Are you a fan of DC’s kid (and kid at heart) friendly Cartoon Network block of programming, DC Nation? Which there was a way you could read it instead of see it? And on a digital device? Then good news, person with very, very specific needs: DC has just announced they’re launching a DC Nation dedicated app focused squarely on everything a growing kid needs to read DC Comics.
The free app also has a number of free features, including BATMAN ADVENTURES #1, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, #1, and TINY TITANS #1, which is cool and all… But probably the biggest draw is the brand new DC Nation Super Spectacular, a 64-page magazine featuring new Young Justice and Green Lantern comics, as well as print versions of other DC Nation features, like DC Nation Secret Files and a DC Nation Sneak Peek. The magazine will, of course, also be part of the app – but your print people may want it as well.
This is, frankly, a very smart, and perhaps even necessary move on the part of DC. The DC Nation block has been extremely successful in getting kids involved in the DC Universe, so allowing a free, digital way of absorbing comic content is the best way to continue that interest into the comic book world. And making a magazine, as well, targets those who are already fans of the franchise, sure – but it will hopefully spill over into creating new comic book fans, as well.
Here’s the full release, and head over to DC for more images and info:
Family-Friendly DC Nation App Inspired by Cartoon Network Programming Block Available for Download Today
Burbank, CA, April 24, 2012 – DC Entertainment announced today that it has released a new family-friendly DC Nation app offering instant access to the best in all-ages content from DC Comics. Based on the popular Saturday morning programming block from Cartoon Network, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the free app features thousands of pages of kid-safe content including free, first issues of three of the all-time greatest kids’ comics BATMAN ADVENTURES #1, SUPERMAN ADVENTURES, #1 and the multiple Eisner Award-winning TINY TITANS #1.
The app will also offer several Super Hero Origin mini-comics and the first six installments of the ever-expanding DC Nation Secret Files, an encyclopedia of the coolest characters from DC Comics. A monthly DC Nation “mini-mag” will highlight the latest happenings with the Cartoon Network TV programming block. In addition to the wide-range of free comics in the app, more than 100 all-ages DC Comics titles will be available for purchase at $.99 each, with more titles added every week.
On the heels of the app launch, DC Entertainment will also release a new DC Nation Super Spectacular magazine in May. The 64-page magazine will be on newsstands and in comic book shops for $4.99 throughout the summer, offering kids a collection of new comics based on popular DC Nation shows including Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series. The magazine will also include exclusive versions of content that extends from the DC Nation app programming, including special versions of DC Nation Secret Files and a DC Nation Sneak Peek. The magazine is sponsored by LEGO® Batman™ 2: DC Super Heroes, an upcoming game from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment,.and will include an exclusive game code for its readers.
“DC Nation has already proven to be an extremely popular kids’ franchise,” stated Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of digital, DC Entertainment. “The new app and magazine will extend DC Nation’s reach while also delivering fresh content to core fans of the TV programming block.”
Other comic book titles available in the DC Nation app include: GREEN LATERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, YOUNG JUSTICE, THE BATMAN STRIKES, KRYPTO THE SUPERDOG, TEEN TITANS, BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM!, SUPERGIRL: COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE and YOUNG JUSTICE: CLASSIC SERIES, among others.