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.
- All-Star Western
- Captain Atom
- Demon Knights
- I, Vampire
- Legion Lost
- Resurrection Man
- Suicide Squad
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.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.