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Dark Horse Comics hits digital comics service comiXology

Dark Horse has officially crashed the comiXologty party, joining the largest and most widely used comic book e-reading engine.

Via a freshly inked deal, Dark Horse Comics is now a member of the comiXology family.

“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,” remarked President and Publisher of Dark Horse Comics Mike Richardson.  “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!”

The publisher is hitting the service with gusto too, as they’ll be adding everything that the put out in print day and date with the physical copies. And if that’s not enough for you, their full catalog of back-titles will be making the transition too. Another little footnote that’s kind of cool is that, since comiXology is a part of Amazon, you’ll also get access to your Dark Horse Comics via the Kindle Store.

Here’s what you’ll find on there and the comiXology network as of today, all of which amounts to over 800 comics:

  • 300
  • Astro Boy
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Blacksad
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Fear Agent
  • Frank Miller’s Sin City
  • Hellboy
  • Serenity
  • Usagi Yojimbo
  • The Strain
  • Grendel
  • Umbrella Academy
  • Halo
  • Lone Wolf and Cub

There’s no word on what’s happening with Dark Horse’s own app/digital store, which has been around for a while now and allows purchases directly from the service. I imagine that it’ll still be around though, since there’s nothing in the pr statement about it one way or the other.

For some time, other publishers have maintained a pair of apps though, with one strictly for themselves and the main comiXology edition, so that would’t be too odd if it was the case.

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