What's New on DCUI: August 2021

Word on the street is, people around here like comics. So we thought “Hey! Why not put out some comics in August on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE?” One thing led to another, and, well… We may have put out a few too many comics. Clear your calendars, friends, because the month of August on DCUI is going to be keeping you busy!

Not only will you be the first to continue reading comics like THE JOKER PRESENTS: A PUZZLEBOX and STATIC: SEASON ONE, as well as catching up on FUTURE STATE; you’ll also be the first to see:

  • HARLEY QUINN ANIMATED SERIES: THE EAT,. BANG! KILL TOUR
  • DC HORROR PRESENTS: THE CONJURING: THE LOVER
  • SUICIDE SQUAD: KING SHARK
  • HARDWARE: SEASON ONE

Plus lots more goodies from the vault! :old_key: Read on to get your pull list together:

COMING SOON

LEGEND
:+1: =Issue #1
:old_key: = From the archives vault
:sparkles: = 6 months from release
:minidisc: = Digital early release
:1st_place_medal: = DCUI early access

Series Issue Type Date
The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut 5 :1st_place_medal: 8/2/2021
The Next Batman: Second Son 9 :minidisc: 8/2/2021
Batman Black & White 2 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Future State: Batman/Superman:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Future State: Dark Detective 2 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
The Last God 12 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
The Other History of the DC Universe 2 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Future State: Aquaman:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Future State: Suicide Squad:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Strange Adventures 8 :sparkles: 8/3/2021
Harley Quinn: The Animated Series: The Eat. Bang! Kill. Tour:+1: 1 :1st_place_medal: 8/3/2021
Blood Syndicate (1993-1995) 11 :old_key: 8/3/2021
Hardware (1993-1997) 17 :old_key: 8/3/2021
Strange Adventures (1950-1973) 7 :old_key: 8/3/2021
Wonder Woman (1942-1986) 43 :old_key: 8/3/2021
RWBY/Justice League 8 :minidisc: 8/3/2021
Inferior Five 6 :minidisc: 8/4/2021
Legends of the Dark Knight 5 :minidisc: 8/4/2021
Infinite Frontier: Secret Files 2 :minidisc: 8/5/2021
Suicide Squad: King Shark:+1: 1 :1st_place_medal: 8/6/2021
Represent! 8 :minidisc: 8/6/2021
The Next Batman: Second Son 10 :minidisc: 8/9/2021
Hellblazer: Rise and Fall 3 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Future State: Superman of Metropolis 2 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Future State: The Next Batman 3 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Future State: Wonder Woman 2 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Man-Bat:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Far Sector 10 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Future State: Harley Quinn 2 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Future State: Swamp Thing 2 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Future State: The Flash 2 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
The Dreaming: Waking Hours 7 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Harley Quinn & the Birds of Prey 4 :sparkles: 8/10/2021
Hardware: Season One:+1: 1 :1st_place_medal: 8/10/2021
Action Comics (1938-2011) 600 :old_key: 8/10/2021
Icon (1993-1997) 17 :old_key: 8/10/2021
Static (1993-1997) 18 :old_key: 8/10/2021
Strange Adventures (1950-1973) 8 :old_key: 8/10/2021
Wonder Woman (1942-1986) 44 :old_key: 8/10/2021
RWBY/Justice League 9 :minidisc: 8/10/2021
Legends of the Dark Knight 6 :minidisc: 8/11/2021
Represent! 9 :minidisc: 8/13/2021
The Next Batman: Second Son 11 :minidisc: 8/16/2021
The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut 6 :1st_place_medal: 8/16/2021
American Vampire 1976 5 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
DC Love Is A Battlefield:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Future State: Dark Detective 3 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Future State: Justice League 2 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Future State: Robin Eternal 2 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman 2 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Rorschach 5 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Future State: Green Lantern 2 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Future State: Kara Zor-El, Superwoman 2 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Future State: Teen Titans 2 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Sweet Tooth: The Return 4 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
The Green Lantern Season Two 11 :sparkles: 8/17/2021
Static: Season One 3 :1st_place_medal: 8/17/2021
Aquaman (1962-1978):+1: 1 :old_key: 8/17/2021
Blood Syndicate (1993-1995) 12 :old_key: 8/17/2021
Hardware (1993-1997) 18 :old_key: 8/17/2021
Strange Adventures (1950-1973) 9 :old_key: 8/17/2021
Wonder Woman (1942-1986) 46 :old_key: 8/17/2021
Legends of the Dark Knight 7 :minidisc: 8/18/2021
Infinite Frontier: Secret Files 3 :minidisc: 8/19/2021
Suicide Squad: King Shark 2 :1st_place_medal: 8/20/2021
Represent! 10 :minidisc: 8/20/2021
The Next Batman: Second Son 12 :minidisc: 8/23/2021
Batman/Catwoman 3 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman 2 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Future State: Shazam! 2 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Future State: The Next Batman 4 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Future State: Catwoman 2 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Future State: Nightwing 2 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Future State: Superman: Worlds of War 2 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? 108 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
Batman: Curse of the White Knight 5 :sparkles: 8/24/2021
DC Connect 16 :minidisc: 8/24/2021
DC Horror Presents: The Conjuring: The Lover:+1: 1 :1st_place_medal: 8/24/2021
Icon & Rocket: Season One 2 :1st_place_medal: 8/24/2021
Aquaman (1962-1978) 53 :old_key: 8/24/2021
Icon (1993-1997) 18 :old_key: 8/24/2021
Static (1993-1997) 19 :old_key: 8/24/2021
Strange Adventures (1950-1973) 10 :old_key: 8/24/2021
Wonder Woman (1942-1986) 47 :old_key: 8/24/2021
RWBY/Justice League 10 :minidisc: 8/24/2021
Legends of the Dark Knight 8 :minidisc: 8/25/2021
Represent! 11 :minidisc: 8/27/2021
Truth & Justice 13 :minidisc: 8/30/2021
The Joker Presents: A Puzzlebox Director’s Cut 7 :1st_place_medal: 8/30/2021
RWBY/Justice League 11 :minidisc: 8/31/2021
Batman Black & White 3 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Future State: Batman/Superman 2 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Future State: Dark Detective 4 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Future State: House of El:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Generations Forged:+1: 1 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Future State: Aquaman 2 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes 2 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Future State: Suicide Squad 2 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Future State: Superman vs. Imperious Lex 2 :sparkles: 8/31/2021
Aquaman (1962-1978) 54 :old_key: 8/31/2021
Batman (1940-2011) 220 :old_key: 8/31/2021
Blood Syndicate (1993-1995) 13 :old_key: 8/31/2021
Hardware (1993-1997) 19 :old_key: 8/31/2021
Wonder Woman (1942-1986) 48 :old_key: 8/31/2021

