Last year, DC Comics launched their own streaming service called DC Universe that included access to DC movies, tv shows, and a limited selection of comic books for a flat, monthly rate. DC Comics, has now added numerous titles to Comixology that are available for borrowing through that service’s subscription fee.
If you are looking to read some more titles from the massive DC Comics catalogue without breaking the bank, a subscription to Comixology Unlimited will now grant you access to a series of graphic novels and single issues that will let you decide before you fully dive in and commit to a book. John Cunningham, Senior Vice President of Sales & Trade Marketing for DC Comics, had this to say about the announcement:
“DC is constantly looking at ways of growing the audience for comics and graphic novels, so teaming up with ComiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading is a natural fit. From Aquaman to Sandman, there’s so much for DC readers, old and new, to love here.”
This announcement should come as welcome news to those of us who love DC Comics but are looking for more affordable ways to follow along with our favorite characters and titles. If you aren’t familiar with the service, Comixology is a company that was purchased by Amazon a few years ago and offers a variety of comic book series, graphic novels, and even omnibuses for purchase for less that paperback rates. The service includes titles from several other major companies such as Marvel, Image, Valiant, etc.
As for the move, ComiXology CEO David Steinberger had this to say:
“We are thrilled to now include an incredible selection of DC’s vast library of superheroes and DC Vertigo titles as part of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading, bringing an even bigger benefit to all our subscription members. With the addition of DC and DC Vertigo titles, we’re providing more convenience and a great opportunity for readers to discover and explore some of the best stories comics have to offer at no additional cost to their current Prime, Kindle Unlimited or comiXology Unlimited subscription.”
One thing to keep in mind though is that many of the titles available on Comixology aren’t available on the DC Universe app. For example one of my all time favorite titles, Fables, offers the first two trades for borrowing if you have Unlimited but no Fable books are on the DCU app.
If such a coverage gap of books will be closed soon has yet to be announced so for now fans might have to pay for two apps. Be sure to check if your preferred titles are on the service you have before you buy.
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