Hexagon Comics

Welcome to the Hexagon Universe

History

The HEXAGON COMICS characters were originally published by France's 5th largest publishers of newstand comics, Editions Lug, established in 1950 in Lyon, which also licensed the publication of Marvel Comics in France. Our characters consistently sold in average 75% of what the Marvel characters sold at the time. During the 1990s, Editions Lug was sold to SEMIC, which continued to publish the characters, some in modernized versions in 2000-03. In 2004, after SEMIC's bankruptcy, the rights to the characters reverted to their creators, who banded together as HEXAGON COMICS to continue exploiting their creations. In 2010, Hexagon partnered with Riviere Blanche to relaunch an ambitious publishing program in France, involving both the reprint of classic stories in 500+-pages trade paperbacks, and two series of new color comics featuring all-new stories with our characters. More than 100 trade paperbacks, dozens of comics, four novelizations, a role-playing game and a set of trading cards have already been published...

New Books

June 2021:  
GUARDIAN OF THE REPUBLIC/ZEMBLA/MORGANE/OZARK
Ostory by Jean-Marc Lofficier; art by Eduardo Garcia, Alfredo Macall, Manuel Martin Peniche, Gabriel Mayorga, José Luis Ruiz Pérez; cover by Roberto Castro! - 56 p. b&w - US$12.95.
After the mighty shaman Ozark triumphed over the evil wizard Maleficus, the seven powerful mystic gems known as the "Fingers of Shivar" were scattered through time and space. But the witch Alecto plots to reunite them in order to take revenge on Morgane, whom she holds responsible for the death of her lover, the sinister Lord Raven, and resuscitate the latter in the body of Maxime Saint-Clair, the Guardian of the Republic! Only the combined efforts of Zembla and Ozark can save the French hero from such a dreadful fate. Guest-starring: Ivan Karine the Cossack and the Napoleonic Imperial Guardian!
RETAILERS: You can purchase this book from us at a 40% discount plus freight, or through Ingram. Please email us.
All our books are also on sale on Amazon.

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Creators

For the first quarter of the 1900s, the United States was the world’s leading producer of comics. European cartoonists were nation‑confined and did not achieve international recognition until the middle of the 20th century. By then, the universal popularity of comic books had opened unlimited opportunities. No longer was the newspaper the only platform for cartoonists. Comic books were being originated in every country and their publishers began to find international markets. Despite the emergence of great European talents, American talent, benefiting from America's "head‑start", managed to retain a position of preeminence. So creators like Jack Kirby, Lou Fine, Jack Cole, Harvey Kurtzman, and Stan Lee became standards against which all comics world wide were measured. In Europe there arose strong innovators who gained international acclaim and those artists who remained loyal to the conventions upon which the earlier comics depended. HEXAGON COMICS brings to America the work of creators from French and Italian studios that were published by Editions Lug, and who labored for decades to create popular series in the mold of their American counterparts... 

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Characters



The HEXAGON UNIVERSE of characters is a library of approximately 3000 comic books consisting of over 250 characters created and published over the past 70 years that have sold over 400 million units, in France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Turkey and, through Image Comics and Black Coat Press, in the United States. There is no comparable library of comic book properties of this size and depth available in the world today.These characters encompass all genres and have been successfully established in Europe for well over five decades. Like the Marvel Comics and the DC Comics characters, the Hexagon characters exist in the same, integrated universe.  That universe encompasses heroes from ancient times, such as the sword-wielding barbarian Kabur (portrayed above), pirates and corsairs such as Dragut, knights and soldiers who fought under Napoleon or in the British Raj, cow-boys and gunslingers, World War II heroes, superheroes of all kinds, and even a number of futuristic, space opera characters...

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