Legendary Comics
Parent companyLegendary Entertainment
Founded2010; 12 years ago (2010)
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBurbank, California
DistributionPenguin Random House Publisher Services[1]
Publication typesComic books
Official websitewww.legendary.com/comics/

Legendary Comics is an American comic book publisher founded in 2010. The company is owned by Legendary Entertainment, a media company located in Burbank, California. The company publishes both original works and licensed ones based on films produced by Legendary Pictures.

History

Legendary Entertainment first announced the launch of its comic book division, Legendary Comics, in 2010 with the appointment of editor-in-chief Bob Schreck[2] and editor Greg Tumbarello. The first graphic novel published by the company was Holy Terror by Frank Miller, which was released in 2011[3] as the #1 graphic novel and immediately launched the division as a top ten comics publisher. Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero was a #1 New York Times Best Seller, Godzilla: Awakening was a New York Times Best Seller, and Annihilator by Grant Morrison & Frazer Irving was nominated for an Eisner Award. In 2020, the company published an adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 Dracula novel, which used the likeness of Bela Lugosi, the lead actor in the 1931 film from Universal Pictures.[4]

Bibliography

Graphic novels and collections

Legendary Comics has published several original graphic novels and collections of serialized works.

Name Release date Type Credits ISBN
Holy Terror September 28, 2011 Graphic novel (HC)
ISBN 978-1937278007
Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero June 18, 2013 Graphic novel (HC)
  • Story – Travis Beacham
  • Pencils – Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior, Chris Batista, and Geoff Shaw
  • Inks – Matt Banning, Steve Bird, and Mark McKenna
  • Colors – Tom Chu, Guy Major, and Dominic Regan
  • Letters – Patrick Broussard
  • Cover art – Alex Ross
ISBN 978-0785153948
The Tower Chronicles Book One: GeistHawk August 13, 2013 Collection (HC)
(vols. #1–4)
ISBN 978-0785185277
Shadow Walk December 17, 2013 Graphic novel (HC)
  • Story – Mark Waid
  • Pencils – Shane Davis
  • Inks – Mark Morales
  • Colors – Morry Hollowell
  • Letters – Jared K. Fletcher
ISBN 978-0785153979
Godzilla: Awakening May 13, 2014 Graphic novel (HC)
ISBN 978-1401250355
September 16, 2014 Graphic novel (SC) ISBN 978-1401252526
The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker Volume One February 17, 2015 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–6)
  • Story – Matt Wagner
  • Art – Simon Bisley
  • Colors – Ryan Brown
  • Letters – Sean Konot
ISBN 978-1937278366
A Town Called Dragon April 21, 2015 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–5)
  • Story – Judd Winick
  • Art – Geoff Shaw
  • Colors – Jamie Grant
  • Letters – Sean Konot
ISBN 978-1937278403
Epochalypse July 7, 2015 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–6)
  • Story – Jonathan Hennessey
  • Art – Shane Davis
  • Colors – Morry Hollowell
  • Letters – Pat Brosseau
ISBN 978-1937278496
Annihilator August 18, 2015 Collection (HC)
(issues #1–6)
ISBN 978-1937278441
November 17, 2020 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–6)
ISBN 978-1681160702
The Tower Chronicles: DreadStalker Volume Two August 18, 2015 Collection (SC)
(issues #7–12)
  • Story – Matt Wagner
  • Art – Simon Bisley
  • Colors – Ryan Brown
  • Letters – Sean Konot
ISBN 978-1937278540
Trick 'r Treat October 6, 2015 Graphic novel (SC)
(Days of the Dead)
ISBN 978-1937278854
September 22, 2020 Graphic novel (HC)
(Omnibus)
ISBN 978-1681160436
Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas November 24, 2015 Graphic novel (SC)
  • Story – Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty, Laura Shields, and Zach Shields
  • Art – Christian DiBari, Maan House, Michael Montenat, and Stuart Sayger
  • Colors – Guy Major and Michael Spicer
  • Letters – John J. Hill
  • Cover art – Fiona Staples
ISBN 978-1937278847
The Infinite Adventures of Jonas Quantum May 10, 2016 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–6)
ISBN 978-1681160146
Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood June 7, 2016 Graphic novel (HC)
ISBN 978-1681160139
Black Bag July 5, 2016 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–6)
  • Story – Chris Roberson
  • Art – J. B. Bastos
  • Colors – Jamie Grant
  • Letters – Tom Orzechowski
  • Cover pencils – Drew Johnson
  • Cover inks – Jamie Grant
ISBN 978-1681160276
