DC Comics has just announced its first massive expansion of the comic book content available on their digital subscription platform, with the comic material selections expected to double over the next few weeks. Thousands of new issues from DC Comics’ library are about to be added to the DC Universe reader, according to the Hollywood Reporter:
Senior vp and general manager of DC Digital Services Sam Ades said, “When launching DC Universe, we knew the comic reader was an area that we wanted to expand and provide more choice. Fans want a place to discover new titles and the opportunity to enjoy full arcs of iconic and notable storylines from start to finish. We are listening to fans and responding with an expanded comic book offering that improves the overall DC Universe experience.”
Added immediately are issues of the current Action Comics series, the New 52-era Batman series, Batman Incorporated, Flashpoint, Gotham Central, both the 2000 and 2013 Harley Quinn series, The Omega Men, Static Shock, Superman: For All Seasons and Wonder Woman. Additionally, the “War of Jokes & Riddles” and “Darkseid War” storylines from Batman and Justice League, respectively, will be added, as will Alan Moore’s issues of Swamp Thing.
Throughout February and March, even more issues are set to be added, including Grant Morrison’s Animal Man, Geoff Johns’ JSA and Superman: Secret Origin, Neil Gaiman’s Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? and Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Batman: Year One.
Comic book material to be added to DC Universe in February and March includes:
- Animal Man (Grant Morrison issues)
- Aquaman (2016)
- Batgirl (2009)
- Batman: Hush
- Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
- Batman: Year One
- Forever Evil
- JSA (1999)
- Midnighter & Apollo
- Superman: Secret Origin
- The Wild Storm
Other notable additions include Neil Gaiman’s ‘Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?’ and issues of Scott Snyder and Tom King’s ‘Batman’ runs. These additions will effectively double their current digital offerings. DC Universe is still currently only available in the US. It launched in September 2018 for iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and Roku in addition to web platforms. In addition to library comic book and movie/TV material, DCU launched exclusive television content like Titans and Young Justice; the next exclusive TV series in the works will be February’s Doom Patrol.