Welcome to our Feature Deep Dive exploration, a special installment that explores of some of our favorite features on DC Universe! This month, we’re expanding our look at the Browse Comic Books section.
PLEASE NOTE: We’ll be having a very special edition of Office Hours on Wednesday, April 15th at 12pm PT/3pm ET with the product manager of this very feature- be sure to join us to learn even more about the inner workings of our Comic Book Browse functionality!
Want to read a new title, or revisit a classic, but not quite sure where to start? Haven’t seen Browse yet? Browse lets you view the entire Comic Library in one place. You can Browse individual categories, sort & filter, and view Collections of content that are organized in a meaningful way. And as of April 8th, 2020, we’ve added the ability to browse our collected STORYLINES and SHOWCASES with filters like Genre, Art Style, and Length.
Read on to learn all the things.
GETTING TO BROWSE
The easiest way to start browsing our library of 22,000+ Comic Books is to head over to the Comic Hub by selecting Comic Books on the navigation bar. Scroll down slightly past the featured comic book until you see Browse By Categories and select the section of your choice. On mobile, you’ll scroll to the bottom of the page and find the “Browse All” button.
If you want to see everything, jump right into ALL COMIC SERIES, or if you’re looking for some new story lines to check out, you can select STORYLINES.
"I’M IN! NOW WHAT?"
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ALL COMIC SERIES is the default category which shows, well, all of the series we have available. From here, you can filter the list down by Era, Top Characters, Artists, and Writers. We’re working on new filters and ways for you to find the Comics you’re looking for, so please let us know in the comments below if you have ideas or suggestions for filters to add. We’d love to hear from you!
WANT TO SEE THE LATEST? SORT BY PUBLISH DATE
You can also open up the Sort menu, located separately from the filters. Here, you can sort alphabetically if that’s your jam, or if you just want to see the latest and greatest at the top you can sort by Publish Date (Newest).
COLLECTIONS AND YOU
In addition to browsing the entire library by your favorite character, era, artist, or writer, you can also check out some handpicked Collections found in the GET TO KNOW, STORYLINES, and SHOWCASE options of our Browse features. We are constantly updating our Collections with new bundles of highlighted characters, storylines, and special events, and love hearing requests from the fans. Let us know in the comments below if there is a collection you’d like to see!
COLLECTION TYPE: GET TO KNOW
Want to brush up on some source material now that you’ve binged Swamp Thing? Head over to GET TO KNOW and look for the Get to Know! Swamp Thing Collection.
COLLECTION TYPE: STORYLINES
Looking for a new milestone STORYLINE to read before bed? Check out the STORYLINES category and go deep on your favorites or check out some new ones. As of April 8th, 2020, we’ve added additional filters to help you discover new favorites by categories like Discover (Major Milestones, Modern Hits, Start Here), Genre (Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Romance), Art Style (Classic, Experimental, Gritty), and Length (Mini, Feature, Epic). Head to the Browse Comics section to find all the new filters.
COLLECTION TYPE: SHOWCASE
If you’re feeling like spinning the wheel and discovering something totally new, head over to SHOWCASE for thematic compendiums like “Funny Heroes”, “Bag Guys Gone Good”, Sidekick Origins", and more! This entire section features Collections that were put together by the DC Universe staff, exclusively for you.
As always, we love to hear your feedback! Are there more filters you want to see? Any Showcase Collections that should be assembled? Anything you really love about the Browse feature we should make sure and keep?
Let us know in the comments below!