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  • Figured it would be good to start a thread about the DC Universe streaming service so people can talk about things that aren't specific to Young Justice: Outsiders.

    The service will be $7.99 per month, or $74.99 annually. There's more detailed information about what's offered at the IGN link.

    And today, the trailer for the Titans live-action series was released -- and it's suggesting a dark tone for the series.

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    • The "only the contiguous US" in the terms only applies to the sweepstakes, so still no official word on international availability.

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    • They have already started the service for people who have signed up, prior to the official launch Saturday. They've also dubbed that day as "Batman Day," as it's close to the anniversary for when the first Batman comic book was released.

      All Young Justice episodes and comics are available. As of this post, Young Justice is already trending among the top movies and TV shows.

      Thus far, it appears they have an extensive collection of digital comic books, though it's far from complete (for example, they've only uploaded the first issue of the Wolfman/Perez run of the New Teen Titans). I was able to read the YJ comics directly on the site -- and that's one series where it looks like they have all issues uploaded.

      I viewed an episode on my laptop and the streaming is pretty good -- no issues with picture or sound quality, though the feed lagged in spots. It's possible part of that was my Internet connection, though

      They also announced that the Titans live action show will premier Oct. 12. No annoucement yet when Young Justice: Outsiders will debut.

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    • Apparently they also are selling YJ T-shirts.

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    • They are. I took a screenshot of what they are offering -- not a lot of merchandise at this time, but here it is.¬†(I uploaded it as a thumbnail to keep the file size smaller, but hopefully it works.)

      Youngjusticemerchandise
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    • I'm not going to pay 15 bucks for a wrist-cutter notebook. That Artemis artwork looks interesting, though.

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    • I thought the first episode of Titans was interesting and I'm cautiously intrigued by what's ahead.

      Watching the episode in full does put context to the trailer. Doing my best to avoid spoilers, but...

      • Dick Grayson believed he was becoming too much like Batman, is trying to leave life as a vigilante behind, but not succeeding.
      • This is an origin story for Rachel Roth, who doesn't yet know what she really is and how her powers work.
      • Starfire is suffering from amnesia and is trying to piece together what happened to her. She's more violent in this interpretation, but that actually comes closer to how Wolfman portrayed her in the New Teen Titans (though not brutally violent -- which I can see some people wouldn't like in the series, even if it can be attributed to Starfire's amnesia).
      • Not much focus on Beast Boy here.

      Also, there isn't a "villain of the week" arc in each episode -- it's one continual storyline throughout the series.

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    • Among the latest additions to DC Universe is a series of shorts called DC University, in which they feature retrospectives of popular comic book storylines, discuss particular characters and roll out top 10 lists on various subjects.

      Of note is they put together a list of their picks for the top 10 Young Justice episodes.

      On another note, I will be interested to see what they do with DC Daily in the weeks before Outsiders premieres. They did a good amount of hype for Titans on DC Daily in the weeks before its debut.

      You can check DC Daily on YouTube, though it doesn't include the panel discussions about various DC topics (that's only available to DC Universe subscribers).

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    • As many of you know, DC Universe is adding Young Justice Enhanced episodes featuring creator, fan and comic book writer commentary.

      The commentary from the YJ creative team has been great. Jason Spisak and Phil Bourassu have a lot of great insights into the show.

      Commentary from comic book writers and DC staff has been a mixed bag. For the Humanity episode, they got three who were very knowledgable about the show. Mike Carlin was particularly good, noting how he liked how the creative staff explored different interpretations of characters. For Bloodlines, though, the commentary team mostly ignored the episode and went off on tangents.

      The fan commentary is a mixed bag, but it appears at least a couple of the "fans" are first-time viewers. But there are others from podcasts and the DC Universe personalities selected sound like fans of the show.

      Still, it's nice to see DC Universe doing more things to build hype.

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    • They are going to add some more animated series to DC Universe next month. Green Lantern: The Animated Series is one of them.

      They appear to be rotating films on and off the site -- a number of films are being pulled and replaced with others.

      And they will roll out Reign of the Supermen after it's released on digital and Blu-Ray. Nice way to sample the movie without having to buy it first. (They did this as well with Death of Superman.)

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    • GLTAS was taken far too soon. They dropped a little hint in a JLA episode but then that one looks like it's going to be canceled too.

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    • JL Action is already canceled, I think. Or, not renewed for a new season. It suffered airing schedule issues from the start.

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    • Such a shame. Young Justice is great and all but I like having some lighthearted fun with minimal continuity or plot complexity sometimes.

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    • Incidentally if the live action Green Lantern Corps were anywhere as awesome as "Homecoming" or "Dark Matter" on GLTAS I'd be very happy.

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    • Atheist723 wrote: Such a shame. Young Justice is great and all but I like having some lighthearted fun with minimal continuity or plot complexity sometimes.

      *cough*Teen Titans Go!*cough*

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    • That's different. Teen Titans Go is completely nonsensical and inane, it's for 5 year olds. Justice League Action can be silly but nowhere near that level. Like, even DC Super Hero Girls is way more mature than TTG.

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    • You said "lighthearted fun with minimal continuity or plot complexity". Not "lighthearted fun with minimal continuity or plot complexity that's not for 5-year olds".

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    • I wasn't going to outline anything I don't like in particular, but never mind.

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    • https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2019/01/29/dc-universe-more-than-doubles-the-comic-book-offering-available-to-members

      They're finally upping the ante. Wish they stopped releasing these in waves though because the asking price isn't worth what they're offering. Drop everything. Do it by decade, too. Or by writers. Artists. Whatever. They keep circling back to the obvious choices (Batman by Snyder, Swamp Thing by Moore, JLA by Morrison, Flashpoint, etc.) Get some obscure stuff in there. I'd love to read Greg's run on Captain Atom.

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    • That's technically Cary Bates' run.

      I'm glad they added Gotham Central, though. That series is gold.

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    • Yeah, Brubaker is my favorite comics writer.

      I wish they'd put up Ostrander's run on Martian Manhunter. A perfect example of a series that should be on DCU since they abandoned it in trade.

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    • It's been two months since the last activity in this thread? Damn.

      ...Anyway, wake me up when it is available outside the US.

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    • It is. *cough*VPN*cough*

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    • Luckily, they have Justice League International. Wanted the Omnibus, but the reviews on Amazon say DC just pissed in the wind with the reprint job.

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