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Dark Horse comics finally to be offered on Comixology

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Welp, the last hold-out has just joined the giant team. Dark Horse had long been missing from Comixology and other standlaone apps as they preferred to develop their own platform — an admirable resolve for a company that is the result of one man’s do it yourself spirit….but not really that practical in a world where instant access is the most valuable commodity.

But now, Comixology will be offering the full digital catalog of Dark Horse collections, graphic novels, and manga, all offered on the day of their release to bookstores—so still no periodicals.

I think this is a very positive move for Dark Horse. There had been many fears in the early days of digital that it would hurt physical sales but obviously the opposite has proven to be true. Comixology, like its parent, Amazon, has some drawbacks, but if there’s one common truth these days it’s being on as many platforms as possible helps awareness and sales.

“We are very excited to announce that we have reached an agreement which brings the Dark Horse catalogue found in the Kindle Store to the comiXology platform,” said President and Publisher of Dark Horse Comics Mike Richardson in a statement.  “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.”

“I’ve been a fan of Dark Horse since I was a kid – and have continued to be so throughout their rich history – so this is an important addition to comiXology not only for me personally, but for our customers,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “ComiXology fans have requested Dark Horse from day one and now they’ll get their wish by being able to read titles like Hellboy, Sin City, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Goon right now on comiXology, in terrific HD and in Guided View!”

More than 800 titles are launchign launch today including:
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Astro Boy
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Blacksad
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Fear Agent
Frank Miller’s Sin City
Hellboy
MIND MGMT
Serenity
Usagi Yojimbo
The Strain
Grendel
Umbrella Academy
Halo
Lone Wolf and Cub.

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  1. I wonder what this means for books we’ve bought on the Dark Horse site. I would love to have access to the Dark Horse books I’ve already purchased through Comixology.

  2. I wonder what this means for books we’ve bought on the Dark Horse site. I would love to have access to the Dark Horse books I’ve already purchased through Comixology.

  3. I share Erik’s curiosity. And if so, do “bundles” count as “collections”? Does there have to be a direct print equivalent for it to count? What if there is a print collection but Dark Horse doesn’t offer the collection digitally?

    Whither my Dragon Age comics? is what I’m asking.

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