A lot of publishers are scared of releasing their newer issues in digital format because they don't want to hurt their partnership with comic retailers. That's why you rarely get a new issue of a Marvel book in digital. Well Dark Horse seems to understand the digital market better and how their stock moves in comic shops, because they are already releasing Dark Horse Presents #1 digitally. Pretty bold considering the second issue is due to drop within a couple of weeks, but possibly the right move considering retailers have more than likely sold all the issues they will at this point. What do you guys think?
From Dark Horse:
Continuing a week of announcements regarding the future of Dark Horse’s flagship title, we are proud to announce that Dark Horse Presents #1 will be available digitally on June 15 at Digital.DarkHorse.com!
Subsequent issues will be available digitally approximately one month after release in comic shops, for $3.99 an issue.
This inaugural issue contains all-new stories from Paul Chadwick’s Concrete, Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, and Michael T. Gilbert’s Mr. Monster, as well as new material from Richard Corben, Howard Chaykin, and David Chelsea.
“Dark Horse Presents launched our company twenty-five years ago,” said president and publisher Mike Richardson. “As we move into the digital age, it only seems fitting that DHP have a prominent place in this new frontier. We are excited to share these stories with a whole new kind of comics fan, in a totally new format.”