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DC Universe – Post Comic Con International

So there is currently a massive marketing blitz for DC’s new product DC Universe.  With trailers coming out at Comic Con International San Diego and constant Facebook ads, but what does your $75 a year really get you?  Let’s dig into what we know about DC Universe.

-TV-

Probably the biggest selling point that they are pushing is access to exclusive new television content.  With five featured shows in the DC Universe trailer including three that are are slated for live action and two that are animated.

Titans had its trailer released at SDCC (the now infamous “Fuck Batman” trailer).  Showing us a dark and gritty DC world that we have come to know from the movies and in a lot of ways the CW shows.  This could go either way as far as entertainment goes. Will it lean too heavily on violence and language than story?  Only time will tell.

Grant Morrison’s version of the Doom Patrol seems like the natural choice for source material for the proposed Doom Patrol show.  If you aren’t familiar with this IP than you are in for a treat. This strange group of Super Hero/Trauma Victims had a fantastic run under Morrison, and is currently enjoying a great run under Eisner winner Gerard Way.  Do yourself a favor and check it out, because that will get you excited for what a show can be.

The big question mark is the live action Swamp Thing series.  Very little has been said about this, and it could end up being anywhere between “horrible beyond belief” and “the best show of all time”.  James Wan (writer of Saw, and executive producer on Aquaman) is attached to the project and that is positive. Also attached to the show are writers Gary Dauberman (writer on It and Annabelle) and Mark Verheiden (writer and executive producer on Ash vs. Evil Dead, Daredevil and Constantine).  They have stacked this with some horror and comic heavyweights so this has the stink of good on it. It also isn’t lost in translation that Verheiden was a writer and executive producer on Constantine which could make for a great through line to relaunching Constantine on DC Universe.

Young Justice Outsiders and Harley Quinn are the two announced animated shows.  Young Justice Outsiders is going to be starting on the third season of the very popular show.  Where Harley Quinn will be a new animated show. Curious to see if this will be stylistically more like the animated series that the character was born from, or the newer version that has been presented over the last few years.

On top of the exclusive new shows they will also be streaming a lot of their classic content which could have and incredibly wide range.  I could have anything from a rebooted Powerless to bingeable streams of Batman 66 or Smallville. There is a lot of DC content out there and that is without even looking at the slate of CW shows.

-Movies-

So far the announcements for movies have revolved around the available DC content from the past.  Everything from the fantastic animated movies that have been coming out over the last few years, to the original Batman and Superman films.  There is a lot that they can draw on for this segment of the service.

It will be interesting to see what they do with newer properties like the latest of the super hero films to come out in the theatre.  Will they begin to have exclusive DC Universe releases? Will there be early streaming access for users? There hasn’t been much information about this other than the clips that are included in trailers for the service.  

-Comics-

There will also be a comics aspect to the service.  Claiming that this will be a “curated” list of some of the best that DC has to offer, on demand to your device.  By creating this segment the service becomes something more than just another streaming service. Much of the push has been to cross platform and cross reference content.  Read a Batman comic on your phone or tablet, then watch the movie or animated show that was inspired by the run of comics that you just read. This is a really interesting idea and it seems like it could be a really great way to convert the eyes that see video content into eyes that read comic books.  

-Merch/Social Media-

So the platform is also slated to have some interesting aspects to it that no other streaming platform has ever really included.  Access to exclusive merchandise, a social media platform that gives you direct access to DC creators and the chance to earn exclusives and prizes.  This rounds out what the DC Universe can be, but will it be to much? These have the potential to be the lurking place of super fans that constantly neg the service they are paying for (looking at you WWE Network), or it could be a really interesting new take on what a media company can do with their properties.

For the price of $7.99 a month or $75 a year this is on the same price point as streaming services like Hulu or Netflix.  Will it be able to produce the same level or amount of content? Will this be worth it for casual DC fans or will this only be for the mega fan?  What happens when Marvel announces its service?

There are a lot of questions going into the DC Universe but they are taking pre-orders right now at the DC Universe page!

New Comics Release for March 29th 2017

New
Comics Release for 3/29/17

New trailers for Justice League landed over
the weekend and I am crazy giddy about all of the Aquaman goodness, and Mera
was even in the trailer! And today we got a new Spider Man Homecoming trailer,
man is it a great time to be a comic fan! Speaking of comics, since this is the
5
th week in the month, its kind of a light week for new releases,
but regardless, there are some fun books on the racks this week, so lets dive
in, shall we?
From Dark Horse this week, Lobster Johnson The
Pirates Ghost #1 hits the stands. Written by John Arcudi and Mike Mignola with
art by Tonci Zonjic. This new mini series finds the New York Harbor Patrol in
over their heads when a ghostly pirate ship appears on the Hudson River, and
the Lobster’s hunt for a major mob boss may have something to do with it.

