Despite the fact that DC shut down its Vertigo imprint at the end of 2019, the publisher still seems to find ways to keep the brand relevant, whether that’s by bringing back beloved properties like Fables and Sandman, or by adding more than 5,000 mature reader titles from the imprint to their DC Universe Infinite digital comics service.
Today Dc announced the addition of a “metric ton” of Vertigo titles to the service — everything from Sheriff of Babylon to Sandman Mystery Theatre — along with some more recent Black Label titles like Wonder Woman: Dead Earth and Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child. These new titles are only available to subscribers to the recently revealed Ultra tier, which also gives you access to new comics about a month after release.
According to the press release, the Ultra tier is available for a special limited-time introductory price of $99.99 USD a year in the US, $119.99 CAN in Canada, $134.99 AUD in Australia, $134.99 NZD in New Zealand and £72.99 BPS in the U.K., plus applicable taxes. The introductory pricing rate is available until Dec. 4. Importantly, it “remains valid as long as your Ultra Annual subscription is in good standing and not cancelled.”
If you’re a DC fan who reads a lot of their titles and a) doesn’t mind waiting a month for new stuff and b) isn’t attached to print, this is a really good way to gain access to everything they publish. A quick review of Comixology’s new releases this week reveals more than $55 worth of new titles were released just today. Now, granted, this is a fifth week and they released a ton of higher-priced specials and annuals, but I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to assume DC releases way more than $100 worth of comics each month. Whether an individual actually reads all of them is another matter, of course.
You can find a list of all the new Ultra tier titles released today here.