 1970 1992 [citation needed]
Epic Comics (also: Epic Comics Group) US 1982
1995
2003
1994
1996
2011
[171][172][173] Imprint of Marvel Comics, defunct
Eros Comix Italia Italy[174] 2011 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Eternity Comics US 1986 1994 [citation needed]
Eureka! Comic Labs US 2011 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Event Comics US[175] 1994 1999[176] Became Marvel Knights and was closed in 1998, last publishing in 1999[177]
Evil Ink Comics US 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
Evil Twin Comics US 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
Extrem Erfolgreich Enterprises Germany[178][179] 1996 2006
Extreme Studios US 1997 2000 [citation needed]
Fan-Atic Press US 1984 -9998 [citation needed]
Fangoria Comics US 2007 2007 [citation needed] Fangoria Entertainment imprint
FantaCo Enterprises US 1980 1998 [citation needed]
Fantagor Press US 1986 1994 [citation needed] Imprint of cartoonist Richard Corben
Fantagraphics Books US[180] 1976 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Fantasy Flight Publications 1995 1996 [citation needed] Published translated European comics; still in business as games publisher Fantasy Flight Games
Farrell Comic Group US 1951 1958 [citation needed] Imprints: America's Best, Ajax Publications, Ajax-Farrell,[181] Decker Publications, Red Top Comics, Steinway Comics and World Famous; successor to Farrell Publications
Farrell Publications US 1940 1948 [citation needed] Imprints: American Feature Syndicate, Four Star Publications and Kiddie Kapers Company. Was followed by Farrell Comic Group
Fawcett Comics US 1939
1969
1953
1980
[citation needed]
Fiction House US 1938 1954 [citation needed]
Fierce Comics US 2005 9998
Active
A Division of Fierce Media LLC
Finix Comics Germany[182] 2007 9998
Active
Registered club open to any comic-fan[183] with the goal to continue prematurly cancelled comic-series. First publishing in 2008. Imprint: Edition Solitaire
First Comics US 1982[184] N note= Relaunched in 2011; a/k/a and see 1First Comics
Fluid Friction Comics Hong Kong 2006 -9998 [citation needed]
Forbidden Fruit US 1994 Erotic comics imprint of Apple Comics
Fox Atomic Comics US 2006 2009[186] Comics publishing imprint of Fox Atomic, itself an imprint of 20th Century Fox
Fox Feature Syndicate US 1939 1951 [citation needed]
Frémok France
Belgium
2002 -9998 [citation needed]
Friendly Comics US 1991 1992[187] Imprint of Personality Comics
Full Bleed Studios Canada 1992 -9998 [citation needed]
Futabasha Japan 1948 9998
Active
Future Comics US 2002 2004 [citation needed]
Futuropolis France[188] 1970s 1990s [citation needed]
Futuropolis France[188] 2005 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Gemstone Publishing US 2003 -9998 [citation needed]
Gentosha Japan 1993 9998
Active
Gestalt Publishing Australia[189] 2005 -9998 [citation needed]
Gladstone Comics US 1986 1999[190]
Glénat France 1972 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Glücklicher Montag Germany[191] 2004 9998
Active
continues some titles from Extrem Erfolgreich Enterprises
Gold Key Comics US 1962 1984 [citation needed] Also known as Whitman Comics
Great Comics Publications 1941 1942 [citation needed]
Greater Mercury Comics US 1989 1991 [citation needed] Successor to Silverwolf Comics
Grim Crew Comics -9998 [citation needed]
Guild Publications -9998 [citation needed] Published Southern Knights
Guild Works Productions US[192] 2008[96] Folded in 2008, was succeeded by Atlas Unleashed and Guild Works Publications. Last Publication Jan 2009. Titles: Hell's Blood (continued at Guild Works Publications), Psychosis! (continued as Psychosis Today! at Atlas Unleashed)
Guild Works Publications US[193] 2008 9998
Active
