Back in September 2018, DC Comics launched its subscription video streaming and digital comic service. This service was called DC Universe, and it was basically an all-in-one app for everything DC. Well, despite rough times for the company, DC has rebranded its DC Universe app into DC Universe Infinite to solely focus on the digital comic book side of the app. While all of the video content that used to exist in DC Universe has been moved to HBO Max, the comic book selection has expanded beyond the 24,000+ library to now include titles from the Black Label line as well as the Vertigo imprint.
As part of a planned Batman Day celebration (is that a thing? I don't think that's a thing), DC Comics has announced that Waze is getting both Batman and Riddler themes through October 31st, replacing your car with more appropriate iconography, and letting you hear directions voiced by either Batman (Kevin Conroy) or The Riddler (Wally Wingert). An accompanying DC Comics Roadtrip playlist is also available through Spotify.
LEGO's mobile games are getting more and more complex. The latest large-scale game in the series to hit the Play Store is LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham, which originally came out for consoles as "LEGO Batman 3" back in November of last year. The version we're getting looks like an enhanced port of the Nintendo 3DS game, much like LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. That said, it looks pretty fantastic for a mobile game.
You play the Caped Crusader and an enormous number of DC Universe allies as they face off against a cavalcade of some of the biggest villains in the continuity.
On the consoles, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a traditional fighting game where DC Comic heroes and villains rip one another to shreds in glorious 2D combat. The Android version isn't quite the same beast. These classic characters still despise each other, but now they're waging war in a 3 on 3 collectible card game.
Though the core gameplay is different, the visuals should still look familiar for anyone who has played the original title. Characters ranging from Batman, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman to Poison Ivy and Lex Luther perform over-the-top animated attacks in fully rendered 3D environments.
Comic book fans have had various ways to read their favorite titles on Android for quite a while, most notably official stores like Comixology and Dark Horse. Now they can skip the middleman (well, at least one of the middlemen) for DC Comics. The nearly 80-year-old company has finally started publishing its comics, graphic novels, and trade paperbacks directly to the Books section of the Google Play Store.
At the moment the selection of DC titles is somewhat limited, at least when compared to the tens of thousands of issues published over the years. That said, some of the biggest runs from the major superhero characters are already up, in addition to some of the bigger one-off titles like Watchmen and V For Vendetta.
A large amount of that comics market has been claimed to the app ComiXology; it's usually been the gold standard for a lot of comic-dom's digital offerings. However, as with other things, it's almost impossible to enforce a standard.
DC Comics has partnered with ComiXology in order to produce their own digital offerings, and distribute them to their audiences. This app uses a lot of the same technologies as ComiXology's, like the Guided View, which allows for easy touch-based scrolling. Readers will be able to buy and read individual issues of comics, as well as large collections of back issues at once.