As part of renewed push with digital releases, DC is lauching DC Essential Reads - a free digital promotion offering first issues of some of its most perennial stories.
“Comic book fans want more access to content than ever before,” DC CCO/Publisher Jim Lee said in the announcement. “This strategy is intended to get daily content to fans immediately, and also to ensure that when comic shops open back up for business, they will have new content and product that their customers will want. In the meantime, we will have properly stoked and protected the demand for comics, keeping fans interested in our characters and stories.”
Available now through June 8 on DC's digital platforms of ReadDC.com, comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more are: Watchmen #1, The Sandman #1, Dark Nights: Metal #1, Doomsday Clock #1, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, Mister Miracle #1, and Batman #608 (the first issue of Jeph Loeb abd Jim Lee's "Hush" arc).