Earlier today, the DC Universe panel at C2E2 revealed a whole slew of upcoming content and experiences coming to members of DC’s digital subscription service. DC’s Chief Creative Officer, Jim Lee, was on hand to announce the exciting opportunities and entertainment members can expect from the subscription service in the near future.
DC Universe Members-Only Events
One benefit coming toward DC Universe subscribers this year will be exclusive, members-only events, including many taking place at comic conventions. DC Universe members attending C2E2 are invited to a special members-only event that will take place at Fatpour Tap Works in Chicago on Saturday night, where they’ll have the chance to meet surprise guests and score some exclusive swag.
For those members who are not attending C2E2, there is no need to despair! Emerald City Comic Con, Fan Expo Dallas, WonderCon (where an exclusive pin program will debut), and San Diego Comic-Con will all have exclusive DC Universe member events, with more still to be announced.
Upcoming DC Universe Originals
Scott Snyder will be serving as a consultant for Escape from Arkham, one of the finalists from the DCYou Unscripted competition. The pilot will feature six teams role-playing as henchpersons attempting to escape Arkham Asylum.
Meanwhile, it was announced that DC’s Cosplay Clash pilot will be a tie-in to the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984, and a visit to Portland, Oregon’s Books With Pictures will be included in Cross Country Comic Shop.
The programming will join content like the tabletop roleplaying game-based DC Universe All Star Games and a second season of the animated series Harley Quinn, which returns with new episodes beginning April 3rd.
“Meta Madness: Tournament of Terror”
The panel also included details about DC Universe’s second iteration of “Meta Madness,” the competition that lets readers predict which character will prevail in a series of bracketed match-ups. While the first iteration focused on the heroes, this year shifts the villains into the spotlight. Best of all, the fan with the most accurate predictions for the competition will win the opportunity to attend the world premiere of Wonder Woman 1984.
Couch Mode, Dr. Harley Quinn, and more
Additional announcements at the DC Universe C2E2 panel included “Couch Mode,” which allows viewers to embark on a whole new reading experience with DC’s classic comics, and a subscriber-exclusive web column called “Ask Dr. Harley Quinn.” Check out all the details revealed in the panel in the press release included below!
CHICAGO, IL – February 29, 2020 – Highlighted by surprise guests, breaking news and a peek at the forthcoming season of Harley Quinn, today’s DC UNIVERSE panel at C2E2 also outlined a robust schedule of real-world experiences and exciting rewards to celebrate and engage with members of the digital subscription service, including an opportunity for a member to win a trip to the premiere of Wonder Woman 1984!
Be Where The Members Are
DC UNIVERSE continues to surprise and delight subscribers by offering a steady calendar of special, members-only events as an integral part of the fan-first subscription service to connect directly with its community. With a goal to go directly to where the fans are, exclusive members-only events will include Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con, Fan Expo Dallas, WonderCon in Anaheim, San Diego Comic-Con, and many more!
Starting at WonderCon in April, DC UNIVERSE will debut a member-exclusive, limited-edition pin program. Tipped off during today’s panel, the collectible pin program will be an exciting component at upcoming conventions and exclusive DC UNIVERSE events moving forward.
“We are incredibly proud of the strong community we have built at DC UNIVERSE, and it continues to be a priority for us to give back to our members,” says DC Universe Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sam Ades. “We want to go where the fans are, and will continue to create multiple ways to deliver a premium fan experience both online and in the real world.”
Tonight at C2E2, DC UNIVERSE will honor Windy City DC fans with a members-only event at Chicago’s Fatpour Tap Works. This can’t-miss celebration will allow members to take pictures with surprise DC guests, receive exclusive, collectible items and mingle with fellow DC fans off the C2E2 show floor. No badges, tickets or reservations required!
