Lion Forge


Former Oni Editor Says Severance Offer Was Tied to Non-Disparagement Agreement

Former Oni Editor Says Severance Offer Was Tied to Non-Disparagement Agreement

Last week, Bleeding Cool reported on the merger between Oni Press and Lion Forge, under the auspices of Lion Forge parent company Polarity, and the layoffs that immediately followed said merger. Several former Lion Forge and Oni employees spoke about their departure on social media, though details were relatively slim, seemingly due to contractual clauses […]

Layoffs Hit Lion Forge, Oni Press After Merger Announcement

Layoffs Follow Lion Forge/Oni Press Merger, As Does Backlash

Lion Forge announced earlier today that they have merged with Oni Press, which has recently been acquired by Lion Forge parent company Polarity, a holding company launched last year by Lion Forge co-founder David Steward II. Steward, who serves as CEO of Polarity, addressed potential layoffs in a New York Times interview with one brief […]

Bezkamp:  Samuel Sattin and Jen Hickman Launch New YA Graphic Novel at Lion Forge

Bezkamp: Samuel Sattin and Jen Hickman Launch New YA Graphic Novel at Lion Forge

Lion Forge has announced a new original graphic novel to be published under the Young Adult imprint, Roar, from Glint writer Samuel Sattin and artist Jen Hickman. Bezkamp is set for a release in October, and is announced in conjunction with WonderCon this weekend. While this new series pledges to be enjoyable for readers young […]

Lion Forge to Publish Time-Travel Road Trip Comic Backtrack

Lion Forge to Publish Time-Travel Death Race Comic Backtrack

Lion Forge has announced another creator-owned series to launch in September from writer Brian Joines and artist Jake Elphick.  The series claims to combine Fast and Furious with Back to the Future and The Hunger Games. What, no Game of Thrones? And oh, did we mention there’s dinosaurs? The press release provides a description of […]

Lion Forge to Print Ariel Slamet Ries’s Witchy Webcomic this September

Lion Forge has announced plans to collect Witchy, the Ignatz-nominated ongoing webcomic by Ariel Slamet Ries, at C2E2 today. The comic releases new episodes every Tuesday and Friday, but now you can read a version that trees died to produce and that you have to pay for, as comics were meant to be. The press […]



Gail Simone to Write Seven Days, Catalyst Prime’s First Super-Mega-Crossover Event

Jack Kirby once said, “Kid, you haven’t made it in comics until you’ve had your first super-mega-crossover event.” Well, it looks like Catalyst Prime, the self-billed “most diverse universe of heroes” in comics has finally made it, because this July, the Lion Forge imprint will run it’s first super-mega-crossover event, Seven Days. Written by Gail […]

More Details Emerge About Lion Forge Comics Layoffs

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool reported on a large number of layoffs at Lion Forge Comics in St Louis, Missouri, as they undergo significant restructuring. We were told twelve had gone, and named Senior Editor Greg Tumbarelloas one of them. However, we also understand that departing staff have signed non-disclosure agreements as part of their package and so […]


Lion Forge Announces New Middle-Grade Series Underfoot at NYCC

Lion Forge has announced a new graphic novel series for its cat-themed middle-grade readers imprint, Caracal. Called Underfoot, the series is written by Ben Fisher and Emily S. Whitten with art by Michelle Nguyen and is planned to last for three volumes, with the first hitting stores next April. In the press release, Fisher said: Emily […]

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Lion Forge Launches Quincredible in November 2018 Solicits

Lion Forge, home of Catalyst Prime (now with added Gail Simone), has another title to launch in November: a certain Quincredible (which they trademarked earlier in the year). QUINCREDIBLE #1 SEP181865 (W) Rodney Barnes (A) Kelly Fitzpatrick, Selina Espiritu (CA) Michelle Wong Quinton, a high school sophomore, is looking to live his best life by […]

Lion Forge Hires Andrew E.C. Gaska as Senior Development Editor

Continuing their hiring spree, Lion Forge has brought on Andrew E.C. Gaska to the position of Senior Development Editor. In the role, Gaska will help develop new IP for Lion Forge in both comics and animation. Gaska will also work with Lion Forge’s licensing department and Jill Gerber on developing educational graphic novel projects. And, of […]

Gender Queer: A Memoir

Lion Forge to Publish Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer: A Memoir in 2019

Tomorrow at San Diego Comic-Con, Lion Forge is sponsoring the Diversity and Inclusivity panel, but they aren’t waiting until tomorrow to announce that they’ll be publishing cartoonist Maia Kobabe‘s Gender Queer: A Memoir next spring. What’s that all about, you ask? A press release is happy to answer the question: Maia Kobabe (who uses the […]

Lion Forge Launches Caracal, a New Middle Grade Imprint

Lion Forge is at it again, launching yet another imprint, this one aimed at Middle Grade readers between the ages of 8-12. The new imprint is called Caracal, which might leave you wondering: what the heck is a Caracal? We’re glad you asked, because it gives us an opportunity to break out the skills we […]

Jill Gerber Joins Lion Forge as Director of Education Outreach and Collections

Lion Forge has hired Jill Gerber as Director of Education Outreach and Collections, a press release revealed today. The publisher touted its own reputation as “one of comics publishing’s most forward-thinking companies”, which seems fair considering how smart an idea it is to hire someone to focus on getting Lion Forge comics into classrooms, where […]


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Lion Forge Joins the CBLDF

Lion Forge has joined the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as a corporate partner, the company revealed in a press release Thursday. Like all the best steamy romances, the press release announcing the new coupling touted Lion Forge’s commitment to “Comics for Everyone” and a “focus on comics publishing across all age groups,” as well […]

little tails, Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 3 Begins: Lion Forge July 2018 Solicits

Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 3 Begins: Lion Forge July 2018 Solicits

The Lion Forge solicits are available now with their usual promising cavalcade of Catalyst Prime titles, new graphic novels, as well as Encounter, Wrapped Up, and Infinity 8. Plus, Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 3 begins! Unfortunately, their covers are not yet ready with the exception of Little Tales of the Forest. Here is that cover. It is quite pretty. Here are the proper […]

Lion Forge Plots the Next Phase of Catalyst Prime, Starting with Quincredible

We got a taste of Lion Forge’s plans for its Catalyst Prime superhero universe on Thursday at the Diamond Retailer Summit. As announced there, Lion Forge co-founders Carl Reed and David Steward II will take the reigns as Editorial Directors of the line, and with it come a number of creative team changes, some of which […]