DC Comics has announced they’ve revamped their solicitations website and dubbed it DC Connect. DC Connect is a downloadable, digital-only catalog that features solicitation information for DC’s comic books, OGN’s, collected editions, and collectibles. You can find it here. The first “issue” is now available.
The new catalog also comes with a snazzy new logo design if I do say so myself:
In the introductory page of the first DC Connect issue for August 2020, readers are given a summary of what to expect. It reads:
Welcome to the debut issue of DC Connect, the new catalog of what’s coming from DC each month! This downloadable catalog features solicitation information for DC’s comics, original graphic novels, collected editions, and collectibles—and that’s just the start! In the coming months we’ll evolve this catalog into something that truly embraces communication to all DC fans.
In future issues of DC Connect you can look forward to expanded content including talent interviews, preview pages from upcoming stories, behind-the-scenes looks at projects in development, multimedia content, and more! The catalog will also have a new look and layout, making it more engaging and easier to quickly absorb the important information you need to make informed ordering decisions.
Whether you’re a retailer considering your DC orders for the month or a fan who wants to know what’s up with your favorite heroes, DC Connect will give you the inside track on all things DC!
DC Previews was the previous online solicitation format for DC Comics. DC Connect is clearly an updated look that makes it more like a magazine than a list of titles and cover art. For comparison’s sake here is the April 2017 DC Previews solicitations.
It’d be interesting to see if readers like this format better and end up getting even more excited for upcoming DC Comics with this new format.