Dark Horse

Founded by comic shop owner Mike Richardson in 1986 with the publication of the anthology series Dark Horse Presents, Dark Horse Comics has gone on to become one of the biggest of all the independent publishers. They've both adapted several movies and tv series - Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Incredibles, Star Wars, Serenity, Lone Gunmen, Star Wars, Xena and Buffy among others - into successful comics, and had a number of their comics turned into movies - notably Timecop, 300, Sin City and the Mask. One of their best series, Give Me Liberty, isn't listed below, as it doesn't fit the superhero remit even with a real stretch of the definition; nonetheless, it is well worth checking out.

Universes

300

3 x 3 Eyes

Akira

The American

Appleseed

Astro Boy

Badger

Battle Gods

Berserk

Billy the Kid's Old Timey Oddities

Blade of the Immortal

B.P.R.D. / Hellboy

Bubblegum Crisis

Comic's Greatest World

Criminal Macabre

Danger Unlimited

Dominion: Tank Police

Empowered

The End League

F5

Foot Soldiers

Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser

Galactic

Gantz

Ghost in the Shell

G.I. Joe

Grendel

Incredibles

Kiss

Legends

Marshal Law

Monstermen

Nevermen

Next Men

Nexus

Nocturnals

Oh My Goddess!

Outlaw 7

Perhapanauts

Prototykes

R.I.P.D.

Rex Mundi

Scarlet Traces

Sin City

Snap City 

Spy Boy

Star Slammers

Star Wars

Territory

Umbrella Academy

Who Wants to Be a Superhero?

Xenozoic Tales

Individuals

English-language translations of non-US comics - mostly Manga, but some European titles

Crying Freeman

Dirty Pair

Dylan Dog

Lone Wolf

Martin Mystere

Nathan Never

Shadow Lady

Ultraman Tiga

TV and movie adaptations and continuations

As well as those below, and some listed in the universes sections above, Dark Horse have long published Aliens and Predators comics. I'm not covering them since they don't fit the parameters of this site.

Angel

Evil Dead / Army of Darkness

Buffy

Gamera

Godzilla

Indiana Jones

Robocop

Terminator

Van Helsing

Xena

Classic comic reprints

Dark Horse have also done some very nice collections of titles from other, usually defunct, companies, such as the Creepy Archives  and Eerie Archives (both Warren), Doctor Solar, Magnus Robot Fighter, Turok (all Gold Key), Flash Gordon (newspaper strips), Herbie, Magicman, Nemesis (all ACG), and Green Lama.

Dr. Solar

Flash Gordon

Green Lama

Herbie

Magicman

Magnus

Mister X

Nemesis

Spacehawk

Turok

Vampirella

Adapted from novels

James Bond

Bran Mak Morn

Conan

Cormac Mac Art

Doc Savage

Elric

Ironhand

Solomon Kane

Kull

Monkey King

Shadow

Tarzan

Everyone else

13th Son

Accident Man

Adrenalynn

Aerialist

Luther Arkwright

Ancient Joe

Atlas

Benedict

Big Guy

Black Cross

Black Pearl

Boris the Bear

Captain Crusader

Clownface

Concrete

Crow

Crush

Darkchylde

Deadlander

Decapitator

Doc Thunder

Dr. Robot

James Dunreith

Eddy Current

El Zombo

Enemy

Escapist

Eudaemon

Fear Agent

Jonathan Fierce

Flaming Carrot

Fray

Fused

Gigantic

Go Boy

Go Girl

The Goon

Groo the Wanderer

Hammer

Haunted Man

Helm

Heretic

Invincible Ed

Jam

Johnny Demon

Lone

Lone Wolf 2100

Madman

The Mark

The Mask

Mindwalk

Mr. Monster

Monkeyman

Monq

Moth

Mysterymen

Ann O'Brien

Oktane

Pain

Panda

Propellerman

Rack

Redblade

Roachmill

Rocketeer

Rusty

Scream

Screw-On Head

Carl Seltz

Silke

Space Usagi

Star Fighter

SubHuman

Syn

Tank Girl

Tenth

Too Much Coffee Man

Trekker

Underlord

Usagi Yojimbo

Vitruvian Man

Wacky Squirrel

Witch's Son

Zoo-Lou

Marquis

Back to US Independents Page

Home

All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.