Why not subscribe to a superhero?
Like Netflix, DC Universe roots you to your sofa, except that in addition to video content, it offers you an endless selection of comic books.
What if one day a superhero appears and saves the world of evil with a few skilful moves? Or if he at least gets rid of current villains temporarily? Gilgamesh, Robin Hood, or Batman look like us, but they almost certainly will never appear when we are in distress looking for their help. But it sometimes feels nice to visit their fantasy world.
In autumn 2018, DC Comics, a famous American comic book publisher, opened the doors into the worlds of its extraordinary heroes, and thus invited everyone who wanted to visit them regularly into the world of DC Universe membership programmes. Nowadays, we no longer have to wait »for ages« for a new release of their favourite comic book or movie; we can be with their heroes today, tomorrow, and every day. If only we have the time.
It is possible that you already dedicate some of your time to watching TV series and movies on Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. The DC Universe programme has joined the increasing number of video content streaming providers by streaming movies among members from its catalogue. From the very beginning, it offered all four Superman movies with Christopher Reeve, Batman movies, as well as TV shows, like Lois & Clark, etc.
Fans of superheroes from the DC Comics world pay $8 per month or $75 per year for unlimited fantasy experiences. Plus VAT. But for now it’s unfortunately only available to those living in the US.
Unlike the rest, they also pin their hopes on animated films, and above all, on cult comics from space, inhabited by their DC heroes, such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, or Sandman.
If you consider that you can read or browse through them for at least one year and are willing to pay $74.99 plus VAT for the whole service, you can enter into their programme that relies on the subscription economy model and dive in, not surfacing until you absolutely have to.
But if you think you would first like to take a peek into the world of DC Universe heroes, you can start with a monthly subscription and pay $7.99 plus VAT a month, until you decide to enter into longer relationship with them.
At the moment, life per month or a permanent relationship with DC Universe is only accessible to American fans, but it is expected that the service will soon be available to the rest of the world, although it is not yet clear how quickly.
With the help of the DC Universe subscription and a mobile application, you can read your favourite comic books literally anywhere - if you didn’t forget to charge the batteries.
However, it is known that before that, they will at least double the offer of comics in their online library. The publisher doesn’t state official data, but according to some estimates, it now includes about 2,500 different titles.
In any case, it is important to readers that they do not have to wait for their favourite copy to be returned to the library. With the mobile app, you can open a comic book anytime and on almost any device, so you can take it, as usual, to your living room sofa, to your comfortable bed or outside on a bench in a park.
As long as you are connected to the internet, you can visit their online store, stocked with products that are not available elsewhere; you can keep track of news and articles about heroes or novelties from the publisher, or join a discussion on a members-only online forum.
Even if you are not connected to the internet, but have stored several copies of digital comic books to the memory of your device, you will not be left empty-handed, since you can read them anywhere. At least as long as the device doesn’t run out of batteries.
It is quite unlikely, but what if Batman or another superhero you are reading about at the moment doesn’t disappear from the screen despite an empty battery?