Not surprised about Shazam being shortened. DCU is pulling a lot of titles even while they’re promoting them.
They had a promotion on the home page of “origin stories” and one was Power Girl’s in JSA Classified. A 4 issue series. They gave us 3 issues and left us to find the 4th elsewhere.
Similarly they had a “major DC events” promotion on home page and included Flashpoint #1 and none of the other issues.
DCU needs to do such a better job when it comes to comics content. Mostly they give you an issue or two to get you hooked and leave you to find the others yourself.
More than anything the comics section and DC Daily are about promoting things they’re trying to sell. Not cool when one has paid $75/year to use this service primarily as a way to promote sales of merch and comics that aren’t available here.
The only thing that makes this service worthwhile to me is Titans. It’s gotten great and is the only thing I really appreciate from DCU. It’s the only thing that justifies my subscription.
Maybe it’s because I’m nearly 50 years old and am not just being introduced to the DCU. I expected that with an exclusive service we would get some exclusives other than one series for the first 4 months. DC Daily has a “news” section they open with and they treat it like it’s actually breaking news but it literally NEVER is.
DC Daily “news” is always/only promotions for merch they’re trying to sell or for comics they’re promoting. You’ll notice if you check that the most expensive books (new creator showcase, that apocalypse anthology, and all other highly priced books are ALWAYS the ones they promote along with books that aren’t selling well like Supergirl.
It would be nice if they actually broke news in their news section but if you follow comics at all, the news is ALWAYS broken on other comics sites. That’s not a necessity. That’s a choice. And it’s soured me on the service immensely.
I still LOVE Titans and am very much looking forward to Swamp Thing, Stargirl, and the other new programming but the service that was supposed to provide exclusive content to DCU fans (I’m a lifelong one that’s almost 50 years old) and apart from the original series’ there is literally nothing exclusive about this service.
It could be SO MUCH BETTER. This lifelong DC fan is bitterly disappointed it isn’t.