Dark Horse single issue comics arrive on Comixology

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Dark HorseA while ago, Dark Horse finally appeared on Comixology, the dominant digital comics store, after having been a long-time holdout. However, these were only the company’s trade paperbacks, not the single issues.

That’s no longer the case. Today, Comixology announced on its Tumblr page that Dark Horse is now selling single issues on the service, as well. Popular titles like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Hellboy,” and others will be available the same day as their paper counterparts. The titles will also be available on Comixology’s corporate cousin, the Kindle Store.

The one downside is that, like the trade paperbacks previously available, Dark Horse’s books still aren’t free of digital rights management (DRM). So while all of the major American comics sellers are now on Comixology, the companies that use DRM still remain the same: Dark Horse; DC; Marvel; Boom! Studios; Avatar Press; Zenescope; Viz (other than yaoi subsidiary Sublime); and part of Archaia’s line. Given there’s only a few non-Big Two holdouts left, hopefully these companies will change their minds.

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