How Many Comic Publishers Does Disney Need?

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018 Frozen Badge Art

Disney owns Marvel, so Marvel puts out the Star Wars comics now (after Dark Horse having them for years). Unless they’re the all-ages versions, which are released by IDW, who also puts out Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories. Fantagraphics has the historical strips, with their Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck classic comic collections. Then there are Tokyopop’s manga Disney reprints, and whatever Joe Books does. That’s five. And that’s only what’s currently/recently being published.

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018 Frozen Badge Art

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2018 Badge Art

Now comes number six: Dark Horse has announced that they will be releasing, beginning in August, Disney Frozen, a three-issue miniseries. The story

finds Queen Elsa and Princess Anna trying to get to the bottom of things when the peace of their beloved kingdom is disrupted. There’s a wild animal loose in the village, destruction in the forest, and unrest brewing in a nearby kingdom. Luckily, Elsa and Anna will have the help of Olaf, Kristoff… and a mysterious, adventurous young woman to restore peace in their kingdom.

The press release ends with the phrase “Dark Horse and Disney will announce additional comics in the coming months.”


  • David Oakes

    I think the answer is “ALL the Publishers”.

  • Jim Perreault

    Technically, don’t they own CrossGen as well?

  • That’s right! I meant to mention that, thanks for the reminder.

  • James Schee

    Don’t forget the Malibu/Ultraverse line of comics as well that they own as well.

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