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DC Comics’ library had only previously been available to read at will on DC Universe.
One of the major flaws of comic subscription services like ComiXology Unlimited was that you never could read anything from DC Comics’ extensive comics collection through the subscription service alone; if it was available, you had to purchase every issue or volume. And while DC Comics eventually launched its own comics subscription model, it won’t be the only way you can explore DC Comics’ library.
io9 is reporting that ComiXology Unlimited subscribers can now borrow and read a wide variety of comics—and will include single issues, trades, graphic novels, and larger collections—from both DC Comics and Vertigo (a DC Comics imprint).
The expansion of the DC Comics and Vertigo series for readers will also extend to Kindle Unlimited (a subscription service that lets you rent out books and audiobooks) and Prime Reading (a service that’s available with Amazon Prime accounts that lets you borrow up to 10 books at a time for free).
“We are thrilled to now include an incredible selection of DC’s vast library of Super Heroes and DC Vertigo titles as part of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, and Prime Reading, bringing an even bigger benefit to all our subscription members,” ComiXology’s CEO and co-founder David Steinberger, said in a statement. “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.”
The DC Comics landing page on ComiXology’s website gives readers several entry points on how to explore its DC Comics collection. You can browse available issues by character (like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman), by what comics are good for new readers, and by different graphic novels worth reading.
ComiXology Unlimited has provided a list of just some of the DC Comics series that will be available for ComiXology Unlimited subscribers
- All-Star Superman
- Animal Man (2011-2014)
- Aquaman (2011-2016)
- Arrow (2012-2013)
- Batgirl (2016- )
- Batman (2011-2016)
- Batwoman (2011-2015)
- Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
- Batman: The Long Halloween
- Batman: White Knight
- Cyborg (2016- )
- Green Lanterns (2016-)
- Harley Quinn (2016-)
- Identity Crisis
- Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)
- Injustice 2 (2017-)
- The Mulitversity (2014)
- New Super-Man (2016-)
- Supergirl (2016-)
- Teen Titans (2016-)
- Wonder Woman (2016-)
Here’s a list of titles available from DC Vertigo.
- 100 Bullets
- American Vampire
- Astro City (2013- )
- Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (2004-2005)
- Clean Room (2015-2017)
- Doom Patrol (1987-1995)
- The Sandman
- Sweet Tooth
- V for Vendetta
- Y: The Last Man
If you’re already a ComiXology subscriber, you don’t have to do anything extra—or pay any additional fees—to access ComiXology’s DC Comics or Vertigo collections; a monthly subscription costs $5.99. But the downside to ComiXology Unlimited is that its comics library is on the more limited side. You might not always have access to a recent series on there for some time, and you might not be able to complete reading some older series without waiting or shelling out more money.
In comparison, DC Universe costs $7.99 a month (or $74.99 if you pay for an annual subscription) and includes access to DC Universe’s original TV shows like Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders.
But if you’re fairly new to comics and want a chance to explore titles across a multitude of major comics publishers without breaking the bank, ComiXology Unlimited just became even more enticing.
Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.