DC Universe

DC fans, get ready to binge!  San Diego Comic-Con is now open and a slew of information is flooding out and among that is information on the hotly-anticipated DC Universe subscription streaming service.  The service has already unleashed the first ‘Titans’ trailer, which should shut some naysayers up.  While DC’s parent company, Warner Brothers, has released quite a bit of information, it’s been silent on some of the more burning questions like, “How much does it cost?” and “When can I subscribe?”

Well, taking advantage of the massive audience of SDCC, they have revealed that and more.  (NOTE: This information is only pertinent in the United States.)  The price is $74.99 a year.  That averages to about $6.25 a month.  That’s lower than Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.  After the service launches, monthly memberships will be $7.99 a month, which is a bit closer to the price of the other services.  It’s up to the individual whether or not the price is justified based on the narrow content.  Regardless, it’s cheaper than the average one MONTH subscription to cable and satellite.  Fans who pre-order before launch will also get three months for free, lowering the per-month cost even further.

Pre-order your yearly subscription by July 22 and you are entered to win two tickets the “highly-anticipated ‘Aquaman’ premiere.”  You can pre-order now at DCUniverse.com or at the DC Universe booth at SDCC.  The actual launch is still unknown, but it is listed as fall, so you should still be able to pre-order through August, but the ‘Aquaman’ sweepstakes is just until the end of Comic-Con.

And speaking of Comic-Con, attendees who visit the DC booth #1915 and pre-order will receive an exclusive collectible t-shirt. Fans can also visit the DC UNIVERSE Experience at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter to immerse themselves in content from the upcoming service and literally walk through the new originals, beloved classics and iconic comics.

Warner Brothers previously released a list of movies and TV series that would be offered at launch and there were some glaring omissions.  It appears this is a work in progress and more will be added over time.  Just announced are ‘Batman Beyond’, ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ and ‘Justice League’.  Considering that one of the perks to membership is the opportunity to buy exclusive swag, with the first announced selection being action figures based on ‘Justice League’, it only makes sense that this series be among the first offerings.

There will be other exclusive items made for sale, as well as contests, sweepstakes and users will have the opportunity to interact with others.

Now that you know the price, does the content of DC Universe seem worth it?  Will you add this to your existing services or is it worth replacing another?  (Keep in mind, Disney is launching their own service in the near future, with Marvel’s output.)