Dark Horse graphic novels, including manga, will now be available on the comiXology digital comics platform, the companies announced Monday.  Over 800 titles launched on the platform as a result of the new deal, including titles by Frank Millerand Mike Mignola, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, The Strain, Halo, Lone Wolf and Cub, and Astro Boy.   

Dark Horse had the largest remaining reservoir of titles previously unavailable through comiXology, and will still window its titles, making its periodical comics available through its own app, and releasing the graphic novels through comiXology on the day the print editions hit bookstores.  

To complete its effective sweep, comiXology will need to acquire Kodansha and Yen manga and titles from the New York book houses for its platform.  The company recently announced a renewal of its exclusive relationship with Marvel for single issues (see “A Year After Swallowing comiXology, Amazon Shows an Appetite for Digital Comics”), ensuring that it will have a large range of content unavailable from other retailers such as iBooks.