With Atlas Unleashed, successor to Guild Works Productions. Titles:[194] Hell's Blood (continued from Guild Works Productions), Krome, Torn
Hakusensha Japan 1973 9998
Active
Hall of Heroes US 1993 1999 [citation needed]
Harrier Comics UK 1984 1989 [citation needed]
Harris Comics US 1985 2008 [citation needed] Published Vampirella
Harvey Comics US 1941 1986 [citation needed]
Heaven Sent Gaming US 2006 9998
Active
Publisher and creator of multiple original series spanning across multiple forms of media. Including comics.[195][196]
Heeby Jeeby Comix US[197] 2009[198] 9998
Active
Titles: Heeby Jeeby Comix; Brain,[199] various one-shots
Hell Comics US 1971 1972 [citation needed] Published Air Pirates Funnies
Hero Comics -9998 [citation needed]
Hero Graphics -9998 [citation needed]
Heroic Publishing 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Hexagon Comics France 1950 9998
Active
Successor to Editions Lug, which was succeeded by Semic S.A. which folded in 2003. Titles: Strangers, Hexagon Classics
Highwater Books US 1997 2004[200] [citation needed]
Hillborough Studios Canada[201] 1941[201] 1942[105] Most of the staff moved to Bell Features[201]
Hillman Periodicals US 1948 1953 [citation needed]
Hirntot Comix Germany[202] 1998 9998
Active
Comic publishing imprint of Tenrek Studio
Holyoke Publishing US 1940 1946 [citation needed] Originally known as Helnit. Imprints: Bilbara Publishing, Continental Publishing, Narrative Publishers
Homage US 1995 2004 [citation needed] WildStorm Productions imprint, acquired by DC Comics in 1998, absorbed into Wildstorm Signature Series in 2004
Houbunsha Japan 1950 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Hound Comics US 2010 9998
Active
[citation needed] Also known as Hound Comics, Inc. and Hound Entertainment Group. Imprints: Coexist Publishing.
Humanoids Publishing US 1999 -9998 [citation needed]
Humor Comics US 1992 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[203]
Humor Publications/
Current Books
US 1944 1948 [citation needed] Ace Magazines imprint.
Huuda Huuda Finland[204] -9998 [citation needed]
Ichijinsha Japan 1992 9998
Active
Icon US 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
Idaho Comics Group US 2014 9998
Active
Publishes Tarzan and the Comics of Idaho
Ideenschmiede Paul & Paul (IPP) Germany[205] 9998
Active
Signatory agency also publishing comics; imprint: Freestyle[206]
IDW Publishing US 1999 9998
Active
[citation needed]
I. W. Publications US 1958 1964 [citation needed] Also known as Super Comics
iBooks US 2003 2005 [citation needed] Published by Byron Preiss
Image Comics US[207] 1992[156] 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Imperial Comics 1986
1994
1987
1994
[citation needed] Probably two unrelated companies. The 1986 releases are published from Boulder, Co; the 1994 releases from Holland, PA.
Imperium Comics US -9998 [citation needed]
Innovation Comics US 1988 1993[156] [citation needed]
Insomnia Publications UK 2006 2010 [citation needed]
InterVerse Comics -9998 [citation needed]
Jademan Comics China[208] 1971[209] -9997
Defunct
JBC Japan
Brazil
1992 -9998 [citation needed]
JC Comics US 1981 9998
Active
[citation needed] Also known as JC Productions; still in existence, just not publishing since 1984
Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha Japan 1897 9998
Active
Johnny DC US 2004 9998
Active
[citation needed] All-ages imprint of DC Comics
JMFcomics Malta 2011 9998
Active
{Owner Juan Mario Farrugia}; Still in existence, Located in Malta ,Soon with Published Work ,So stay tuned at "http://www.jmfcomics.weebly.com",
Kadokawa Shoten Japan 1945 9998
Active
Kami France 2010 [210]
Kana France 1996 -9998 [citation needed]
Kandora Publishing 2005 2005 [citation needed]
Kasakura Shuppansha (Kasakura Publishing) Japan[211] 9998
Active