Breaking News About DC UNIVERSE Originals
DC’s Chief Creative Officer, Publisher, Artist and DCYou Unscripted judge Jim Lee announced during the panel that bestselling writer Scott Snyder will serve as a consultant on the upcoming DCYou Unscripted pilot Escape From Arkham. One of the top three finalists of DCYou Unscripted, developed in conjunction with Ideas United, Escape From Arkham follows six teams as they role-play as hench persons to Gotham’s most notorious Rogues to escape the dreaded Arkham Asylum. The Eisner Award-winning writer best known for his multi-year run on BATMAN, and the more recent DARK KNIGHTS: METAL series, will lend his expertise to the intricate puzzles, traps and mazes that will challenge the players. In addition, Lee announced that the DC’s Cosplay Clash pilot will be tied to the upcoming feature film Wonder Woman 1984, while Cross Country Comic Shop will include a visit to Books With Pictures in Portland, OR.
Freddie Prinze, Jr. greeted fans through an exclusive video message to celebrate DC UNIVERSE’s first original unscripted gaming mini-series, DC UNIVERSE All Star Games. Serving as Executive Producer, the new anthology series, which just premiered yesterday, features a nostalgic role-playing adventure, The Breakfast League in which famous DC fans including Prinze, Jr. along with Sam Witwer (Smallville), Vanessa Marshall (Harley Quinn), Clare Grant (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and WWE superstar Xavier Woods, play DC HEROES, the famous post-crisis role-playing game.
Returning with new episodes on April 3, panel attendees were also given a sneak peek at Season 2 of Harley Quinn, DC UNIVERSE’s critically-acclaimed animated original series. Featuring the voice talents of Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) as Harley, alongside Lake Bell (Bless This Mess), Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol), Tony Hale (Veep), Ron Funches (Powerless), JB Smoove (Spiderman: Far From Home), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Diedrich Bader (Veep), Chris Meloni (Happy!), Jim Rash (Community), Wanda Sykes (Black-ish) and so many more, all 13 episodes of the animated series are available to stream only on DC UNIVERSE now.
“Meta Madhouse: Tournament of Terror” Begins
Today marks the launch of the second iteration of the popular DC UNIVERSE fan competition, Meta Madhouse. While last year focused on heroes, the stakes are higher this year as 64 of DC’s most popular villains will go head-to-head in “Meta Madhouse: Tournament of Terror.” Leading the four teams are the Joker Maniacs, Darkseid Invaders, Lex Luthor Masterminds and The Cheetah Beasts.
Adding to the suspense, this year’s competition includes a new feature in which top DC names such as Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN), Phil Jimenez (WONDER WOMAN), Echo Kellum (CW’s Arrow) and more will secretly award four villains the “Lazarus Pit Save.” This feature allows the four villains to reverse the results of any single match-up they lose in the first four rounds of competition. Fans can submit their own predictions for each match up before the voting begins Friday March 6th at 10AM PST at dcuniverse.com/news. Each correct prediction will earn points, and the fan that prevails at the end will win a trip to the Wonder Woman 1984 premiere! For more information visit DCUniverse.com/MMContest.
Attendees of today’s panel and tonight’s member meet-up will be the first to collect Meta Madhouse Team Flags, each representing this year’s coaches.
Jim Lee Demonstrates Couch Mode
Offering comic book fans a truly special way to experience their favorite series, DC UNIVERSE’s Couch Mode puts DC Comics on the television screen as a means to uniquely enhance the digital comics reading experience. Panel attendees received a special treat when iconic comic book artist Jim Lee demonstrated Couch Mode by re-visiting one of the most acclaimed comic books of his storied career, BATMAN: HUSH. Walking fans through key pages of the influential series, Lee showcased how Couch Mode captures his celebrated illustrations in a whole new light, enabling viewers to garner a more desirable reading experience.
Harley Quinn Unleashes on DC UNIVERSE
In addition to a deep catalogue of DC movies, TV and comic books, DC UNIVERSE also includes a standalone editorial team offering the best DC news and editorial features. Beginning next week, for the first time ever, the subscription service will debut the exclusive advice column “Ask Dr. Harley Quinn.” Written by the best-selling comic book team Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, this exclusive weekly column will feature Harleen Quinzel lending her unique perspective to troubles that plague the readers of DC UNIVERSE.”
ABOUT DC UNIVERSE
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