What to Watch and Read on DC UNIVERSE In May

Article by Carl Bryan

May Day! May Day! Got some extra time on your hands and craving some action from DC?  This means more time for DC UNIVERSE members to binge their favorite comics, movies and more only on DC UNIVERSE in May, the digital subscription service for DC fans!

Here’s what’s new to read, watch and binge in May on DC UNIVERSE, the ultimate digital subscription service for DC fans, where members can read and watch their favorite comics, movies and more!

DC’s Stargirl, the highly-anticipated live-action superhero drama from creator Geoff Johns, premieres on DC UNIVERSE on Monday, May 18. The show features an all-star cast including Brec Bassinger (Courtney Whitmore/Stargirl), Luke Wilson (Pat Dugan/S.T.R.I.P.E), and Yvette Monreal (Yolanda Montez/Wildcat). Extended versions of select episodes, behind-the-scenes footage of cast and crew, access to all Stargirl comics and more will also be exclusively available to DC UNIVERSE members only.

Returning to the service on May 1 for a limited time is Zack Snyder’s 2009 feature Watchmen starring Jackie Earle Haley (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010) as Rorschach and Golden Globe®️ nominee Patrick Wilson (Fargo) as Nite Owl. Watchmen: Under the Hood, the adaptation following Hollis Mason (Stephen McHattie, Pontypool) as he becomes a masked superhero known as Nite Owl, will also become available on the service that same day.

The hilariously wicked original animated series Harley Quinn continues to debut new episodes every Friday. Be sure to catch the latest adventures of the infamous Clown Princess and her crew as the Injustice League stands in her way of taking sole control of Gotham City.

On May 12, DC UNIVERSE’s ever-expanding digital comics library will reach 23,000 books! This month, the digital service will be adding over 200 titles featuring Scooby-Doo and friends, including SCOOBY APOCALYPSE, SCOOBY-DOO TEAM-UP and more! Also available are more children-friendly Scooby-Doo selections families can read together while sheltering in place. Other comics new to the service include DC’s one-shot YEAR OF THE VILLAIN #1, featuring stories from Scott Snyder, Brian Michael Bendis and more, James Tynion IV’s BATMAN/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III and the debut issue of the terrifying apocalyptic tale from The New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor, DCEASED #1.

Showcasing spectacular collectibles of all time, straight from the DC Archives, don’t forget to tune-in to DC Daily with new episodes posting Monday through Friday!

What Do I Watch?

New to WATCH This May:

  • Friday, May 1: Harley Quinn “Batman’s Back Man”
  • Friday, May 1: Watchmen (2009)
  • Friday, May 1: Watchmen: Under the Hood
  • Friday, May 8: Harley Quinn “All the Best Inmates Have Daddy Issues”
  • Friday, May 15: Harley Quinn “There’s No Place to Go But Down”
  • Monday, May 18: Stargirl – Pilot
  • Friday, May 22: Harley Quinn “Inner (Para) Demons”
  • Monday, May 25: Stargirl “S.T.R.I.P.E.”
  • Friday, May 29: Harley Quinn “Bachelorette”

What Do I Read?

This slate of comics for May provides some visits to days gone by as well as all the new titles you have been following!

New to READ This May:

MAY 5

  • Adventures of the Super Sons #10
  • Batman (2016) #70
  • Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III #1
  • DCeased #1
  • Deathstroke (2016) #43
  • Female Furies #4
  • Green Lantern (2018) #7
  • Harley Quinn (2016) #61
  • Justice League (2018) #23
  • Year of the Villain #1
  • Young Justice (2018) #5

MAY 12

  • Batman and the Outsiders (2019) #1
  • Catwoman (2018) #11
  • Detective Comics (2016) #1003
  • Hawkman (2018) #12
  • Justice League Odyssey #9
  • Red Hood: Outlaw #34
  • Scooby Apocalypse (2016) #1-36
  • Scooby-Doo (1997) #33-84
  • Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2013) #1-72
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (2010) #40-91
  • Shazam (2018) #5
  • Supergirl (2016) #30
  • The Batman Who Laughs #5
  • The Flash (2016) #70
  • Wonder Twins (2019) #4
  • Wonder Woman (2016) #70

MAY 19

  • Aquaman (2016) #48
  • Batman (2016) #71
  • Justice League (2018) #24
  • Naomi (2019) #5
  • Nightwing (2016) #60
  • Superman (2018) #11
  • Teen Titans (2016) #30
  • Teen Titans Go! #34

MAY 26

  • Action Comics (2016) #1011
  • Batgirl (2016) #35
  • Batman Beyond (2016) #32
  • Detective Comics (2016) #1004
  • Dial H for Hero #3
  • Freedom Fighters #6
  • Justice League Dark (2018) #11
  • Martian Manhunter (2018) #5
  • The Flash (2016) #71
  • The Silencer #17
  • The Terrifics #16
  • Wonder Woman (2016) #71

May is chock full of flower blooming everywhere!  And these roses are labelled as “Harley”, “Star Girl”, and “Watchmen” varieties.  Who’s in?  Anticipation is the name of the game this May as we have been waiting a while for our favorite issues and DC Universe is delivering!

What comic are you most excited about for May? Leave a comment or two!

Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment


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Carl Bryan

Doc B is a college physical education instructor that has coached numerous sports on the rec, club, and collegiate level. He has a wonderful wife, two awesome kids, and remembers when Kryptonite came in a lot of different forms. He also has learned not to utter "Mxyzptlk" backwards!