Regarding Archived Titles

Hey all!

I hope everyone is settled back into the swing of things after the Thanksgiving week, and are excited for the soon-to-be-here end of 2023.

I wanted to share a quick note about archived titles on DCUI. We’ve seen a handful of comments and questions over the last few weeks, and with the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, we wanted to update everyone: for the time being archived issues are temporarily paused. Just as with the last time archived issues were paused, you can expect to see archived issues return in the future. We hope to have an update to share in early 2024.

Thank you for understanding!
Jitsu :thumbs_up_batman:

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Great- since we are getting less service for our money- will we be getting a price drop? :slight_smile:

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As far as I know there is not a price decrease in the roadmap, other than the various sales and promotions that drop throughout the year. That being said, DCUI still offers access to 27,000 - 32,000 titles depending on what plan you have–hope that answers your question!

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I knew that wasn’t happening. I was just pointing out the fact that we are getting less value for our money.

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Disappointed to hear this but thanks for updating everyone. I hope the archived titles will return soon.

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Yall do what you need to do and understand that I appreciate the service. :+1: :grin: :00_dc_1974:

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Happy to get an update, even if it isn’t a good one. I won’t lie and say I am happy about it, but I do remember last time they were paused, DCUI was announced with more or less all the archive and a bunch of backlogged archive titles so hoping some good news is on the horizon and this is a temporary bad thing.

Also just to be clear, this is only the older archived titles? We will still be getting the weekly “new” (or one month old I guess) comics correct?

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Okay. Thanks for everything.

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Thanks for the info, @Jitsu!

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That’s correct!

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Thanks for the update. Hopefully plans are in place to have a more sustainable (and broader) archive effort in 2024. Good luck, and happy holidays!

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Thanks for understanding–and happy holidays to you as well!

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Got to say on the plus side, the Detective Comics dropped this week was a nice little surprise.

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I agree! That was a definite surprise.

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I’m guessing Detective Comics dropped because they have the facsimile edition of the book so had everything needed to digitally add it.

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Every December, archives “pause” or drastically scale back in qty. Every time, I hope that it’s because the company has decided to reassess the importance of properly investing in their legacy and plan to increase resources for proper restoration of of the backlist.

Every January, we get more scanned issues. Each January, the count of archive releases per week goes down…

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That’s not true. Here are the books from last November, December and January

Deathblow (2006-2008) 2 Nov 1
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976-1978) 9 Nov 1
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 26 Nov 1
Wetworks (1994-1998) 6 Nov 1
Gen13 (1995-1998) 14 Nov 8
Hardware (1993-1997) 50 Nov 8
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976-1978) 10 Nov 8
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 27 Nov 8
Wetworks (1994-1998) 7 Nov 8
Deathblow (2006-2008) 3 Nov 15
Gen13 (1995-1998) 15 Nov 15
Spectre (1987-1989) 29 Nov 15
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 28 Nov 15
Wetworks (1994-1998) 8 Nov 15
Deathblow (2006-2008) 4 Nov 22
Gen13 (1995-1998) 16 Nov 22
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976-1978) 11 Nov 22
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 29 Nov 22
Wetworks (1994-1998) 9 Nov 22
Deathblow (2006-2008) 5 Nov 29
Gen13 (1995-1998) 17 Nov 29
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976-1978) 12 Nov 29
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 30 Nov 29
Wetworks (1994-1998) 10 Nov 29
Deathblow (2006-2008) 6 Dec 6
Gen13 (1995-1998) 18 Dec 6
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976-1978) 13 Dec 6
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 31 Dec 6
Wetworks (1994-1998) 11 Dec 6
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (1982-1983) 17 Dec 13
Deathblow (2006-2008) 7 Dec 13
Gen13 (1995-1998) 19 Dec 13
Wetworks (1994-1998) 12 Dec 13
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (1982-1983) 18 Dec 20
Deathblow (2006-2008) 8 Dec 20
Gen13 (1995-1998) 20 Dec 20
Wetworks (1994-1998) 13 Dec 20
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (1982-1983) 19 Dec 27
Deathblow (2006-2008) 9 Dec 27
Gen13 (1995-1998) 21 Dec 27
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 32 Dec 27
Wetworks (1994-1998) 14 Dec 27
Artemis: Requiem (1996) 1 Jan 3
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (1982-1983) 20 Jan 3
Gen13 (1995-1998) 22 Jan 3
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976-1978) 14 Jan 3
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 33 Jan 3
Artemis: Requiem (1996) 2 Jan 10
Batman: Journey Into Knight (2005-2006) 1 Jan 10
Gen13 (1995-1998) 23 Jan 10
Secret Society of Super-Villains (1976-1978) 15 Jan 10
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 34 Jan 10
Artemis: Requiem (1996) 3 Jan 17
Batman: Journey Into Knight (2005-2006) 2 Jan 17
Gen13 (1995-1998) 24 Jan 17
Justice Society of America (1992-1993) 1 Jan 17
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 35 Jan 17
Artemis: Requiem (1996) 4 Jan 24
Batman: Journey Into Knight (2005-2006) 3 Jan 24
Gen13 (1995-1998) 25 Jan 24
Justice Society of America (1992-1993) 2 Jan 24
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 36 Jan 24
Artemis: Requiem (1996) 5 Jan 31
Batman: Journey Into Knight (2005-2006) 4 Jan 31
Gen13 (1995-1998) 26 Jan 31
Justice Society of America (1992-1993) 3 Jan 31
Stormwatch (1993-1997) 37 Jan 31

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Any update on when archived issues will be added again?

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Hi @czeaman.10058, welcome to the community! :wave:

As per our previous announcements, we’ll notify the community as soon as we have an update available regarding the archive issues. We appreciate your patience and understanding. :orange_heart:

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Translation: Outside of facsimile editions, don’t expect any further archives until the books are public domain and someone other than DC makes them available online.

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