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By Jason Snell

ComiXology adds its last major publisher, Dark Horse

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.


There’s some big news for digital comics fans today. Dark Horse Comics, ComiXology, and Amazon have announced that all of Dark Horse’s single-issue digital comics will be available on the ComiXology and Amazon stores on the same day as print, starting now. This marks the last major comics publisher to hold out from selling issues on ComiXology, the leading digital comics app (that’s now owned by Amazon).

There were signs that this rapprochement might happen; back in June ComiXology began offering digital collections of Dark Horse Comics, including “Wasteland” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season Ten.” Now the single issues join the collection, meaning that if you’re a ComiXology user and a fan of an ongoing Dark Horse series, you don’t have to buy it and read it in a separate app.

According to ComiXology, more than 2,000 single issues from Dark Horse are launching today.

In other news related to New York Comic-Con, on Tuesday Comixology announced that they’ve re-upped their deal with independent publisher Oni Press, and extended that deal to Amazon’s comic store as well. Considering that ComiXology CEO David Steinberger is also the head of Amazon’s digital comic efforts, I’d expect to see a lot more crossover between the two stores in the near future.

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