Imprints at: Cult Comics. Titles: Amazing Comics; Love Collection (Love♥Kore)[212]
Katzenjammer Comics Germany[213] 2007 9998
Active
King Comics US 1966 1967 [citation needed] Connected with King Features Syndicate; most titles were picked up from Gold Key Comics and later acquired by Charlton Comics
Ki-oon France 2003 -9998 [citation needed]
Kitchen Sink Press US 1970 1999[156][214] Bought by Ocean Capital Corp. on May 24, 1994[156][citation needed]
Klutz Enterprises US 1981 1985 Published early underground and fanzine versions of Ultra Klutz
Kobunsha Japan 1945 9998
Active
Kodansha Japan[215] 1909 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Koyama Press Canada[216] 2007[216] -9998
Laizen Comics US 2009 9998
Active
[217][218][219]
LAMP PoST Publications US[220] 2004[221] 9998
Active
Bought imprint Cross Culture from Alias Comics in 2007[222]
La Pastèque Canada[223] 1998[223] 9998
Active
Laska Comix Germany[224] 1997 9998
Active
[citation needed] Comics publishing imprint of Laska Grafix
Last Gasp
Comix & Stories
US 1970 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Legend US[152][225] 1994[156] 1998 Defunct Dark Horse Comics imprint for creator-owned materials; followed by Maverick
Legioncomix Mexico[226] 2014[227] 9998
Active
Titles: Horror City; Lluvia de Sangre[228]
Le Lombard Belgium 1946 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Les 400 coups Canada 1994 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Les Humanoïdes Associés France 1974 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Lev Gleason Publications US 1939 1955 [citation needed] Also known as Comic House Publications
Lightning Comics US 1967 1967 [citation needed]
Lightning Comics US 1993 1997 [citation needed]
Liquid Comics India[229] 2008[230] 9998
Active
Former Virgin Comics
L. Miller & Son, Ltd. UK 1943 1966 [citation needed]
Lodestone Comics 1985 1986 [citation needed]
Lonely Robot Comics 2010 -9998 [citation needed]
Ludovico Technique LLC US[231] -9998 [citation needed]
Lucha Comics Canada 2013 9998
Active
Template:Founded in 2013, based in London, Ontario, Canada
Mad Dog Graphics 1987 1988 [citation needed]
Magazine Enterprises US 1943 1958 [citation needed]
Mag Garden Japan 2001 9998
Active
Mainline Publications US 1953 1956 [citation needed]
Majestic Entertainment US 1993 1994[232] Published: Legacy, Majestic and S.T.A.T.
Malibu Comics US 1986 1994 [citation needed] Bought by Marvel Comics,[156] currently dormant. Imprints: Adventure Comics, Aircel Comics, Bravura, Eternity Comics, Genesis, Protectors Universe (Genesis imprint), Ultraverse (moved to Marvel)
Mam Tor Publishing UK 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
Manuscript Press US -9998 [citation needed]
Maple Leaf Publishing Canada[233] 1941[233] -9997
Defunct
[citation needed]
Markosia UK 2005 -9998 [citation needed]
Marvel Comics US 1939 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Marvel Adventures US 2005[235] 2012[234] former Marvel Age ;[236] all-ages imprint of Marvel Comics ("Marvel Kids")[237]
Marvel Age US 2003 2005 All-ages imprint of Marvel Comics ("Marvel Kids"), picked up titles from Tsunami ; became Marvel Adventures [238]
Matrix Graphic Series 1984 1987 [citation needed] Titles: Cybercom; Heart of the Blue Mesa; Dragon's Star
Maverick US[153] 1999 2002 Dark Horse Comics imprint for creator-owned materials, follow-up to Legend
Max Comics (MAX) US 2001[239] 9998
Active
[240] Mature-reader imprint of Marvel Comics[241]
Media Factory Japan 1986 9998
Active
Michael Hunt Publishing 1993 2000 [citation needed]
Mighty Comics US 1965 1967 [citation needed] Archie Comics named Mighty Comics Group for housing the Super-hero imprint Radio Comics. See: Radio Comics
Milestone Media US 1993 1997[156] [citation needed] Merged with main DC line.
