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

Publishers

Name in italics denotes an imprint

[185]
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 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 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 Also known as Animated Comics Enterprises. Imprint: Wandering Star Press
Ace Comics US 1995 1998 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
Antarctic Press US[66] 1984[66] 9998
Active
Ape Entertainment US[67] 2003 9998
Active
Apex Novelties, Inc. US[68] 1968 1979 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
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
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
Arktinen Banaani (Arctic Banana) Finland[84] 1995 9998
Active
Titles: Fingerpori; Viivi ja Wagner; Nemi
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
Asuka France 2004 -9998
Atlas Comics US 1951 1957 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
Atomeka Press UK 1988
2004
1997
2005
Atomic Book Company 2005[98] 9998
Active
Titles: The Fart Party, Lulu Eightball
avant verlag Germany[99][100] 2001[101] 9998
Active
Avatar Press US[102] 1996 -9998
Avon Comics US 1945 1956
Awesome Comics US 1997 2000 Also known as Awesome Entertainment and Awesome-Hyperwerks
Axis Comics US 1994 1994
Azteca Productions US 1993 -9998
Bad Habit[disambiguation needed] US 1993 1998 Jeff Nicholson self-publishing imprint from the 1990s
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 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
Big Bang Comics US 1994 -9998 Established in 1994 as imprint of Caliber Press; became independent publisher in 2006
Big Umbrella US 2000 2003 Independent publishing cooperative
Bitterkomix Pulp South Africa[106] -9998
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
Blackthorne Publishing US 1985 1989
Blank Slate Books UK[110] -9998
Boneyard Press US[111] 1991[112] 9998
Active
Currently publishing online comics (Vein Water).[113]
Bongo Comics US 1993 9998
Active
Boom! Studios US 2005 9998
Active
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
BroadSword Comics US 1999 -9998
Broadway Comics US 1995 1996
Burlyman Entertainment US 2003 9998
Active
Founded by The Wachowskis.
Byron Preiss Visual Publications US 1974 2006
Bluewater Productions US 2007 -9998
Buru Lan Ediciones Spain[116] -9998
Caliber Comics US 1989 2000
Calvary Comics US 2006 -9998
Capital Comics US 1981 1984 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
Casterman Belgium[121] 1934 9998
Active
Established in 1780, began publishing comics in 1934
Celebrity Comics US 1992 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[122]
Centaur Publications US 1938 1942
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
Checker Book Publishing Group US 2000 -9998
Clap Comix Japan[128] 2008 9998
Active
Titles: One Piece dj
Class Comics Canada[129] 1995[130] -9998 Publishes erotic gay comics.
Classical Comics UK 2007 -9998
Claypool Comics US 1993 2006
Cliffhanger US 1998 2004 Absorbed first into Homage, itself then absorbed Wildstorm Signature Series
CMX US 2004 2010
Coamix Japan 2000 -9998
Coconino Press Italy 2000 9998
Active
Colonia Press US 1999 2005 Published Colonia comics and other Jeff Nicholson trade paperbacks
Columbia Comics US 1940 1949
Comely Comix Canada 1975 2005 Known for Captain Canuck
Comic Chronicles US 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[131]
Comic Media US 1952 1954
Comico Comics US 1982 1997
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 Imprint of Fictioneer Books
ComicsOne US[135] 1999 2005[136] Some titles were taken over by DrMaster[137]
Comic Zone Productions US 1991 1994
Com.x UK 2000 -9998
Conrad Brazil[138] -9998
Continuity Comics US 1984 1994 Also known as Continuity Publishing; still exists as Neal Adams Studios, no longer publishing comics
Continüm Comics US 1989 1994
Core Magazine Japan 1985 9998
Active
Crestwood Publications US 1943 1963 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
Crystal Publications 1986 1988 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 Marvel Comics imprint. Published black-and-white comics magazines
Curtis Publishing Company US 1891 9998
Active
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]
Dagger Enterprises 1993 1994
DAPshow Press 2009 -9998 [149]
Dare Comics UK 2007 -9998
Dargaud France 1943 9998
Active
Dargaud USA US 1981 1982 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
Founded as National Allied Publications.
