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DC's comic streaming service beta launches August 2018

DC's comic streaming service beta launches August 2018”

It will also host classic DC movies and TV, as well as an extensive collection of DC's comic library, a fan community forum, an informative DC encyclopedia, and a merchandise store.

DC has been teasing a big announcement this week for the service, called DC Universe, and Business Insider has been provided early details and artwork from original programs that are in development.

Besides the characters named in the synopsis, other characters who are either confirmed or rumored to appear include Hawk and Dove, Jason Todd/Red Hood, Donna Troy, and the Doom Patrol, who for the sake of this incarnation are made up of Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. The comic book company - home of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, etc. - is hoping to take a bite out of the lucrative streaming market, offering fans original content along with a substantial catalog of older movies and TV series, plus digital comic books. The subscription service will be home to a number of previously announced new original scripted television series. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.

Swamp Thing is a scary love story following Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe. Titans, which centers around Robin and a cast of young superheroes, is the only original arriving in 2018.

Harley Quinn tracks the lovable, raucous villain with a fractured psyche after she breaks up with The Joker and tries to make it on her own to become Gotham's main queen-pin.

In addition to original programs, the service will also offer other DC movies and shows, including the first two seasons of "Batman: The Animated Series", the entire 1970s "Wonder Woman" TV show starring Lynda Carter, "The Dark Knight", and all four of the original "Superman" movies starring Christopher Reeve. A shop will be featured on the app as well, and will offer fans exclusive items.

And of course, DC is touting the perks beyond video. It also isn't a full roll out as it's the beta testing period before a formal launch in the fall.



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