Mille-Îles Canada[242] 1989[242] 9998
Active
Millennium Publications US 1990 1998 [citation needed] Imprint: Modern Comics (1997–2000)
Milk Shadow Books Australia 2008[243] 9998
Active
MiniKomix -9998 [citation needed]
Mirage Studios US 1983 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Mirror Comics Canada 2010 9998
Active
Titles: Ghost King: A Book of Changes; Mission Arizona; Challenger
M. F. Enterprises US 1966 1967 [citation needed]
MLJ Magazines US 1939 1951 Became Archie Comic Publications in 1951
Mojo Press US 1994 1999 [citation needed] Titles: Weird Business; Red Range; Atomic Chili
Moonstone Books US 1995 9998
Active
[citation needed]
MOSAIK Steinchen für Steinchen Verlag Germany 1991 9998
Active
[citation needed]
M Press US[151] 2004[244] 9998
Active
Dark Horse Comics imprint for “diverse literary fiction and non-fiction prose for authors with a unique voice”
MU Press US 1990 2006 [citation needed] Imprint: AEON Publishing
MyInkComics.com Canada[245] 2012 9998
Active
NBM Publishing US 1976 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Neko Press US[246] -9998 Also publishes comics from Butcher Brand[247]/Straitjacket Studios[citation needed]
Standard Comics US 1939 1956 [citation needed] Also known as Nedor, Pines, Better, and Thrilling
New Baby Productions 9998
Active
[citation needed]
New Century Comics US 1990 1991 Former Pyramid Publishing, becomes Acid Rain Studios. See: Academy Comics
New Comics Group US 1987 1990 [citation needed]
New England Comics US -9998 [citation needed]
New Sirius Productions 1986 1986 [citation needed] Comics line called Prelude Graphics
Nifty Comics US 1985 -9998 [citation needed]
Nihon Bungeisha Japan 1959 9998
Active
No Comprendo Press Norway[248] -9998 [citation needed]
Noble Comics 1981 1983 [citation needed]
Northstar Publishing US 1989 1993 [citation needed] Imprint of Rebel Studios. Chicago-based publisher known for publishing Faust
Novelty Press US 1940 1949 [citation needed]
NOW Comics US[249] 1985 2005 [citation needed]
NPC Comics US[250] 2000[251] 9998
Active
Also known as National Press Comics.[citation needed]
Omega Dream Distillery Publications - Oddpubs US[249][not in citation given] 2010 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Off Shoot Comics US 2011 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Ohzora Publishing Japan 1990 9998
Active
Ominous Press US 1994 1994[252] Bart Sears's short lived self-publishing line
Oni Press US[253] 1997[254] 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Onward Comics US 1986 1992 Ultra Klutz comics from the black & white boom era.
Oog & Blik Netherlands 1985 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Oogachtend Belgium[255] -9998 [citation needed]
Orbit Publications US 1945 1953 [citation needed] Also known as Orbit Comics
Pacific Comics US[256] 1981[256] 1984[257]
Paper Crane Factory -9998 [citation needed]
Paradox Press US 1993 2001 [citation needed] Formerly Piranha Press
Paragon Publications US 1969 1982 Founded 1969 (first release in 1970); becomes Americomics in 1982[16]
Perro Muerto Producciones Peru[258] 2008 9998
Active
Lima based small press company. Titles: Angel Dreams, Capitán Nandito, Conejito Macho, Daigami, El Anillo de Sor, Extraño, GodDamned, Khan el Monje Guerrero, Miau!, Onirica, Paradoja, Thanatos[citation needed]
Penny-Farthing Press US 1998 -9998 [citation needed]
Personality Comics US 1991 1993[259] Imprints: Adult Comics, Celebrity Comics, Comic Chronicles, Cutting Edge Productions, Friendly Comics, Humor Comics, Real Life Comics, Spoof Comics, Sports Comics[260]
Phi3 COMICS US[261] 2003 9998
Active
[citation needed] Imprint: SPIRALMIND
Pied Piper Comics US 1986 1988 [citation needed] De facto successor to Wonder Comics
Pika Édition France 1999 -9998 [citation needed]
Pines Comics US 1956 1959 [citation needed] Successor to Nedor Comics
Piranha Press US 1989 1994 [citation needed] A DC Comics imprint. Later became Paradox Press
Piredda Verlag Germany[262] 2008[263] 9998
Active
Publishes german-translated editions of Franco-Belgian comics
Planet Random Creative US[264] 2011 9998
Active
Imprints: Planet Random Comics and Legendary Universe
Plem Plem Productions! Germany[265] 1999 9998
Active
Imprints: Whoa! Comics and Whoa! Horror
Power Comics Company 1977 1977 [citation needed] Detroit-based publisher. Titles: Power Comics; Cobalt Blue