D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd UK 1905 9998
Active
Publishers of The Beano and The Dandy
Deep Sea Comics 1996 1998 Canadian publisher mostly known for Reid Fleming
Defiant Comics US 1992[156] 1995 Imprint of Enlightened Entertainment Partners, LP
Deimos Comics Greece 2011 -9998
Delcourt France 1986 9998
Active
Dell Comics US 1929 1973
Deluxe Comics US 1984 1986
Desperado Publishing US 2004 -9998
Devil's Due Publishing US 1999 9998
Active
Devil's Due Digital US 2010 9998
Active
Digital imprint of Devil's Due Publishing
DieGo Comics Publishing UK[157] 2012[158] 9998
Active
London-based and family run
Disney Comics US 1990 1993
Dragon Lady Press Canada 1985 1988
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
DWAP Productions 2006 -9998
Dynamite Entertainment US 2005 9998
Active
Eastern Color Printing US 1933 1955 Continued as a printer until 2002
EC Comics US 1944 1956 Continued to publish Mad magazine
Eclipse Comics US 1978 1993 Imprint: Independent Comics Group
Edicions de Ponent Spain[165] -9998
Edition 52 Germany[166] 1997 9998
Active
Imprints: Lovecrafts,[167] Edition Venus[168]
Eerie Publications US 1966 1981 Myron Fass black-and-white horror comics magazine imprint
E.F.edizioni Italy[169] 2003 9998
Active
eigoMANGA US 2000 9998
Active
Elliot Publishing US[170] 1940 1945 Published comics from 1944 - 1945; imprint: Gilberton (until 1942)
Elvifrance France 1970 1992
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
Eternity Comics US 1986 1994
Eureka! Comic Labs US 2011 9998
Active
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
Evil Twin Comics US 2004 -9998
Extrem Erfolgreich Enterprises Germany[178][179] 1996 2006
Extreme Studios US 1997 2000
Fan-Atic Press US 1984 -9998
Fangoria Comics US 2007 2007 Fangoria Entertainment imprint
FantaCo Enterprises US 1980 1998
Fantagor Press US 1986 1994 Imprint of cartoonist Richard Corben
Fantagraphics Books US[180] 1976 9998
Active
Fantasy Flight Publications 1995 1996 Published translated European comics; still in business as games publisher Fantasy Flight Games
Farrell Comic Group US 1951 1958 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 Imprints: American Feature Syndicate, Four Star Publications and Kiddie Kapers Company. Was followed by Farrell Comic Group
Fawcett Comics US 1939
1969
1953
1980
Fiction House US 1938 1954
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
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
Frémok France
Belgium
2002 -9998
Friendly Comics US 1991 1992[187] Imprint of Personality Comics
Full Bleed Studios Canada 1992 -9998
Futabasha Japan 1948 9998
Active
Future Comics US 2002 2004
Futuropolis France[188] 1970s 1990s
Futuropolis France[188] 2005 9998
Active
Gemstone Publishing US 2003 -9998
Gentosha Japan 1993 9998
Active
Gestalt Publishing Australia[189] 2005 -9998
Gladstone Comics US 1986 1999[190]
Glénat France 1972 9998
Active
Glücklicher Montag Germany[191] 2004 9998
Active
continues some titles from Extrem Erfolgreich Enterprises
Gold Key Comics US 1962 1984 Also known as Whitman Comics
Great Comics Publications 1941 1942
Greater Mercury Comics US 1989 1991 Successor to Silverwolf Comics
Grim Crew Comics -9998
Guild Publications -9998 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
Harrier Comics UK 1984 1989
Harris Comics US 1985 2008 Published Vampirella
Harvey Comics US 1941 1986
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 Published Air Pirates Funnies
Hero Comics -9998
Hero Graphics -9998
Heroic Publishing 9998
Active
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]
Hillborough Studios Canada[201] 1941[201] 1942[105] Most of the staff moved to Bell Features[201]
Hillman Periodicals US 1948 1953
Hirntot Comix Germany[202] 1998 9998
Active
Comic publishing imprint of Tenrek Studio
Holyoke Publishing US 1940 1946 Originally known as Helnit. Imprints: Bilbara Publishing, Continental Publishing, Narrative Publishers
Homage US 1995 2004 WildStorm Productions imprint, acquired by DC Comics in 1998, absorbed into Wildstorm Signature Series in 2004
Houbunsha Japan 1950 9998
Active
Hound Comics US 2010 9998
Active
Also known as Hound Comics, Inc. and Hound Entertainment Group. Imprints: Coexist Publishing.
Humanoids Publishing US 1999 -9998
Humor Comics US 1992 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[203]
Humor Publications/
Current Books
US 1944 1948 Ace Magazines imprint.
Huuda Huuda Finland[204] -9998
Ichijinsha Japan 1992 9998
Active
Icon US 2004 -9998
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
I. W. Publications US 1958 1964 Also known as Super Comics
iBooks US 2003 2005 Published by Byron Preiss
Image Comics US[207] 1992[156] 9998
Active
Imperial Comics 1986
1994
1987
1994
Probably two unrelated companies. The 1986 releases are published from Boulder, Co; the 1994 releases from Holland, PA.
