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Dark Horse has announced it will offer a first look at its somewhat-delayed digital comics app this weekend during the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo.
Announced in October at New York Comic Con, the planned January launch of the publisher’s digital comics program was put on hold because because of Apple’s stricter enforcement of a prohibition on in-app purchases outside the iTunes store (something Dark Horse CEO Mike Richardson confirmed earlier this month).
But now the beta version of the app is ready to be shown off at booth #601, with Dark Horse staff on hand for demonstrations, to answer questions and allow fans to take it for a test run.
Check out the official press release after the break.
Dark Horse to unveil digital-comics app at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Convention attendees can swing by booth #601 to experience the new frontier of Dark Horse Comics!
March 15, 2011, MILWAUKIE, OR—Dark Horse Comics welcomes all C2E2 attendees to stop by our booth for the first look at the beta version of our highly anticipated digital-comics app. Dark Horse staff will be on hand to demonstrate the app, provide an overview of the program, and answer questions. Fans will also be able to try out the app for themselves, enter to win prizes, and receive other promotional giveaways.
At the time of the announcement, Dark Horse president and publisher Mike Richardson said, “We are excited by the opportunities offered through this new channel of distribution.”
The Dark Horse comics app will launch with hundreds of downloadable comics. It will soon be available for all iOS platforms through the iTunes store. Comics can also be purchased and read on modern web browsers at Digital.DarkHorse.com. New features and platforms—including Android support—will follow shortly.