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Dark Horse Comics No Longer a 'Dark Horse'

Dark Horse Comics’ "Aliens" series exemplifies the publisher’s shift from smaller, original properties to licensed series based on popular movies and television shows.

Alien vs. Predator is one of Dark Horse Comics' more successful and influential series, having spawned several videos games and tow feature films (the second of which, "Alien vs. Predator 2: Survival of the Fittest" is scheduled for release in December, 2

Alien vs. Predator is one of Dark Horse Comics’ more successful and influential series, having spawned several videos games and tow feature films (the second of which, "Alien vs. Predator 2 : Survival of the Fittest" is scheduled for release in December, 2

While Dark Horse created many series adapted from movies, the publisher still produced a number of critically acclaimed and popular series such as Frank Miller’s classic "Sin City," which itself was adapted into a 2005 film directed by Robert Rodriguez an

Mike Mignola's "Hellboy" is another signature title for Dark Horse. It was also adapted into a feature film by director Gillermo del Toro.

Mike Mignola’s "Hellboy" is another signature title for Dark Horse. It was also adapted into a feature film by director Gillermo del Toro.

Usagi Yojimbo," a samurai story that features anthropomorphic animals, was published by two other comic book companies before being picked up by Dark Horse.

Usagi Yojimbo," a samurai story that features anthropomorphic animals, was published by two other comic book companies before being picked up by Dark Horse.

Frank Miller's "300" is one of the premiere graphic novels published by Dark Horse in the last decade. A film adaptation is scheduled for release in March.

Frank Miller’s "300" is one of the premiere graphic novels published by Dark Horse in the last decade. A film adaptation is scheduled for release in March.

The television series "Buffy: The Vampire Slayer" may be over but Joss Whedon's "Buffyverse" continues to live in Dark Horse Comics.

The television series "Buffy : The Vampire Slayer" may be over but Joss Whedon’s "Buffyverse" continues to live in Dark Horse Comics.

In 2003, Dark Horse Comics re-launched "Conan," the iconic comic book character created by Robert Howard in 1932 and immortalized by Arnold Schwarzenegger in two movies during the 1980s.

In 2003, Dark Horse Comics re-launched "Conan," the iconic comic book character created by Robert Howard in 1932 and immortalized by Arnold Schwarzenegger in two movies during the 1980s.

Like "Buffy : The Vampire Slayer," Joss Whedon’s popular "Firefly" series has enjoyed a second life in comic books.