Tell us- what are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comments below! :point_down:

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Isn’t Batman 220 whats coming at the end of this month?

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Huh, was it announced in the past that the Harley Quinn: Eat Bang Kill and King Shark would also debut on alongside DCUI? That’s really cool! :smiley:

Paging @Razzzcat and @Mae!

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Hiya @Clonegeek18! Batman 200 will be coming in from the archives vault on August 31st. Batman 218 comes out at the end of this month, on the 27th. Hope this helps!

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Awesome™:+1: stuff.

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I would love to see the Silver Age trades start up again. I am collecting Green Lantern, all the Superman family books, Doom Patrol, and Justice League of America.

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Very happy to see Action Comics #600, and also happy to see that some of the already-digitized Aquaman (1962) issues will be coming soon, especially issue #1.

That said, I’m disappointed that Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis #49 isn’t listed. Is there any chance that it will actually be coming on 8/3, but it accidentally got left off the list? There are only 4 archive releases listed for that week instead of the usual 5, so I’m hoping that it was just an oversight. :crossed_fingers:

If not, then #49 will be the only remaining digitized issue from this book that won’t be on here, and I’d like to request that it be added.

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Hey Kookie,

It’s not a mistake that Sword of Atlantis #49 isn’t listed, though I’m not sure what the status of that issue actually is. I’ve reached out to our content team to see if it’s just missing or there’s another circumstance preventing it from being on the platform. I’ll let you know when I know!

