Another platform for Dark Horse titles – The Barnes & Noble Nook. No word on the Android yet though!
MILWAUKIE, Ore., Mar 05, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Just under a year after the launch of Dark Horse’s digital initiative, it is announced today that the company has expanded the number of platforms on which comics fans can access their favorite Dark Horse titles! After an incredibly successful first year of Dark Horse’s proprietary iOS app and digital storefront, Dark Horse is proud to partner with Barnes & Noble, Inc, the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to make a library of titles available on Barnes & Noble’s award-winning NOOK Tablet(TM) and NOOK Color(TM).
Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase in the NOOK Comics(TM) 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!
“Making our content available on new platforms outside of the Apple iOS is an incredibly exciting proposition,” said Matt Parkinson, Dark Horse Senior Director of Marketing. “As we move into new areas and new devices, we look forward to the opportunity to find new readers. I can’t think of a better partner than Barnes & Noble the leading retailer of digital content and media and the folks behind the number one chain of bookstores in the country.”
“Barnes & Noble is committed to offering customers a broad array of digital comics and graphic novels. We’re excited to bring NOOK customers Dark Horse’s fan favorite digital collection of graphic novels,” said Theresa Horner, Vice President of Digital Content for Barnes & Noble. “The high resolution of our VividView(TM) color touchscreen makes the action virtually jump off the page, and takes these graphic novels to a whole new level of entertainment.”
Starting today, the world’s Dark Horse graphic novels arrive on NOOK! Experience NOOK at any Barnes & Noble bookstore or at www.nook.com . Look for more and more titles to be added every month!
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About Dark Horse Comics
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Gerard Way, Will Eisner, and best-selling prose author Janet Evanovich, Dark Horse has developed such successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and the Occultist. Additionally, its highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan the Barbarian, Mass Effect, Serenity, and Domo. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic-book publisher in the United States and is recognized as both an innovator in the cause of creator rights and the comics industry’s leading publisher of licensed material.
SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.
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