From DC this week, it’s Annual Week! Annuals
from Batgirl and Titans hit the shelves, along with the DC/Hanna Barbera
mash-up Specials including Adam Strange/Future Quest, Booster Gold/Flintstones,
Green Lantern/Space Ghost, and Suicide Squad/Banana Spilts. Also Dark Knight 3
Master Race #8 is out!

From Image this week the first story arc of
Moonshine wraps up with issue #6. Written by Brian Azzarello with art by
Eduardo Risso, in this final chapter, old scores are settled and much blood is
shed as gangster Lou Pirlo finally comes face to face with the monstrous
werewolf that’s been hunting him for months.

From Marvel this week, in the wake of IvX, two
new one-shots hit the racks, in the form of Inhumans Prime #1 and X-Men Prime
#1. ResurrXIon begins here! In this oversized special issue, the trial of
Maximus, the coming of Marvel Boy, and the dark secret of Black Bolt. The X-Men
are at a crossroads. Xavier’s dream comes full circle as Kitty Pryde returns to
the X-Men ready to lead them in their mission to protect a world that hates and
fears them.

Lastly
from Archie this week, Jughead: The Hunger hits the stands. Written by Frank
Tieri with art by Michael Walsh. In the same horrific vein as the Afterlife
with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, comes a new one-shot riddled
with horror! Jughead
Jones has always had an insatiable appetite… but what if his hunger came from
a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of
some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and
his family’s dark legacy comes to light.

Here is your complete list:
Dark
Horse

Aliens
Defiance #10
Aliens
Vs. Predator Life and Death #4
Conan
the Slayer #7
Elfquest
Final Quest #19
Lobster
Johnson Pirates Ghost #1
Serenity
No Power in the Verse #6
Visitor
How and Why He Stayed #2
DC
Adam
Strange Future Quest Special #1
Batgirl
Annual #1
Booster
Gold Flintstones Special #1
Clean
Room #17
Dark
Knight III Master Race #8
Green
Lantern Space Ghost Special #1
Harleys
Little Black Book #6
Justice
League of America #3
Kamandi
Challenge #3
Suicide
Squad Banana Splits Special #1
Titans
Annual #1
Unfollow
#17
IDW
Animal
Noir #2
Back to
the Future Biff to the Future #3
Comic
Book History of Comics #5
Cosmic
Scoundrels #2
GI Joe
A Real American Hero #238
Jem
& the Holograms #24
Mask #4
Orphan
Black Deviations #1
Rom #8
Star
Trek Boldly Go #6
Transformers
Lost Light #4
Transformers
Till All Are One #8
Weird
Love #17
X-Files
#12


Image
Deadly
Class #27
Hadrians
Wall #5
Image
Plus #12
Lazarus
#26
Mayday
#5
Moonshine
#6
Old
Guard #2
Outcast
#26
Postal
#19
Marvel
All New
X-Men #19
Avengers
#5.1
Black
Widow #12
Deadpool
& Mercs For Money #9
Ghost
Rider #5
Infamous
Iron Man #6
Inhumans
Prime #1
Man
Thing #2
Mighty
Captain Marvel #3
Occupy
Avengers #5
Old Man
Logan #20
Spider
Woman #17
Star
Lord #5
Thanos
#5
Thunderbolts
#11
X-Men
Prime #1
Action Lab
Vampblade
Season Two #1
Voracious
Feeding Time #4
Aftershock
Animosity
#6
Insexts
#10
Rough
Riders On The Storm #2
American Mythology Productions
ERB
Land that time forgot #1
Hatchet
#0
Three
Stooges April Fools Day
Archie Comics
Jughead
The Hunger
Reggie
and Me #4
Avatar Press
Cinema
Purgatorio #9
Black Mask Comics
Quantum
Teens are Go #2
Space
Riders Galaxy of Brutality #1
Boom Studios
Backstagers
#8
Joyride
#11
Ladycastle
#2
WWE
Wrestlemania 2017 Special #1
Boundless Comics
Unholy
#3
Broadsword Comics
Tarot
Witch of the Black Rose #103
Dynamite
Doc
Savage Ring of Fire #1
Garth
Ennis Red Team Double Tap #8
Grand
Passion #4
James
Bond Hammerhead #6
Kiss
Demon #3
Devils Due/1First
Galaxys
For Hire #2
Lord of
Gore #2
Mercy
Sparx Year One #2
White
#4
Oni Press
Rick
& Morty #24
Red 5 Comics
Rift #3
Titan Comics
Doctor
Who 9
th #11
Hard
Case Crime Peepland #5
Hookjaw
#4
Titan1Studios
Knight
Guards of Relativity #3
Valiant Entertainment
Divinity
III Stalinverse #4
Generation
Zero #8
Kinjak
#25
Vault Comics
Karma
Police #1
Zenescope Entertainment
GFT Red
Agent Human Order #5
GFT Van
Helsing Vs the Mummy of Amun Ra #3
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