DARK HORSE DIGITAL Launching April 27 W/ New iOS App

DARK HORSE DIGITAL Launching April 27

Dark Horse Digital, an all-new publisher run digital initiative announced last year, will officially be open for business on April 27, 2011, the company announced via press release. The service will launch as an iOS app for iPhones, iPods, and iPads, but will also include a web-based interface. Purchases made in-app can be read via the web and vice-versa.

By visiting digital.darkhorse.com now, fans can unlock free titles for download at launch. Currently, the first issues of Joss Whedon's Fray, the story of a future slayer set in the "Buffy-verse," Criminal Macabre, and Abe Sapien: The Drowning are all unlocked, with Umbrella Academy and Mass Effect on the way with more sign-ups. That will also be the address for the actual digital store and web interface.

Originally announced with a $1.49 price point for all comics, limitations imposed by Apple, Inc. have prices instead sitting at $1.99. The publisher will also be offering digital collections, collected in the same groupings as their trade paperbacks, at discounted rates over the per-issue price.

The full list of titles available at launch (and it's a big one) including titles as recent as last week is below.

Abe Sapien: The Drowning

Amazing Screw On Head

Axe Cop

Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1

Baltimore: Plague Ships

Beasts of Burden

BPRD: Something Under the Bed

BPRD: Dark Waters

BPRD: Hell on Earth Gods

BPRD: Hollow Earth

BPRD: Night Train

BPRD: Plague of Frogs

BPRD: Soul of Venice

BPRD: The Dead

BPRD: V.5 The Flame

BPRD: V.6 The Universal Machine

BPRD: V.7: Garden of Souls

Classic Usagi Yojimbo #1

Classic Usagi Yojimbo #2

Conan

Conan Road of Kings

Conan the Barbarian V1: Coming of Conan

Conan the Barbarian V1: Devil-Wings

Conan the Barbarian V1: Keepers of Crypt

Conan the Barbarian V1: Lair Beast-Men

Conan the Barbarian V1: Lurker Within

Conan the Barbarian V1: Tower Elephant

Conan the Barbarian V1: Twilight

Conan the Barbarian V1: Zukala

Conan: Daughters of Midora

Conan: Demons of Khati

Creatures of the Night

Criminal Macabre

De:tales

Dr. Horrible

Dr. Solar

Dungeon Siege III

Emily vol. 1 Chairman of the Bored

Emily vol. 2 This Cover Got Lost

Empowered

Empowered One Shot Special

Empowered Vol. 4

The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch

Falling Skies

Fallout preview

Finder: Voice

Fray

Goon (Goon/Hellboy)

GOON VOL. 1: NOTHIN' BUT MISERY

Grendel: Behold the Devil

Guild

Guild Tink

Guild Vork

Hellboy "Heads": Pancakes, Nature/Beast, King V, Heads

Hellboy: Almost Colossus

Hellboy: Box Full of Evil

Hellboy: Christmas Underground

Hellboy: Corpse & Iron Shoes

Hellboy: Right Hand of Doom

Hellboy: Sleeping & Dead

Hellboy: Seed of Destruction

Hellboy: Conqueror Worm

Hellboy V6: The Island

Hellboy V6: Third Wish

Hellboy: Wolves of St. August

Hellboy: Wake the Devil

King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel

Kull: Hate Witch

Kull: The Shadow Kingdom

Let Me In

Little Lulu (V.19)

Living With the Dead

Lone Wolf & Cub v1

Lone Wolf & Cub v2

Lone Wolf & Cub v3

Lone Wolf & Cub v4

Magnus

Mass Effect: Redemption

Mass Effect: Evolution

Mighty Samson

Murder Mysteries

Pixu

Serenity: Better Days (Series 2)

Serenity: Float Out

Serenity: Shepherd's Tale

Serenity: Those Left Behind (Series 1)

Solomon Kane: DBR

Solomon Kane:Castle of  Devil

Sugarshock

Terminator: 1984

Terminator: 2029

Terminator: Death Valley

The Goon Vol. 6 Chinatown

Troublemaker 2

Troublemaker 1

Turok #1

Umbrella Academy (FCBD 14pp)

Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite

Umbrella Academy: Dallas

Uncle Silas

Usagi

Usagi 134

Usagi Yojimbo

Usagi Yokai

Witchfinder: Lost and Gone

Your Highness

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