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King Comics
Former type Comic publisher
Industry Comics
Founded 1966
Defunct 1979

King Comics, a short-lived comic book imprint of King Features Syndicate, was an attempt by King Features to publish comics of its own characters, rather than through other publishers.[1]

The line ran for approximately a year-and-a-half, with its series cover-dated from August 1966 to December 1967. A few titles were picked up from Gold Key Comics. Some stories created for King were later published in the continuation of certain titles by Charlton Comics.[2]


During 1966-67, King attempted to sell its own comics. They were distributed on newsstands in 1966. In 1967, their comics were distributed in "King Paks," which contained 3 titles for 29 cents. The King Paks contained either adventure titles (Phantom, Mandrake, and Flash Gordon) or humor titles (Blondie, Popeye, and Beetle Bailey).


  • Beetle Bailey  #54-65 (Aug. 1966 - Dec. 1967), continued from Gold Key, continued by Charlton with #67 (#66 sold overseas only by King)
  • Blondie Comics  #164-175 (Aug. 1966 - Dec. 1967), continued from Harvey Comics, continued by Charlton
  • Flash Gordon  #1-11 (Sept. 1966 - Dec. 1967), continued by Charlton
  • Jungle Jim  #5 (Dec. 67), reprinted Dell Comics' issue #5, continued by Charlton using Dell's numbering
  • Mandrake the Magician  #1-10 (Sept. 1966 - Nov. 1967)
  • The Phantom  #18-28 (Sept. 1966 - Dec. 1967), continued from Gold Key, continued by Charlton
  • Popeye  #81-92 (Sept. 1966 - Nov. 1967), continued from Gold Key, continued by Charlton

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