Imperium Comics US -9998
Innovation Comics US 1988 1993[156]
Insomnia Publications UK 2006 2010
InterVerse Comics -9998
Jademan Comics China[208] 1971[209] -9997
20px
JBC Japan
Brazil
1992 -9998
JC Comics US 1981 9998
Active
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
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
Kandora Publishing 2005 2005
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 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
Kitchen Sink Press US 1970 1999[156][214] Bought by Ocean Capital Corp. on May 24, 1994[156]
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
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
Comics publishing imprint of Laska Grafix
Last Gasp
Comix & Stories
US 1970 9998
Active
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
Les 400 coups Canada 1994 9998
Active
Les Humanoïdes Associés France 1974 9998
Active
Lev Gleason Publications US 1939 1955 Also known as Comic House Publications
Lightning Comics US 1967 1967
Lightning Comics US 1993 1997
Liquid Comics India[229] 2008[230] 9998
Active
Former Virgin Comics
L. Miller & Son UK 1943 1966
Lodestone Comics 1985 1986
Lonely Robot Comics 2010 -9998
Ludovico Technique LLC US[231] -9998
Lucha Comics Canada 2013 9998
Active
Founded in 2013, based in London, Ontario, Canada
Mad Dog Graphics 1987 1988
Magazine Enterprises US 1943 1958
Mag Garden Japan 2001 9998
Active
Mainline Publications US 1953 1956
Majestic Entertainment US 1993 1994[232] Published: Legacy, Majestic and S.T.A.T.
Malibu Comics US 1986 1994 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
Manuscript Press US -9998
Maple Leaf Publishing Canada[233] 1941[233] -9997
20px
Markosia UK 2005 -9998
Marvel Comics US 1939 9998
Active
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 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
Mighty Comics US 1965 1967 Archie Comics named Mighty Comics Group for housing the Super-hero imprint Radio Comics. See: Radio Comics
Milestone Media US 1993 1997[156] Merged with main DC line.
Mille-Îles Canada[242] 1989[242] 9998
Active
Millennium Publications US 1990 1998 Imprint: Modern Comics (1997–2000)
Milk Shadow Books Australia 2008[243] 9998
Active
MiniKomix -9998
Mirage Studios US 1983 9998
Active
Mirror Comics Canada 2010 9998
Active
Titles: Ghost King: A Book of Changes; Mission Arizona; Challenger
M. F. Enterprises US 1966 1967
MLJ Magazines US 1939 1951 Became Archie Comic Publications in 1951
Mojo Press US 1994 1999 Titles: Weird Business; Red Range; Atomic Chili
Moonstone Books US 1995 9998
Active
MOSAIK Steinchen für Steinchen Verlag Germany 1991 9998
Active
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 Imprint: AEON Publishing
MyInkComics.com Canada[245] 2012 9998
Active
NBM Publishing US 1976 9998
Active
Neko Press US[246] -9998 Also publishes comics from Butcher Brand[247]/Straitjacket Studios
Standard Comics US 1939 1956 Also known as Nedor, Pines, Better, and Thrilling
New Baby Productions 9998
Active
New Century Comics US 1990 1991 Former Pyramid Publishing, becomes Acid Rain Studios. See: Academy Comics
New Comics Group US 1987 1990
New England Comics US -9998
New Sirius Productions 1986 1986 Comics line called Prelude Graphics
Nifty Comics US 1985 -9998
Nihon Bungeisha Japan 1959 9998
Active
No Comprendo Press Norway[248] -9998
Noble Comics 1981 1983
Northstar Publishing US 1989 1993 Imprint of Rebel Studios. Chicago-based publisher known for publishing Faust
Novelty Press US 1940 1949
NOW Comics US[249] 1985 2005
NPC Comics US[250] 2000[251] 9998
Active
Also known as National Press Comics.
Omega Dream Distillery Publications - Oddpubs US[249][not in citation given] 2010 9998
Active
Off Shoot Comics US 2011 9998
Active
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
Onward Comics US 1986 1992 Ultra Klutz comics from the black & white boom era.
