Firefly returns to comics, Dark horse teases use a with #WheresSerenity comic and products

serenlw_animatedJoss Whedon’s beloved Firefly series and Serenity film’s lifespan may have been short-lived, but managed to produce one of the most dedicated fanbases in the history of modern science fiction. Dark Horse is proud to be able to keep Mal and his crew flying with new comics and products. Look for the hashtag #WheresSerenity over the next few months on our TwitterFacebook and Instagram pages for exclusive news on the future of the franchise at Dark Horse!

 

Dark Horse Digital gives away One Million Free Comics For its Second Anniversary!

 

 

 

 

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Now that the dust has settled on Dark Horse Digital’s incredibly successful two-year-anniversary promotion, the company is pleased to announce that it gave away a million free digital comics!

As part of the celebration of the second year of the company’s digital initiative and proprietary storefront, fifty free single-issue comics were made available for only forty-eight hours. In that time, thousands of fans took advantage of the offer and downloaded their favorite Dark Horse titles, to the tune of a million copies!

“The success of our digital promotion illustrates the growing reach of digital comics, which we believe are an important element in the recent resurgence of physical comic book and graphic novel sales,” said Dark Horse’s president and founder, Mike Richardson.

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011, and has received incredible support from the continuously growing digital-comics fan base.

Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership by featuring its most popular and best-selling titles, including Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity,Hellboy, Avatar, and Mass Effect, as well as exclusive digital-first series, such as Falling Skies, Prototype 2, and Dragon Age. Dark Horse Digital also provides sales and discounts for its reader base on a weekly basis. It currently offers thousands of comics and continues to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage through both the Google Play and iOS apps.

DARK HORSE DIGITAL HITS TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY To celebrate, Dark Horse proudly welcomes Dynamite Entertainment comics to its digital store!

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Dark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark, turning two years old this coming weekend. To thank its loyal fans, Dark Horse announces two special anniversary promotions, as well as huge news that will change the digital-comics publishing landscape forever.

Dynamite Entertainment has inked a deal to include its comics digitally through the Dark Horse Digital store and apps. Thirty single issues and more than twenty collections are available for purchase today! New titles will be added weekly, with all upcoming Dynamite releases available digitally the same day as print.

“We’ve been looking for ways to expand our digital presence, and this is our first step to building an even more robust library of digital comics,” said Dark Horse President Mike Richardson.

“We’re proud to add Dark Horse Digital to our retail partners selling our digital titles to their audience. Our wide range of titles, from Vampirella to Battlestar Galactica, Grimm, The Shadow, Red Sonja, and many of our other Dynamite titles, are a perfect fit for the large audience who purchase Dark Horse titles. We’re thrilled to work with Mike and his team at Dark Horse Digital on this new endeavor and excited about new opportunities to come,” added Nick Barrucci, Dynamite Entertainment’s CEO and publisher.

As a sign of appreciation for its loyal digital subscribers, Dark Horse Digital announces that fifty free first issues from many of its best-selling series will be available for the next forty-eight hours (promotion ends Friday, April 26, at 9 a.m. PST).

Starting Friday morning and throughout the weekend, Dark Horse Digital is offering 10 percent off all bundles in the web store! And confirmed newsletter subscribers will receive an additional coupon! The newsletter coupon stacks with the bundle discount, offering even greater savings.

The sale starts this Friday, April 26, and ends Sunday, April 28, at midnight PST—so head over to Dark Horse Digital and sign up for the Digital Newsletter to maximize the discount.

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011, and has received incredible support from the continuously growing digital-comics fan base.

Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership by featuring its most popular and best-selling titles, including Star Wars, Buffy, Serenity, Hellboy, Conan, and Mass Effect, as well as exclusive digital-only comics such as Falling Skies, Prototype 2, and Dragon Age. Dark Horse Digital also provides sales and discounts for its readers on a weekly basis. It currently offers thousands of comics and continues to increase the digital availability of the Dark Horse back catalog.

Dark Horse Digital is available through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage through both the Google Play and iOS apps.

For additional information, check out the exclusive interview with Dark Horse President Mike Richardson and Dynamite Entertainment’s CEO Nick Barrucci on Comic Book Resources!

