DC Universe Details Are Revealed
DC Universe, DC Comics’ highly anticipated multimedia platform, finally unveiled itself on Thursday. The multimedia platform was outlined in a press release. In addition to highly anticipated shows, the platform will also have access to DC’s deep library of film and animation. It will also offer up, for the first time, a digital comics subscription akin to Marvel’s Marvel Unlimited.
According to the press release:
Members of DC UNIVERSE can:
WATCH exclusive originals and classic favorites;
READ from an extensive list of curated comic books;
CONNECT with the DC community;
EXPLORE the latest breaking news and the ever-expanding DC encyclopedia;
WIN premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests;
SHOP for exclusive merchandise.
Television and Film
A major selling point for DC Universe is the original programming being advertised for it. These include Titans, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and animated series Harley Quinn and Young Justice. The latter’s highly anticipated third season will likely be a major factor in people trying the service. Unfortunately, the animated series will not debut until 2019. However, it will make an appearance at this month’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Of particular note for this press release is the first major look at Robin in Titans, played by Brenton Thwaites. While there was an earlier picture of the actor in the suit, this is our first look at the full suit.
In addition to the new programming, DC is offering up decades worth of animation, television, and film for this service. This includes high definition remasters of classics such as Batman: The Animated Series and Wonder Woman, animated films, and older live-action films such as the classic Superman films starring Christopher Reeve.
Comics and Connectivity
Another point that will bring fans is the comics service DC is offering for DC Universe. Numerous titles from across 80 years of publishing will be made available. Not only can the comics be downloaded and saved for offline viewing, you can even view them on your television screen with an app. Dan Didio, co-publisher says, “We wanted the DC Universe comic reader to be a blend of art and technology that would further enhance fans’ experiences of the live-action and animated programming on DC Universe. This hand-curated selection from our decades of comic creations gives fans a thematic digital longbox to carry with them on the device of their choosing or lets them watch exclusive video content on a big screen followed by the comic that inspired it.”
In addition to all these is a social media component, where members can interact with each other and do various things in the app. Being a member also gives you special access to an online store, where you can get items you can’t get anywhere else or before the general public.
While the tentative launch date is the fall, some people can access it early. If you live in the US, you can sign up to be a beta tester for when that starts in August.
DC Universe will be available in the United States at launch on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV, as well as the web and mobile web. Stay tuned to Word of the Nerd for more information.