MARCH 5, MILWAUKIE, OR. – Only if you are both a serious geek and a comic book fan does this headline make any sense whatsoever! But part of the Grand Evolution being undertaking by the comics industry as a whole – everything is moving to digital distribution to at least some degree.
Stripping out the sales lather, comics publisher Dark Horse started putting its stuff out digitally just a year ago, starting with the Apple app store. Now they’re expanding out into the NOOK market operated by Barnes & Noble, Inc. to make their products available on the NOOK Tablet and the NOOK Color devices. Now you can guy Dark Horse digital graphic novels in the NOOK Comics™ store, featuring over 100 of the company’s top titles, like Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City, and more. They’ve also set up a partnership with Kobo.com to make their books available for the Kobo Vox eReader. No word yet on whether they’re pushing out into the Android market too – but we suspect that’s just a matter of time.
Here’s something really useful that came in with the press release from Dark Horse – a phone number you can use to find the nearest comic book store! We had no idea there was one, but here it is: 1-888-comicbook. You can also visit this web site to find a comic book store near you: ComicShopLocator.com.
About Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics has been bringing the world its own unique comic books and publishing style since 1986. Now an industry giant, they attract top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, the late Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. They make other products besides comics as well, including (and we hadn’t known this) “Domo” – you know, the little brown squarish spud guy with the open mouth full of saw teeth. Originally a Japanese character. The word “domo” in Japanese is one of those general purpose words that doesn’t translate directly into anything in English. It roughly comes out as “hey”, “hi”, “please/thankyou”, or the ever popular “duuuuude”.
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