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By the mid-1980s, Mike Richardson had already established himself as a business leader in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area with the successful chain of retail comic-book shops he founded after graduating from college. But something was bothering him - even the best comics his stores carried were below the standards Richardson believed the comics medium was capable of maintaining. For an industry that was already half a century old, there was very little innovation surfacing in the books he sold, and because of that, this medium that Richardson had loved since his youth was in danger of crumbling. Richardson knew that if he expected anything to change, he'd have to jump in and do it himself. In 1986, he invested profits from his chain of bookstores and with that money founded Dark Horse Comics.

Richardson determined early on that great stories were great stories no matter the medium in which they're told. This belief led the publisher to explore the world of filmmaking and he established his own filmmaking company, Dark Horse Entertainment, in 1992. The company's first major film - The Mask, starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz was a huge smash and among others, includes the recent critically and commercially successful feature film, Hellboy.

Today Dark Horse Comics is the third largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as the world's leading publisher of licensed comics material.

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47 Ronin (2012)
Adventures of the Mask Omnibus (2009)
Aliens (1990)
Aliens (1992)
Aliens Omnibus (2007)
Aliens: Countdown (1993)
Aliens: Genocide (1991)
Aliens: Genocidio (1993)
Aliens: Newt's Tale (1992)
Andrew Vachss' Underground (1993)
The Atomic Legion (2014)
Best Wishes (2017)
Boris The Bear (1986)
Boris the Bear Instant Color Classics (1987)
Comic Book Artist (2003)
Comics: Between the Panels (1998)
Comics' Greatest World: Arcadia (1993)
Comics' Greatest World: Golden City (1993)
Comics' Greatest World: Steel Harbor (1993)
Comics' Greatest World: Vortex (Cinnabar Flats) (1993)
Cravan (2005)
Cut (2007)
The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (2003)
Dark Horse Classics: Terror of Godzilla (1998)
Dark Horse Futures (1989)
Dark Horse Heroes Omnibus (2008)
Dark Horse Insider (1989)
Dark Horse New Recruits (2005)
Dark Horse Presenta (2011)
Dark Horse Presents (1986)
Dark Horse Presents (2011)
Dark Horse Presents (2014)
Deep Gravity (2014)
Echoes (2016)
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan: Burne Hogarth's Lord of the Jungle (2014)
Eerie Presents Hunter (2012)
Father's Day (2014)
Gamix Sonderband (1999)
GI Joe (1995)
Godzilla (1988)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1991)
Indiana Jones Omnibus (2008)
Insane (1988)
The Jack Kirby Collector (1994)
Le Secret (2013)
Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow (2017)
Living With The Dead (2007)
Lobo/Mask (1997)
The Mark (1987)
Marvel Movie (1995)
The Mask: Official Movie Adaptation (1994)
The Occultist Omnibus (2018)
The Occultist (2010)
The Occultist (2011)
The Occultist (2012)
The Occultist (2013)
Pacific Northwest Comic Con Program (1989)
Predator Omnibus (2007)
Predator: The Bloody Sands of Time (1992)
Psycho Book (2006)
Return of the Gremlins (2008)
Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword (2010)
Scrambled Ink (2008)
The Secret (2007)
Star Wars (1992)
Star Wars [GER] (1999)
Star Wars Comic-Kollektion (2016)
Star Wars Master Series (2012)
Star Wars Sonderband (1999)
Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection (2007)
Star Wars: Crimson Empire (1997)
Star Wars: Crimson Empire II - Council of Blood (1998)
Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost (2011)
Star Wars: Imperio Carmesí (1999)
Star Wars: Imperio Carmesí II Consejo Sangriento (2000)
Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga (2012)
SUBmedia (1999)
Terminator: Objetivos Secundarios (1992)
The Terminator: Secondary Objectives (1991)
Usagi Yojimbo (1996)
Wacky Squirrel (1987)
Wacky Squirrel Halloween Adventure Special (1987)
Wacky Squirrel Summer Fun Special (1987)
Will to Power (1994)
Will to Power (1995)

The Adventures of Luther Arkwright (1990)
Adventures of the Mask (1996)
Adventures of the Mask Omnibus (2009)
Adventures of the Mask Toys R Us Special Edition (1996)
Andrew Vachss' Underground (1993)
Another Chance to Get It Right (1992)
Aquablue (1989)
Arkwright Integral (2014)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Army of Darkness (1998)
Briggs Land (2016)
Cheval Noir (1989)
Clonezone Special (1989)
Concrete: Think Like a Mountain (1996)
Danger Unlimited (1994)
Dark Horse Presents (2011)
Dark Horse Presents (2014)
Duckman (1990)
Epic Graphic Novel: Moebius (1987)
Hard Looks (1992)
Hellboy Library Edition (2008)
Hellboy: The Third Wish (2002)
Herbie (1992)
Hewlett and Martin's Tank Girl (1991)
Indiana Jones (1991)
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (1991)
Insane (1988)
Jack Hightower (2006)
John Byrne's 2112 (1992)
John Byrne's Compleat Next Men (2008)
John Byrne's Next Men (1992)
John Byrne's Next Men (2011)
Junior Carrot Patrol (1989)
Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis (2016)
Marked Man (2012)
The Mask Omnibus (2008)
The Mask Returns (1992)
The Mask (1991)
Neal Adams' Blood (2016)
Nexus Omnibus (2012)
Nosferatu (1989)
The Once and Future Tarzan (2012)
Predator vs. Magnus Robot Fighter (1992)
The Shaolin Cowboy Adventure Magazine (2012)
Star Wars: The Crimson Empire Saga (2012)
Tank Girl (1991)
Tarzan vs. Predator at the Earth's Core (1996)
Wacky Squirrel (1987)
Worlds of Amano (2007)

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