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DC Universe Infinite Ultra launches, making DC's comics available one month after they hit stores

Streaming service DC Universe Infinite is adding a new tier next week, and it also includes 5000 additional comics
DC Universe Infinite Ultra
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Good news for fans who prefer to read comics digitally — and are willing to wait a few weeks to catch up with their favorite storylines: the streaming service DC Universe Infinite is launching a new subscription tier next week, both increasing the number of titles available to read and decreasing the wait between print release and DCUI debut. Get ready for DC Universe Infinite Ultra.

Under the new DC Universe Infinite Ultra plan — which launches October 10 — titles will be available on the streaming service just one month after comic store release, compared with the traditional six month gap. As of November, Ultra subscribers will also have access to more than 5,000 additional issues from Vertigo, DC Black Label, and collected editions departments, including 100 Bullets, American Vampire, and Sandman Presents: Dead Boy Detectives. As another benefit of the membership tier, subscribers on the Ultra level will also be eligible to receive one physical comic book for free, tied to their subscription, renewal, or upgrade date; the first edition available as part of that program will be an exclusive variant of The Death of Superman 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, featuring an Ivan Reis cover.

“We’re excited to introduce the industry leading one-month windowing of digital comics with DC Universe Infinite’s Ultra tier,” said DC senior vice president and general manager Anne DePies. “This new offering is part of DC’s vision of being everywhere our fans are – online and at comic shops. With a shorter digital release window, fans can enjoy our fantastic new stories, anywhere, anytime-while continuing to find the latest issues at comic shops.

After its Monday launch, the Ultra tier will available for an 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 any applicable taxes until November 28. The price will remain valid for as long as the Ultra Annual subscription remains in good standing.

DC Universe Infinite subscribers who do not choose to upgrade to the Ultra tier will be able to continue their existing subscriptions, with titles added six months after comic store release.


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Popverse staff writer Graeme McMillan (he/him) has been writing about comics, culture, and comics culture on the internet for close to two decades at this point, which is terrifying to admit. His work has appeared in The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, Polygon, Inverse, Time Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times, and he also co-hosts the Wait What podcast three times a month and writes the Comics, FYI newsletter. He completely understands if you have problems understanding his accent.

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