DC removes “Comics” from website URL and adds new video content to site
DC’s digital home has been refreshed. The publisher today announced that DCComics.com has rebranded itself simply DC.com, with the site designed as a one-stop-shop for all things DC, which now includes exclusive video content released on a regular basis that will cover not only comics, but also movies, TV, video games, and more. All of DC’s social media channels will also be updated to remove “Comics” from their handles to match the updated website, leaving only the fourth and third letters of the alphabet.
Updated site homepage puts a clear focus on DC projects on big and small screens, with current homepage spotlighted black adam, League of Super Animalsand The sand man. A navigation bar at the top of the site gives visitors the ability to view different areas of the site dedicated to comics, games, news, videos, and more.
Here are more details about the new digital content that will be featured on the site, per DC PR:
DC.com will expand to include weekly video content ranging from trailers for upcoming releases to throwbacks to some of DC’s defining moments across all mediums, plus exclusive interviews with talent you can’t find anywhere else. notably :
- great scenes – Videos highlighting fan-favorite moments and characters from across DC history across all mediums air every Tuesday and Friday.
- Tuesday Quiz – Every Tuesday, the DC community will host a themed event where all fans are welcome, but even the most loyal DC fan may be perplexed.
- Riddler Wednesday – DC Community will post a riddle every Wednesday for members to try to solve alone or in groups.
- DC’s Listery House – Released every Thursday, DC.com will curate a fresh slate of essential moments, characters, and content for fans to explore, add to, and discuss.
- Monthly deep dives on everything happening with your favorite characters, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman across the DC Universe.
- Digital experiencesincluding My DC Origin Storywhere fans can participate in an interactive story and discover their place among the super teams of the DC Universe.
In this same PR, DC General Manager & Senior Vice-President Anne De Pies explained the strategy behind the website refresh:
“DC.com is a celebration of everything across the DC Multiverse and we couldn’t be more excited for today’s launch. We’re doubling down on DC’s digital ecosystem and there’s never been a better time to be a DC fan and with this one stop shop, we bring everything together in one place to easily access and celebrate your fandom.
I couldn’t help but do some cursory UATs of the new site, and some things jump out at me. Interestingly, this navigation bar on the refreshed homepage does not match that of the DCU Infinite site seen below, which instead features graphical buttons for the various areas available to explore:
I think the devs would have wanted to standardize this for easier navigation, and the buttons on DCUI look cleaner than plain text on the main site. Navigating to the Store, DCU Infinite, or Community Discussion Forums also takes you completely away from DC.com, and the lack of consistency between navigation bars means it’s not easy to quickly return to the site. major. (And navigating from DC.com to the “DC NFTs” page offers no way back to the main site, though why someone navigates to the “DC NFTs” page is another mystery.)
Also, attempting to login to DC.com with my DCU Infinite credentials returned an error. I hope this is just a bug and doesn’t mean that users will have to have separate logins for the two sites. If so, talk about a bad user experience.
New DC.com is live now.