DC Universe Massively Expanding Digital Comics Library
At WonderCon on Friday, there were some major announcements coming from DC’s streaming service, DC Universe. In addition to release dates announced for new series, the digital comic feature of the service is getting a major expansion in April. (source) The feature will add “many thousands” of single issues published over the last 80 years. The big excitement comes from the fact that this is being done at no additional charge for subscribers.
It’s also been announced that new issues will be added a year after they were first published. This promises to make the service compatible with Marvel Unlimited. In a statement, DC Universe senior vice president Sam Ades said, “From the time DC Universe launched last year, our fans have loved the comic experience and have asked us for just one thing – more! The expansion to thousands of titles in January 2019 was a first step in our goal to deliver on that request, to provide DC Universe members full access to the pantheon of DC’s epic Super Hero stories. We’re thrilled to respond to our fans yet again with the incredible value of the ultimate DC digital comics library.”
What’s the takeaway?
I have been a subscriber from nearly the very beginning and there has almost always been a series that I wished was on the service. Some of my favorites have inexplicably dropped off of the service. I look forward to seeing the Silver Age Legion stories again. I also long forward again to taking in the awesome series Prez, both its original and its 2015 remake. Recently, I reviewed an old comic that I found on DC Universe. Unfortunately, the time I had published the review on the site, the series dropped off of the service.
There is yet to be any firm date for the rapid expansion to start, However, the official thread in the community forum on DC Universe promises a FAQ on the expansion on April 10. If there are any interesting developments, I’ll share them with you.