I may get some flack for this post but dang it DC! I’ve kept positive with my criticisms/comments but every time there seems to be a drop of good news there’s a flood of news that’s a bummer. I feel like this service looses value by the minute
The huge chunk of movies getting pulled with little warning was a bummer, but I took it in stride knowing that the comics were getting worked on. Over the past several days, it seemed like some significant change was happening. Perhaps we were getting heard…but it seems now like we weren’t getting heard, it was just simply time for the quarterly rotation. For all the stuff that was added, just as much was taken away.
For me, the comiXology news is just a punch in the gut. For a cheaper price point you get MANY of the runs we have, plus a ton of newer (rebirth) material, plus vertigo, plus a superior comic reader, plus a more concise curation with full arcs, plus a 15% discount on anything you want to purchase! This is not even including the thousands upon thousands of books you get from other publishers.
I would really love for all of my fellow subscribers comments to try and lift my pessimism…but as time goes on I find myself asking what am I paying for? I enjoy DC Daily but a good portion of that is free on YouTube. I like these message boards but I can read them for free as well. I like the sweepstakes but I can write in a submission for the cost of a stamp if I want. Right now it seems like all I’m paying for is access to watch the original programming. Don’t get me wrong, the original programming is great but is it worth $75/year? If that’s all I’m paying for, what’s stopping me from subscribing for one month, binging, and then rinse/repeat a year later?
I WANT to support DC. I WANT my money to go to them and not Amazon/Netflix/Hulu. But right now I’m starting to get a little buyers remorse. I’ve told myself over and over this is a young service and will grow…and I still believe that. But you have to honestly ask yourself, in the last 3-4 months, has there been more good news or bad news come from this app? For me, it’s the latter.