Whether you like it or not, The Big Two are putting a lot of focus on the digital side of things. While purchasing a copy of your comic mere moments after you wake up is always neat, DC is aiming to go above and beyond when it comes to its digital experience. Today, the publisher announced DC2 and DC2 Multiverse, and both are striving to bring a fresh approach to digital comics.
DC2 will add layers to the artwork, creating a greater sense of dimension to the panels. This will hopefully do a more thorough job pulling you into the fictional world and bringing the moments to life. Meanwhile, DC2 Multiverse is basically like those "choose your adventure" books. It'll let you alter the course of events along the way by giving you options (characters, storylines, plot points) and, according to the publisher, this will give one digital issue dozens of possible conclusions.
DC2 will debut in the digital-first BATMAN '66 series. As if the title wasn't obvious enough, that one is based on the super campy and fun 1960s TV show. DC2 Multiverse will premiere in the digital-first title BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS. That'll be based on the upcoming video game and will apparently include both sound effects and the ability to include a soundtrack.
DC has released a cover for '66 Batman and a preview of how the reading experience will be for both innovations. Mandatory reminder: you can enlarge the images by clicking on them and scrolling through them.