For the past few weeks we have been closely following the development and launch of Dark Horse Comics’ official digital app, which is the companies’ first foray into the digital field. Well, as of yesterday the app went live for mobile and internet users, and the results were a little more than the publisher counted on as it crashed the sites’ server upon launch! Inside you can get all the details from the official press release on the launch of the application as well as some more titles added to the download catalog. Read on for the skinny…
“APRIL 27, MILWAUKIE, OR—Earlier today, Dark Horse’s iOS app and digital store went online and opened for business! Even after extensive load testing, demand for Dark Horse digital comics was still too high for our servers! Thousands of fans rushed to download our digital comics, resulting in intermittent service outages.
The Dark Horse Comics iOS digital app is now available for free download in the iTunes store and comes loaded with the first full issue of Hellboy: Seed of Destruction. While we are still working on a native Android app, any device with a modern web browser can be used to read Dark Horse comics at Digital.DarkHorse.com.
Thanks to fans who signed up for our Dark Horse Digital newsletter, full first issues of Criminal Macabre, Abe Sapien: The Drowning, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, Mass Effect: Redemption, and Joss Whedon’s Fray are available in the digital store for free.
Other free comics available today include:
Beasts of Burden #1
Conan #0: Conan the Legend
Doctor Solar, Man of the Atom/Magnus, Robot Fighter (FCBD 2010)
Dungeon Siege III #1
Falling Skies #1, #2, and #3
Grendel: Behold the Devil #1
Kull: The Shadow Kingdom #1
Solomon Kane #1
Solomon Kane: Death’s Black Riders #1
The Terminator: Death Valley #0 and #1
The Terminator: 2029 #1
The Umbrella Academy #0
Thank you for your patience and support of Dark Horse Digital!”