Dark Horse Comics announced a three-issue miniseries based on the Disney animated movie Frozen. The miniseries, written by Joe Caramagna of “Disney Zootopia Comics” and “Disney DuckTales: Treasure Trove” and drawn by unnamed artists from Kawaii Creative Studio, takes place after the film, and teams Queen Elsa and Princess Anna up with “a mysterious, adventurous young woman” to restore peace when a variety of disasters strike in their kingdom. The first issue is scheduled for an August 2018 release, and will be the first of many collaborations between Disney and Dark Horse.
Currently split between Marvel, IDW, and Joe’s Books (where a six-issue “Frozen” series was also published), Disney further spreading their licenses around the comics industry is an intriguing move. Dark Horse in particular is a surprising choice for a partner: the last Disney-Dark Horse comic was 2004’s “The Incredibles,” an adaptation of the film rather than a follow-up like the new “Frozen” miniseries. Dark Horse is also the former holder of the Star Wars comic license, which they lost to Disney subsidiary Marvel upon their purchase of the property in 2012, though Dark Horse’s final “Star Wars” comic book series releases were in December of 2014.
Here’s the official press release with art, and stay tuned to Multiversity Comics for more Disney and Dark Horse coverage!
DARK HORSE TO RELEASE ORIGINAL COMIC SERIES FEATURING DISNEY’S “FROZEN” IN AUGUST 2018
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (January 29, 2018) — Today, Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce a new three-issue miniseries to release this August titled “Disney Frozen.” “Disney Zootopia Comics” and “Disney DuckTales: Treasure Trove” writer Joe Caramagna and artists from the Kawaii Creative Studio both return to bring some fan-favorite Disney characters to the world of comics.
“Disney Frozen” #1 finds Queen Elsa and Princess Anna trying to get to the bottom of things when the peace of their beloved kingdom is disrupted. There’s a wild animal loose in the village, destruction in the forest, and unrest brewing in a nearby kingdom. Luckily, Elsa and Anna will have the help of Olaf, Kristoff . . . and a mysterious, adventurous young woman to restore peace in their kingdom.
“We are incredibly excited to collaborate with Disney on this great project,” explained Mike Richardson, Dark Horse president and founder. “Frozen has legions of fans, many of whom are here at Dark Horse. I’ve personally enjoyed repeated viewings with my granddaughter, and I look forward to sharing this new series with her.”
The first issue of “Disney Frozen” is scheduled for a summer 2018 release. Dark Horse and Disney will announce additional comics in the coming months.