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List of television series and films based on Dark Horse Comics publications

Below is a list of television series and feature films based on Dark Horse Comics publications, including its various imprints. This list includes live action and animated television series and films.

TelevisionEdit

Live-actionEdit

Year Title Production company Network Notes / Refs
1997–98 Timecop Lawrence Gordon Productions / December 3rd Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment / Universal Television ABC Loosely based on the 1994 film and the Dark Horse Comics; 13 episodes ordered[1] but only 9 episodes were aired.
2015–17 Dark Matter Prodigy Pictures, Inc. / Dark Horse Entertainment Space / Syfy 39 episodes.
Ongoing
2019–present The Umbrella Academy Universal Cable Productions / Borderline Entertainment / Dark Horse Entertainment Netflix Renewed for a second season[2]
In development
TBA Briggs Land Dark Horse Entertainment / AMC Studios / A24 AMC [3]
Resident Alien Universal Cable Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment / Amblin Television Syfy [4]
MIND MGMT Universal Cable Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment N/A [5]
Flutter [5]
Harrow County

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Sin City Troublemaker Studios [7][8]
Black Hammer Legendary Entertainment [9][10][11]
The Fifth Beatle Sonar Entertainment / Bravo Media / Universal Cable Productions Bravo [12][13]

SpecialsEdit

Year Title Production studio Network Notes
2004 The B.P.R.D. Declassified Visible Man Productions FX Network Live-action special, run length of 22 minutes, aired on March 22, 2004.

Animated seriesEdit

Year Title Production studio Network Notes
1994–1997 Duckman Klasky Csupo / Reno & Osborn Productions / Paramount Television USA Network 70 episodes.
1995–1997 The Mask: Animated Series Dark Horse Entertainment / Film Roman / Sunbow Productions / New Line Television CBS Loosely based on the 1994 film and the Dark Horse Comics of the same name; also known as The Mask Animated Series and The Mask: The Animated Series; 52 episodes.
1998–2000 Fat Dog Mendoza TMO-Loonland / Sunbow Productions / Cartoon Network Europe / Sony Wonder Cartoon Network 26 episodes.
1999–2001 Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot Dark Horse Entertainment / Adelaide Productions / Columbia TriStar Television Fox Kids
2013–2015 Axe Cop Friends Night / ADHD Studios Fox (season 1)
FXX (season 2)
22 episodes.
Orgoing
2019–present The Rocketeer Wild Canary Animation Disney Junior [14][15]
In development
TBA Usagi Yojimbo Gaumont Animation / Dark Horse Entertainment / Atomic Monster Productions N/A [16][17]
Hungry Ghosts Sony Pictures Animation / Dark Horse Entertainment N/A [18]

PilotsEdit

Year Title Production studio Network Notes
2006 The Amazing Screw-On Head Dark Horse Entertainment / Kickstart Productions / Lionsgate Television / Living Dead Guy Productions / Sci-Fi Channel Sci-Fi Channel Failed animated pilot, run length of 22 minutes, aired on August 20, 2006.[19]


