DC announced today that its streaming platform, DC Universe, is undergoing an important transition. DC will rebrand it as DC Universe Infinite, a comics-only platform. All of its previous streaming content, such as Young Justice, Titans, and Doom Patrol, will move to HBO Max. Alongside this announcement, HBO Max renewed the animated Harley Quinn series for a third season. It joined HBO’s platform in August.
DC Universe Infinite will offer over 24,000 titles spanning eight decades. It will also give members the option to read new titles sixth months after their on-sale date. This is an improvement over the DCU’s one-year offer. Additionally, members gain earlier access to digital-first comics like Injustice: Year Zero and Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red. Along with the digital-first titles, members get DC Universe Infinite Originals, exclusive content created solely for the platform. DC plans a global expansion beginning next Summer.
Finally, members can enjoy DC fan community events. They’ve planned these events throughout 2021, though didn’t give any other specifics. DC publisher and chief creative officer Jim Lee said in a statement:
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.”
DC Universe Infinite launches in the US on January 21st, 2021. All existing memberships will transfer over at launch. Are you excited about this rebranding? Let me know in the comments below.