Dark Horse Comics in Milwaukie laid off seven employees, due to down publishing sales.
Dark Horse is one of the largest independent comics publishers in the U.S., and is feeling the difficulties faced by companies such as Borders.
The Milwaukie-based company known for such titles as “Hellboy,” let go three staffers from its editorial department, one from marketing, two from accounting and human resources and one from design, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
Prior to the layoffs, Dark Horse had a staff of nearly 130, according to the spokesman.
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