MySpace and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to bring online life to a comic anthology by launching MySpace Dark Horse Presents. It will be exclusively on MySpace and free of charge to users.
The inaugural August issue of MySpace Dark Horse Presents includes contributions from Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) & Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance). Future issues, which will be available on MySpace the first week of every month, will include a mix from both established, successful, comic creators as well as talented amateurs. Site editors from both MySpace and Dark Horse Comics will search MySpace profiles for new talent to feature in every upcoming issue.
â€œJust over 20 years ago, we published our first comic, Dark Horse Presents #1. Our goal was to bring new and talented creators to the forefront of comics culture, and also to give industry luminaries a chance to retain the rights to their workâ€ said Mike Richardson, president and founder of Dark Horse Comics. â€œYears later, with that same goal in mind, we are reviving this title online, with the help of MySpace.com, whom we feel may be the most culturally relevant website on the net. With their broad cultural significance, and incredibly wide reach, we felt they would be the perfect partner to lead our charge into original online content. Our hope is to both reach new readers, and to give longtime Dark Horse devotees a new and exciting comics experience.â€