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Archie Comics Goes Day-and-Date on comiXology Unlimited

Sabrina: Something Wicked #3

Archie Comics is expanding its availability on comiXology, the leading digital comics service. Starting September 23, with the publication of Sabrina: Something Wicked #3, comiXology will release new titles on comiXology Unlimited the same day they are available in print. The new initiative marks the first time a major U.S. publisher has made content available day-and-date with the subscription-based streaming service. ComiXology Unlimited users can now read the full Archie library including the critically acclaimed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Afterlife With Archie, Jughead’s Time Police, and tie-ins to the smash hit CW series, Riverdale.

Members of comiXology Unlimited can access over 25,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial.  Archie fans can now read Archie comics at no additional cost with comiXology Unlimited or with a la carte purchase on comiXology, giving readers maximum flexibility. Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of moves making Archie a trendsetter in the digital comics space. Archie was the first publisher to go day-and-date with digital releases in 2010 and the first to publish animated comics with Spotify, the streaming music service.

DC Universe is Now DC Universe Infinite Focused on Comics Including Originals. Harley Quinn Gets a Third Season as Shows Move to HBO Max

DC Universe Infinite

The rumors of the fate of DC Universe have been swirling with a clear message that something different was coming. What? The answer is here with DC Universe Infinite, a “premium digital comic book service.” It’s set to launch on January 21, 2021.

DC Universe Infinite will be available online at DCUniverseInfinite.com, iOS and Android devices for $7.99 a month or $74.99 a year ($6.25 a month). On February 1, 2021, every DC Universe Infinite subscriber, existing members, or those joining during the pre-order offer window will receive a special thank you voucher redeemable at the DC Shop subject to terms and conditions. Annual subscribers will receive a $25 voucher while monthly subscribers will receive a $10 voucher.

DC Universe Infinite will provide access to more than 24,000 comic books at launch, DC Universe Infinite subscribers will also encounter digital-first comics, member access to DC fan events, as well as a steady stream of recently released comics six months after their physical versions, hit store shelves. Following its initial launch, DC Universe Infinite will begin expanding globally in SUMMER 2021.

The “new” platform is comic focused with new issues debuting quicker than before and new digital first exclusives being created for the digital comic service. It will continue to have members-only events.

DC’s premium digital comic book platform will provide members with an expanded collection of comics and Original Graphic Novels, spanning over 80 years of the DC Multiverse. Fans can also download comics, graphic novels and originals for unlimited offline reading on their favorite smartphone or tablet.

Subscribers will also have earlier access to new Digital First comics that include titles such as Aquaman: Deep Dives, Batman: Gotham Nights, DCeased: Hope at World’s End, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, Injustice: Year Zero, Shazam!: Lightning Strikes, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Swamp Thing: New Roots and Wonder Woman 84, and
many more. Also debuting on DC Universe Infinite will be DC Universe Infinite Originals, including new comic content centered around beloved characters…stay tuned for updates!

The fan-favorite community area will be free to all registered and premium DC subscribers with a full calendar of events planned for 2021. Subscribers will not need to create a new account as their DC Universe login will transfer to DC Universe Infinite.

For those who subscribed to DC Universe for the DC original shows, those will move elsewhere like HBO Max. During today’s announcement, a special offer was announced that allows subscribers to upgrade their service to include HBO Max for an additional $4.99 per month. The offer is available for a limited time and runs now through October 30, 2020.

HBO Max will be the home for premium video content that will include new DC series, key DC classics, and DC Universe originals like Young Justice Seasons 1-4, Titans Seasons 1-3, Doom Patrol Seasons 1-3, and DC’s Stargirl Season 1. Additionally, HBO Max has ordered a third season of Warner Bros. Animation’s critically acclaimed DC Universe adult animated comedy series Harley Quinn, starring Kaley Cuoco, who also served as executive producer during the first two seasons along with Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, and Sam Register. Harley Quinn will be a Max Original going forward, and all three seasons of the show will be available.

DC Partners with Caribu Adding Over 75 Kid-Friendly Comics

Caribu and DC

Caribu and DC have announced a new partnership that adds 77 kid-friendly comics on the platform. Caribu is expanding the app’s content to a broader audience and aging up for children ages 8-12. Through interactive reading and video-calling, Caribu is helping kids to stay connected, educated, and engaged from a distance with free content for new users all summer.

Caribu has deemed July 20-26th Superhero week in their Virtual Summer Reading program, Caribu will highlight a selection of titles from the DC universe for users to read with daily prompts and activities they can use to engage in a more immersive way with the content.

Caribu users can now access a variety of DC kids titles from popular comics series like DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Scooby-Doo, and Looney Tunes. The app also features free previews of DC’s acclaimed middle grade graphic novels, including sneak peeks at Shannon and Dean Hale’s Diana: Princess of the Amazons illustrated by Victoria Ying, Meg Cabot’s Black Canary: Ignite illustrated by Cara McGee, Ridley Pearson’s Super Sons trilogy illustrated by Ile Gonzalez, and additional works by Minh Lê, Kirk Scroggs, and many more.

