DC Comics Is Joining Comixology's Unlimited Subscription

The world’s finest are coming to Comixology Unlimited. (Image: Comixology/DC Comics)

A few years ago, digital comics retailer Comixology launched its own ‘all-you-can-eat’ subscription, Unlimited, starting with a few series from a range of publishers. Since then, the service has expanded significantly, adding more publishers, original series, and even Marvel comics.

But now the other member of the big two, DC Comics, is finally joining the fun.

Kotaku can exclusively confirm that starting today, thousands of select comics — from single issues to graphic novels and complete collections — from both DC and its Vertigo imprint will be joining the roster of free-to-read comics included as part of the Comixology Unlimited subscription.

The additions will also come to other Amazon subscriptions like Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading (which, unlike Kindle and Comixology Unlimited, will receive a rotating curated collection of DC and Vertigo graphic novels, rather than single issues).

There’s no price-increase either, so your $8-a-month will still get you access to Comixology Unlimited’s archives as well as the newly-added material from DC and Vertigo.

Here’s a small sample of some of the selections being added today, with plenty more also available:

DC:

All Star Superman

Animal Man (2011-2014)

Aquaman (2011-2016)

Arrow (2012-2013)

Batgirl (2016- )

Batman (2011-2016)

Batwoman (2011-2015)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Batman: The Long Halloween

Batman: White Knight

Cyborg (2016- )

Green Lanterns (2016-)

Harley Quinn (2016-)

Identity Crisis

Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013)

Injustice 2 (2017-)

The Mulitversity (2014)

New Super-Man (2016-)

Supergirl (2016-)

Teen Titans (2016-)

Wonder Woman (2016-)

DC Vertigo:

100 Bullets

American Vampire

Astro City (2013- )

Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (2004-2005)

Clean Room (2015-2017)

Doom Patrol (1987-1995)

Ex-Machina

Fables

Hellblazer

Preacher

The Sandman

Scalped

Sweet Tooth

Transmetropolitan

V for Vendetta

Watchmen

Y: The Last Man

It’s a great move for both Comixology and DC, especially the latter considering the publisher has been trailing behind in the subscription service game for a while. Marvel’s had it’s own subscription service (confusingly, also named Unlimited!) for years at this point, but DC only got on board relatively recently with the curated, rotating collection of digital comics available as part of its DC Universe streaming service.

But DC Universe is not just inaccessible outside of the U.S., it’s also significantly more expensive than other comics subscriptions, due to the fact it provides access to a host of other benefits, like merchandise, streaming archives, and original TV shows like Titans and Doom Patrol.

Bringing DC Comics and Vertigo to Comixology Unlimited makes it easier than ever for people to dive into the publisher’s back catalogue—and it also happens to make Unlimited one of the most attractive options around if you’re looking for a digital comics subscription.

To learn more about Comixology Unlimited, you can head over to the official website and start checking out what’s on offer and begin a 30-day free trial.


Comments

    Sounds interesting. How does Comixology Unlimited compare to Marvel Unlimited for coverage on the Marvel side?

      I'm pretty sure Comixology Unlimited isn't available in Australia, so not very well I guess?

    Alas not for anyone outside of the US...

    https://www.comixology.com/unlimited/learn-more
    Is comiXology Unlimited available worldwide?
    ComiXology Unlimited is currently only available in the U.S. We plan to expand this service to other regions in the future. Please stay tuned.

    If you want some comics via a subscription service, Amazon's Kindle Unlimited has a selection. I haven't really delved deep as I'm making my way through Garth Ennis' "The Boys" at the moment.

      The Boys is a great read! Hope you are enjoying it. Hughie is a great character and Butcher definitely is interesting. It will be interesting to see how the translate it into the TV show.

        I'm just disappointed that Simon Pegg didn't wind up cast as Wee Hughie :(

        Although considering I don't like what they did with the Preacher TV show I suspect I'm going to dislike The Boys once it hits TV. Will have to wait and see.

        Anyway, back to the article. Even if we could get Comixology unlimited here that's still a poor selection of DC titles. No current run of Superman, Batman or Justice League? I could live with that since I'd prefer to actually own copies. But they really should be letting you try titles like Damage, Silencer, Terrifics etc. The new titles that don't already have long established fan bases willing to buy them every week.

          Yeah Simon was perfect for the role. I think I remember an article stating that in the comic he was the inspiration.

            Yeah they said the character's appearance was modelled from him. Even if it wasn't he still has that perfect blend of naivety and determination to fit the role (thinking of Shaun of the Dead in particular).

    Hey guys you may want to point out that Comixology Unlimited is US only.
    It's really frustrating otherwise. I spent some time trying to figure how to sign up before realising.

      Ugh same, I got my hopes up that it had been made available in Australia only to see the same old "US Only" message :(

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