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When streaming service DC Universe is relaunched as subscription comic reader DC Universe Infinite this week, it will add a number of eagerly anticipated classics, including material from mature readers imprints Vertigo and DC Black Label, DC has announced.
As part of the relaunch and rebrand, originally announced in September last year, DCUI will add selections from its back catalog of Vertigo, DC Black Label and Milestone Media titles, as well as full-length graphic novels that have previously been unavailable on the DC Universe comic reader.
Titles available at launch will include the full runs of Hellblazer, Lucifer, V for Vendetta, and Preacher, as well as Batman: Arkham Asylum, Supergirl: Being Super, and the complete Mister Miracle series by Tom King and Mitch Gerads. Also available will be all titles from Joe Hill’s Hill House Comics horror imprint. Additional archive titles will be added to the service on a regular basis.
Additionally, DCUI will feature free-to-read titles — i.e., available without paid subscription — from launch, with the first issues of All-Star Superman, Black Lightning: Year One, 2016’s Suicide Squad series, and 2011’s Aquaman, amongst the first wave of sample issues.
New print titles will be added to the service six months after in-store date, with new digital first titles added three months after initial release. The service, currently available only in the U.S., will begin to launch globally later this year.
“This is just the beginning of DC Universe Infinite’s transformation,” Pam Lifford, President of Global Brands and Experiences at Warner Bros., said in a statement. “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 Universe Infinite will launch Jan. 21.
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