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Under Pressure: Dept. H #1 Delivers Tension and Mystery

DeptHCoverI love underwater stories.  I’ve been fascinated by SCUBA diving ever since I was a kid, finally realizing my dream twenty years ago (aside: I just realized it was twenty years ago holy crap I’m old).  Even before I was a diver, I loved reading and watching stories about the world below.  I’m of the opinion that even a horrible movie can be partially redeemable if there’s diving or underwater sequences.  Case in point: I will unironically watch Jaws 3.  And that’s a bad movie.

So when Dark Horse announced Dept. H, on sale tomorrow, by Matt and Sharlene Kindt, I knew I’d be reading it.  An underwater thriller?  Written by a great writer?  I’d read it even if it was by some horrid writer, but with Matt at the helm, consider it a Done Deal.  Matt provides the words and the art, and his wife Sharlene provides colors.  Together, the two of the spin a taut mystery miles below the surface of the ocean, and it’s a story that grips you from the start.

Mia is an investigator, hired to uncover the truth about an incident that happened in her father’s underwater research station, Dept. H.  The official story is an accident killed one of the scientists, but Mia suspects the truth — it was murder.  No one has left the station since the killing occurred, meaning when she travels six miles down, she’ll be there with the one who did the deed.

Pressure abounds both via the expanse of water over her head and by the people she’s meant to question in her investigation.  She needs to find out who has sabotaged the research, and she needs to find out without the killer getting her as well.

The art is quite moody for such a tale, and you are immediately submerged with Mia.  Matt and Sharlene present an array of suspects, and I’m sure there will be red herrings as this story progresses, but for now, any one is a suspect, including one of Mia’s old friends and even her brother.

Dept. H is looking like it will be a winner for fans of intrigue, suspense, mystery, and thrillers.  As an underwater junkie, I was here for the environment and will stay for the story.  Matt and Sharlene have a tale that should not be missed.

Dept. H, from Dark Horse comics, is on sale starting Wednesday at your local comic shop or online in print or digital.

Dark Horse Celebrates Four-Year Digital Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Dark Horse Digital reaches a new landmark when the digital store celebrates its fourth anniversary starting this Thursday. As a thank-you to fans, Dark Horse announces four special promotions!

Have a free comic on Dark Horse! Beginning Thursday, April 23, Dark Horse will issue a two-dollar credit to all confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers with a registered Dark Horse Digital account! This credit can be used toward downloading a free digital comic or toward the purchase of any bundle or graphic novel.

The very same day, Dark Horse Digital will also be offering 50 percent off all purchases made in the app or through the web store, including thousands of comics, graphic novels, manga, and more! And it doesn’t stop there! Confirmed Dark Horse Digital newsletter subscribers will receive an exclusive coupon for an additional 10 percent off purchases. The newsletter coupon stacks with the web store discount, offering an even greater savings on your entire transaction.

And if that’s not all, Dark Horse will be giving four lucky winners an iPad mini loaded with Dark Horse digital comics! Dark Horse will randomly pick one winner per day over the course of the weekend. The winners will be given the digital collection of their choosing the following week.

To enter to win, all you need to do is download a comic to your collection! And with over fifty free comics to choose from, there is no purchase necessary to be entered to win!

The fourth-anniversary sale starts Thursday, April 23, and ends Sunday, April 26, at midnight PST—so head over to Digital.DarkHorse.com today and sign up for a Dark Horse Digital account and for the Digital Newsletter to maximize your savings!

Dark Horse Comics launched its standalone comic-reader app and digital store on April 27, 2011, and has received incredible accolades from the continuously growing worldwide digital-comics fan base. Since then, Dark Horse Digital has grown significantly in numbers and readership while featuring its most popular and best-selling titles, including Plants vs. Zombies, Halo, Tomb Raider, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Conan, and Mass Effect. Dark Horse Digital regularly hosts weekly sales, discounts, and other special promotions for its reader base. 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, features in-app purchasing and cloud storage through both the Google Play and  iOS apps, and provides a first-class digital-comics-reading experience. Download the free app today!

iPad Sweepstakes Fine Print
No purchase necessary. One entry per person per Dark Horse Digital account per day. Any digital comic entitlement added to a Dark Horse Digital account during April 23, 2015, to April 26, 2015, will constitute an entry to win. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of entry date. Entries only accepted if submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST), April 26, 2015. Four winners will be selected randomly (as determined at Dark Horse’s sole discretion) from all applicable entries and will be notified by April 30, 2015. Entry constitutes agreement by winners to be publicized and permission to use each winner’s name for the purposes of promotion of the Sweepstakes without further compensation. Sweepstakes void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent on number of entrants.