Firefly panel lands at Comic-Con 2012! (SDCC)

Browncoats get ready, this years Comic-Con is bringing our favorite space cowboys together for a panel commemorating the 10 year (!) anniversary of the beloved Firefly. The panel will take place Friday, July 13th at 12:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20. The panel will include Joss Whedon and Tim Minear as well as Nathan Fillion (the one and only Malcolm Reynolds), Alan Tudyk (Wash), Adam Baldwin (Jayne Cobb), and Sean Maher (Simon) among others. Not only does this panel serve as a kind of mini-reunion but never before seen footage will be shown at the panel! The Science Channel is putting together this panel because they begin airing episodes last year and if you are lucky enough to actually attend then you will also have the chance to get a collectible bag featuring Firefly. This panel is going to be ridiculous and a definite highlight of the entire Con. I suggest lining up super early to ensure entrance to the panel.

Date: Friday July 13th, 2012
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom 20

Missed Free Comic Book Day? Dark Horse has some digital goodies for you!

Free Comic Book Day was this weekend, not everyone is lucky to have a local shop or a day off for the event though. For those that didn’t make it into the celebration we have some goodies from Dark Horse for everyone to share in. Buffy/Guild and Star Wars/Serenity are free for a limited time to catch and enjoy in your collection. Keep in mind after May passes the downloads will no longer be available to your account. If you’re on the fence about these freebies we did give short reviews on the issues. Buffy/The Guild | Star Wars/Serenity

 

Click a comic above to be taken to the Dark Horse Digital site for a free read of either comic

Review – Serenity / Star Wars Free Comic Book Day Edition

Tomorrow (Saturday, May 5th, 2012) is Free Comic Book Day and Dark Horse is pulling out all the stops. For the rock bottom price of free you can get this awesome Star Wars and Serenity comic. Both of which are written by the amazing Zack Whedon. Two epic space stories in one comic, could it get any better?

Serenity

Script: Zack Whedon
Pencils and Inks: Fábio Moon
Colors: Cris Peter
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover: Daniel Dos Santos
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon
Published By: Dark Horse

Captain Tightpants is in a predicament. They seem to follow him wherever he goes. This one however is not his fault. Even though this issue is short, it manages to embody everything we love about Firefly/Serenity. A bad guy wants Serenity, Mal states that under no circumstances will this happen, but unfortunately for Mal the bad guy has other plans. Enter River, some serious ass kicking and you’ve got yourself a winner. This is a must have for fans and with it being free there is no goram reason to not get it!

We also have a story of Han and Chewbacca on a one-off trip in the galaxy.

Star Wars: The Art of The Bad Deal

Script: Zack Whedon
Pencils: Davide Fabbri
Inks: Christian Dalla Vecchia
Colors: Ronda Pattison
Letters: Michael David Thomas
Cover Art: Adam Hughes
Published By: Dark Horse

The legendary duo pair up for fans in this special freebie. It’s a short sweet bit of what Han is always about, the score and knowing how and when to play a bluff. In his latest deal he proves that sketchy jobs are just part of the fun in space and no one messes with his ship. It’s a fun issue but you do get the feeling that spending so many years in space in this environment might cause some hard friction between people. We see a bit of that shine through in how Chewie and Han engage through the pages and see it’s almost like an old couple bickering over each dispute that pops up.

As a freebie it’s a great treat that can apply to all ages, Chewie fans will no doubt enjoy how much panel time he gets throughout the story and the action scenes that pair with him. Grab it while you can tomorrow even if you’re only a mild fan of these books.

Bamfas deal of the week! 3/27/12

This week is a special deal. Normally we showcase a few jawsome offerings, but today, we only want one thing. In honor of our dear Captain Tight Pants himself, Nathan Fillion and his birthday, we have a single recommendation. It’s affordable and exclusive, two things that are not usually synonymous for collectors. I’m a deal on the wind!

 

 

Lego serenity!!!

As custom as it is amazing, this 78 piece lego set comes with detailed full color instructions. So if you don’t have your own Kaylee, you can still put it back together if you lose a primary buffer panel.  As of this posting, there are only a handful left. If you need one like we do, act very fast.

Deal details: $34.99 on [Ebay.com]