Oog & Blik Netherlands 1985 9998
Active
Oogachtend Belgium[255] -9998
Orbit Publications US 1945 1953 Also known as Orbit Comics
Pacific Comics US[256] 1981[256] 1984[257]
Paper Crane Factory -9998
Paradox Press US 1993 2001 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
Penny-Farthing Press US 1998 -9998
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
Imprint: SPIRALMIND
Pied Piper Comics US 1986 1988 De facto successor to Wonder Comics
Pika Édition France 1999 -9998
Pines Comics US 1956 1959 Successor to Nedor Comics
Piranha Press US 1989 1994 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 Detroit-based publisher. Titles: Power Comics; Cobalt Blue
Print Mint US 1968 1978
Print Media Bosnia[266] 2010 9998
Active
Publisher of Plavi in Bosnia and Strip Magazine in Bosnia, Croatia and the UK, and various graphic novels[266]
Prism Comics US 2003 -9998
Pyramid Publishing US 1986 1990 Becomes New Century Comics. See: Academy Comics
Quality Comics US[267] 1939[267] 1956[267]
Radical Comics US[268] 2007 -9998
Radio Comics US 1965 1967 Super-hero imprint of Archie Comics (labelled as imprint of Mighty Comics Group). See: Mighty Comics
Radio Comix US 1996 -9998
Raj Comics India 1985 9998
Active
Real Life Comics US 1993 Imprint of Personality Comics[269]
Reasonably Priced Comics US[270] 2009 9998
Active
Rebellion UK 1991 -9998
Rebel Studios 1987 1995 Imprint: Northstar Publishing
Red 5 Comics Canada 2007 -9998
Red Circle Comics US 1973 1985 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 Imprint: Carnal Comics (acquired from Revolutionary Comics)
Revolutionary Comics US 1989 1994 Imprint: Carnal Comics (later acquired by Re-Visionary Press and then Opus Graphics)
Rip Off Press US 1969 9998
Active
Robot Comics Spain 2009 -9998
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 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
Sequential Pulp Comics 2011 9998
Active
Dark Horse Comics imprint[281]
Seven Seas Entertainment US 2004 -9998
ShadowLine US 1993 -9998
Shanda Fantasy Arts -9998
Shinshokan Japan 1961 -9998
Shinchosha Japan 1896 9998
Active
Shodensha Japan 1970 9998
Active
Shogakukan Japan 1922 9998
Active
Shōnen Gahōsha Japan 1945 -9998
Shooting Star Comics US 2002 2006
Shueisha Japan 1925 9998
Active
Shuppan Manga France 2012 9998
Active
Silverline US 1987[282] -9998 through 93 as packager for Malibu imprints; 1997-1999 as publisher
Silver Moon Comics 1994
Silverwolf Comics US 1986 1987 Becomes Greater Mercury Comics
Sirius Comics US 1985 1986
Sirius Entertainment US 1994 2005
Skywald Publications US 1970 1975
Slave Labor Graphics US[283] 1986 9998
Active
Soleil Productions France 1982 9998
Active
Founded as Librairie Bédulle
Solson Publications US 1986 1987
Spark Publications US 1944 1946
Spectrum Comics US 1983 1984
Spectrum Comics US -9998 Imprint of Archie Comics; defunct
Spire Christian Comics US 1972 1988 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 Published Mighty Mouse and Underdog comics; declared bankruptcy in 1989[286]
Square Enix Japan 2003 9998
Active
St. John Publications US 1947 1958
Stanley Publications 1966 1971 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 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 Mike Friedrich's imprint
Strawberry Jam Comics Canada 1985 1992
Street & Smith Comics US 1940 1949
Studio 407 -9998
Studio Ironcat US 1997 2006 Also known as I.C. Entertainment
Superior Publishers Limited Canada 1945 1956 Reprinted American comics
Takeshobo Japan 1972 9998
Active
Tekno Comix US 1995 1997
Terminal Press US 2001 -9998
Teshkeel Comics Kuwait 2005 9998
Active
Texas Comics US 1983 1983
Thoughts & Images 1983 1988
Timeless Journey Comics -9998
Timely Comics US 1939 1950 Later became Atlas, then Marvel
THENEXTART Germany[288] 2004 9998
Active
Titan Books UK 1981 9998
Active
Toby Press US 1949 1955 Also known as Toby Comics
Todd McFarlane Productions US[289] 1992 9998
Active
Tokuma Shoten Japan 1954 9998
Active
Tokyopop US 1997 2011
Top Cow Productions US 1992[156] 9998
Active
Topps Comics US 1993 1998
Top Shelf Comics US[290] 1997[291] 9998
Active
Totenkopf Verlag Germany 1991 1996[292]
Tower Comics US 1965 1969
Trident Comics UK 1989 1992
Trojan Magazines 1950 1955
Triumphant Comics 1993 1994
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])
UDON Canada 2000 9998
Active
Left Devil's Due Publishing to form its own publishing company
Ultimate Marvel US 2000 9998
Active
Imprint of Marvel Comics
Valiant Comics US 1990[156] 2002 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
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
Virgin Comics India,[296] US 2005[296] 2008 Renamed Liquid Comics on 25. September 2008[230]
VIZ Media US 1986 9998
Active
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 Became part of DC Comics on 06. October 1998; Imprint: America's Best Comics[156]
Wonder Comics US 1985 1987 Also known as Wonder Color Comics; most titles acquired by Pied Piper Comics
Yaoi Press US 2004 -9998
Youthful US 1949 1954 Imprint: Youthful Magazines/Stamp Comics
Zenescope Entertainment US 2005[301] 9998
Active
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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