Top 10 Comic Book Publishers
Rankings are based on total unit sales of products invoiced.
DC Comics is known for some of the most popular comic book titles available, including: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and many more of The World’s Greatest Super Heroes!
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For over seventy years Marvel has brought us characters such as Spiderman, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Daredevil and thousands more.
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Image is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by seven of Marvel Comics’ best-selling artists including Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane and others. Since that time, Image has captured and held onto it’s position as the third largest comic book publisher in the United States.
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Founded in 1999, Idea and Design Works (IDW) initially focused on providing artwork and graphic design for a variety of entertainment companies. Home of 30 Days of Night, Star Trek, Terminator, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and more.
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Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson as an offshoot of his Oregon comic-book retail chain, Things From Another World. Richardson pursued the idea of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, and twenty-five years later the company has grown to become one of the premiere comic book publishers in the United States.
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Founder / CEO Ross Richie started BOOM! Studios in the spare bedroom of his apartment in June of 2005. Since then BOOM! has created many New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. Four different imprints make up BOOM! Studios and titles include: THE WOODS, Grant Morrison’s KLAUS; BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, LUMBERJANES, MUNCHKIN, GIANT DAYS, Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS; Jim Davis’ GARFIELD; Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME; MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties.
A comic book publisher headquartered in Pelham, New York, known for it’s characters and comics titles including: Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, Sabrina Spellman and Josie and the Pussycats. The Archie characters were created by publisher/editor John L. Goldwater, with their original likenesses being designed by Bob Montana. First appearance of Archie was in 1941 and since then Archie Comics characters and concepts have also appeared in films, television programs, cartoons, and video games.
Valiant Entertainment LLC
Valiant Entertainment is a comic book publisher originally founded in 1989 and restarted in 2005. Titles include: X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more. Valiant has received numerous industry awards and is currently developing a multi-picture deal with Sony to produce Bloodshot and Harbinger into major motion pictures.
Founded in 2004 Dynamite titles include: The Boys, The Shadow, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones, SEAL Team Six and many more! Their impressive portfolio is currently in excess of 3,000 characters, including: Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt.
Dynamite’s list of creators continues to grow and includes works from some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!
Oni Press Inc
Oni Press is a comic book publisher founded in 1997 by Joe Nozemack and James Lucas Jones. With a catalogue of various best-selling, award-winning, original and licensed properties, Oni Press titles include: [adult swim]’s Rick and Morty, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, and many critically-acclaimed creator-owned titles including Scott Pilgrim, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, Wasteland, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Bunker, The Life After, The Coldest City and Kaijumax.