DC Universe SVOD platform plans revealed, new “Titans” series announced

DC Universe Promotional ImageDetails around a new Subscription Video on Demand platform dedicated to the DC Universe are starting to emerge, with Titans, a 12-week episodic series announced as the first scripted original show for the $7.99 a month service for the United States.

A new animated film – Justice League vs. The Fatal Five – is also being produced exclusively for DC Universe, which was announced back in July, featuring the villains who first appeared in DC’s Adventure Comics #352.

The Fatal Five as they appeared in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series and an episode of Justice League Unlimited.

The Fatal Five as they appeared in the Legion of Super Heroes animated series and an episode of Justice League Unlimited.

The DC Universe service will officially launch in the US on September 15th – or, Batman Day – and is being billed as a destination for new scripted originals (live action and animated), library content (films and classic TV series), a selection of digital comics and breaking news in the DC world.

Doom Patrol will be a live action series based on the DC Comics title of the same name, which will launch in 2019 on the platform, revolving around Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. This will be followed by Swamp Thing, Young Justice: Outsiders, Harley Quinn, Stargirl and Metropolis.

Library titles that will be featured on DCU include the original Wonder Woman, Batman: The Animated Series, Superfriends, Birds of Prey, Teen Titans, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Constantine, Batman Beyond and Justice League.

Other programmes include DC Daily, a show covering news about all things DC such as new series, comics and more, hosted by Kevin Smith.

There’s a guide to all the DC heroes now on TV, film or other media here on the DC Comics web site

Batman Day 2018 LogoMore about Batman Day 2018 here on the DC Comics web site

Batman Day returns on 15th September 2018, the annual celebration of the Dark Knight. Continuing the Batman Day tradition for the fan-favourite event, DC Entertainment has combined forces with thousands of comic book retailers, bookstores, schools and libraries across the US to bring fans exciting festivities. There will be free comic book giveaways, exclusive deals, talent signings and more—all to honour Gotham City’s Dark Knight. In addition, DC will have a Batman Day digital sale from 11th September to 17th September, with hundreds of titles available on ReadDC.com, comiXology, Google Play, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook and iTunes.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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