Digital comics

Digital comics store ReadDC.com closes next month

ComiXology has just announced that the digital comics store powered by comiXology at ReadDC.com will close on January 14, 2021.

All digital comics purchased from the store will still be playable through the comiXology site and on the DC Comics app for phones and tablets. However, you will only be able to read the comics on a laptop through the comiXology interface.

This obviously paves the way for the arrival of DC Infinite Universe, their new online subscription service that offers tons of digital comics to read for a monthly fee. DCUI will launch on January 21.

DC’s closure of this version of their online store is a similar move to the one that Marvel made several months ago, moving from a website to an app-based shopping system.

In an email to subscribers, comiXology wrote:

Thank you for being a loyal DC fan. As a buyer of DC Digital Comics, we wanted to let you know that the DC Digital Comics Store at ReadDC.com, operated by comixology, will close on January 14, 2021. Service through the DC Digital Comics app on iOS and Google will not be affected by this change.

As a result of this change, please review the following details related to purchasing and playing your comic:

• Be sure to download the DC Digital Comics app from the App store Where Google Play Store.
• All previous purchases made through ReadDC.com will be available under “My Books” when you log into your account on the DC Digital Comics app.
• To redeem digital comic codes, visit https://www.readdc.com/redeem and view your comics in the DC Digital Comics app.
• To read your digital comics through a web browser, please follow the instructions here: https://www.dccomics.com/ReadDCFAQ.

Please visit https://www.dccomics.com/ReadDCFAQ for more information. If you have any further questions about this change, the comixology The customer service team will handle inquiries and can be contacted on [email protected]comixology.com.

–DC Comics

According to the FAQ:

Q: What will happen to my library of DC Digital Comic purchases?

A: Any previously made DC Digital Comics purchases will still appear in the My Books section when you log into your account on the DC Comics app. You will also be able to access and read them by accessing the My Books section on www.comixology.com.

Q: Where can I buy DC digital comics now?

A: DC Digital Comics can still be purchased on the DC Comics app on IOS and Android stores. Comics can also be purchased at www.comixology.com.

So you’ll still have all your comics – losing all purchases through outdated technology being one of the biggest fears of digital comic shoppers.

While this is a relatively minor change, it’s yet another sign of confidence in the DCUI subscription service. Which, actually, is pretty smart based on how successful Marvel has been with their decade. Marvel Unlimited subscription service.