About Dark Horse Digital
Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get all the issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed online on your computer or, mobile browser, and through the Dark Horse Bookshelf apps, available on iTunes App Store and Google Play.

To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

Dark Horse Digital Announces “May the 4th Be With You” Sale

SWSTARTERFree starter bundles for new readers, plus a galaxy of Star Wars comics for $30 or $100: reader’s choice!

MAY 2, MILWAUKIE, OR—Hot on the heels of its most successful anniversary sale to date, Dark Horse Digital announces a very special limited offer for Star Wars Day!

Starting today, get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with two amazing May the 4th MegaBundles! One MegaBundle is for devout comics readers, and the other is for the younger Star Wars fan in your life!

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The Star Wars May the 4th MegaBundle places over 3,700 pages of Star Wars comics goodness right at your fingertips.  With 150 digital issues for $100, this bundle includes some of our most popular Star Wars series, such as The Old RepublicCrimson Empire, and Dark Times, as well as some of our newest series, such as Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows and our hit series Star Wars!

SWKIDSThe Star Wars May the 4th Kids MegaBundle features over 1,000 pages of kid-appropriate digital Star Wars titles for only $30! Hit series such as Star Wars Adventures and The Clone Wars will provide hours of summer entertainment for your little Star Wars fan!

Each MegaBundle also comes with an exclusive digital preview of the upcoming Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir, adapted from unaired episodes of the TV show The Clone Wars! With his Shadow Collective army stalled, Darth Maul calls on Mother Talzin for help and is sent reinforcements—the deadly Nightbrothers! Maul is ready again to take on the Separatist droid army, Count Dooku, and General Grievous in a trio of simultaneous battles! Read more

Dark Horse Comics – Celebrate Earth Day With Brian Wood’s “The Massive”

DH-Dark_Horse_Comics_logoMILWAUKIE, OR – APRIL 22 – There are no shortage of ways to celebrate the 44th Earth Day, and today Dark Horse offers comics fans the perfect opportunity to get in the worldwide celebration of eco-consciousness!

Today, and today only, Dark Horse is offering digital comics readers two special offers to catch up on Brian Wood’s acclaimed series, The Massive! Fans can catch up on all 22 issues for only $10! Not only that, we are giving away the first four issues absolutely free!

The Massive follows a group of direct-action environmentalists after the world has experienced a crippling ecological disaster.  With society grinding to a halt and the planet itself in a state of rebellion, this group sails the world’s oceans looking not only for its lost sister ship, the titular Massive, but for some sense of logic in all the chaos.  What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world’s already ended?

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Download Brian Wood’s The Massive to your iOS or Android device, and head to your local comic shop tomorrow to pick up The Massive #22, and find out what critics have been raving about!

Praise for The Massive:

“Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.” – Complex

“Wood’s post-crash world is still just as big as it was before, and he continues to find intriguing ways to explore it, while building up enough history and characters within the context of the series to keep it exciting. The Massive…remains as interesting as it did when it began.” – Comic Book Resources

The Massive is a gripping read that should have no trouble winning over many readers to Wood’s newest creator-owned venture.” –IGN

CCP & Dark Horse Release Eve: True Stories Free Digitally

Issue #1 of CCP Game’s Anticipated EVE: True Stories Graphic Novel Available Now for Free Download via Dark Horse Digital

EVE TRUE STORIES 1CCP Games, the world’s leading independent developer of massively multiplayer games and creators of EVE Online, along with Dark Horse, are pleased to announce that the first issue of EVE: True Stories, “Thieves Among Us,” is now available as a free download from Dark Horse Digital or via the Dark Horse Android and iOS apps.

Issue #1 of the EVE: True Stories graphic novel dramatizes the opening throes of one of the greatest gaming stories of the last decade – the fall of the player alliance known as the Band of Brothers. Filled with action and intrigue, “Thieves Among Us” is inspired by actual player-driven events. Issue #1 is written by legendary writer Daniel Way (Wolverine: Origins, Deadpool) and features the artwork of Tomm Coker (Daredevil Noir, Near Death) with cover art by David Palumbo (ALIENS, Heavy Metal).

Future instalments of EVE: True Stories will arrive digitally on 5th March, 19th March and 2nd April 2014, via Dark Horse Digital.

The hardback prestige collected edition of EVE: True Stories, containing all four comics, will go on sale in book and comic book stores, 4th June, 2014.

 

Dark Horse Presents: CYBER MONDAY!

DARK HORSE DIGITAL CYBER MONDAY DEAL!

DHCyberMonday2013November 26, MILWAUKIE, OR—In anticipation of the infamous holiday shopping weekend, Dark Horse Comics is giving you another killer deal for Cyber Monday. Dark Horse Digital is offering comics fans 50% off their entire order for 24 hours! 

