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Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse

Type Print media publisher
Status Active
Led by
  • Mike Richardson (CEO)
  • Neil Hankerson (Executive VP and COO)
  • Dave Marshall (Editor in Chief)
  • Freddye Miller (Managing Editor)
Founder(s) Mike Richardson
Founded February 4, 1986
Milwaukie, Oregon, United States
Parent company Dark Horse Media
Website https://www.darkhorse.com/

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, Predator, and The Terminator.

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.

Some of Dark Horse's kaiju comics, namely Gamera and Godzilla, have been translated into Japanese and published in Japan by Phase Six, over two decades following their original publication.

Selected works


One-shot issues

Comic anthologies




  • King Kong soft vinyl kit
  • King Kong cold-cast porcelain kit
  • Weta Workshop Collectibles

See also


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