First, I’m want to start saying how grateful I’m for this service. Spoiler alert, this post is mostly about praising this service and how freaking amazing it is.
Why? Because good thing should be notice. Let’s start!
The comic selection is amazing, it doesn’t have the newest issues for obvious reason or any of the other imprint DC own, but for someone that haven’t been up to date in DC comic this last decade it have a lot of content to enjoy.
The quality of the comic image scans is fantastic, I’m not gonna lie, at first I started using the browser to read comic and the quality there is not that good, but after trying the alternatives, those being MU (Marvel Unlimited) and CU (Comixology Unlimited) browser experience, DCU browser image quality is not that bad. I highly recommend using a android emulator to view comics on PC the quality there is so much better.
Personally I bough a Fire 10 HD tablet for this app alone, an the comics look so good there, very crisp and clear I can’t believe it. Unfortunately the rival of this, MU, android app image quality is so bad that using smart panel there is impossible because it render the image too blurry to even enjoy and that service cost 9.99 a month and they don’t bother to make a good android app, in their defense I have read that the IOS app is a lot better and have tested that their browser comic scan quality is decent, but navigating that webpage is bad.
Everything in DCU is connected, from my phone, pc, tv and now tablet I can access all of my to read list and read where I left, this another feature missing from MU, they don’t even have a TV app. (yes I like to read comics in a 55’ TV)
Comixology on the other hand, it sync your progress from browser and app, but you have to download before reading, don’t bother using the browser for CU, is so bad that it amaze me is even an option. The comic collection there is interesting, you get a lot of different genre and there’s also a lot of DC and Marvel in there and even manga. For 5.99 if you have a tablet or emulate android is a really good deal, just don’t expect to read a whole series without paying extra, even older ones.
I will not talk about the other features DCU have (streaming, Encyclopedia and community forum) because this is about the comics.
I hope this service last years to come. The price of 7.99 a month is incredible!
If you appreciate this service already, great! If not, I hope this give you some perceptive, and yes, I agree, there is always space for improvements.