Academy Comics was an American comic book publisher founded by Mark Paniccia (an editor at Marvel Comics as of 2011). It was founded as Pyramid Publishing in 1986, and became New Century Comics by 1990, which served primarily as a vehicle to publish Paniccia's own sword and sorcery comics. It later changed its name to Acid Rain Studios in order to publish a series of vampire and gothic comic books. The name was changed to Academy after it acquired the Robotech license in 1994. Its last title was Noble A.R.M.O.U.R. Halberder by the Waltrip brothers after the license ended in 1996.