I’ve been a DC Universe subscriber for over two years now and have loved it. I’ll be sorry to see it come to an end in January and be reborn as a comics only site (though I’ll still be a loyal and happy subscriber) but what I’ll miss most about this place are two things:
- Its potential.
- Shows like Titans, Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and Stargirl have proven that this place can create great shows that resonate with audiences and tell unique, compelling stories that build upon established DC characters.
- Shows like DC Daily, DC Book Club, DC All-Star Games were great at both interacting with the audience, promoting DC comics and characters and having fun with the whole process. I wish the three shows that fans created had gotten made and we could have seen what they would become.
- The summation of the above was briefly realized in The Absolute Binge Editions of Titans and Swamp Thing. The interviews from DC Daily, the behind-the-scenes looks at the shows, the panel discussions and the bonus content all came together with the original content itself to make a great product. I loved watching each series with the curated playlists that they were able to build and it enhanced every episode and the series itself. I’ll miss those. A lot.
- Given more time, and with the addition of The Snyder Cut, the Batman series and all big-ticket DC movies there’s no doubt this place would have grown and become a strong success. But I get it - easier to have HBO Max for all of Warner’s TV content so it is what it is. I’ve chosen to take the approach of being thankful this place existed at all rather than mourn it’s coming to an end. I’m glad I got more than two years to have and enjoy this app and to watch the shows and extras that came with it. I’ll be an HBO Max subscriber and hope they succeed with their DC content and I’ll still be here reading comics for years to come.