Dark Horse Comics is an American publishing company, and one of the largest independent American comic book publishers, behind Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Some of its most well-known original titles include Hellboy, Sin City, The Mask, and 300. It has also held the rights to publish licensed comics based on existing media franchises such as Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alien, and Predator.
Dark Horse was the main publisher of Godzilla comics throughout the late 1980s and the 1990s, including the 17-issue Godzilla series and an English version of Shogakukan's 1985 The Return of Godzilla manga adaptation. Dark Horse also published a short-lived miniseries of Gamera comics to tie in with the 1995 film Gamera the Guardian of the Universe. Dark Horse has also published books besides comics, such as the 2005 novel Kong: King of Skull Island. It has also produced merchandise based on its comics, such as figures of King Kong.
Selected works[edit | edit source]
Series[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla (1988-1989) [6 issues]
- The Godzilla Portfolio (1988) [2 issues]
- Godzilla (1995-1996) [17 issues]
- Gamera (1996) [4 issues]
- Terror of Godzilla (1998-1999) [6 issues, color reprint of Godzilla]
One-shot issues[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla, King of the Monsters Special (1987)
- Godzilla Color Special (1992)
- Godzilla vs. Barkley (1993)
- Godzilla versus Hero Zero (1995)
- King Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World (2005)
Comic anthologies[edit | edit source]
- Insane #1 (1988)
- Dark Horse Comics #10 (1993)
- Urban Legends #1 (1993)
- Dark Horse Comics #11 (1993)
- Dark Horse Presents #106 (1996)
- A Decade of Dark Horse #4 (1996)
Novels[edit | edit source]
- Kong: King of Skull Island (2005)
Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]
Toys[edit | edit source]
- King Kong soft vinyl kit
- King Kong cold-cast porcelain kit
- Weta Workshop Collectibles
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Dark Horse held the comic rights to the Godzilla franchise for a period of 12 years between 1987 and 1999, longer than any other American publisher to date.
See also[edit | edit source]
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