Article by Steve J. Ray
Fans in America are spoiled, they really are… but this time there’s a silver lining for folks in other parts of the world. DC Universe Infinite, the ultimate online library of DC comics titles, will launch with over 25,000 issues and graphic novels this week, and will become a global platform over the course of 2021. Now that’s news well worth celebrating!
Destinations outside of the US and Canada never got the DC Universe streaming service, and we’re still waiting for HBO Max, too, but now we have something to look forward to.
Check it out:
DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, THE PREMIER DESTINATION FOR DC FANSThe Fan-First Platform Features The Largest Collection of DC Comics Anywhere
With Iconic Comics and Selections From DC’s Vertigo, Black Label
and Milestone Media Catalogues
Available in the U.S. On January 21
The Platform Will ExpandGlobally Later This Year
Subscribers Will Have Access To DC’s Best-Selling Titles Including HELLBLAZER, LUCIFER, BATMAN: DAMNED, DARK NIGHTS: DEATH METAL, DCEASED: UNKILLABLES, and More!
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 the service. 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.
Long standing DC UNIVERSE member requests
- BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM (OGN) written by Grant Morrison and art by Dave McKean
- BATMAN: EARTH ONE V1 (OGN) written by Geoff Johns and art by Gary Frank
- GREEN LANTERN: EARTH ONE (OGN) written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
- JOKER (OGN) written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo
- JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST SUPERHEROES (OGN) written Paul Dini with art by Alex Ross
- LUTHOR (OGN) written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo
- MISTER MIRACLE written by Tom King with art by Mitch Gerads
- SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER witten by Mariko Tamaki with art by Joëlle Jones
- SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE V1 (OGN) written by J. Michael Straczynski with art by Shane Davis
Full series from DC’s Vertigo catalogue
- EX MACHINA written by Brian K. Vaughan with art by Tony Harris
- HELLBLAZER Written by Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Paul Jenkins, Mike Carey and more
- iZOMBIE written by Chris Roberson with art by Michael Allred
- LUCIFER written by Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross
- PREACHER written by Garth Ennis with art by Steve Dillion
- V FOR VENDETTA written by Alan Moore with art by David Lloyd
- Selections from the DC Black Label catalogue
- BATMAN: DAMNED written by Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo
- HARLEEN written and illustrated by Stjepan Šejić
- SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE written by Frank Miller with art by John Romita Jr.
- THE LAST GOD written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson with art by Riccardo Federici
- THE QUESTION: DEATHS OF VIC SAGE written by Jeff Lemire with art by Denys Cowan
Joe Hill Presents Hill House Comics titles:
- BASKETFUL OF HEADS written by Joe Hill with art by Leomacs
- PLUNGE written by Joe Hill with art by Stuart Immonen
- THE LOW, LOW WOODS written by Carmen Maria Machado with art by Dani
- DAPHNE BYRNE written by Laura Marks with art by Kelley Jones
- THE DOLLHOUSE FAMILY written by Mike Carey with art by Peter Gross
Titles from DC’s archives, with a big focus on Milestone Media titles after launch like:
- STATIC written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by John Paul Leon
- HARDWARE written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by Denys Cowan
- STATIC SHOCK! REBIRTH OF THE COOL written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by John Paul Leon
- ICON: A HERO’S WELCOME written by Dwayne McDuffie with art by M.D. Bright
- ICON: VOL. 2: THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION written by Dwayne McDuffie and M.D. Bright with art by Chris Cross, M.D. Bright, John Paul Leon, and Jeff Moore
Expect to see batches of archived titles from the DC vault!In addition to the extensive digital comic library DC UNIVERSE INFINITE provides, fans will also find a portal into the DC COMMUNITY hub at community.dcuniverseinfinite.
com, and it’s entirely free! With another portal located on dccomics.com, DC fans from all walks of life have their new home for deep diving into spirited discussions, thoughtful book clubs, hard-hitting trivia challenges, and live DC talent Q&As, all in one positive and friendly space. Stay tuned for the DC COMMUNITY’s full calendar of events planned for 2021.Fans can also enjoy a brand new DC SHOP at Shop.dccomics.com with the latest merch from every fan’s favorite DC shows, movies, and characters. The DC SHOP has a wide assortment of gear and collectibles, including exclusive, limited-edition products dropping regularly.In addition to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE’s debut, dccomics.com has new updates with design tweaks across the site making it easier for fans to connect to new content, products, and fellow fans.
HBO Max is the home for premium video content that will include new DC series, key DC classics and DC UNIVERSE originals like Young Justice Seasons 1-4, Titans Seasons 1-3, Doom Patrol Seasons 1-3, and DC’s Stargirl Season 1. Additionally, HBO Max has ordered a third season of Warner Bros. Animation’s critically acclaimed DC UNIVERSE adult animated comedy series Harley Quinn, starring Kaley Cuoco, who also served as executive producer during the first two seasons along with Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, and Sam Register. Harley Quinn will be a Max Original going forward, and all three seasons of the show will be available.DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is available online at DCUniverseInfinite.com, iOS and Android devices for $7.99 a month or $74.99 a year ($6.25 a month). DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers in good standing who were existing members of DC UNIVERSE or who joined during the DC UNIVERSE INFINITE pre-order offer window and who enrolled in auto-renewal, will receive a special thank you voucher redeemable at the DC Shop, on or after February 1, 2021, subject to terms and conditions. Annual subscribers will receive a $25 voucher, while monthly subscribers will receive a $10 voucher. See full terms and conditions for details
I am beyond excited, and so is my wife! A gargantuan library of comics, that takes up no space in the house?!? Sign me up! Now all we need is news as to when this amazing service will launch on this side of the Atlantic.
Images and Press Release Courtesy of DC Entertainment