The Lion King has had many comics throughout its lifespan, especially in the 1990s. Most of these comics are European-exclusive and don't have official English translations.
The comics are predominantly unrelated to one another, though some share artists and writers. They depict events prior to Mufasa's death in the original The Lion King (1994).
These comics provide examples of:
- Animal Religion: Lions believe in the Great Spirit. He is an elderly lion with white eyes.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Malka is the only cub with tufts of fur on his ears.
- Gender-Blender Name: Malka is a male cub whose name translates to "queen".
- Remember the New Guy?: There are plenty of oneshot characters, such as Tama and Malka, who appear in one comic without explanation and never appear again.