The Lion King’s Scar roars into comics with Disney Villains: Scar by Chuck Brown and Trevor Fraley!

The Pride Lands are home to many, but few are as fearsome as the one and only Scar! Brother of Mufasa and uncle of the young Simba, Dynamite presents an untold chapter from the iconic character’s legacy alongside writer Chuck Brown, artist Trevor Fraley, and more.

This captivating new story is set within the world of The Lion King between scenes from the iconic original film. With Simba’s iconic birth, it has fully set in that Scar is never meant to be king while his brother and nephew inhabit Pride Rock. Unable to accept that fate, the imposing, corrupt lion begins to formulate devious plans. This journey will bring him face-to-face with the mysterious and fan-favorite shaman Rafiki. What more could be revealed in this first-ever spotlight on the character?

Fans can learn more about this chapter in the tapestry by picking up Disney Villains: Scar #1 this April and preordering it with their Local Comic Shop starting in late January and February. The series debuts with a special extra-sized 27-page story, but sticking at the regular cover price of just $3.99! Due to scheduling, Dynamite can also note that a collected edition of this series will not be available before at least summer 2025.

Fans keeping track of all the colorful characters in the Lion King mythos will be excited to see some interact together that never do in the film. Which characters from Mufasa’s inner circle may have actually thought Scar could be a better heir? Brown and Fraley will also be introducing the new characters of the Wake, a pack of winged foes whose scheming and cunning is second only to Scar. Dynamite invites fans to discover a whole new side of the Pride Lands.

In addition to the thrilling original story and Fraley’s fitting artwork, Dynamite presents a set of gorgeous variant covers for fans and collectors on the title. Jahnoy Lindsay leads the pack with a pitch perfect take on the protagonist. Other covers are contributed by Karen Darboe, Erica Henderson, Junggeun Yoon, Gene Ha, and David Nakayama, with more to be revealed!