Get Started In FROZEN

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated May 2019

FROZEN is the 53rd animated feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, released in Nov 2013 with a sequel in 2019. Princess Anna and her trusty friends must locate Anna's sister Queen Elsa, whose power to freeze things with a touch has gone haywire. The feature film received critical praise and two Academy Awards and has become one of Disney's premiere modern-day franchises. Joe Books put out comic books based on Frozen in the 2014-2017 timeframe at the same time Redan was doing one of their standard kids' property magazines. Dark Horse began publishing Frozen comic stories in 2018, but Disney has spread the license for comic books based on their different properties among several publishers. So there doesn't appear to be explicit exclusivity with any particular publisher.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the most current series to help you get started with Frozen comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

Uncharacteristically for comic books in general, Disney has spread its license for comic books on its properties among Marvel, IDW and Joe's Books, so material from Frozen could be published by any of these publishers. Currently, Dark Horse has a mini-series following on the heels of another recent mini-series.

PublisherFrequencySeries 
DARK HORSELimited (3)DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD [2019]
DARK HORSELimited (3)DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN [2019]
DARK HORSELimited (3)DISNEY FROZEN: TRUE TREASURE [2019](lead-up to Frozen 2 animated film)
DARK HORSEOne-Shot (Softcover)DISNEY FROZEN [2019-SC](expanded retelling of the movie for the young adult audience)

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Frozen. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Frozen.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD #1
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Mar 2019DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD [2019] #1 CVR A  (Part 1 of 3 (mini-series beginning)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD #2
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Apr 2019DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD [2019] #2 RUSSO CVR A  (Part 2 of 3)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD #3
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May 2019DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD [2019] #3 RUSSO CVR A  (Part 3 of 3 (mini-series end))UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN #1
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Jun 2019DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 3 (mini-series beginning))UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN #2
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Jul 2019DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 3)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN #3
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Aug 2019DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 3 (mini-series end))UNAVAILABLE$2.59
      
DISNEY FROZEN: TRUE TREASURE #1
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Nov 2019DISNEY FROZEN: TRUE TREASURE [2019] #1 KAWAII STUDIO CVR A  (Part 1 of 3 (mini-series beginning))PRE-ORDER$3.99
$2.59
      
DISNEY FROZEN
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Aug 2019DISNEY FROZEN [2019-SC]   (stand-alone story)UNAVAILABLE$11.04

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Frozen comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Frozen. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

The Joe Books material is either out-of-print or headed that way. The secondary market is the best place to locate them. Dark Horse is just getting started with their material; compilations of it will likely be available for some time to come.

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
DISNEY FROZEN: THE CINESTORY Quick ViewNov 2014DISNEY FROZEN: THE CINESTORY [2014-SC]
CURRENT PRINTING
  (headed out-of-print)
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
FROZEN COMICS COLLECTION [VOL 01]: HEARTS FULL OF SUNSHINEQuick ViewMar 2017FROZEN COMICS COLLECTION [2017-TPB] [VOL 01]: HEARTS FULL OF SUNSHINE
CURRENT PRINTING
  (out-of-print)
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
FROZEN COMICS COLLECTION VOL 02: TRAVEL ARENDELLEQuick ViewAug 2017FROZEN COMICS COLLECTION [2017-TPB] VOL 02: TRAVEL ARENDELLE
CURRENT PRINTING
  (out-of-print)
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
DISNEY FROZEN: BREAKING BOUNDARIES Quick ViewJan 2019DISNEY FROZEN: BREAKING BOUNDARIES [2018-TPB]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD Quick ViewJun 2019DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD [2019-TPB]
  
UNAVAILABLE$9.34
      
DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN Quick ViewSep 2019DISNEY FROZEN: THE HERO WITHIN [2019-TPB]
  
UNAVAILABLE$9.34
      
DISNEY FROZEN ADVENTURES: FLURRIES OF FUN Quick ViewJul 2019DISNEY FROZEN ADVENTURES: FLURRIES OF FUN [2019-TPB]
  
UNAVAILABLE$9.34

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Frozen, if it's within your budget. Joe Books published a movie adaptation in their 'cinestory' graphic novel format in 2014. The first standard comic book appearance of Frozen was also from Joe Books in 2015. This was also a movie adaptation. We include both entries in the list below with qualifiers.

  • DISNEY FROZEN: THE CINESTORY [2014-SC]   (1st appearance of Frozen (in softcover graphic novel format))
  • FROZEN [2015]   (1st appearance of Frozen (in standard comic book format))

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. The 'origin' of a superhero/villain is typically the event or circumstances surrounding how they gained their powers and/or began fighting/committing crime. But, Frozen is a musical fantasy, not a superhero story. The original film was adapted in comics by Joe Books in 2014 and 2015 (see other sections of this guide for further details).

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Frozen comic books.

  • DISNEY FROZEN: THE CINESTORY [2014-SC]    (softcover movie adaptation)
  • FROZEN [2015]    (standard comic book movie adaptation)
  • FROZEN MAGAZINE [2015-MAG] #1-19   (typical magazine contents with articles, puzzles, games and limited comic material)
  • DISNEY FROZEN FUNBOOK [2015-SC]    
  • FROZEN MAGAZINE HOLIDAY SPECIAL [2015-MAG]    
  • DISNEY FROZEN [2016] #1-8   (1st short-lived ongoing series with original stories)
  • FROZEN COMICS COLLECTION [2017-TPB] #[1]-2   (collects stories from magazine and the ongoing series)
  • FROZEN 2017 ANNUAL [2017]    
  • DISNEY FROZEN: BREAKING BOUNDARIES [2018] #1-3   (1st Dark Horse mini-series)
  • DISNEY FROZEN: REUNION ROAD [2019] #1-3   (2nd Dark Horse mini-series)
  • DISNEY FROZEN: TRUE TREASURE [2019] #1-3   (lead-up to Frozen 2 animated film)

Media Source Material

Media source material cover for FROZEN

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Frozen, this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. However, with Frozen, movies and other media are not created from comic book source material. The original film was adapted in comics by Joe Books in 2014 and 2015 (see other sections of this guide for further details).

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Frozen, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags. The issues listed in this section are predominantly non-variants (i.e. main covers).

Key Issue cover 1 for FROZENKey Issue cover 2 for FROZENKey Issue cover 3 for FROZEN
  • DISNEY FROZEN: THE CINESTORY [2014-SC]    (1st appearance of Frozen (in softcover graphic novel format))
  • FROZEN [2015]    (1st appearance of Frozen (in standard comic book format))
  • DISNEY FROZEN [2016] #1   (1st issue of this series)