DC Website Relaunch – Who's Not on the Subscription List

By Todd Allen

DC has updated their website design.  Their Source blog doesn’t seem to have any March content on it yet, figure that will be taken care of soon and this week will be reloaded.  It also has a subscription page link that seems a bit more visible to me.

Not all the titles are on that subscription page.  Now sometimes the lack of a title is coincidence, but let’s have a look at what’s not there, shall we?  Bear in mind, Batman and Detective are listed as 40 page titles, so it’s not like this is an incredibly old list.

The missing:

  • All-Star Western
  • Batwing
  • Captain Atom
  • Deathstroke
  • Demon Knights
  • Grifter
  • I, Vampire
  • Legion Lost
  • Resurrection Man
  • Stormwatch
  • Suicide Squad
  • Voodoo

I have a hard time believing this is a cancellation list with Batwing, Stormwatch and Suicide Squad on it.  Likewise, Blue Beetle is on the subscription page and that’s one of the lower selling titles still standing.  It is interesting that Grifter, Stormwatch and Voodoo were all left off the subscription form.  No subscriptions for Wildstorm?

While DC is making an effort, their online purchases need to tweaked a little.  The “Buy Print” button sends you to the Comic Shop Locator website, which isn’t really buying.  Instead of having a link to buy the digital version, there’s a “Buy Digital” link on the left hand side bar that takes you to the main page for DC’s Comixology section.  I would expect DC to start putting direct links to the digital versions of the comics in the immediate future.

On the other hand, looks like you can start buying some graphic novels directly from Warner Brothers.

Comments

  1. I wouldn’t read too much into that subscription list. With the exception of the addition of Superman Family and moving Detective and Batman to $3.99, it hasn’t changed since August.

  2. david d. says:

    The Beat actually reported on this back in September, and I believe all of the titles that are missing now were missing then, too.

    http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/09/16/does-dcz-subscription-form-reveal-what-new-52-titles-might-get-cancelled-first/#comments

  3. ALL STAR WESTERN is not going anywhere soon, if anyone wanted to know.

  4. Dennis V. says:

    “ALL STAR WESTERN is not going anywhere soon, if anyone wanted to know.”

    Good to hear! Great title!

  5. James says:

    Yeah, isn’t All Star Western doing triple what it used too? I’ll be buying it in trade! Looking forward to seeing the Gotham connections. Especially after loving the historical scenes/settings the most from Gates of Gotham.

  6. eallengd says:

    “ALL STAR WESTERN is not going anywhere soon, if anyone wanted to know”.

    Great to know, my fav. title of all the reboot.

  7. uthur says:

    “he Beat actually reported on this back in September”

    —so this whole story wouldn’t exist if The Beat staffers read their own site?

    good one todd!

  8. Yes James, it is selling almost 3x what it used to…thank god…lol. the NIGHT OF THE OWLS tie in coming up will also put us on the radar of some Batman fans as well…and the next few back-up stories are going to make a lot of classic DC fans happy.

  9. Yeah, it’s been this way. NOT sure how DC thinks they can make successful secondary titles if they won’t even make them available for subscription, but then comic book companies never did make much sense. ;)

  10. Gail Simone says:

    All-Star Western is so good it makes me want to punch Clint Eastwood just because.

  11. Gail, no punching the old man…it’s too easy.

  12. Roberto Briceno says:

    Jimmy, enjoying All-Star Western a lot.

  13. Gail punch him for doing a reality show on E!. You’ll feel more justified.

  14. Brian says:

    DC have updated the list, and cut the number of subscriptions offered down to 17 (not including the DC Kids books). Bye bye Aquaman, Animal Man, Swamp Thing, Superboy, Batwoman, Red Lanterns, Red Hood, and a whole lot more.

    They also finished the 20% off offer as well.

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