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Dark Horse Comics is Sold to Embracer Group

Dark Horse Comics, the publisher behind Frank Miller’s Sin City, has become part of the Embracer Group. The third-largest comics publisher in the US was acquired by the Embracer Group today as part of its rapid expansion, with many more companies in its sights.

Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson said that they couldn’t express the excitement that they feel as Dark Horse moves into this new chapter in our history. The synergies that exist with the Embracer network of companies promise exciting new opportunities not only for Dark Horse but also for the creators and companies we work with.

Dark Horse Comics is also known for Alien, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Conan, and Star Wars comics, while the Embracer Group has been snapping up games studios. It currently owns Gearbox Entertainment, Koch Media, Saber Interactive, and THQ Nordic, among many, many others. This move opens up a whole world of possibilities for the newly acquired comic publisher.The company said that the Dark Horse’s growing library includes over 300 compelling intellectual properties.

With the company’s structure and proven ability to produce IP, partner with top creative talent, and create brands and global hits, Dark Horse is in a strong position in a market where entertainment content is in high demand.The company has over 40 projects with Netflix, Amazon, Syfy, Sony, MGM, Universal, and Warner Media. Dark Horse is producing The Witcher comic book series and cool memorabilia items such as its recent Geralt vs. the Kikimora statue, depicting the opening fight from The Witcher TV series.

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