I agree that digital is not only the present, but also the future. I have been having a blast with DCUI. DC (presumably Discovery in the near future) should really be pushing DCUI as much as possible. If in-house DC comics is going to survive into the modern age and past the death of print; they really do need to do this. Because, like you said, everyone including the kids have a computer in their pocket now and can have comics with them wherever they go.
I’ve been reading mine on a tablet that I purchased at a Walmart for, if I remember correctly, about $80-$100. It has been the perfect little comic reader and I have kept it around mostly for that. I think it has about a 7 or 8 inch screen and the comics look absolutely amazing on it. A great improvement over reading them on my phone.
I am 32 years old now and never really read comics much until DCU and now DCUI. DCU drew me in with the Harley Quinn animated series and I had always meant to see the Batman Animated Series from the 1990’s as well. So, I was like, ‘Cool. Looks like enough content to keep me around for a while.’ So, I got a years subscription.
I noticed the comics on here and thought to myself, ‘I’ve watched a lot of Youtube videos trying to figure out the history of DC and these characters. But, tracking these comics down is going to be a time consuming and expensive task. These stories sound so interesting in these videos; but, I’m sure reading them first hand myself would be far more interesting than someone just telling me about them.’
DCU finally brought comics in at a level that was affordable and convenient to me. The cost has also been a major reason I stayed away from them for so long, when I got older into my teen and adult years. But, DCU and now DCUI have an amazing price point that is more than fair for what you get.
I remember I dived in and read A Death in the Family, Death of the Family, Harleen, some of the Joker’s own series, DCeased, Dead Planet, Hope at World’s End, The Unkillables, White Knight, The Long Halloween, Adventures of the Super Sons, some Teen Titan’s Go, what I think is the original Court of Owl’s story line, (from the early issues of the New 52) the original Batman Issue #1 from 1940, as well as Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics.
DC has a great ability to make comics for all age groups and also take their characters in some very new directions. One of the things that I have loved about the comics is the off the wall directions they go in that you’d never see in movies or games or television.
I often times look back and wondered why I never got into comics sooner. But, I really do think that DCUI is a treat.
There is nothing wrong with the Walmart deal and some cool physical comics for the kids. But, I agree with you that they really do need to push DCUI. It is the future and I think it can be a bright one.
There is something for everyone here and I stayed because I liked the comics so much from DCU that I knew DCUI would be worth the money. Especially now that we get some Graphic Novels and Black Label.
I am now trying to find some new series to get into sense Dead Planet has concluded. I am looking forward to the upcoming Robin series, as Damian Wayne is my favorite DC character. It looks like that came out in late April. So, six months should put that in late October for DCUI? Love the new costume from the cover I saw. Also, might read Curse of the White Knight.
Where do we go to make suggestions? I’d really like to see Batman Last Knight on Earth from Black Label. That looks so interesting from previews.
I don’t know why I didn’t get into comics sooner. I was never much of a reader as a kid. School kind of killed that for me at the time by forcing me to read boring things I had no interest in. I really didn’t get into super heroes themselves until the Dark Knight Trilogy in my teens. And, by that point, I was already a bit of a penny pincher because I think I was already working for my money; McDonald’s. I was already into computers and gaming and movies and so $4-$5 a comic was a no go for me. But, about that same amount a month for endless access to thousands of them (including cool old ones I always wanted to read) is a great deal!
I hope the Walmart team up goes well. But, really, push DCUI! Let people really know what a great deal it is and how much is here so that parents buy it for their kids!