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DC just put 20,000 comics online for the first time

That is a lot of comics

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

DC Universe, DC Comics’ official reading and streaming service, announced on Tuesday that over 20,000 comics are now available on the platform. The online comics library, which previously contained a rotating selection of titles, will now contain issues spanning the publisher’s entire 80-year history. New issues will also arrive every month, following a 12 month delay form their print publication.

Digital formats allow DC Universe members to download comics for offline reading, use bookmarks to pick up where they left off, zoom in, and autoplay page-turning.

“We are always looking for new ways to deliver our comics and reach the widest possible audience,” stated DC chief creative officer and publisher, Jim Lee. “The addition of more than 80 years of iconic superhero storytelling to DC Universe creates a seamless experience where fans can jump from their favorite DC show right into the comic it’s based on. Our goal was to create the ultimate digital comics library and we’ve done that with this DC Universe expansion.”

The addition of this full library will not affect the price of DC Universe, which is currently $7.99 a month, or $74.99 annually.

On top of DC Universe’s now-robust comics library, the online service also boasts original live-action shows like Titans and Doom Patrol, along with a host of animated shows like Teen Titans, and Cartoon Network’s canceled Young Justice animated series.

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