Cops for Criminals July 5, 2016 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–5)
ISBN 978-1681160290
Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift July 5, 2016 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–4)
ISBN 978-1681160085
The Rise and Fall of Axiom August 23, 2016 Graphic novel (SC)
  • Story – Mark Waid
  • Art – Ed Benes
  • Colors – Dinei Ribeiro
  • Letters – Dezi Sienty
ISBN 978-1937278731
The Great Wall: Last Survivor January 24, 2017 Graphic novel (HC)
  • Story – Arvid Nelson with Barnaby Legg
  • Art – Gian Fernando with Joel Gomez
  • Colors – Guy Major
  • Letters – Pat Brosseau
ISBN 978-1681160337
Spectral: Ghosts of War February 1, 2017 Graphic novel (e-book)
  • Story – Seamus Kevin Fahey and Sean Fahey
  • Art – Zid
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong December 12, 2017 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–4)
  • Story – Arvid Nelson
  • Art – Zid
  • Colors – Zid with Muhammad Iqbal, Kinsun Loh, and Riri Mashuri
  • Letters – John Roshell
ISBN 978-1681160351
Pacific Rim: Aftermath November 20, 2018 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–6 + "I Am Pentecost")
  • Story – Cavan Scott
  • Art – Richard Elson (Aftermath), Beni Lobel (I Am Pentecost)
  • Colors – Guy Major (Aftermath), Christopher Sotomayor (I Am Pentecost)
  • Letters – John Roshell, Sarah Jacobs, Tyler Smith
ISBN 978-1681160450
Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger Volume 1 December 18, 2018 Graphic novel (HC)
ISBN 978-1681160474
Godzilla: Aftershock May 21, 2019 Graphic novel (HC)
  • Story – Arvid Nelson
  • Art – Drew Edward Johnson
  • Colors – Allen Passalaqua
  • Letters – John Roshell, Jimmy Betancourt, and Sarah Jacobs
  • Cover art – Christopher Shy
ISBN 978-1681160535
  • Story – Arvid Nelson
  • Art – Drew Edward Johnson
  • Colors – Allen Passalaqua
  • Letters – John Roshell, Jimmy Betancourt, and Sarah Jacobs
  • Cover art – Arthur Adams
ISBN 978-1681160573
Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano June 11, 2019 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–25)
ISBN 978-1681160559
Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger Volume 2 June 11, 2019 Graphic novel (HC)
ISBN 978-1681160511
Carnival Row: From the Dark August 28, 2019 Graphic novel (e-book)
  • Story – C.M. Landrus and Charles Velasquez Witosky
  • Art – Jhun Mar Tadong Entico, Tristan Jurolan, and Harvey Tolibao
  • Colors – Kevin Anthony De Castro and Kevin Tolibao
  • Covers – Zid
Carnival Row: Sparrowhawk August 28, 2019 Graphic novel (e-book)
  • Story – Jordan Crair
  • Art – Giorgia Sposito
  • Colors – Triona Farrell
Pacific Rim: Amara December 3, 2019 Collection (SC)
(issues #1–10)
  • Story – Cavan Scott and Zhang Ran
  • Art – BigN and Taylor Esposito
ISBN 978-1681160603
Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger Volume 3 December 10, 2019 Graphic novel (HC)
ISBN 978-1681160627
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu March 10, 2020 Graphic novel (SC)
  • Story – Brian Buccaletto
  • Art – Nelson Dániel
  • Colors – Pete Pantazis
ISBN 978-1681160580
Bram Stoker's Dracula November 3, 2020 Graphic novel (HC)
  • Story – Robert Napton (adaptation)
  • Art – El Garing
ISBN 978-1681160641
Acursian December 1, 2020 Graphic novel (SC)
  • Story – Carole E. Barrowman, John Barrowman, and Erika Lewis
  • Art – Beni Lobel and BigN
ISBN 978-1681160726
Godzilla Dominion April 6, 2021 Graphic novel (SC)
  • Story – Greg Keyes
  • Art – Drew Johnson
ISBN 978-1681160788
Kingdom Kong April 6, 2021 Graphic novel (SC)
  • Story – Marie Anello
  • Art – ZID
ISBN 978-1681160801
Championess April 14, 2021 Graphic novel (SC)
  • Story – Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
  • Art – Amanda Perez Puentes
ISBN 978-1681160764

Uncollected series

References

  1. ^ PRH Current Clients
  2. ^ Eller, Claudia (2010-11-03). "Legendary Pictures forges into comic books". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
  3. ^ Boucher, Geoff (2011-06-30). "Frank Miller brings 'Holy Terror' to 9/11 anniversary: 'I hope it shakes people up'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-07-05.
  4. ^ Evangelista, Chris (August 13, 2020). "Bela Lugosi is Dracula Again in New Comic Arriving This October". /Film. Archived from the original on December 25, 2020. Legendary Comics will release a new comic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with the Count drawn to resemble Lugosi exactly, with cooperation from the Lugosi family. The adaptation of Stoker’s novel comes from Robert Napton, with art by El Garing and Kerry Gammill serving as art director.