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There have been thousands of comic book publishing companies from The Golden Age until now with an impressively high proliferation in the current era. We have showcased the top few established companies. If you want to look for comics from any particular publisher just type the relevant name into the search box. If you want to see all our in-stock items from one company, rather than just single issues, use the search bar at the top of the page.
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The DC Comics Universe is the home of The Justice League, the Teen Titans, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and numerous other superheroes, villains and non-powered characters. It was established in the 1940s and is now a subsidiary of the multi-national conglomerate, Time Warner. We have included the full array of DC lines and imprints (including Vertigo, Homage, Helix, Milestone, Young Animal, Wonder Comics, Wildstorm, Jinxworld) in this section of the store.
The Marvel Comics Universe is the home of The Avengers, The X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Deadpool and various other teams and characters. Previously known as Timely and then Atlas, the company became Marvel in 1961 and has maintained a strong brand image ever since. Marvel has been a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company since 2009. All imprints, lines, reprints and collaborations such as Epic, Max and Icons and current Star Wars titles can be found in the Marvel category.
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by comic shop owner, Mike Richardson. The company is perhaps best known for being the home of creator-owned comics such as Mignola’s Hellboy Universe or Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer. Dark Horse has also been successful with the publication of comics based on licensed properties such as the Aliens and Predator film franchises, TV shows, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and gaming properties, such as Tomb Raider or Halo.
Image Comics was founded in 1992 by a group of professional artists who wanted to publish purely creator-owned comics and be paid fairly for their work. Image currently has five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment and Image Central. They are best known for two massively successful titles: Spawn and The Walking Dead. The majority of Image titles loosely fall into the Teen to Mature Reader rating range for books and comics.
IDW Publishing was founded in 1999 and quickly grew into one of the biggest companies in the industry. They are similar to Dark Horse in that they have housed independent creator-owned successes, such as the brilliant Locke & Key, alongside licensed comics based on films, TV shows and computer games. IDW are known for publishing Star Trek, Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to name a few. Top Shelf and Black Crown comics can be found in the IDW section of the store.
Boom! Studios was founded in 2005 and opted for a publishing model of four defined imprints. Boom! Studios regularly produces creator-driven comics, often but not exclusively, as limited series. They also have two major licensed ongoing titles: WWE and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Boom! Box aims to be experimental and fun and very loosely appears to target a young adult readership. Kaboom! is the All Ages imprint. Archaia was bought by Boom! Studios in 2013 and became the fourth imprint.
Dynamite Entertainment was founded in 2005 as a division of Dynamic Forces. They are known for producing comics based on licensed properties such as Red Sonja, James Bond and The Spirit. They have published creator-owned series such as Project Superpowers and The Boys, and they have carved out their own niche by acquiring the rights to make comics based on numerous retro TV shows and pulp heroes such as Green Hornet, The Shadow, Battlestar Galactica and The Bionic Man.
We stock comics from 100s of existing and pre-existing publishers. If you are looking for comics from a particular publisher type their name, or the title or character, into the search bar at the top of the page. If you are not sure exactly what you are looking for try browsing the Other Publishers category.