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Seeing The Conjuring comic on this list made me really happy. This along with the same-day release for Soul Plumber is great news for DC horror comic fans.

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I am excited about classic comics “RESTORED” not those nasty scans you people keep posting, why are you even paying some one to scan and photoshop blur those monstrosities? It is a waste of money.
DC has published hundreds of reprint collectionS since the 2000s, there are literally several thousands classic comics fully restored and properly colored to be posted to DCU, why do you insist on posting ugly and often unreadable scans? It makes no sense what so ever.
stop adding scans, they are nasty.

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You pay a fee you are not a begger you are a client, DCU is not free, Marvel Unlimited adds several dozens classic books per month and none are scanned, go figure.

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Thanks for the feedback, it’s appreciated!

Our archives team is fairly small and working with limited resources. This is why, more often than not, the classic comics are scans rather than full restores. I can appreciate that that’s disappointing for you and I will let the team know that you feel they should be approaching the task with a ‘quality’ perspective, not ‘quantity’.

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Thanks Alec much appreciated, but don’t you guys have access to DC digital files?
There are several hundred already restored books you guys can add using digital files from DC classic omnibus reprints and DC archives, thanks.

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I saw! :raised_hands: wasn’t expecting it- definitely excited to check them out! (And ManBat) :harleys_crew: :kinghsark_grinhqtas: Thnx @Jay_Kay!

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I appreciate you taking the time to pass this feedback along. Some clarification though - It’s not really a “quality over quantity” issue, but rather a utilization of resources.

What Giampi is saying is that often there is no need to scan old issues to create new content. There is better source material already available via the thousands of issues that have been restored for physical (and in some cases digital) collections. Digital files of those already exist elsewhere in the DC vaults.

A couple examples:
Superman (1939) #233-238, 240-242
These issues are scans on both DCUI and Comixology (CMX). However, “Superman: Kryptonite Nevermore” was recently released as a hardcover AND as a digital collection on CMX and other outlets. There was money spent to beautifully restore the art

Sgt Rock (Our Army at War)
Not a single issue is available digitally (for subscription or for sale). There are 4 volumes of DC Archive hardcovers covering the Sgt Rock stories from Our Army At War #89-139. DC has restored files used to publish these that could be utilized for digital content. This same scenario applies to several characters including Hawkman, Plastic Man, Enemy Ace, Lois Lane, The Atom and more.
https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Sgt._Rock_Archives_Vol.1(Collected)
SGT. ROCK ARCHIVES VOL. 1 | DC

It’s clear there is access to the files restored on the physical side. For example, after “Batman: Brave and The Bold: The Bronze Age Omnibus” V 1 & 2 were published, the files were utilized for great looking digital single issues. However, that process is not complete. Some issues in the series are still the old scans.

We can post a more complete directory of collections to look for in the “Comic Book Print to Digital Request Thread”

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Guys, its high time for some more vertigo on the service. I know we got all sweet tooth just the other day, but the truth is that there’s still a lot of ground to cover there. Can we may e include a few guaranteed vertigo issues on the archive drops?

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Hello! Due to various reasons including contractual obligations and publishing rights etc, we’re not always able to add Vertigo comics to the service. However, we do our best to add them where possible, and I’ll be sure to pass your suggestion up to rest of the team. :orange_heart:

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Eh. Action Comics 600 I guess is a step in the right direction, but how about filling in those gaps in the Bronze Age. #463 would have been good to have available in July, same with Superman 300. Superman 297-299 should also still be a priority.
As mentioned before, we’ve been hoping to see these issues since launch, and I don’t see myself want to pay for another year without more bronze age Superman material.

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That’s how I feel too. The responses in the past from moderators that said reader feedback helps provide a roadmap for what’s already been planned is more than a little discouraging.

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I’m really sorry to hear this :frowning:, we definitely do pass all suggestions and feedback up to the team. Unfortunately, we cannot make promises on if/when something will be added to the service. All we can do is let the team know that these titles are highly requested, which I will pass on to them again on your behalf.

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