Back in January, DC Comics announced that they will be joining ComiXology Unlimited. Initially everyone was shocked because DC has there own comics service. Within a week, 1500 more comics joined the service. By the end of the month DC had doubled their capacity of comics. Our initial guess is that Comixology got DC Comics in return for DCU Storage Space for Comics. (Still something I think is true).
Yesterday we got a BIG announcement that DCU would basically become DC Unlimited with other benefits.
Every comic is coming to DCU except as far as we can tell Vertigo. So my first question was WHY? What is Vertigo contracted to that DC can’t use.
I went to Comixology Unlimited and figured it out. Vertigo is part of the deal with comiXology Unlimited. Sandman, Hellblazer, and Deadman are only available on Comixology. Basically if you want to read a Vertigo comic its part of ComiXology Unlimited.
But the DCU fans aren’t losing out. Its quite possible that DC Unlimited (That’s my name for the comics side) is only available because of ComiXology or at least the great Comic editions for the last couple months are only available as a result of this.