After years of releasing their digital comics via through their own app, Dark Horse has finally announced that all their comics will be available on Comixology, as well as four other platforms, including Kindle, Google Play, iBooks, and the Nook.
It’s an expansive expansion and marks a very smart move for Dark Horse: there is really no upside to limiting digital distribution these days, and the multi=platform war was won long ago. All releases will be released simultaneously in print and digital. In June Dark Horse made its graphic novel line-up available via Comxiology and according to publisher Mike Richardson, “the sales have been incredible.”
“We’re very pleased to offer our line of single-issue comics digitally to fans across the world,” Richardson continued. “Dark Horse Digital has been at the forefront of the digital-comics movement through our own app-development team as well as our digital storefront, but now our growing relationship with our digital-publishing partners expands the choices for our readers to choose the platform and format they like best.” Mark Bernardi, Dark Horse director of digital publishing said “We think this expanded distribution will be a boon to Dark Horse fans as well as the creators and licensors we partner with to create the amazing comics we publish each week.” Comixology CEo David Steinberger said this was “huge” adding “Our fans were thrilled when we added Dark Horse Comics on comiXology earlier this year.”
More than 2,000 single issues are available now on comiXology and Amazon’s Kindle Store from Dark Horse Comics, including Fight Club 2, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Tomb Raider, The Witcher, Plants vs. Zombies, Halo, The Goon, Archie vs. Predator, Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and B.P.R.D. and more!
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