Dark Horse Comics and ComiXology team-up for huge digital distribution deal!

Dark Horse app iconFor years Dark Horse Comics were the largest major comics publisher not to have teamed up with digital comics giant, comiXology/ But after today that is all set to change as Dark Horse Comics and ComiXology have announced a huge digital distribution agreement for their roster of more than 800 titles including HellboySin CityBuffy the Vampire SlayerAvatar: The Last AirbenderThe Goon, & more!

Dark Horse and ComiXologyIt was surely only a matter of time before this deal was done and now digital comics fans can enjoy all Dark Horse Comics collections, graphic novels, and manga on comiXology the same day the print versions arrive in bookstores.

“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!”

More than 800 titles launch today on comiXology from Dark Horse, including the following fan-favorites:

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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

Pipedream Comics Editor Alex Thomas had this to say on the anouncement… “This is a huge step for Dark Horse and a major coup for comiXology as it has sealed a deal with one of the last remaining independent digital comic companies. With the Star Wars licence gone, it was only a matter of time before Dark Horse buddied up to the digital comics giant, and as always the real winners here are the fans!” He went on to speculate “It will be interesting to see what this means for Dark Horse’s other digital distribution partner Madefire, will it signal an end to Dark Horse motion books and Dark Horse’s own digital distribution platform?”

ComiXology have also announced a new version of their Comics app which can find out about here.