DC’s parent company AT&T has been a long time supporter of Caribu. Caribur participated in AT&T’s 2018 Aspire Accelerator cohort and most recently, AT&T provided a $560,000 contribution to Caribu through the company’s $10 million Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund, underwriting the app for free during the onset of COVID-19 and helping keep kids and families connected during uncertain times.

DC Takes Its Monthly Catalog Online with DC Connect

DC continues to extend its digital presence with DC Connect, the new catalog of what’s coming from DC publishing each month! This downloadable, digital-only catalog features solicitation information for DC’s comic books, original graphic novels, collected editions, and collectibles—and that’s just the start!

In the coming months DC Connect will update and evolve in order to maximize the advantages of its digital format. Future issues will include expanded content, featuring talent interviews, preview pages from upcoming stories, behind-the-scenes looks at projects in development, multimedia content, and more! The catalog will also have a new look and layout compared to its predecessor, DC Previews, making it more engaging and easier to get the latest intel on current and future DC comic book projects.

Here’s a look at the debut cover to DC Connect, featuring stunning artwork by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson for the highly anticipated miniseries Batman: Three Jokers, launching Tuesday, August 25.

The Marvel Digital Comics Shop is Closing on June 2

Marvel logo

Marvel has sent out a rather surprising (or maybe not) email letting customers know that the Marvel Digital Comics Shop is closing. While Marvel and DC are expanding their digital offerings, it’s a little strange that this is happening. The public has been increasing their online digital media purchases during this time of pandemic, so to close a purchasing option seems odd.

After June 2nd, you’ll need to to purchase Marvel digital comics and read existing Marvel digital comics through the Marvel Comics app and comiXology.

There’s a good posibility that most purchases are just happening between the Marvel comics app and comiXology so there’s no need for a web based digital store.

Below is more information via the email.

To purchase Marvel digital comics after June 2nd:

To read your existing Marvel digital comics library after June 2nd:

  • View your past purchases in “My Books” when you log into your account on the Marvel Comics app, and/or
  • Sync your current Marvel Digital Comics Shop account with a comiXology account to continue to read your books on a web browser

Please note:

  • You can continue to redeem digital comic codes at Marvel.com/redeem and view your comics in the Marvel Comics app.
  • Only purchases made through the Marvel Comics app will be eligible to earn Marvel Insider points.

DC Universe Launches a New Rewards Program

DC Universe Rewars

The ultimate destination for DC fans, DC Universe, unveiled a new program today, DC Universe Rewards. Running from May 5 through the fall, the program is designed to reward fans for doing what they already love – diving deep into their fandom. Giving all fans – not just service subscribers – the opportunity to participate in select options, the DC Universe Rewards program features can’t-miss items and exclusive releases, all at no cost.

An authentic celebration of fandom, DC Universe Rewards will enable users to earn special tokens for ongoing engagement and participation on DC Universe, including the free-to-all Community section, editorial features and “DC Daily.” These tokens are redeemable for an amazing set of rewards, from a 30-day premium subscription to DC Universe to ultra-exclusive collectibles such as a special, limited edition Harley Quinn Super-Villains pin set.  DC Universe Rewards will offer new earn opportunities and rewards each week.

Fans can earn tokens and “level up” simply by doing what they already love. Whether it’s subscribers finishing a DC digital comic, watching an entire DC movie or TV episode, or even non-subscribers and subscribers alike interacting with other fans on the DC Universe community boards, there are various opportunities for fans to accumulate tokens that can be redeemed for rewards.

All participants need to do is register for free on DC Universe and select a customized avatar. Then they can start earning tokens redeemable for rewards by navigating to the rewards program in the MyDC section of DC Universe or clicking/tapping on REWARDS in the menu.

Below are prizes currently available with more continuously rolling out throughout the program:

  • DC Universe 30-day Premium Subscription
  • DCU Exclusive HARLEY QUINN Super-Villains Pin Set
  • DC Universe Exclusive Harley Quinn Show Statue
  • DC Artists Alley Batgirl (White & Gold) by Sho Murase Designer Vinyl
  • Digital Movie Redemption via Movies Anywhere
  • DC Universe Exclusive Limited Edition TITANS Poster
  • DC Universe Exclusive Limited Edition DOOM PATROL Poster
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse Lex Luthor Masterminds T-shirt
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse Darkseid Invaders T-shirt
  • DC Universe Meta Madhouse The Cheetah Beasts T-shirt
  • DC Universe Exclusive Batcave Wallpapers
  • DC Universe Exclusive Fortress of Solitude Wallpapers
  • Shop DC $5 Off Purchase
  • Shop DC $10 Off Purchase
  • Shop DC $25 Off Purchase

Plus, DC Universe Exclusive rewards tied to the upcoming debut of Stargirl, Doom Patrol Season Two and much more – coming soon!

GalaxyCon Launches Virtual Celebrity and Fan Experiences

GalaxyCon

GalaxyCon is launching a new business for virtual events online called GalaxyCon Live this weekend. This new venture creates an original approach for connecting celebrities and fans that represents a first for the comic con industry.

