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Culture: DC Universe Goes Free For A Day To Celebrate 80 Years Of Batman

As part of the 80 year anniversary of Batman, DC Universe will go free for a day, and $0.80 for the first month of new sign-ups to the streaming service. So on Batmans birthday, March 30th, you can log in in and give DC Universe a spin.

Highlights include:

The celebration begins at Midnight EST, Saturday, March 30th – exactly 80 years to the day Batman first stepped out of the shadows of Gotham City in DETECTIVE COMICS #27 – and will run 24 hours, until 11:59 PM EST. From the Caped Crusader’s origin in Frank Miller’s landmark “Year One” to Tim Burton’s 1989 movie blockbuster to the epic Batman: The Animated Series, you’ll be able to binge hundreds of the greatest superhero stories of all time, featuring the most iconic character in pop culture history.

And, if 24 hours of Batman binge-watching is not enough, DC UNIVERSE is supporting the celebration with a special offer. The first month of DC UNIVERSE will cost only $0.80 cents for new members who sign up between March 29, 2019, 12:01 EST and April 4, 2019 11:59pm EST. The special offer is available in the US at After the first month at $0.80 the monthly subscription price will renew at the standard rate of $7.99 a month.



DC UNIVERSE is highlighting many of the most iconic live action films and animated movies and series that showcase decades of the Dark Knight’s heroism. From the animated series Batman: Beyond to a full selection of Justice League animated classics, as well as live action films that illustrate the many facets of Batman’s character and back story including Tim Burton’s groundbreaking Batman and Batman Returns and Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin.

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Available film and TV titles include:

  • Batman (1989)
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero
  • Batman & Robin
  • Batman Beyond
  • Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker
  • Batman Forever
  • Batman Ninja
  • Batman Returns
  • The Batman vs Dracula
  • Batman vs. Robin                                                                     
  • The Batman
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham                                                            
  • Batman: Gotham Knight
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Batman: The Animated Series HD
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Batman: Year One
  • Gotham By Gaslight
  • Justice League
  • Justice League Unlimited
  • Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox
  • Justice League: War
  • Justice League vs Teen Titans
  • Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
  • Justice League: Doom
  • Justice League: Gods & Monsters
  • Justice League: The New Frontier
  • Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
  • Legends of the Superheroes
  • The New Adventures of Batman
  • The New Batman Adventures
  • Son of Batman
  • Super Friends
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies


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Fans will be able to access a curated selection of Batman comics, many of which inspired the films and TV series that are available during this event. One-of-a kind art, captivating characters, and storylines have been digitized so that they can be enjoyed anywhere, on more devices than ever. The DC UNIVERSE comic reader includes access across devices from a smartphone to a 10-foot screen, in vivid detail.

Among the comics included are classic storylines like “The Laughing Fish”, “JLA: Tower of Babel”, “Superman/Batman: Public Enemies”, “Under the Hood”, “Batman and Son”, “Flashpoint”, “Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton” and writer Scott Snyder and artist Greg Capullo’s bestselling “The Court of Owls”.  

Available Comic Books and Series include:

  • Batman: Year One – Batman (1940) #404-#407
  • Batman and Son – Batman (1940) #655-#658
  • Batman: The Court of Owls – Batman (2011) #1-#7
  • Batman: Under the Hood – Batman (1940) #635-#641, #645-#650
  • DC: The New Frontier #1-#6
  • Flashpoint #1 -#5
  • JLA : Tower of Babel – JLA  #43 – #46
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Superman/Batman #1-#6)
  • Superman/Batman: The Supergirl from Krypton  (Superman/Batman #7-#13)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight #1 – #12
  • Batman #232, #244, #251
  • Detective Comics #471, #472, #475, #476
  • Justice League of America (1960) #29, #30
  • Batman: The Demon’s Quest #232, #244
  • Batman: The Laughing Fish #251
  • Batman Annual: Under the Hood #25
  • Detective Comics: The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne #471, #472
  • Detective Comics: The Laughing Fish #475, #476
  • Justice League: Crisis on Earth Three #29, #30

Fans can also join in on social media using the hashtag #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat. Visit for the latest news and updates.

Viewers enjoying the stream free event will not have access to the DC UNIVERSE community or shop where exclusive merchandise is sold. Those areas of the service are exclusive to DC UNIVERSE members and are not included.

Read the full announcement here.

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