Dynamite Comics Gives Disney Villain Scar from The Lion King His Own Series


Scar, portrayed by Jeremy Irons in the original and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the remake, is the primary antagonist in Disney’s The Lion King. He is inspired by King Claudius from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and is the younger brother of Mufasa, the ruler of the Pride Lands. Scar was next in line to the throne until the arrival of Mufasa’s son, Simba. In a coup, Scar seizes the throne by killing Mufasa and banishing Simba, tricking his nephew into believing he is responsible for his father’s demise. However, there may be more to Scar’s story than we already know.

While most viewers are familiar with Scar’s treacherous act of regicide, the full extent of his motivations and background are shrouded in mystery. Dynamite Comics’ new series on Scar may delve deeper into his past, exploring the events that shaped him into the power-hungry villain we all know.

Dynamite Entertainment, known for publishing Disney comics such as Gargoyles and the upcoming Darkwing Duck, is set to release a Scar comic by Chuck Brown and Trevor Fraley in April. The upcoming comic will explore Scar’s early years, revealing the backstory behind his sinister plot to murder his brother and featuring the introduction of Rafiki, the shaman of the Pride Lands. The release of Disney Villains: Scar #1 is poised to inaugurate a new line from Dynamite Entertainment, Disney Villains.

Chuck Brown has worked on numerous comics such as Bitter Root, Black Manta, Aquaman, On The Stump, John Carter Of Mars, Flawed, Trenchcoats, Cigarettes & Shotguns, and is the writer for the upcoming comic. Disney Villains: Scar #1 will be released in April 2023 and will feature numerous covers from talented artists such as Jahnoy Lindsay, Karen Darboe, Erica Henderson, Jung-Geun Yoon, Gene Ha, David Nakayama, and Amanda Conner.

Chuck Brown, an award-winning author of Bitter Root, has teamed up with talented artist Trevor Fraley to offer a bold new take on Disney’s notorious villain in The Lion King. The upcoming comic occurs within the film’s universe and centers around Scar, who is consumed with a burning desire to claim the throne that he believes rightfully belongs to him. Scar’s obsession becomes all-consuming, and he devises a plan to eliminate Mufasa and his heir, Simba, once and for all. As Scar’s twisted plot unfolds, he will cross paths with the enigmatic Rafiki, the shaman of the Pride Lands.

The comic promises a thrilling tale of revenge, power, and corruption, filled with fire and fury. Disney Villains: Scar #1 is set to hit stores on April 5th, 2023, and fans of The Lion King can anticipate a fresh and gripping perspective on one of the most infamous villains in Disney’s history.

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