“Our fans love the platform’s robust library of comic books and, with the transformation, we will not disappoint,” said DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. “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. There has never been a better time to be a DC fan!”
The press release states new comics will added to the site six months after their retail release; that it will provide earlier access to Digital First comics like “DCeased: Hope at World’s End” or “Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red”; and that DC Universe Infinite Originals are being created. The expanded service will also allow them to download titles for offline reading on their smartphones or tablets. Users will not be required to create new accounts, and the monthly cost will remain $7.99, although an overall cheaper annual price of $74.99 will also be offered.
Along with the news that HBO Max will become the new home of DC Universe’s original TV series like Young Justice seasons 1-4, Titans seasons 1-3, Doom Patrol seasons 1-3, and Stargirl season 1, it was announced that the animated Harley Quinn series has been renewed for a third season. According to an interview with the creators at ComicBook.com, the earliest Harley Quinn season 3 could premiere will be in late 2021.
For more on DC Universe’s future, and an extension on the HBO Max bundle plan, head to DCComics.com.