Digital comics

DC Universe Infinite digital comic service launches this week

DC’s subscription-based digital comic service DC Universe Infinite will launch on Thursday, January 21, and DC has revealed many details, including an extensive comic book library from DCU, Vertigo, Black Label and Milestone Media libraries.

The service was announced in September to replace the DC Universe streaming platform, which is shutting down as its shows – including Harley Quinn, Doom Patrol and more – have moved to HBO Max.

DCUI_AppIconSelection.jpgDC Universe included a simplified digital comic book component, but DCUI will be a comic book entirely; over 25,000 comics and graphic novels will be available to begin with, with new comics available six months after their print release. The Digital First comics will be available after three months and DCUI subscribers will have early access to them. Five new backlist comics will be released each week and there will be a rotating free comic list each month. (See launch list below.) The platform will also feature its own exclusive digital comics.

The price? $ 7.99 per month or $ 74.99 per year ($ 6.25 per month), via iOS and Android devices.

“This is just the start of the transformation of DC UNIVERSE INFINITE,” explained Pam lifford, president of Global Brands and Experiences at Warner Bros. in a statement. “Our fans will have access to a rich collection of their favorite comics and publications while connecting to a community that loves the same DC characters and brands.”

Due to The Beat’s extreme technical limitations, we weren’t able to preview the service, but it’s certainly a smart idea to make DC’s vast library of new and classic comics available for the price of. a Frappuccino, or Walmart four pack of print comics. And based on the screenshots, it looks like a nice and clean interface.

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And it has plenty of customizable features, including an improved comic book player, the ability to create your own comic book lists, and custom home screen icons.

The app will also be linked to the DC COMMUNITY hub at community.dcuniverseinfinite.com, which is free. This site is up and running with a bulletin board, fan club information, quiz challenges, quiz with creators, tech updates, watch events and more to keep DC fans engaged. a positive and friendly atmosphere. A full schedule of events will be announced later, we’re told. A portal to dccomics.com also connects with the app.

Those already subscribed to DC Universe will be able to use this connection to DC INFINITE UNIVERSE. Early risers who jumped on a pre-launch offer will receive a thank you coupon, redeemable at the DC Store, starting February 1, 2021. Annual subscribers will receive a $ 25 voucher, while monthly subscribers will receive a $ 10 voucher. All subject to conditions, of course.

Free comics at launch include:

  • Superman All-Star # 1
  • The New Teen Titans (1980) # 1
  • Suicide Squad (2016-) # 1
  • Green lantern (2011-2016) # 29
  • Aquaman (2011-) # 1
  • Shazam (2011-) # 1
  • Green arrow: first year n ° 1
  • Black Lightning: Year One # 1
  • Justice League (2011-) # 1
  • Wonder Woman (2016-) # 1
  • The Flash (2016-) # 1
  • Batman (2011-) # 1

Phew! Here are some of what you will find on the service:

Long-standing requests from DC UNIVERSE members

  • BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM (OGN) written by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean
  • BATMAN: EARTH ONE V1 (OGN) written by Geoff Johns and art by Gary Frank
  • GREEN LANTERN: EARTH ONE (OGN) written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
  • JOKER (OGN) written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo
  • LEAGUE OF JUSTICE: WORLD’S GREATEST SUPER-HEROES (OGN) written by Paul Dini with art by Alex Ross
  • LUTHOR (OGN) written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo
  • MISTER MIRACLE written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads
  • SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER written by Mariko Tamaki with the art of Joëlle Jones
  • SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE V1 (OGN) written by J. Michael Straczynski with illustrations by Shane Davis

Complete DC Vertigo Catalog Series

  • EX MACHINA written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Tony Harris
  • HELLBLAZER Written by Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey and more
  • iZOMBIE written by Chris Roberson with art by Michael Allred
  • LUCIFER written by Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross
  • PREACHER written by Garth Ennis with art by Steve Dillion
  • V FOR VENDETTA written by Alan Moore with art by David Lloyd

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DC Black Label Catalog Selections

  • BATMAN: DAMNED written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo
  • HARLEEN written and illustrated by Stjepan Šejić
  • SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE written by Frank Miller with art by John Romita Jr.
  • THE LAST GOD written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson with art by Riccardo Federici
  • THE QUESTION: DEATHS OF VIC SAGE written by Jeff Lemire with art by Denys Cowan
  • Joe Hill presents the titles of Hill House Comics:
    • BASKETFUL OF HEADS written by Joe Hill with art by Leomacs
    • PLUNGE written by Joe Hill with art by Stuart Immonen
    • THE LOW, LOW WOODS written by Carmen Maria Machado with art by Dani
    • DAPHNE BYRNE written by Laura Marks with art by Kelley Jones
    • THE DOLLHOUSE FAMILY written by Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross

Titles from the DC Archives, with a big focus on Milestone Media titles after launch such as:

  • STATIC written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by John Paul Leon
  • MATERIAL written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by Denys Cowan
  • STATIC SHOCK! REBIRTH OF THE COOL written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by John Paul Leon
  • ICON: A HERO’S WELCOME written by Dwayne McDuffie with artwork by MD Bright
  • ICNE: VOL. 2: THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION written by Dwayne McDuffie and MD Bright with illustrations by Chris Cross, MD Bright, John Paul Leon and Jeff Moore

Expect to see lots of archived titles from the DC Vault!


If you’re a DC Comics fan, or someone who just wants to access a ton of digital comics to avoid the print storage problem, DC Universe Infinite seems like a steal. Of course, once fans get the hang of it on Thursday, we’ll hear what works and what doesn’t… so stay tuned!