Print Mint US 1968 1978 [citation needed]
Print Media Bosnia[266] 2010 9998
Active
[citation needed]Publisher of Plavi in Bosnia and Strip Magazine in Bosnia, Croatia and the UK, and various graphic novels[266]
Prism Comics US 2003 -9998 [citation needed]
Pyramid Publishing US 1986 1990 Becomes New Century Comics. See: Academy Comics
Quality Comics US[267] 1939[267] 1956[267] [citation needed]
Radical Comics US[268] 2007 -9998
Radio Comics US 1965 1967 [citation needed]Super-hero imprint of Archie Comics (labelled as imprint of Mighty Comics Group). See: Mighty Comics
Radio Comix US 1996 -9998 [citation needed]
Raj Comics India 1985 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Real Life Comics US 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[269]
Reasonably Priced Comics US[270] 2009 9998
Active
Rebellion UK 1991 -9998 [citation needed]
Rebel Studios 1987 1995 [citation needed] Imprint: Northstar Publishing
Red 5 Comics Canada 2007 -9998 [citation needed]
Red Circle Comics US 1973 1985 [citation needed] Archie Comics Super Hero-imprint
Red Giant Entertainment US 2005 9998
Active
Publishes comics and graphic novels. Some titles include: Banzai Girl, Duel Identity, Exposure, Jade Warriors, Journey To Magika, Last Blood, Medusa's Daughter, Monster Isle by Larry Hama, Pandora's Blogs, Sore Thumbs, Tesla, Wayward Sons, Wayward Sons: Legends
Renegade Press US[8] 1985[8] 1989[8] Started with Aardvark-Vanaheim titles, except for Cerebus[8]
Reprodukt Germany[271] 1991 9998
Active
Imprint: Kiki Post
Re-Visionary Press 1994 2000 [citation needed] Imprint: Carnal Comics (acquired from Revolutionary Comics)
Revolutionary Comics US 1989 1994 [citation needed] Imprint: Carnal Comics (later acquired by Re-Visionary Press and then Opus Graphics)
Rip Off Press US 1969 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Robot Comics Spain 2009 -9998 [citation needed]
Rolf Kauka Comics Germany[272][273] 1951 9998
Active
Sold to IPC Media and VNU in 1973; bought back by founder in 1979; became Promedia, Inc. in 1982; became Kauka Promedia in 2002; became Rolf Kauka Comics in 2008[274]
Rough Cut Comics Scotland[275] 1999[276] 9998
Active
First publishing in 2001. Titles: Freedom Collective, Society, The Surgeon
Rural Home US 1945 1945 [citation needed] Owned by Enwil. Also published under Rural Home Publishing Co. and Rural Home Publications.[277] Titles: Cannonball Comics, Eagle Comics, Red Circle Comics
schreiber & leser Germany[278] 1981 9998
Active
Schwarzer Turm Germany[279] 1998 9998
Active
Seoulmunhwasa South Korea[280] -9998 [citation needed]
Sequential Pulp Comics 2011 9998
Active
Dark Horse Comics imprint[281]
Seven Seas Entertainment US 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
ShadowLine US 1993 -9998 [citation needed]
Shanda Fantasy Arts -9998 [citation needed]
Shinshokan Japan 1961 -9998 [citation needed]
Shinchosha Japan 1896 9998
Active
Shodensha Japan 1970 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Shogakukan Japan 1922 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Shōnen Gahōsha Japan 1945 -9998 [citation needed]
Shooting Star Comics US 2002 2006 [citation needed]
Shueisha Japan 1925 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Shuppan Manga France 2012 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Silverline US 1987[282] -9998 through 93 as packager for Malibu imprints; 1997-1999 as publisher[citation needed]
Silver Moon Comics 1994 [citation needed]
Silverwolf Comics US 1986 1987 Becomes Greater Mercury Comics[citation needed]
Sirius Comics US 1985 1986 [citation needed]
Sirius Entertainment US 1994 2005 [citation needed]
Skywald Publications US 1970 1975 [citation needed]
Slave Labor Graphics US[283] 1986 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Soleil Productions France 1982 9998
Active
[citation needed] Founded as Librairie Bédulle
Solson Publications US 1986 1987 [citation needed]
Spark Publications US 1944 1946 [citation needed]
Spectrum Comics US 1983 1984 [citation needed]
Spectrum Comics US -9998 [citation needed] Imprint of Archie Comics; defunct
Spire Christian Comics US 1972 1988 [citation needed] Published original comics from 1972–1982
Spoof Comics US 1992[284] 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics
Sports Comics US 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[285]
