Comic Book Publishers


Comic Book Publishers


Comic book publishers produce and release comic books to consumers. The job entails a variety of tasks, which may include securing artists and negotiating contracts for the books, editing the material, funding the projects, printing the books, and marketing and distributing the books. Comic book publishers often work with characters and stories owned by their company or licensed from another company. Comic book publishing companies range from small, independent groups to mid-size companies such as Dynamite Entertainment, IDW Publish...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree



Five to 10 years experience



Business Management


Personality Traits



There is no specific salary information for comic book publishers, but reports that managing publishers earned an average salary of $66,000 per year in October 2019. The lowest 10 percent earned $25,000, and the highest 10 percent earned $108,000  or more. An owner of a large publishing house may earn significantly more, while those who operate small, independent publishing compani...

Work Environment

Comic book publishers work in offices, which are either located in large office buildings or in their homes. The work hours are typically long, and they may spend some of their time traveling to meet with comic book artists, printers, distributors, marketing and public relations firms, and to attend conventions and festivals. They use computers in their work. 


Employment in traditional print publishing is expected to continue to decline through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. However, the comic book industry is a specialty niche that will continue to keep its old fans as well as attract new audiences. The action and superhero movies and TV shows by Marvel and DC Comics that are released every year will also spur people to seek out th...