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Dark Horse Announces Same Day Digital Releases For All Comics

Dark Horse announced today that starting December 14, all comics will be released digitally the same day as they are released in print. This follows both DC and Marvel’s announcements that they will have same day digital release of all comics.

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Marvel Announces Same Day Digital Releases For All Comics

Gizmodo is reporting that Marvel has announced that by April 2012, almost all of their print comics will be available the same day digitally the same day they are released in stores. This follows DC’s announcement to have day-and-date digital distribution as part of the new 52 relaunch.

Series will start having same day digital releases on a series by series basis between now and April 2012. The only exception to the digital comics are liscences properties and Marvel’s MAX imprint for mature readers.

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SDCC 2011: Marvel Announces Day and Date Digital Releases

Marvel announced in their “Marvel Digital: What’s Next Panel” at SDCC 2011 that they will be releasing several major comics digitally the same day they are released into comic shops. The first comics to be released like this will be the Amazing Spider-Man series start with issue #666, and all issues under the Spider Island event. Starting this fall new series Uncanny X-Men and Wolverine and the X-Men will also have day an date digital releases.

While the Ultimate Spider-Man series has had day and date digital releases for a while now, the announcement to start releasing much larger titles this way is most likely a response to DC Comics announcement that all 52 comics in the DCU relaunch will have day and date digital released.

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DC Comics to Relaunch Comics and Have Day-and-Date Digital Distribution

Yesterday DC Comics announced that this September they will be relaunching all their super hero comics and renumbering them starting with #1 issues. In an interview with USA Today they revealed that there will be a total of 51 first issues released in a five week period.

The details aren’t fully revealed at this point, but this relaunch appears to be a reboot of the entire DC universe and will have new costumes and stories that will be more accessible to new fans.

The relaunch will start on August 31st, and DC will be release just two books that day: The final Flashpoint issue and the first issue of a new Justice League series by Geoff Johns and Jim Lee.

Another huge part of this announcement is that all of these 51 new series will be available digitally on the same day they are released in print, which makes them the first of any major comic pulbisher to do so.

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