Academy Comics was an independent comic book publisher based in Indiana and founded by Mark Paniccia. It was originally founded as Pyramid Publishing in 1986, and transitioned to New Century Comics by 1990, which served primarily as a vehicle to publish Paniccia's own sword and sorcery comics. It later transitioned to the name Acid Rain Studios in order to publish a series of vampire and gothic comic books. The name was changed to Academy after it acquired the Robotech license in 1994. Its last title was Noble A.R.M.O.U.R. Halberder by Jason Waltrip and John Waltrip after Harmony Gold ended the license in 1996 due to a sharp drop in quality.