The Lion King #1 (July 1994) by Marvel Comics
Set in Africa, it tells the story of a lion cub named Simba, who will become king of the jungle. When Simba's father, Mufasa, tells Simba of his destiny, he is ecstatic. He can hardly wait to grow up, imagining his kingdom as a lively, carefree place, where he can tell everyone what to do. Unfortunately, the jungle is not as safe as it seems. Scar, Simba's uncle, wants to be king and plots to kill Mufasa and Simba. While exploring the universal themes of love and responsibility, The Lion King charts Simba's development from the naive child to a brave warrior and father with humor and honesty. The story introduces myriad colorful characters including the good-hearted, slow-witted warthog named Pumbaa, the wiry meerkat named Timon, and Nala, the childhood friend who grows up to become Simba's wife. Written by Bobbi JG Weiss. Art by Sparky Moore. Cover by Amanda Conner and Jeff Albrecht. This is a direct edition of the Lion King. It features the entire story.