Emeryville, CA, December 6th, 2017—Madefire, the award-winning standard in digital comics and innovator of the proprietary Motion Book™ format, announced that it will be bringing a range of best-selling Dark Horse graphic novels to the Madefire platform starting today. Kicking off with a selection of high-profile entertainment franchises, Madefire and Dark Horse also have plans to expand the catalog in 2018.
With an incredible year of announcements behind it, Madefire now carries an unrivaled selection of new and established classics, Motion Books, video shorts, graphic novels, collected editions, and archived favorites, from industry leaders such as Marvel, DC Comics, Image Comics and many others. Now, the unique Madefire platform is the ideal place to discover and enjoy the great talent and range of legendary Dark Horse graphic fiction.
Mike Richardson, President of Dark Horse Comics commented, “Dark Horse is continually looking to push the technical envelope, bringing our fans new and innovative ways to enjoy our catalog of much-loved graphic novels. We feel Madefire is the ideal platform for enjoying comic entertainment in the digital sphere and look forward to bringing our catalog to a new and expanding audience in the months to come.”
“Dark Horse has a well-deserved reputation for delivering fresh storytelling, and licensing some of the greatest names in entertainment. When it comes to supporting the comic book community, we feel that we’re well-aligned and look forward to bringing all their amazing stories to our award-winning platform,” said Madefire CEO and Motion Book creator, Ben Wolstenholme. “We’re strongly positioned to convey the Dark Horse universe across a wide selection of devices and platforms, as we continue to strive to be the ultimate destination for digital comics and Motion Book content.”
The addition of popular graphic novels from Dark Horse Comics is the latest in a spate of content additions for Madefire, including recently launched Marvel Comics®, DC Comics®, Image Comics® and brings together a vast library of digital works that include over 30,000 comics, graphic novels and Motion Books, produced by the best creators and publishers in the industry, including IDW®, TNT®, 20th Century FOX®, Archie®, BOOM!®, Blizzard®, Valiant®, Dynamite®, Titan®, and more.
About Dark Horse Comics
For more than thirty years, 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. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company, and creator of the award-winning Madefire app. Madefire provides creators and publishers the cutting-edge Motion Book publishing platform which enables a digital-first approach to publishing cross-platform in multiple formats. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider (former CEO Wordpress) at True Ventures, as well as Bill Woodward (Former Chairman and co-founder Macromedia) with angel investors including Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc. The Board of Advisors also includes Mike McCue, CEO and co-founder of Flipboard; Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time; and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art.
Madefire’s partners and clients include: DC Comics, Blizzard Entertainment, Marvel Comics, FOX, Apple, BOOM!, DeviantART, Microsoft, TNT, IDW, Archie, Valiant, Kodansha, Oculus, Framestore and Technicolor.
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