A while back, I logged some week-to-week posts on DC’s digital reprint program through Comixology. It’s been a while, and their digital offerings have matured, so I thought I’d take another look at what they’re adding each week. Currently, they seem to be doing about 30 books a week. I might not list all the issue numbers going forward – if the 90s Superman titles continue moving forward at two of each a week, there’s not much value in listing each issue. But let’s take a look at this week’s, and let’s see where the patterns take us, shall we?

 

90s Superman: DC is following the 90s Superman titles (soon to be the 2000s Superman, as this week’s titles are from December 1999) pretty quickly, giving us 8 issues of the books every week. There’s a lot of material to get through, but that’s still an admirable clip. We may only have a few more weeks of this, judging by Action Comics (the one title of the bunch that doesn’t change its numbering and continues for a long while) – 761 is the most recent issue, and Action already seems to be in the digital library from 769 on. Superman, Adventures of Superman and Superman: Man of Steel have bigger gaps, though. 

Action Comics 760, 761

Adventures of Superman 574, 575

Superman 152, 153

Man of Steel 95, 96

 

Arion: 11, 12

DC has been adding two issues of Arion: Lord of Atlantis a week for the last 6 weeks. There are 35 issues and a special, so there's a way to go before the series is completed.

DC Comics Presents: 75, 76

DCCP started out at a faster pace, but has been going two a week for a little while now. There are about 20 issues to go. Bonus: More Arion this week, in issue 75!

Guy Gardner: Warrior: 33

11 issues to go.

Huntress: 19, 4-issue 1994 series

We wrap up the Cavalieri/Staton ongoing that introduced Helena Bertinelli, and then power through a Chuck Dixon mini from 1994. Will Huntress return next week, or will we move on?

Justice League America (Bwa-ha-ha) 51, 52

This one has a ways to go before having everything available.

Manhunter: 34

Four more issues till it’s all there!

Mister Miracle: 23-25

This wraps up the 70s run – Kirby and then Marshall Rogers, it’s all there! (I think DC also recently wrapped the 70s Return of the New Gods run, too.)

Superman (Bronze Age): 233

This is an interesting one. The Kryptonite Nevermore cover – I’m surprised it wasn’t available before this. Will DC continue from here? Their 70s Superman offerings on Comixology are paltry.

Wanderers: 7, 8

This 80s Legion spinoff ran 13 issues, so we’re almost there.

Wonder Woman (Silver Age): 130, 131

DC has been making silver age Wonder Woman stories available, probably wishing to expand their catalog in anticipation of the movie. At this point the silver age issues go from 112-131, with a couple of gaps.

Swamp Thing (Diggle/Dysart run): 25

4 more issues to go.

Trigger: 5

This Vertigo sci-fi series lasted 8 issues. I don’t remember it at all.

 

That’s a pretty exhaustive look at this week’s offerings. Next week, I’ll probably just note new additions (what will replace Mister Miracle? The '89 and '96 series have already been collected, so we might be in for something new. And there might be more Huntress comics that haven't been reprinted yet, but Comixology has a bunch of them listed already, and the Bat-universe is so sprawling it's tough to search), unexpected omissions, breaks from the patterns, and go forward from there. 

And to make things easy to follow:
Week 2. (April 6, 2017)

Week 3 (April 13, 2017)

Week 4 (April 20, 2017)

Week 5 (April 27, 2017)

Week 6 (May 4, 2017)

Week 7 (May 11, 2017)

Week 8 (May 18, 2017)

Week 9 (May 25, 2017)

Week 10 (June 1, 2017) -- All the golden age Wonder Woman goodness!

Week 11 (June 8, 2017)

Week 12 (June 15, 2017)

Week 13 (June 22, 2017)

Week 14 (June 29, 2017)

Week 15 (July 6, 2017)

Week 16 (July 13, 2017) -- Our Worlds at War! Underworld Unleashed!

Week 17 (July 20, 2017) -- The Great Ten! More Wonder Woman!

Week 18 (July 27, 2017) -- Batman Confidential and Deathblow? Young Heroes in Love?? Doom Patrol!

Week 19 (Aug 3, 2017) -- Some Bronze-age Batman!

Week 20 (Aug 10, 2017) -- Loeb/Sale Challengers begins!

Week 21 (Aug 17, 2017) -- Silver Age Challs!

MIDWEEK SALE BLAST (Aug 22, 2017): Wildstorm!

Week 22 (Aug 24, 2017) -- Holding pattern...

Week 23 (Aug 31, 2017) -- chugging along

Week 24 (Sept 7, 2017) -- Same old, but with newer Challengers

Week 25 (Sept 14, 2017) -- Baron/Jones Deadman debuts

Week 26 (Sept 21, 2017) -- Holding steady, with more Deadman

Week 27 (Sept 28, 2017) -- Deadman in Action Comics Weekly?

Week 28 (Oct 5, 2017) -- A slow swerve into Batman

Week 29 (Oct 5, 2017) -- Doom Patrol finishes in the smallest week ever

The Gap List: a list of unexplained or awkward skips.

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This is absolutely true. They did their mainstream best, didn't they?

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:

While the New 52 had its faults, I do give DC credit for trying out a number of non-super hero titles. I sampled most, if not all of them, and I liked some of them. 

DC's new digital comics on their app haven't been updated since November 15. Seriously, DC?

Yeah, there's something wrong there. It's the same when I look on the DC section of Comixology's site -- the New and Noteworthy section still gives me the Legion reprint series from a few weeks ago.

And yet, when I look at comics that were released today, well...we've got a bunch!

Most of them are continuations of series from a few weeks back, before the big push for Amethyst. First up is late Silver Age Aquaman, where we have issues 39, 48, and 49. The issues in between were already available. (And by the way -- there's a big Aquaman sale right now through December, so most single issues are 99 cents!)

We're also digging further into Justice League titles. We've got Justice League Adventures 19-22. And we've also got more of the Detroit league, with Justice League of America 246-248. And finally, we've got JLA-Z 1-3, a three-issue sourcebook from 2003 full of pinup art and brief who's who style entries for the heroes, villains, and supporting characters. 

We're also continuing the first Outsiders revival, with issues 10 and 12-14 now available. (Issues 11 and 0 came between 10 and 12, but were already online.) The series ran to issue 24.

Here's something new: Five issues of The New Adventures of Superboy, issues 28-32. These are the first NAS issues on Comixology, so they might be an odd pick to start out with...

...or they might not. Those Superboy issues have Dial H For HERO backups (as they will through issue 49), and the H-Dial just showed up in Action Comics (and there'll be a new Dial H series starting in March, in Brian Bendis's Wonder Comics line). So stocking up on Dial H appearances makes sense, just as Amethyst did a couple weeks ago.  Which is also why we get issues 1-4 of H-E-R-O, a really solid 2003 series by Will Pfeiffer and Kano that followed the H-Dial from owner to owner. It lasted 22 issues, and hopefully we'll get them all.

Hopefully we'll also get the Dial H stories from the latter days of Adventure Comics (which actually preceeded the Superboy backups)...if there'll ever be a time for them, it'll be soon!

Anyway, as I said, there's an Aquaman sale that runs all month... and also a Vertigo sale that runs through Dec. 17! Both are full of bargains and worth checking out!

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