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Toshiba Kicks Off DH Comics Promotion

6/16/2010 02:43:39 PM Eastern

Wayne, N.J. - Toshiba America
Consumer Products
said Wednesday it has launched a new promotional program
tied to showcasing all-new graphic novel content from Dark Horse Comics' top
properties and creators.

Called the DH:HD (Dark Horse: High-Def) program, the
multi-platform campaign, which kicks off today, is a collaboration between Dark
Horse, USA Today and Toshiba.

The first portion features an exclusive look at bestselling
author Janet Evanovich's first graphic novel, "Troublemaker," in USA Today.

The newspaper and Toshiba will maintain momentum by continuing to
showcase Dark Horse comic content online, in print and at the Comic-Con
International trade show in San Diego and New York Comic Con.

In October, Dark Horse will roll out a series of stories created
exclusively for the program. To encourage consumer engagement, social-media
elements will be integrated throughout the campaign.

Toshiba will use DH:HD to increase  brand awareness and to highlight Toshiba's
UX600 LED HDTV series.

The UX600 sets include NET TV capabilities to provide access to a
variety of online applications through the TV.

"This truly exciting campaign will help Toshiba build a
connection with a passionate group of consumers eager to experience fresh
content in innovative ways," said Maria Repole, Toshiba corporate
communications VP.

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