Official Press Release
Dark Horse Comics has announced that the popular Aliens, Predator, and AVP comics series are now available for digital download on IGN Entertainment's Direct2Drive (http://www.direct2drive.com). For $1.99, customers can now purchase digital copies of individual Aliens, Predator, and AVP comics that virtually mimic the first run of each issue by featuring the original cover art and trade dress. Fans of these comics can now enjoy classic stories by the likes of industry luminaries Mark Verheiden, Mike Mignola, Chris Claremont, and Andrew Vachss from the comfort of their own computers.
"In celebration of the December release of AVP: Requiem, we thought launching our maiden voyage into the paid online comics universe with the AVP line made perfect sense," says Nick McWhorter, Special Projects Manager for Dark Horse Comics' Custom Publishing program. "The experience that IGN brings to the table with digital distribution through Direct2Drive makes for the perfect match and we couldn't be more excited about our new endeavor."
"We are thrilled to offer Dark Horse Comics to our millions of Direct2Drive users," said Sutton Trout, Vice President of Digital Content for IGN Entertainment. "We continue to expand Direct2Drive's product offering to ensure that our users have access to the most comprehensive collection of comics, videogames, and entertainment content on the Web-and Dark Horse is a welcome addition."
In addition, DarkHorse.com has recently added an AVP Zone where fans can get the latest in news, interviews, and general musings on all things AVP: http://www.darkhorse.com/zones/avp/index.php
About Dark Horse Comics:
Since 1986, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. In addition to publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, and comics legend Will Eisner, their highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Aliens, Predator, Conan, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton's Tragic Toys. Trigun, and The Incredibles. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the third-largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is recognized as the world's leading publisher of licensed comics material.
Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store (http://www.direct2drive.com). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium video games, feature films, popular TV shows and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D's AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Namco, NCsoft, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, 2K Games, Ubisoft, and Vivendi Universal Games. In addition, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate, and Starz Media are making blockbuster movies, TV shows, comics, and top anime titles available to users directly via the D2D platform.