Gorilla Comics was a short-lived American comic book imprint launched in 2000 by creators Kurt Busiek, Tom Grummett, Stuart Immonen, Karl Kesel, Barry Kitson, George Pérez, Mark Waid, and Mike Wieringo. Characters were creator-owned, and books were published through Image Comics.
- Crimson Plague by Pérez (originally published through Event Comics)
- Empire by Waid and Kitson (later completed through DC Comics)
- Section Zero by Kesel and Grummett
- Shockrockets by Busiek and Immonen
- Superstar by Busiek and Immonen
- Tellos by Todd Dezago and Wieringo (originally published through Image Central)
The founders intended to finance the company through a comics-themed website, eHero.com, which proved unsuccessful. This left creators financing their own books, and only a handful of issues saw print. Only Shockrockets and Tellos completed their initial storylines. The last Gorilla Comics book, Superstar, consisted of a single issue printed in 2001.
Shockrockets was later reprinted by Dark Horse Comics. Further Tellos stories were self-published directly through Image. Empire was later completed as a miniseries at DC Comics.
- ↑ Contino, Jennifer M. Sequential Tart vol. III/# 5 (May 2000): "Tell Us About Tellos"
- ↑ Lamken, Brian Saner The Comic Wire: Gorilla Comics: A Profile of the Creator Owned Imprint, Comic Book Resources (Dec. 6, 1999)
- ↑ Yarbrough, Beau: The Comic Wire: State of the (Ape) Nation: How Healthy is Gorilla?, Comic Book Resources (Dec. 28, 2000)
- ↑ Dean, Michael: The Comics Journal #234 (June 8, 2001): "The Case of the Disappearing Gorilla: The Banana Trust Explains How Not to Start a Comics Line"