Today, DC Comics has revealed DC Universe is no more and in its place, DC Universe Infinite has launched. Officially launching on January 21st, the digital comic book service will supply over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels to read for fans. Comics will be added regularly, with new comics reaching the app six months after launch. By comparison, Marvel’s digital comics reader Marvel Unlimited releases new comics three months after launch. This news isn’t a huge surprise given HBO Max now hosts all the TV and movie content DC Universe once provdied.
DC Universe Infinite is getting a newly designed app and features to personalize the experience. DC Universe subscribers will not need to create a new account.
Check out a handy infographic detailing the new features below.
“This is just the beginning of DC UNIVERSE INFINITE’s transformation,” explained Pam Lifford, President of Global Brands and Experiences at Warner Bros in a press release sent to AIPT. “Our fans will have access to a rich collection of their favorite comic books and publishing while connecting with a community that loves the same DC characters and brands.”
Now that streaming movies and TV are no longer an option, it remains to be seen if DC Universe Infinite will cost the same at $7.99 or if the price may drop in the future.
For more on this news, read the official DC press release below.
BURBANK, CA (Jan. 19, 2020) – The ultimate DC fan destination has arrived! This Thursday, January 21, DC will launch DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, a premium digital comic book service and community. With the largest collection of DC Comics found anywhere, fans can now dive into over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE. Starting at launch, the platform will continuously add selections from DC’s iconic labels, Vertigo, DC Black Label and Milestone Media, the platform will also feature new comic releases six months after their in-store releases, as well as, Digital First titles available three months after launch, and brand new comic titles exclusive to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE. Additionally, fans will soon have exclusive access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts. Following Thursday’s U.S. launch, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE will begin expanding globally later this year.
DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is presented in a sleek, newly designed app with updated personalization features and an enhanced comic reading experience. Current DC UNIVERSE subscribers will not need to create a new account, as their DC UNIVERSE login will transfer to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE. Fans can download comics, graphic novels and originals for unlimited offline reading on their favorite devices from a smartphone or tablet.
“This is just the beginning of DC UNIVERSE INFINITE’s transformation,” explained Pam Lifford, President of Global Brands and Experiences at Warner Bros. “Our fans will have access to a rich collection of their favorite comic books and publishing while connecting with a community that loves the same DC characters and brands.”
DC’s premium digital comic book platform provides members with an expanded collection of comics and Original Graphic Novels (OGN), spanning over 80 years of the DC Multiverse. With an enhanced reading experience, some of DC’s best-selling comic titles are now available on the platform including LUCIFER, PREACHER, V FOR VENDETTA, BATMAN: DAMNED, SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE, DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL, MISTER MIRACLE, DCEASED: UNKILLABLES, and more!
Starting Thursday subscribers will also have earlier access to new digital first comics including those from DC’s digital archive with five new backlist titles released a week. With DC’s revival and commitment of digitizing Milestone Media, a comics line created by a coalition of black talent including Dwayne McDuffie and Denys Cowan to increase representation in comics, fans will soon find beloved series like STATIC, ICON and HARDWARE on the platform.
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