Here's What DC's Streaming Service Will Have to Watch and Read (So Far)

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Fans of DC are about to have one heck of a 2018. Besides being the hub for original shows like Titans, Doom Patrol, and a third season of Young Justice, the new DC streaming service, aptly titled DC Universe, will host classic films and TV shows, allow fans to shop exclusive merchandise, connect with other DC fans — and also, digital access to DC comic books. That’s right. Through DC’s streaming service, there will finally be a sensible “Netflix for comic books” that will also be, well, a Netflix for DC shows. While DC Universe will only have DC titles (no word on Vertigo yet), the whole thing will be a true multimedia experience accessible through one subscription. It’s a bold, genius idea, even if you’re a big fan of Marvel. On Wednesday, DC unveiled plans for DC Universe, launching fall 2018 after a beta run in August. The monthly subscription service will be an “all-in-one” deal that will give members access to new shows and old favorites, connect fans through a vague social networking element, buy exclusive merchandise, and most exciting, read a “curated” list of digital comics. There is currently no monhtly price point for DC Universe yet. Because you’re dying to know what will be available read/watch once DC Universe goes live, click the slideshow to see “sample” lists of the films, TV, and comics that will be on DC Universe starting on day one. Keep in mind it’s not a complete list, and there’s presumably more to be announced. DC Universe will launch fall 2018.

Original Shows

As already announced, DC Universe will have exclusive shows, including Titans, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and animated shows Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders, the long-anticipated continuation of Greg Weisman’s canceled series on Cartoon Network. Below is an art preview of the animated Harley Quinn series. Click here to see new images of Brenton Thwaite as Robin/Dick Grayson in the live-action Titans.

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Classic Films and TV Shows

In addition to new shows, there are many beloved favorites coming to DC Universe. These include many of the blockbuster movies (minus the DCEU), as well as cult TV shows and classic animation. And yes, this means Batman: The Animated Series will be available to stream.

  • Superman (I-IV)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • The Dark Knight (2008)
  • Constantine (2014 TV series)
  • Batman Ninja (2018)
  • Birds of Prey (2002 TV series)
  • The Flash (1990 TV series)
  • Teen Titans (2003 animated TV series)
  • Super Friends (1973 animated TV series)
  • Legion of Superheroes (2006 animated TV series)
  • Young Justice (2012 animated TV series)
  • Static Shock (2000 animated TV series)
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993 TV series)

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Animated DC Movies

Naturally, DC’s original animated movies, including films from the DC Animated Universe, will be available to stream.

  • All Star Superman
  • Batman vs. Robin
  • Batman: Year One
  • Batman Beyond: The Return of Joker
  • Green Lantern: First Flight
  • Gotham By Gaslight
  • Justice League: Doom
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  • Superman: Doomsday
  • Wonder Woman
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DC Comic Books

Comic books are arguably one of the most fascinating things about DC Universe. While there exists a few Netflix-style platforms for comics, including Marvel Unlimited, DC Universe is unique in that it includes the popular adapted media. This means fans can watch the shows, then discover the comics in just a matter of a few swipes.

DC promises that fans can build a “digital longbox” of collections and the comics can be downloaded for offline, on-the-go reading.

The comics announced for DC Universe are a mix of major, long-running series and relatively new titles (likely capitalizing on what casual fans are familiar with). Many are from the New 52, some are pre-New 52, and nothing from DC Rebirth, although the cover to DC Universe: Rebirth #1 was included in the press kit.

Standout titles include the entire 52 series, both Action Comics and Detective Comics, and important, fan-favorite books like Swamp Thing and *Teen Titans.

  • 52 (2008)
  • Action Comics (1938)
  • Adventure Comics (1958)
  • Aquaman (2011)
  • Batman (2002)
  • Cyborg (2015)
  • Deathstroke (2014)
  • Detective Comics (1939)
  • Green Arrow: Year One (2007)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Harley Quinn (2013)
  • JLA (1997)
  • Justice League (2011)
  • My Greatest Adventure (1963)
  • Suicide Squad (2011)
  • Superman/Batman (2004)
  • Swamp Thing (1972)
  • Teen Titans (1965)
  • The Flash (2011)
  • Wonder Woman (2011)
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