DC Universe, the DC Comics streaming service dedicated to comics and all things DC, is getting a rebrand. Starting January 21, 2021, the service will be relaunched as DC Universe Infinite as an exclusive comic subscription service.
What can fans expect from DCUI? Well, there will be an expanded library of over 24,000 titles at launch, including digital-first comics, and exclusive content made for the site. New comic titles will be added 6 months after release, as opposed to the current 1 year on DCU. DCUI will also be made available worldwide by the end of 2021.
Here’s a statement from Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee:
“Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint. I’m excited to share that not only will DC UNIVERSE INFINITE members still be able to read all of the great comics that they’ve enjoyed but new issues are debuting on the platform quicker than before, digital first exclusives are being created, and the members-only events will begin as soon as possible. There has never been a better time to be a DC fan!”
If you have DCU currently, your subscription will automatically update to DCUI when it launches next year. The price point will remain the same too at $7.99/month, or $74.99/year.
So what happens to all the DCU original programs? Well, it looks like Doom Patrol moving to HBO Max earlier this year was just the beginning. New seasons of Titans, Harley Quinn (recently renewed for a third season), and Young Justice will also premiere on HBO Max. This will also include past seasons as well as the classic DC series and films that are currently on DCU. Additionally, fans will get to take part in a limited time deal where they can add HBO Max to their subscription for an additional $4.99.
Will you be getting HBO Max now that more DC content is hitting the service? Do you think Swamp Thing has a chance to be resurrected? Excited for more Harley Quinn?