Updated on 16 October, 2021
Forge Comics is an American comic publishing company founded in 2021 by David Steward II, with offices in Los Angeles, California. The company has an emphasis on historically diverse storylines and creatively diverse creators. It began life as Primeval and was publisher of Top Cow's line of superheroes. In 2021, it was purchased by DC Entertainment and moved to a new owner, Bob Mackie. Recently, DC Entertainment sold the company to IDW Publishing, and Bob Mackie is now the CEO of Forge.
Despite being an imprint of DC comics, it has its own identity and is not connected to the comics world at all. The company began life as Primeval Comics, but has decided to go in a different direction. They continue to publish their comic series for free on their website. Their lineup includes a wide variety of ethnic and ethnically diverse characters, including Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, seniors, children, and adults.
Bob Mackie, CEO and owner of Forge, has many years of experience in the comic industry. He has been editing comics for several years and was responsible for creating titles for Boom! and Top Cow. He is also the founder of Shade, the company that publishes graphic novels under the imprints of Top Cow and Wild Dog. He has written and helped write several books for DC comics as well.
As previously stated, Bob Mackie is the creator of many successful titles for both DC comics and IDW publishing. Some of his creations include: Batman: Gotham City Special, Robin Beyond, Batgirl: Gotham City, Batwoman, Catwoman, In Gotham, The Batman, The Mad Hatter, Robin: Return of Bruce Wayne, and the detective team of Batman and Batgirl. He also co-created and was a writer for the hit TV show Smallville. Bob Mackie loves creating ethnically and culturally diverse characters that appeal to a wide variety of readers. He is especially excited about publishing his comic books in an all-ages environment because that will allow him to reach a worldwide audience.
Executive producer Bob Mackie brings a wealth of experience to the table as the head of creative for Forge. In addition to overseeing the comic book production at Forge, he is responsible for the company's relationship with third-party producers, such as Dreamwave, Hasbro, Universal, and other studios. He oversees the hiring of writers and artists for the comics and he works closely with talented illustrators. He is actively involved in meeting new and exciting creators and helping them bring their ideas to life.
With more than 25 years of experience in the comic book industry, steward Bob Mackie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table as one of the creators of Forge. His extensive portfolio of work includes such diverse titles as The Wolverine, Killsuit, Ghost Girl and the X-Men. He is also responsible for crafting the character concepts that have brought many of these titles to life, such as the hit series X-Men:inction. Other titles from the past and present comprise New Avengers, Spider-Gwen, The Shade, Batman Beyond, and many more. As he looks to the future of Forge, Bob Mackie always has a bright future in mind for the comic books that are produced and distributed by the company.
As he works on the new comic book series, Bob Mackie is looking for young adult readers, focusing on titles that will entertain them and help them explore the world of superhero movies and television. "One of the things I want to do is introduce some young readers to some of the characters that I have created in the past," said Mackie. "I want to create titles that appeal to a younger audience and give them a taste of the superhero universe that I have been building."
Another creator on the team is Greg Pak who is known for his work on several animated television shows, including Samurai Jack, Power Rangers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With a background in animation, Pak has learned how to bring comic art to life through his coloring and penciling. He has worked on numerous different titles for Marvel and DC comics, and now has a great deal of experience working with both companies. With Forge, he hopes to launch another successful imprint at DC.