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Aliens and Predator comics available for download

This is interesting.  Is this what comics will come to some day?  $1.99 is better than the $3+ some comics cost nowadays.  I don't mind the digital format that much.  As long as you have a decent monitor, it's pretty nice.  Some of the advanced review copies I get are pdf files.  Very convenient.  I know people would have a problem giving up the "traditional" format but with the ever increasing rise in paper cost, what other solution is there?  I spend $80 - $100 a week on comics.  That's just crazy.

Dark Horse Comics has announced that the popular Aliens, Predator, and AVP comics series are now available for digital download on IGN Entertainment’s Direct2Drive ()." />http://www.direct2drive.com). For $1.99, customers can now purchase digital copies of individual Aliens, Predator, and AVP comics that virtually mimic the first run of each issue by featuring the original cover art  and trade dress. Fans of these comics can now enjoy classic stories by the likes of industry luminaries Mark Verheiden, Mike Mignola, Chris Claremont, and Andrew Vachss from the comfort of their own computers.

“In celebration of the December release of AVP: Requiem, we thought launching our maiden voyage into the paid online comics universe with the AVP line made perfect sense,” says Nick McWhorter, Special Projects Manager for Dark Horse Comics’ Custom Publishing program.  “The experience that IGN brings to the table with digital distribution through Direct2Drive makes for the perfect match and we couldn’t be more excited about our new endeavor.”

“We are thrilled to offer Dark Horse Comics to our millions of Direct2Drive users,” said Sutton Trout, Vice President of Digital Content for IGN Entertainment. “We continue to expand Direct2Drive’s product offering to ensure that our users have access to the most comprehensive collection of comics, videogames, and entertainment content on the Web—and Dark Horse is a welcome addition.”

In addition, DarkHorse.com has recently added an AVP Zone where fans can get the latest in news, interviews, and general musings on all
things AVP:

" />http://www.darkhorse.com/zones/avp/index.php

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