Watchmen Trailer - Dr. Manhattan

The first full-length trailer for HBO’s Watchmen premiered during Comic-Con and we’ve been exploring every frame, looking for Easter eggs and hints about what the show’s mysterious plot might entail. Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ twelve-issue Watchmen series is arguably the greatest comic book story ever told. The collected edition is the only graphic novel that made it onto Time magazine’s list of the 100 best novels since 1923. Since Zack Snyder’s film adaptation hit theaters ten years ago, DC Comics has begun revisiting the world of Watchmen: first with the Before Watchmen line of titles, and more recently with the Doomsday Clock miniseries.

Like Doomsday Clock, showrunner Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen is venturing into “After Watchmen” territory. The show takes place in the same world some years after the original storyline, and judging from the trailer, it will include a fair number of connections and callbacks to the comics. Below, we’ll dive into all of those and more with our Watchmen trailer breakdown.

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vertigo comics shut down

DC Vertigo is dead. The esteemed adult-oriented imprint that for 26 years has housed award-winning comic book series like The Sandman, Preacher, 100 Bullets, Y: The Last Man, and Fables, and beloved classics like Hellblazer and Swamp Thing, has been killed by DC Entertainment. This is part of a restructuring of the company’s DC Comics’ imprint divisions in an effort to release all published content under the DC brand.

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DC Universe Comics Library

This week, DC Universe is adding roughly 10,000 digital comics to the library that is available to customers who signed up for the subscription service. It’s part of their recently announced efforts to have nearly every DC Comics issue they’ve ever released available through the digital library. However, if you’re a fan of the DC Comics imprints like Vertigo, Milestone, and Black Label, then you might be disappointed to hear they won’t be in the DC Universe comics library. Read More »

Entire DC Comics Library on DC Universe

WonderCon is happening over in Anaheim, California right now, and the DC Universe subscription service delivered some good news to fans with big announcements about the continued expansion of what’s available for $7.99 a month.

Starting in April, DC Universe will make the entire DC Comics digital library available to subscribers. Until now, the selection has been disappointing, but this alone is worth the price of the subscription. And that’s not all. DC Universe also announced a release date for their upcoming Swamp Thing series, gave a first look at Stargirl, and revealed when the second season of Titans and the rest of Young Justice: Outsiders will arrive. Get the scoop on the DC Universe updates below. Read More »

dc comics joins comixology unlimited

When Marvel Comics joined Comixology’s new Unlimited subscription plan two years ago, it only seemed a matter of time until DC Comics joined the fold. Now, two years after Marvel was added and three years after the digital comics retailer launched its $6 a month all-you-can-read subscription plan, DC Comics joins Comixology Unlimited, making available to subscribers thousands of DC and Vertigo titles.

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secret six series

Yet another morally ambiguous team of villains featuring Deadshot is making its way to the screen.

CBS has begun developing a Secret Six series based on the DC Comics property of the same name. Secret Six is the second DC property to be adapted to series by CBS, with Supergirl airing its first season on the network before joining its cohorts at The CW.

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dc daily

DC Universe is seeking to be your one-stop shop for all things DC Comics. And that means launching its own daily news show, titled DC Daily, to provide fans with superhero news, guest appearances, interviews and panel discussions with DC Comics experts. Fittingly, its first host is arguably the biggest celebrity DC fanboy, Kevin Smith.

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dc universe

DC Entertainment has officially unveiled the details of its new digital streaming service, which will go by the name DC Universe.

DC has been hyping up the digital platform since last year, when the comic book company first announced that it would host an array of original shows on its own streaming service. But DC Universe will offer more than just original shows.

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dc films plans

Two Joker movies? One and a half Harley Quinn spin-offs? A Ben Affleck-less Batman movie? At this point, we’ve given up trying to make sense of Warner Bros.’ DC Films plans. But newly appointed DC Entertainment film production president Walter Hamada is doing his best to make them sensible once again.

That includes seemingly rebooting much of the DC Extended Universe, and potentially launching a new label to encompass the multiple standalone and off-universe films that Warner Bros. has in the works. Because that will make people less confused over both Jared Leto and Joaquin Phoenix playing the Joker.

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LEGO DC Super Villains Video Game

DC Comics fans are still hoping that the DC Extended Universe will be able to repair itself after Justice League didn’t really deliver the goods they were hoping for. Their next chance will be James Wan’s first solo big screen outing for Aquaman, but that won’t arrive until December. Thankfully, there’s some DC Comics fun coming this fall that should help keep fans occupied.

Warner Bros. Games has announced LEGO DC Super-Villains, a new video game following in the footsteps of their LEGO games featuring Marvel and DC Comics superheroes in large open world environments. Except this time, in case you couldn’t tell, the focus is on the villains of the DC Comics universe, and they’re facing a different kind of threat than the usual Justice League line-up. Read More »