Living up to their elusive moniker Dark Horse Comics, the publisher of Hellboy and Sin City, have previously only made their digital titles available from the Dark Horse Digital Comics app and online store. However today that has changed, with the announcement that Dark Horse digital comics and graphic novels will be included in the Sequential iPad app, with the first batch of titles including Hellboy and The Fifth Beatle now available.
With a first batch of specially-selected Dark Horse digital comics available now this is great news for discerning digital comics fans. The first selection of Dark Horse digital comics include books from industry heavyweights like Will Eisner’s Fagin the Jew, Bryan Talbot’s Grandville Noël, Gilbert Hernandez’s Speak of the Devil, as well as critical favourites like Vivek J, Tiwary’s The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story and Canales & Guarnido’s Blacksad. Plus of course there’s the Dark Horse staple of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and many more titles to follow!
These great titles will be on sale next to works from some of the world’s best publishers of graphic novels on the Sequential storefront, including Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Knockabout, SelfMadeHero, NBM, Secret Acres, Myriad Editions and Blank Slate Books. As well as a number of small press publishers and creator-owned works and exclusive work by top names such as Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman.
“Dark Horse is a perfect fit for the Sequential platform.” said Pipedream Comics editor Alex Thomas. “With their emphasis on high quality digital comics, rather than the latest flavour of the month superhero offering, Sequential are offering a unique collection of amazing titles that are hard to better!“
Mark Bernardi, Dark Horse’s Director of Digital Publishing, said, “We are very excited to be working with Sequential. The app is terrific and their commitment to presenting the best in graphic storytelling mirrors our own. Given their editorial focus and large user base outside the US, this new relationship will help us reach thousands of comics readers who may not already be familiar with Dark Horse, or might know us only for our many successful titles based on licensed entertainment properties.”
Russell Willis, the founder of Sequential, said, “From its inception Dark Horse has worked with creator-focused material, free from the constraints of traditional genres – and its commitment to quality has led to a mass of award-winning work that confirms the strength of the comics medium. Needless to say, we’re absolutely delighted to be working with Dark Horse, and partnering with them for SEQUENTIAL helps further establish it as the go-to app for graphic novel readers.”