Get Started In TANGLED

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 Jun 2019

TANGLED is the 50th animated feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, released in Nov 2010 with a short film, TANGLED EVER AFTER, following in 2012 and an animated television series TANGLED: THE SERIES, following in 2017. Loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the main character's name, Rapunzel has magical long hair which can heal and extend life. Rapunzel escapes the tower in which she is unknowingly imprisoned by her 'Mother' Gothel and gets caught up in the hijinks of a thief, Flynn Rider, which ultimately reveal her true identity as the abducted princess from the nearby kingdom. The feature film received generally favorable praise but failed to outdo any of Disney's signature classics. Comic books based on Tangled consisted merely of a graphic novel adaptation until the TANGLED: THE SERIES animated television show timeframe, to which IDW issued a few original graphic novels and several mini-series. Joe Books published a couple of their cinestory graphic novels in the same timeframe as well.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the most current series to help you get started with Tangled 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 Tangled could be published by any of these publishers. Currently, IDW has a third short mini-series followed by a one-shot.

PublisherFrequencySeries 
IDWLimited (3)TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW [2019]
IDWOne-ShotTANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR IT IS [2019]

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 Tangled. 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 Tangled.

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
TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW #1
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Mar 2019TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 3 (mini-series beginning))UNAVAILABLE$3.39
TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW #2
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Apr 2019TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 3)UNAVAILABLE$3.39
TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW #3
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May 2019TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 3 (mini-series end))UNAVAILABLE$3.39
      
TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR IT IS
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Aug 2019TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR IT IS [2019]   (one-shot)UNAVAILABLE$4.24

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 Tangled comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Tangled. 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).

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
DISNEY TANGLED Quick ViewAug 2017DISNEY TANGLED [2017-DIG]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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TANGLED: THE SERIES--ADVENTURE IS CALLING Quick ViewOct 2017TANGLED: THE SERIES--ADVENTURE IS CALLING [2017-SC]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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DISNEY TANGLED: THE SERIES VOL 01: THE FRIENDSHIP MIX-UPQuick ViewFeb 2018DISNEY TANGLED: THE SERIES [2018-SC] VOL 01: THE FRIENDSHIP MIX-UP
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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DISNEY TANGLED: THE SERIES VOL 02: THE WRITE STORYQuick ViewJun 2018DISNEY TANGLED: THE SERIES [2018-SC] VOL 02: THE WRITE STORY
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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TANGLED: THE SERIES--LET DOWN YOUR HAIR Quick ViewAug 2018TANGLED: THE SERIES--LET DOWN YOUR HAIR [2018-SC]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURES Quick ViewJul 2019TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURES [2018-TPB]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW Quick ViewAug 2019TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW [2019-TPB]
  
UNAVAILABLE$8.49

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 Tangled, if it's within your budget. Tangled comics weren't published in standard comic book format for several years before IDW put out a few. All of the early Tangled material is softcover adaptations. The very first graphic novel was exclusive to the Disney Store, and--like anything distributed outside the comic book direct market--is hard to come by in comic book specialty shops.

  • TANGLED: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL [2010-SC]   (1st appearance of Tangled (in softcover format))
  • TANGLED [2018] #1  (1st appearance of Tangled (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, Tangled is a musical fantasy, not a superhero story. The original film was adapted in comics a couple times from 2010-2017 (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 Tangled comic books. Before 2017, Tangled comics were just adaptations of the feature movie and the television movie sequel. In 2017, comics based off the TANGLED: THE SERIES animated television show began.

  • TANGLED: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL [2010-SC]    (feature movie adaptation; graphic novel exclusive to the Disney Store in 2010)
  • DISNEY TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER CINESTORY COMIC [2017-DIG]    (adaptation of the television movie sequel TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER)
  • DISNEY TANGLED [2017-DIG]    (manga feature movie adaptation)
  • DISNEY TANGLED: THE STORY OF THE MOVIE IN COMICS [2017-SC]    (movie feature adaptation; reprint of material in TANGLED: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL [2010-SC])
  • DISNEY TANGLED: THE SERIES--TAKE ON THE WORLD CINESTORY COMIC [2017-SC]    
  • TANGLED: THE SERIES--ADVENTURE IS CALLING [2017-SC]    (1st IDW original softcover)
  • TANGLED [2018] #1-3   (1st IDW mini-series)
  • DISNEY TANGLED: THE SERIES [2018-SC] V1-2   (original softcover series from Jimmy Gownley)
  • TANGLED: THE SERIES--LET DOWN YOUR HAIR [2018-SC]    (2nd IDW original softcover)
  • TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR-RAISING ADVENTURES [2018] #1-3   (2nd IDW mini-series)
  • TANGLED: THE SERIES--HAIR AND NOW [2019] #1-3   (3rd IDW mini-series)

Media Source Material

Media source material cover for TANGLED

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Tangled, this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. However, with Tangled, movies and other media are not created from comic book source material. The original film was adapted in comics a couple times from 2010-2017 (see other sections of this guide for further details).

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Tangled, 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 TANGLEDKey Issue cover 2 for TANGLEDKey Issue cover 3 for TANGLED
  • TANGLED: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL [2010-SC]    (1st appearance of Tangled (in softcover format))
  • DISNEY TANGLED: THE STORY OF THE MOVIE IN COMICS [2017-SC]    (movie adaptation)
  • TANGLED [2018] #1   (1st appearance of Tangled (in standard comic book format))