DC Comics today announced that they will make stories from their 100-Page Giant anthologies available digitally, starting today with a Superman story by Robert Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Drew Hennessy and Adriano Lucas. Additional stories will be added daily for at least the next week.
“Comic book fans want more access to content than ever before,” said Jim Lee, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, in a press release. “This strategy is intended to get daily content to fans immediately, and also to ensure that when comic shops open back up for business, they will have new content and product that their customers will want. In the meantime, we will have properly stoked and protected the demand for comics, keeping fans interested in our characters and stories.”
Here’s the line-up for the next seven days:
- Superman: The Man of Tomorrow by Robert Venditti, Paul Pelletier, Drew Hennessy, and Adriano Lucas, which is available now.
- Batman: Gotham Nights featuring a story by Sal Giunta, Brad Meltzer, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair with a second story by Larry Hama, Mirko Colak, and John Kalisz. Both stories are set to appear in Our Fighting Forces 100-Page Giant.
- Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Inaki Miranda, and Hi-Fi, which guest stars Harley Quinn.
- Aquaman: Deep Dives by Steve Orlando, Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, and Adriano Lucas.
- Flash: Fastest Man Alive by Gail Simone, Clayton Henry, and Marcelo Maiolo.
- DC Super Hero Girls: Infinite Frenemies by Amanda Deibert and Erich Owen.
- Swamp Thing: New Roots by Mark Russell, Marco Santucci, and John Kalisz.
DC’s 100-Page Giant anthologies started life as Walmart exclusives, but eventually found their way into comic shops. While some of the content from these books has found its way online, this is the first time these particular stories will be available digitally.
“I really want to stress that regularly scheduled and solicited print comics, traditionally available on Wednesdays, will continue to be available day-and-date digitally on Tuesdays moving forward,” added Lee. “On the other hand, DC Digital First comics will be released seven days a week, with a strikingly different trade dress that will distinguish these titles from physical versions.
DC also made several single issues free until June 8, including Watchmen #1 by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons; Batman #608 by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Scott Williams and Alex Sinclair; The Sandman #1 by Neil Gaiman and Sam Kieth; Dark Nights: Metal #1 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo; Doomsday Clock #1 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank; Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez; Mister Miracle #1 by Tom King and Mitch Gerads; and more.
All these digital releases are available via ReadDC.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books and other online outlets.