FilmsEdit

Live-actionEdit

Year Title Production studio Notes
1994 The Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment Received 1 Oscar nomination.
Timecop Universal Studios / Largo Entertainment / Signature Pictures / Renaissance Pictures
1995 Tank Girl United Artists / Trilogy Entertainment Group
1996 Barb Wire PolyGram Filmed Entertainment / Propaganda Films / Dark Horse Entertainment
1999 Virus Universal Studios / Mutual Film Company / Valhalla Motion Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment
Mystery Men Universal Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment / Golar Productions
2000 G-Men from Hell Sawmill Entertainment Direct-to-video.
2003 American Splendor Fine Line Features / HBO Films / Good Machine / Dark Horse Entertainment Received 1 Oscar nomination.
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Universal Studios Direct-to-video; sequel to Timecop.
2004 Hellboy Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Lawrence Gordon Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment
Alien vs. Predator 20th Century Fox / Brandywine Productions / Davis Entertainment / Impact Pictures / Stillking Films
2005 Son of the Mask New Line Cinema / Radar Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment / Gang of Seven Animation Sequel to The Mask.
Sin City Miramax / Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios Written, produced and co-directed by Frank Miller.
2007 300 Warner Bros. / Virtual Studios / Legendary Pictures / Atmosphere Pictures / Hollywood Gang Productions Frank Miller served as executive producer.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 20th Century Fox / Brandywine Productions / Davis Entertainment / Dune Entertainment Sequel to Alien vs. Predator.
2008 Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Studios / Relativity Media / Lawrence Gordon Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment Sequel to the 2004 film Hellboy. Received 1 Oscar nomination.
2013 R.I.P.D. Universal Studios / Original Film / Relativity Media / Dark Horse Entertainment
2014 300: Rise of an Empire Warner Bros. / Cruel and Unusual Films / Legendary Pictures / Atmosphere Pictures / Hollywood Gang Productions Sequel to 300.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films / Aldamisa Productions / Demarest Films / Troublemaker Studios / Miramax / Solipsist Films / A. R. Films Sequel to Sin City.
2019 Polar Netflix / Dark Horse Entertainment / Constantin Film
Hellboy Lionsgate Films / Millennium Films / Dark Horse Entertainment Reboot of the Hellboy film series.
In development
TBA The Goon 20th Century Fox / Blur Studio / Chernin Entertainment / Dark Horse Entertainment [20]
Blood Brothers Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dark Horse Entertainment [21]
Timecop Universal Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment Reboot of the Timecop film franchise.[22]
Hard Boiled Warner Bros. Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment [23][24][25]
MIND MGMT 20th Century Fox / Scott Free Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment [26][27][28][29][30][31][32]
Untitled 300: Rise of an Empire sequel Warner Bros. / Cruel and Unusual Films / Legendary Pictures / Atmosphere Pictures / Hollywood Gang Productions Sequel to 300: Rise of an Empire.[33]
Tank Girl LuckyChap Entertainment / Dark Horse Entertainment Reboot of Tank Girl.[34]
Untitled The Mask reboot New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment Reboot of The Mask film franchise.[35]
Black Hammer Legendary Entertainment [36][37][38]

Animated filmsEdit

Year Title Production studio Notes
2006 Hellboy: Sword of Storms Revolution Studios / IDT Entertainment / Film Roman The first film of the Hellboy Animated series. Premiered on Cartoon Network on October 28, 2006, later released on DVD on February 6, 2007.
2007 Hellboy: Blood and Iron The second film of the Hellboy Animated series. Released on DVD on March 10, 2007 and aired on Cartoon Network a week later, on March 17, 2007.
In development
TBA Emily the Strange[39] Amazon Studios / Dark Horse Entertainment Theatrical release.

ShortsEdit

Year Title Production studio Network Notes
2008 Hellboy: Iron Shoes Revolution Studios / IDT Entertainment / Film Roman Direct-to-video Bonus feature for the DVD release of Hellboy: Blood and Iron; only short of the Hellboy Animated series.
2013 R.I.P.D. Titmouse, Inc. Adult Swim 2 minute prequel short to the feature-length film.

