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Is the DC Universe Streaming Service Worth It?

July 25, 2018 | Posted by Steve Gustafson
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Now, on with the show!

Last week we discussed our Thoughts on Marvel’s What If? Returning! Here’s what some of you had to say:

The Man With The Plan: “I think of all of them, Magick and Spider-Punisher are the way I’m leaning, it will be nice to see an alternate for Magick who as the blurb says has been all over the place in terms of development.

For me, the real gem is Spiderman as the punisher, because it takes him down a path a lot of people wonder about when life does them wrong, he rose above it in the main comic so a peek into a spiderman who didn’t is interesting to me”

Atomico: “I used to love “What if?” (and “What the?”)!”

Captain Mcgloo: “If history is to judge these will all be some depressing ass comics.”

nWc: “The Magick and Ghost Rider ones don’t jump off the page at all. GR is… “What If a real-life band did a cameo” and Magick is “What If she didn’t have a bunch of random pointless character changes that ultimately don’t matter and instead had a random character change that ultimately doesn’t matter”.”

Ace3359: “I have always been a fan of the What If? series, since anything can and does happen. The world could basically end, anyone could die, and we’re not guaranteed a happy ending. It led to my enjoyment of the Exiles series later on.”

Rock Mu: “I’m very interested in that Peter Parker as the Punisher What If? issue. Sounds fun. The Magik one sounds cool as well.”

To read last week’s column, CLICK HERE! As always, thanks for the input!

This week we ask…

Is the DC Universe Streaming Service Worth It?

DC Universe is about to join the crowded streaming service market and we’ve gotten a good idea of what it will offer subscribers.

The annual subscriptions to the new service will cost $74.99. They will also offer an option where users can choose to pay $7.99 a month. If you subscribe before the channel launches this fall, DC will give you an additional three months free.

So what will be on it?

It was announced that the subscription service will be open to beta access in August, with the full launch happening in the fall. The fall will offer viewers the original live-action series Titans, which still has people talking about its first trailer, followed by Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing in 2019. They also will launch the animated series Harley Quinn and Young Justice.

It was announced that the DC Universe streaming service will also offer a library of titles, including all four original Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve, the original Wonder Woman series, and the immensely popular Batman: The Animated Series.

Viewers will also have access to a host of animated feature films like Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Green Lantern: First Flight, and Wonder Woman.

For the comic book fan, they will have a rotating library of comics via the DC Universe app, with Action Comics No. 1, Detective Comics No. 27, Geoff Johns and Jim Lee’s Justice League, Scott Snyder’s Swamp Thing, and Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner’s Harley Quinn as initial comic offerings.

With Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney’s upcoming launch, and numerous other subscription services, will the DC Universe have enough to get people to sign up and stay with the service? Will you be subscribing?

That’s all the time I have. Check out our Comic Book Reviews tomorrow and see you next week!