Here’s what people can expect from GalaxyCon Live:

  • Live Streaming Interviews with Celebrities
  • One-on-Group Video Chats with a Fan and a Group of Celebrities
  • One-on-One Video Chats with a Fan and One Celebrity
  • Personalized Autographs 
  • Personalized Video Recordings 

These virtual meet and greets make it possible for fans to engage with celebrities on a level that isn’t possible in person. During a comic con, fans have never had a chance to chat for two minutes with two or more celebrities at one time in a private setting. GalaxyCon Live will make this interaction possible, starting with their first virtual meet and greet on May 2nd, 2020.

GalaxyCon Live will carry on the tradition of creating experiences for all genres of nerdy fandoms including comics, anime, animation, cosplay, science fiction, wrestling, fantasy, and gaming.

Some of the first events to include private chats with celebrities include the following:

  • May 2, 2020 at 2pm EST: My Hero Academia’s Three Best Girls Monica Rial, Colleen Clinkenbeard, and Luci Christian
  • May 3, 2020 at 2pm EST: The Loser’s Club from the film IT: Jack Grazer, Jackson Scott, and Jeremy Ray Taylor
  • May 9, 2020 at 2pm EST: Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas: Chris Sarandon and Ken Page. 
  • May 16, 2020 at 2pm EST: The stars of The Karate Kid: Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Martin Kove. 
  • May 24, 2020 at 2pm EST: The voices of RWBY: Kara Eberle, Lindsay Jones, Barbara Dunkelman, and Arryn Zech. 
  • May 30, 2020 at 2pm EST: Tim Curry, star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Clue, Legend, Muppet Treasure Island, IT, and Annie.

Explore the New Era of X-Men with the Dawn of X Digital Sale – 67% Off Every Issue

Last year, superstar writer Jonathan Hickman transformed the world of mutants in the critically acclaimed series, House of  X and Powers of X. These two series ushered in an exciting new era for the X-Men known as the Dawn of X, launching six brand new titles. Now is your chance to catch up on all those titles and more with the Jonathan Hickman’s Dawn of X SaleHouse of XPowers of X, and every single X-Men issue that’s followed is up to 67% off now through April 12th 11PM ET on Marvel’s Digital Comics Shop!

Credited as the “Head of X,” Jonathan Hickman leads fellow writers into the bold new future of the X-Men as the new mutant nation of Krakoa is formed. Each series plays a role in forming a tightly woven overarching narrative unlike anything that’s come before. Hickman’s X-Men combines large-scale adventures with dense world building where any of your favorite mutants can show up. Gerry Duggan’s Marauders takes the X-Men to the high seas where Kate Pryde leads a team with the important mission of rescuing mutants from unfriendly territories. Discover the secrets of mutant magic with former X-Men villain Apocalypse and the new Captain Britain in Tini Howard’s Excalibur. Or see mutantkind’s new black ops squad form to handle Krakoa’s enemies in Benjamin Percy’s X-Force. And check out the unpredictable exploits of the mutantkind’s next generation in Jonathan Hickman and Ed Brisson’s New Mutants.

And that’s not all! Two of Marvel’s most popular mutants get newly launched solo series in Wolverine and Cable. Plus, meet the craziest team of misfit mutants ever assembled in the debut issue of Zeb Wells’ Hellions or see the X-Men go up against Marvel’s premiere super hero team over the fate of Franklin Richards in X-Men/Fantastic Four by Chip Zdarsky. Be sure to also check out Jonathan Hickman teaming up with the industry’s best artists like Russell Dauterman and Alan Davis for epic one-shots in Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost and Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler.

Dawn of X Sale

*Offer expires 4/12 at 11:00 PM EDT. Marvel account and internet connection required to access digital comics.


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Marvel’s Digital Comics Offers Up to 67% Off the Avengers and Fantastic Four’s Most Iconic Stories

Now is the perfect time for Marvel fans to discover some of the greatest Avengers and Fantastic Four stories ever told with the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest and the Fantastic Four: Massive World’s Greatest UP TO 67% OFF SALES! Don’t miss your chance to revisit classics and catch up on modern runs of Marvel’s premiere super hero teams! And if you need some suggestions, we have you covered:

Looking to start at the very beginning? See Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and the Mighty Thor come together as the Avengers for the first time in Avengers Masterworks Vol. 1 and witness the birth of Marvel’s age of heroes in Fantastic Four Masterworks Vol. 1. These triumphs of the Silver Age feature the first appearances of some of Marvel’s most iconic villains and the return of Captain America, drawn by legends Jack Kirby and Don Heck and written by Stan Lee.

Before he changed the world of the X-Men, Jonathan Hickman left his unmistakable mark on both the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. Want to see what your favorite heroes are currently up to? Witness the all-new era of the Avengers! Check out the grand return of Marvel’s first family of heroes! From timeless classics to modern epics, there’s hundreds of Avengers and Fantastic Four stories waiting for you to enjoy.

You can purchase yours through the Marvel App or through comiXology.

*Offer expires 4/16/20 at 11:00 PM EDT.


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