Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. It was founded in 1992 by high-profile illustrators as a venue where creators could publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created, as creator-owned properties. It was immediately successful, and remains one of the largest comic book publishers in North America. Its output was originally dominated by work from the studios of the Image partners, but later included work by numerous independent creators. Its best-known series include Spawn, Savage Dragon, Witchblade, The Darkness, Invincible, and The Walking Dead.
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson in Milwaukie, Oregon, with the concept of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals. Richardson started out by opening his first comic book store, Pegasus Books, in Bend, Oregon, in 1980. From there he was able to use the funds from his retail operation to start his own publishing company. Dark Horse Presents and Boris the Bear were the two initial titles in 1986 and within one year of its first publication, Dark Horse Comics added nine new titles to its roster, including The American, The Mark, Trekker, and Black Cross. In 2011, Dark Horse Presents relaunched including the return of Paul Chadwick's Concrete and Steve Niles's Criminal Macabre, as well as new talent including Sanford Greene, Carla Speed McNeil, Nate Crosby and others.
DC Comics, Inc. (founded in 1934 as National Allied Publications) is one of the largest and most successful companies operating in the market for American comic books and related media. It is the publishing unit of DC Entertainment, a company of Warner Bros. Entertainment, which itself is owned by Time Warner. DC Comics produces material featuring a large number of well-known characters, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and the Martian Manhunter, along with such superhero teams as the Justice League and the Teen Titans, as well as antagonists such as Lex Luthor, the Joker, Darkseid, Sinestro, the Riddler, Catwoman, Brainiac, and the Penguin.
IDW Publishing, also known as Idea + Design Works, LLC and IDW, is an American publisher of comic books and comic strip collections. The company was founded in 1999 and has been awarded the title &amp;amp;amp;quot;Publisher of the Year Under 5% Market Share&amp;amp;amp;quot; for the years 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Diamond Comic Distributors.
IDW Publishing is a American publisher of art books, comic books and comic strip collections. The company was founded as the publishing division of Idea and Design Works, LLC (IDW) and, by 2010, was the fifth-largest publisher of American comic books, with a market-unit share of 3.67 percent. In addition to its printed comics and graphic novels, IDW has more than 650 books in digital distribution across multiple partners and platforms.
Marvel Worldwide, Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American company that publishes comic books and related media.
Avatar Press is an independent American publisher of comic books, founded in 1996 by William A. Christensen, and based in Rantoul, Illinois.
Boom! Studios (styled BOOM! Studios) is a comic book and graphic novel publisher headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States co-founded by Ross Richie and Andrew Cosby in 2005. The BOOM! Studios imprint publishes full-color science fiction, fantasy, action, horror and super-hero titles.
Valiant Entertainment, Inc., commonly referred to as Valiant Comics, is an American company that publishes comic books based on the Valiant Universe of characters. The company was founded in 1989 by former Marvel Comics writer/editors Jim Shooter and Bob Layton.
Archie Comic Publications, Inc. is an American comic book publisher headquartered in the Village of Mamaroneck, New York, The comic is known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Jughead Jones.
DF is the comic book and collectible industry's top producer of limited edition and autographed memorabilia, including comic books, lithographs, as well as functioning as a packager of comics, and having ranked as high as one of the top 5 suppliers of Diamond Comic Distributors, and a premiere comic and entertainment supplier for United States and International TV Shopping Channels (including being instrumental in QVC US' Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Movie and DVD Release), having placed key items in QVC’s Batman: Begins Movie shows and more!
VIZ Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, is a manga, anime, and Japanese entertainment company. It was founded in 1986 as VIZ LLC. In 2005, VIZ LLC and ShoPro Entertainment merged to form the current VIZ Media LLC, which is jointly owned by Japanese publishers Shueisha, Shogakukan, and Shogakukan's licensing division Shogakukan Productions (ShoPro Japan).
For over 30 years Changes has lead the printed t-shirt industry with over three billion dollars of product sold at retail to date. We are probably in your t-shirt drawer! Understanding the consumer is the key to our success. We incorporate pop-culture with strong graphics and the hottest trends to create products of genuine self-expression. With major distribution centers in New York, Toronto, and London, our shirts can be found in all levels of retail around the world.
Funko, or FunKo, is a company that manufactures and produces a wide array of licensed pop culture toys. Funko is most known for producing over 1000 different licensed bobbleheads. In addition Funko produces licensed plush, vinyl figures, action figures, and licensed electronic items such as USB drives, lamps and headphones.\n
Founded in 1982, Graphitti Designs has been one of the leading producers of pop culture and comics related merchandise for over two decades. Focusing on everything from apparel to collectibles, Graphitti Designs also specializes in deluxe limited edition hardcovers like Mike Allred's Madman and hard-to-find trade paperbacks like Sergio Aragones's The Life of Groo and Kevin Smith's Jay &amp; Silent Bob series.
Mad Engine started as a Production screen printing company. Now operating out of San Diego county in California, with extended manufacturing and sourcing capabilities in the U.S, Mexico, & all over the globe. Mad Engine is one of the leading Licensed Apparel wholesalers in the world. With a strong licensing roster of the worlds largest brands, including several TOP SELLING evergreen properties including Lucasfilm, Marvel, & Disney. Our artwork is used for style guide elements, and offered to other licenses worldwide. Mad Engine has earned a recognized position with all of the major retailers across the US & Canada such Walmart, Target, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and more.
Random House is the largest general-interest trade book publisher in the world. It has been owned since 1998 by the German private media corporation Bertelsmann and has become the umbrella brand for Bertelsmann book publishing.
2-GAUGE COMICS launched in 2004 with the crime/action anthology THE RIDE.\n\nWhile developing the concept for the inaugural title, Publisher Keven Gardner recruited the current creative force of the company-- Doug Wagner (Managing Editor), Brian Stelfreeze (Art Director), Jason Pearson, and Cully Hamner, to help bring the series to life. THE RIDE #1 was the top-selling debut black and white comic of the year, and 12-Gauge Comics was off and running.