Dark Horse Comics Was the Pioneer in the Field of Creator-Owned Comic Book Titles and Still Leads the Industry with Some of the Best Selling Creator-Owned Comics on the Market. On This Page You Will Find a Large Selection of the Latest and Best Creator-Owned Comics That Dark Horse has to Offer.
Comic books are on an upward rise, creating a demand for more comic book stories with a wide variety of genres. With the demand for new genres in comic book writing, creator-owned comic books are quickly becoming the most sought after comic books, by both readers and collectors. Dark Horse Comics has noticed this new trend and is answering fans with a slew of new titles, all creator-owned.
Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson as an offshoot of his Oregon comic-book retail chain, Things From Another World. Richardson pursued the idea of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, and twenty-five years later the company has grown to become the third-largest comic’s publisher in the United States.
In a recent interview Dark Horse Comics publisher Mike Richardson stated, "We're back putting a big focus on creator-owned, we want creators to do the best work they've ever done and to help them publish great books. We want to create an environment that helps them do the work they would like. "We've got a lot of new creator-owned books on tap for this year, and we're going to go after many more," said Richardson. "We've made it our goal for the year to strengthen that creator-owned line and find strong titles to add and artists and writers who can join the great creator-owned visions we have right now."
For many comic book writers, the road to success usually begins on a risky, low-paying path to build an audience, starting with creator-owned, often self-published, work. This foundation can lead to freelance assignments at larger companies, which in turn can help create a rapport with mainstream fans and diehards of established properties, such as Batman or The Avengers.
If those writers develop a unique voice and track record, some of those fans will follow them to their own creator-owned properties a shift that increases the writers’ chances of having a long-term career in comics. This growing direction of comic books represents a new end goal for veteran writers, who may have remained alongside the major publishers and their batch of legacy superheroes into their twilight years. Some still do, but more of today’s major writers are entering the latter half of their careers with their own properties after establishing a fan base at the big publishers.
Here at White Dragon Comics you can find the latest creator-owned comic books for sale on-line from Dark Horse Comics. Titles like Never Boy, The Strain and This Damned Band are available for purchase right here at White Dragon Comics. Fans can also find these great hits Steam Man, Mystery Girl and long-time favorite Usagi Yojimbo. We encourage you, the comic book fan to take your time and browse our large inventory of creator-owned comic books for sale on-line.