Dark Horse Comics is turning pages for the Children’s Cancer Association with its digital comics. The entire Dark Horse Digital collection, which features over three thousand comics, will be made available for CCA’s program.
The Children’s Cancer Association partners with six Portland-area health care providers, including Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and others, to offer programs and services free of charge to seriously ill children, teens, and their families. CCA’s programs and resources can now also be found in thirty-three pediatric hospitals across the nation.
Dark Horse Comics is also donating four Apple iPads to the charity for CCA’s use. These iPads will be loaded with Dark Horse content and will feature an age gate for kids twelve and under.
Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Through cloud-based technology, comics can be read and enjoyed on a laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and the Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on Google Play and iTunes.
With today’s announcement that Dark Horse graphic novels are available on the iBookstore (iTunes.com/DarkHorseComics), Dark Horse is now one of the most widely distributed comics publishers digitally.
Dark Horse digital graphic novels are now available for purchase on the iBookstore, featuring over two hundred top titles, including Mass Effect, Hellboy, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Sin City, and more. Plus, iBooks users can put Star Wars comics on their bookshelf next to all of their favorite Star Wars novels. Through Apple’s iOS devices, readers are guaranteed a comics-reading experience unlike any other.
“I’m thrilled that Dark Horse graphic novels are going to be available on the iBookstore,” said Dark Horse’s director of digital publishing, Mark Bernardi. “Our comics look beautiful on the iPad and iPhone. Look for more and more titles to be added every month.”
It’s Wednesday and time to crank open that wallet, Marvel has new releases to their mobile app including Avengers vs X-Men and a ton of older titles for purchase on your iOS or Android phone / tablet. The full list is below and available right now, get in on it and catch some of the latest comics from the company this week before gossip hits and you’re running for cover to avoid the awesome news about some of these titles.
If you don’t have the Marvel Comics App, you can find it in the App Store from iTunes and the Google Play Store
Digital Comics On-Sale This Week:
AGE OF APOCALYPSE (2012) #2
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) #683
AVENGERS ACADEMY (2010) #28
AVENGERS (2010) #7
AVENGERS (2010) #8
AVENGERS (2010) #9
AVENGERS (2010) #10
AVENGERS (2010) #11
AVENGERS (2010) #12
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN (2012) #1
AVENGERS VS. X-MEN INFINITE (2012) #1
BLACK PANTHER (2005) #19
BLACK PANTHER (2005) #20
BLACK PANTHER (2005) #21
BLACK PANTHER (2005) #22
BLACK PANTHER (2005) #23
BLACK PANTHER (2005) #24
BLACK PANTHER (2005) #25
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE (2010) #5
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE (2010) #6
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE (2010) #7
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE (2010) #8
DAKEN: DARK WOLVERINE (2010) #9
DAREDEVIL (2011) #10.1
FEAR ITSELF: THE FEARLESS (2011) #12
HULK (2008) #50
MARCH MARVEL PREVIEWS (2012) #1
NEW MUTANTS (2009) #40
THUNDERBOLTS (2006) #172
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 (2010) #1
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 (2010) #2
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 (2010) #3
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 (2010) #4
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 (2010) #5
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS 2 (2010) #6
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #9
VENOM (2011) #15
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN (2011) #8
WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN: ALPHA AND OMEGA (2012) #4
X-23 (2010) #7
X-23 (2010) #8
X-23 (2010) #9
X-CLUB (2011) #5
Digital Collections On-Sale This Week:
AVENGERS ACADEMY VOL. 1: PERMANENT RECORD
DEADPOOL/AMAZING SPIDER-MAN/INCREDIBLE HULK: IDENTITY WARS
JOHN CARTER: PRINCESS OF MARS
JOHN CARTER: WORLD OF MARS
MIGHTY AVENGERS VOL. 2: VENOM BOMB
NEW AVENGERS VOL. 7: THE TRUST
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Link: Marvel News
Viz Media has a big announcement for Inuyasha fans, the company has launched three of movies on iTunes download-to-own (DTO) for $4.99 each through August 3rd. The first episode of Inuyasha is also now available for free on iTunes for those who have been on the fence about following the anime. For those already collecting the series or looking to transition to digital format, Viz has also released the remaining 166 episodes into the DTO queue for $0.99 each.
For those hoping to score a longer dose of Inuyasha for free, Hulu and Viz have partnered to bring the movie Affections Touching Across Time to web viewers for free until August 11th.
While collecting a series as large as Inuyasha has always been a pain on the wallet, it seems that today things change just a bit with the release of the entire series on iTunes. Hopefully other stores like Amazon and even the Zune marketplace will be able to secure something as well to give some freedom to the consumers.