You can redeem this 50% discount with the coupon code ­­­­­­­­­­dhdcyber2013.

This offer is good for 24 hours beginning at midnight (PST) on Monday, December 2 ($20 cart minimum). Visit Digital.DarkHorse.com to take advantage of this amazing web store only offer. Sign up for the Dark Horse Digital Newsletter by Thanksgiving to get even more discounts (http://goo.gl/FP6Eva).

The free Dark Horse Digital comics app is now available worldwide through all modern web browsers and features cloud storage in both the Android and iOS apps.

Stop by Dark Horse Digital and get a massive discount on all the Dark Horse comics you could want and more!

About Dark Horse Digital

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line. In 2011, the company that revolutionized the comic industry proudly presented its groundbreaking digital-publishing program, Dark Horse Digital.

Having launched with hundreds of titles, Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Single-issue comics are priced as low as just $0.99, and there is also an extensive list of free introductory #1 issues. Additionally, DH Digital’s “bundles” group together story arcs spanning multiple issues into affordable packages, allowing readers to get the three or four issues that comprise a complete narrative, starting at just $3.99 and up. And through cloud-based technology, Digital Store purchases can be read and enjoyed on your laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on iTunes.

To get started, simply log on to Digital.DarkHorse.com or download the app to create an account, and begin building your collection today.

#NYCC: Dark Horse Releases “Mandala” Digitally

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES STUART MOORE AND BRUCE ZICK’S MANDALA 

Read the first chapter of an all-new original graphic novel on Digital.DarkHorse.com today!

MandalaAdNEW YORK, NY, OCTOBER 9—New York Comic Con is still a full day away from opening its doors to the public, but we’re keeping the announcements coming! Today, Dark Horse premieresMandala, an upcoming OGN written by Stuart Moore (Web of Spider-Man, Conan: The Mask of Acheron), with art by Bruce Zick (Thor)!

The earth—here and now. Humankind is secretly enslaved by a global mind-control cage called the GRID. Mike Morningstar and his spiritual spec-ops unit, known as “The Thirteen,” must alter time and take down the GRID before it’s too late. As fiction meets reality, the Thirteen need your help if they are to succeed in awakening humanity and changing the future. Are you awake?

Mandala is probably the biggest-scale epic I’ve ever worked on: a saga of original sin and possible redemption that spans millennia and crosses the timelines,” said writer Stuart Moore. “At its core, it’s the story of Michael Morningstar, a guy who—like many of us—has to find his way in a world he doesn’t quite understand. The characters’ alliances shift constantly, along with the timelines.”

Artist Bruce Zick continued, “It’s been a total blast working on a project that brings together the diversity of world mythologies and stirs it all up into a cosmic, sociopolitical, crazy gumbo gestalt that just might make the reader ask themselves if they are truly awake.”

To read the first chapter of Mandala for only $2.99, visit Digital.DarkHorse.com—and make sure to stop by booth #1175 this weekend, where Stuart and Bruce will be signing throughout the show!

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#SDCC: Dark Horse Partners With PopCap for PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES!

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new digital comic mini-series that has debuted today, on Preview Night of San Diego Comic Con.  If you are a fan of the Plants vs. Zombies game, this is for you.  Be sure to catch the full release after the jump.

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DCC: PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES COMICS

COME TO DARK HORSE FOR THE BRAINS!

San Diego, CA, JULY 17—Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to bring you the first official Plants vs. Zombies comics, released in a partnership with PopCap Games, creators of the smash hit video game Plants vs. Zombies. The first and second chapters are ready for you to read TODAY!  Read more

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER DIGITAL COMICS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL DARK HORSE PLATFORMS!

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER DIGITAL COMICS NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH ALL DARK HORSE PLATFORMS!

1MILWAUKIE, OR – JULY 5, 2013– Earlier this year, Dark Horse released Avatar: The Last Airbender comics through its standalone comic-reader app and digital store.  Beginning today, the hit series of comics are available across all reader platforms, inlcuding Amazon Kindle, Google Books, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo & Apple’s iBooks!

The New York Times Best-Selling Avatar: The Last AirbenderThe Promise and The Search, which pick up at the end of the hit animated series, have been read by thousands of digital-comics fans. The expanded digital release of the graphic novels is the latest development in an ongoing partnership between Nickelodeon and Dark Horse to bring fans the very best in Airbender books at their fingertips 24/7!

Avatar: The Last Airbender is the latest addition to Dark Horse’s digital comics line. Combined, The Art of the Animated Series, The Lost Adventures, The Search and The Promise have sold well over one hundred thousand copies. Readers can jump on board digitally at any time to join Aang, Sokka, and Katara as they embark on exciting new adventures, direct from the Dark Horse Comics!

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