Look forward to a new DC comic every day with the expansion of DC’s DIGITAL FIRST featuring all the big-leaguers in stories never before available on digital platforms by today’s top DC Comics talent!
This week DC announced it was expanding on its DC Digital First publishing imprint and giving fans an opportunity to thrill to new adventures from their favorite DC superheroes including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more, in stories available for the first time on digital platforms. The new daily dose of comics launched with Superman: The Man of Tomorrow featuring stories by Robert Venditti, Paul Pelletier, and Batman: Gotham Knights with two emotionally charged narratives, and “rip from the headlines” story with art by Jim Lee.
The DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher is excited by the prospect of getting readers more access to content than ever before. “This strategy is intended to get daily content to fans immediately,” Jim Lee said, “and also to ensure that when comic shops open back up for business, they will have new content and product that their customers will want — keeping fans interested in our characters and stories.” With the COVID-19 pandemic affected most retail outlets, including comic shops, DC’s Digital First releases will keep audiences engaged.
The first week of DC Digital First titles includes Superman: The Man of Tomorrow by Robert Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Drew Hennessy, and Adriano Lucas, Batman: Gotham Nights featuring a story by Sal Giunta, Brad Meltzer, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair with a second story by Larry Hama, Mirko Colak, and John Kalisz, Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Inaki Miranda, and Hi-Fi, Aquaman: Deep Dives by Steve Orlando, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, and Adriano Lucas, Flash: Fastest Man Alive by Gail Simone, Clayton Henry, and Marcelo Maiolo, DC Super Hero Girls: Infinite Frenemies by Amanda Deibert and Erich Owen, and Swamp Thing: New Roots by Mark Russell, Marco Santucci, and John Kalisz. These series are new to DC Digital First, having previously been exclusive to DC Giants.
The line of DC’s Digital First will not replace or inhibit the release of new print comics (which will be returning soon to their traditionally available Wednesday launch dates next week), but enhance the market with material available seven days a week. In addition to these daily options, on Monday DC is announcing DC Essential Reads which will be releasing the “first chapters” of some of the most iconic graphic novels and collected editions in the DC catalog. Among those in the mix expect Watchmen #1 and Batman #608, the first issue leading into the “Hush” arc.
DC Digital First comics and free issues of the DC Essential Reads will all be available from participating digital retailers, including ReadDC.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more.