Comics fans have really taken to ComiXology over the past couple of years, but they have been extremely contentious with one comics publisher who has refused to take their wares over to the digital comics storefront: Dark Horse. Now the company has ceremoniously decided to take their acclaimed licenses and series over to the digital platform. The publisher broke the news in a press release sent this morning which CBR wrote up. UNFORTUNATELY, Dark Horse single issues are only accessible via their main application — Dark Horse Digital. This means that the Dark Horse trades and graphic novel collections will be available from ComiXology — a good solution for trade readers — but bad for the digital Wednesday warriors.
ComiXology even went through the trouble of delivering a countdown clock with a Mike Mignola styled teaser image hinting at the announcement of Dark Horse comics available. Expect Buffy, Mass Effect, Fear Agent, Hellboy and more on the digital store as well as a beautiful assortment of sales of the various titles in the Dark Horse Debut celebration.
“We are very excited to announce that we have reached an agreement which brings the Dark Horse catalog found in the Kindle Store to the comiXology platform,” said Dark Horse Publisher and President Mike Richardson in the press release. “For the first time, hundreds of Dark Horse graphic novels will be available to comiXology’s devoted readers. The technology is stellar and we are pleased that our books will be showcased flawlessly.”
So…that’s upwards of 800 comics, start reading now!