TORONTO, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Comic lovers around the world, get ready to turn a new page. Kobo Inc. today announced an exciting new partnership that will see Dark Horse Comics’ best-selling titles immediately available on the Kobo Vox eReader.
Dark Horse is one of the world’s leading and most innovative comic companies, bringing readers titles such as Mass Effect, Star Wars, Serenity, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy and Sin City.
“All of us at Kobo are thrilled to be adding Dark Horse’s amazing titles to our library,” says Michael Tamblyn, EVP Content, Sales & Merchandising. “Based on strong visual storytelling, comics are a great fit for the eReading industry. This partnership truly marks a continuation of Kobo’s ‘Read Freely’ philosophy, where we’re dedicated to providing a world-class catalogue of titles suitable for any market.”
With a seven-inch, FFS+ multimedia touchscreen, the Kobo Vox allows readers to experience a comic in vivid colour. Readers also can take advantage of everything from seamless page turns and automatic bookmarks, to outdoor screen optimization and an extra-wide viewing angle. Plus, the Kobo Vox makes reading more social through integration with 15,000 apps, including Kobo’s own Reading Life, which lets users share their progress and earn awards for time spent reading.
“Kobo is the perfect partner for Dark Horse. Like us, they’ve established themselves on a basis of innovation,” says Matt Parkinson, Senior Director of Marketing for Dark Horse. “We couldn’t be more excited to reach new readers around the world with some of the most exciting and dynamic storytelling that our comic titles offer.”
Starting immediately, nearly 100 titles from Dark Horse are available at www.kobo.com/darkhorse, with new titles to be added monthly.