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Jim Lee Interview: DC Universe Subscription Service 'A Celebration Of All Things DC'

DC Comics has a new subscription service in the works that will a be a comic fan’s dream come true.


Fans of the characters and stories of DC Comics are in for a treat when the comic giant officially launches their new digital subscription platform, known as DC Universe. The digital platform will offer users access to a wide variety of DC content across multiple formats. Initially the service will be launching in the United States and eventually moving into other territories. A yearly subscription to the service will cost $74.99 and a monthly subscription will set you back $7.99. We got a chance to speak with Jim Lee, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment, at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 and he gave us all the details on this new digital service.

Lee explains that DC Universe will carry a wide array of digital comics that will be curated by the team at DC. A large collection of TV series and movies based on these comics will also be available. A portion of the curated comics will be specifically selected to showcase the inspirations and tie-ins to the older shows. The new DC show Titans will be the showcase content for the DC Universe subscription. Titans will be overseen by Greg Berlanti and features a story where former Batman sidekick Robin and Raven assemble a team of heroes to deal with a plot to destroy the planet.

Doom Patrol will another future series to premiere on the DC Universe platform. It follows the exploits of a band of misfit heroes. Doom Patrol originally debuted in DC Comics back in the summer of 1963. For more great videos, including developer interviews and convention coverage for events like E3 or PAX, be sure to check out both Shacknews and over on YouTube.

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