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

Title Distributor(s) Release date
(United States)
Budget
(in millions)
Box office gross[40]
Opening weekend
(North America)
North America Worldwide
The Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment July 29, 1994 $23 $23,117,068 $119,938,730 $351,583,407
Timecop Universal Studios / Largo Entertainment / JVC Entertainment Inc. September 16, 1994 $27 $12,064,625 $44,853,581 $101,646,581
Tank Girl United Artists March 31, 1995 $25 $2,018,183 $4,064,495 $4,064,495
Barb Wire Gramercy Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment May 3, 1996 $9 $1,844,426 $3,793,614 $3,793,614
Virus Universal Pictures January 15, 1999 $75 $6,013,640 $14,036,005 $30,652,005
Mystery Men July 30, 1999 $68 $10,017,865 $29,762,011 $33,461,011
G-Men from Hell Sawmill Entertainment July 22, 2000 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
American Splendor Good Machine / HBO Films / Dark Horse Entertainment August 15, 2003 $2 $159,705 $6,010,990 $8,000,000
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision Universal Pictures September 30, 2003 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hellboy Columbia Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment April 2, 2004 $66 $23,172,440 $59,623,958 $99,318,987
Alien vs. Predator 20th Century Fox August 13, 2004 $60 $38,291,056 $80,282,231 $172,544,654
Son of the Mask New Line Cinema / Dark Horse Entertainment February 18, 2005 $84 $7,511,675 $17,018,422 $57,600,000
Sin City Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios April 1, 2005 $40 $29,120,273 $74,103,820 $158,753,820
300 Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Virtual Studios March 9, 2007 $65 $70,885,301 $210,614,939 $456,068,181
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 20th Century Fox December 25, 2007 $40 $10,059,425 $41,797,066 $128,884,494
Hellboy II: The Golden Army Universal Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment July 11, 2008 $85 $34,539,115 $75,986,503 $185,258,983
R.I.P.D. Universal Pictures / Dark Horse Entertainment July 19, 2013 $130 $12,691,415 $33,618,855 $78,477,749
300: Rise of an Empire Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Virtual Studios March 7, 2014 $110 $45,038,460 $106,580,051 $331,114,051
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Dimension Films / Troublemaker Studios August 22, 2014 $65 $6,317,683 $13,754,898 $39,407,616
Polar Netflix / Constantin film January 25, 2019 Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Hellboy Lionsgate / Millennium Films / Campbell Grobman Films / Nu Boyana / Lawrence Gordon Productions / Dark Horse Entertainment April 12, 2019 $50 $12,045,147 $21,903,748 $44,664,690
Total $1.032 billion $345,777,891 $962,353,736 $2,289,904,157

Critical and public receptionEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore[41]
The Mask 77% (52 reviews)[42] 56 (12 reviews)[43] B+[41]
Timecop 43% (40 reviews)[44] 48 (17 reviews)[45] B+[41]
Tank Girl 38% (37 reviews)[46] N/A B[41]
Barb Wire 28% (36 reviews)[47] 40 (14 reviews)[48] N/A
Virus 9% (47 reviews)[49] 19 (17 reviews)[50] C[41]
Mystery Men 60% (153 reviews)[51] 65 (24 reviews)[52] C+[41]
G-Men from Hell N/A[53] N/A N/A
American Splendor 94% (181 reviews)[54] 90 (42 reviews)[55] N/A
Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision N/A (2 reviews)[56] N/A N/A
Hellboy 81% (197 reviews)[57] 72 (37 reviews)[58] B-[41]
Alien vs. Predator 21% (141 reviews)[59] 29 (21 reviews)[60] B[41]
Son of the Mask 6% (104 reviews)[61] 20 (26 reviews)[62] B-[41]
Sin City 78% (245 reviews)[63] 74 (40 reviews)[64] B[41]
300 60% (226 reviews)[65] 51 (35 reviews)[66] A-[41]
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem 12% (69 reviews)[67] 29 (14 reviews)[68] C[41]
Hellboy II: The Golden Army 86% (242 reviews)[69] 78 (36 reviews)[70] B[41]
R.I.P.D. 13% (90 reviews)[71] 25 (27 reviews)[72] C+[41]
300: Rise of an Empire 42% (170 reviews)[73] 48 (34 reviews)[74] B-[41]
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 43% (161 reviews)[75] 46 (38 reviews)[76] B-[41]
Polar 24% (41 reviews)[77] 19 (12 reviews)[78] N/A
Hellboy 17% (204 reviews)[79] 31 (44 reviews)[80] C[41]
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See alsoEdit

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