DC Comics already started to make moves to expand their digital comics influence beyond their "same day digital" releases of their books by publishing several "digital first weekly titles." These new books will be made available digitally first on a weekly basis. Currently, DC has BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED, SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 and BEYOND (including JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND, BATMAN BEYOND, and SUPERMAN BEYOND). Now DC has added two more digital first titles to this new lineup; BATMAN digital and AME-COMI GIRLS. With these two new titles, digital first books will be available every day, Monday through Friday.
The first of the two series to be made available digitally daily will be AME-COMI GIRLS, a new series based on DC's "best selling product line from DC collectibles." The figurine line is inspired by Japanese anime. If you've ever wanted to see an anime-inspired Catwoman or Batgirl, then there's a good chance we'll be seeing that starting next month. BATMAN digital, on the other hand, will launch sometime this June. Both series will take place outside of the current DC Universe and will feature some of the biggest talents in the industry including Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Ben Templesmith, Joshua Hale Fialkov and many more.== TEASER ==
BATMAN digital, launching in June, will take place outside of DC Comics - The New 52 continuity and feature a series of stand-alone stories by various creators that chronicle different cases handled by The Dark Knight. Confirmed creative teams include Damon Lindelof and Jeff Lemire; Jonathan Larsen and JG Jones; Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott; Ales Kot and Ryan Sook; B. Clay Moore and Ben Templesmith; Steve Niles and Trevor Hairsine; Joe Harris and Jason Masters; TJ Fixman and Christopher Mitten; Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman; Joshua Hale Fialkov and Phil Hester; David Tischman and Chris Sprouse; and many more!
AME-COMI GIRLS, launching in May, is based on the best-selling product line from DC Collectibles that brings the distinct Japanese influence of anime and manga to DC Comics' female heroines and their foes. In the new series, the heroines must unite to stop an invasion by the female Brainiac, who is aided by a group of "bad girl" super villains. Initially, there will be five individual character arcs with multiple chapters, leading up to united, Ame-Comi girl series. All stories are written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with Wonder Woman art by Amanda Conner and Tony Akins, Batgirl art by Sanford Greene, Duela Dent art by Ted Naifeh, Power Girl art by Mike Bowden and Supergirl art by Santi Casas.
Starting in June, DC Comics' weekly digital comic book line-up will be:
Mondays: AME-COMI GIRLS
Tuesdays: BATMAN: ARKHAM UNHINGED
Wednesdays: BEYOND series (alternating digital titles JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND, BATMAN BEYOND, SUPERMAN BEYOND)
Thursdays: BATMAN digital
Fridays: SMALLVILLE SEASON 11
What do you think of DC's plan to release a digital story each day of the week? Which of these series are you most looking forward to? Will you be reading any of these "digital first" titles?