Spotlight Comics US 1986 1987 [citation needed] Published Mighty Mouse and Underdog comics; declared bankruptcy in 1989[286]
Square Enix Japan 2003 9998
Active
St. John Publications US 1947 1958 [citation needed]
Stanley Publications 1966 1971 [citation needed] Black-and-white horror magazine publisher. Titles: Chilling Tales of Horror; Ghoul Tales; Stark Terror
Star Publications US[287] 1949[287] 1954 Founded after L.B. Cole acquired assets of Novelty Press[287]
Starblaze Graphics US 1978 1989 [citation needed] Imprint of The Donning Company; mainly published trade paperback collections and original graphic novels. Titles: MythAdventures; Elfquest; A Distant Soil
Star*Reach US 1974 1991 [citation needed] Mike Friedrich's imprint
Strawberry Jam Comics Canada 1985 1992 [citation needed]
Street & Smith Comics US 1940 1949 [citation needed]
Studio 407 -9998 [citation needed]
Studio Ironcat US 1997 2006 [citation needed] Also known as I.C. Entertainment
Superior Publishers Limited Canada 1945 1956 [citation needed] Reprinted American comics
Takeshobo Japan 1972 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Tekno Comix US 1995 1997 [citation needed]
Terminal Press US 2001 -9998 [citation needed]
Teshkeel Comics Kuwait 2005 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Texas Comics US 1983 1983 [citation needed]
Thoughts & Images 1983 1988 [citation needed]
Timeless Journey Comics -9998 [citation needed]
Timely Comics US 1939 1950 [citation needed] Later became Atlas, then Marvel
THENEXTART Germany[288] 2004 9998
Active
Titan Books UK 1981 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Toby Press US 1949 1955 [citation needed] Also known as Toby Comics
Todd McFarlane Productions US[289] 1992 9998
Active
Tokuma Shoten Japan 1954 9998
Active
Tokyopop US 1997 2011 [citation needed]
Top Cow Productions US 1992[156] 9998
Active
Topps Comics US 1993 1998 [citation needed]
Top Shelf Comics US[290] 1997[291] 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Totenkopf Verlag Germany 1991 1996[292]
Tower Comics US 1965 1969 [citation needed]
Trident Comics UK 1989 1992 [citation needed]
Trojan Magazines 1950 1955 [citation needed]
Triumphant Comics 1993 1994 [citation needed]
Tundra Publishing US[109] 1990[156] 1993 Bought by Kitchen Sink Press in March of 1993[156] (Tundra UK was not part of this sale and folded[109])[citation needed]
UDON Canada 2000 9998
Active
[citation needed] Left Devil's Due Publishing to form its own publishing company
Ultimate Marvel US 2000 9998
Active
Imprint of Marvel Comics[citation needed]
Valiant Comics US 1990[156] 2002 [citation needed] Published by Voyager Communications. Became Acclaim Comics. Imprints: Armada, Windjammer (creator-owned line)
Verotik US[293] 1994[156] 9998
Active
Vertigo Comics US 1992[156] 9998
Active
[citation needed]
Vimanika Comics India[294] 2011 9998
Active
Imprint: Vimanika Comics UK
Vimanika Comics UK UK[295] 2012 9998
Active
UK-based imprint of Vimanika Comics
Viper Comics US 2003 -9998 [citation needed]
Virgin Comics India,[296] US 2005[296] 2008 Renamed Liquid Comics on 25. September 2008[230]
VIZ Media US 1986 9998
Active
[citation needed] A.k.a. Viz Comics, Viz Communications, Viz LLC
Vortex Comics Canada[297] 1982[297] 1993
Wandering Star Press US 1987 Imprint of ACE Comics
Warp Graphics US 1977[298] 9998
Active
Formerly WaRP Graphics. Former imprint Apple Comics, also known as Apple Press; became independent.
Warren Publishing US 1957 1983
Weildarum-Verlag Germany[299] 9998
Active
Weissblech Comics Germany[300] 1992 9998
Active
WildStorm US 1992 1999 [citation needed] Became part of DC Comics on 06. October 1998; Imprint: America's Best Comics[156]
Wonder Comics US 1985 1987 [citation needed] Also known as Wonder Color Comics; most titles acquired by Pied Piper Comics
Yaoi Press US 2004 -9998 [citation needed]
Youthful US 1949 1954 [citation needed] Imprint: Youthful Magazines/Stamp Comics
Zenescope Entertainment US 2005[301] 9998
Active
[citation needed]
ZETABELLA Publishing US[302] 9998
Active
Imprint of Zeta Comics
Zeta Comics US[303] 2009[304] 9998
Active
Imprint: ZETABELLA Publishing
Zuda US[255] 2007 2010 Online imprint of DC Comics; also printing popular comics (Bayou; High Moon; The Night Owls; Celadore)[255]
Zwerchfell Verlag Germany[305] 1988 9998
Active

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