The full first season of Titans is getting released to digital on March 21st with a DVD/BluRay release coming soon after.
The first thirteen episodes of Young Justice Outsiders are already on iTunes.
And I’m not sure how I feel about it.
I mean, I kind of figured this would be the plan eventually - you want to build hype for second seasons, so you want to get the shows into the faces of folks who missed them the first time around. And I totally support anything that will keep these shows around for more seasons (especially YJ. Fourth season announcement soon, please). The more money that flows into DCU’s/WB’s pockets, the better their chances.
Y’see, I know that I’m an anomaly. I happily signed up for DCU because of my life-long love affair with DC Comics and their media properties. I’m right smack dab in the bullseye of their target demographic and plan to be subscribed until the 31st century at least.
But there are undoubtedly others who will feel short shrifted when it comes to their subscriptions. Titans ended in December, YJ in January - and they’re available to non-subscribers already? That’s bound to cause some consternation among those who subscribe on a monthly basis or even those who wait for all episodes to be released so that they can marathon.
I guess it just makes me worry. If people know they can wait a month or three and get their binge on somewhere else, how does that affect subscriptions? I love this service and want it to stick around, WB streaming merger or not. Feels like we may be giving some of our best assets away too quickly.
I could be wrong, of course. It happens a lot.