Were you a fool like me? Did you have hopes that the ushering in of HBO Max would mean the end of the DC Universe service? To me, DC Universe was never worth the money. Sure, it had a rolling catalog of comics and a random assortment of shows and films, but it didn’t seem nearly enough for a monthly fee. Hell, Disney+ seems barely worth the money and they have a whole lot more in terms of diverse content.
Don’t get me wrong. There were some things I was interested in. Doom Patrol seemed cool and Harley Quinn was one of those series that looked great from day one. Heck, even Titans seemed kind of cool. But when HBO Max launched, all I saw pop up was Doom Patrol, a show that has been rebranded as an HBO Max original. And the other shows? Well, they were nowhere to be seen.
Add in the fact that the HBO Max DC film catalog would be a rolling one, and it was clear they were still hoping to keep the value of DC Universe alive. Considering how little you get for that service, I was dismayed, and hoped there would be some indication of DC Universe being folded into HBO Max in the near future.
Now, it looks like my dream has come true…sort of, but not really. An email sent to DC Universe subscribers said that their users can add HBO Max to their subscription for just $4.99. In addition to the $7.99 a month for DC Universe, that brings the total to $13.98. So, you’d be able to get both for less than the price of HBO Max. And that’s not even accounting for the yearly price difference. Sadly, this deal is only available for current subscribers of DC Universe.
Furthermore, it proves that WarnerMedia has no intention of letting DC Universe fade into obscurity. For better or worse, DC Universe is a service they are determined to keep around until it’s no longer viable. After all, with DC being their most valuable big franchise, I almost feel stupid for thinking it.
It’s also worth mentioning that this deal won’t last forever. Once the initial deal expires, It’s most assuredly set to expire. One of our readers pointed out to me that it would only last six months, after which you pay the full prices. While I can’t confirm this 100%, it wouldn’t be a surprise.
But what do you think? Is this a good deal? Are you sad that DC Universe is still a thing or are you more forgiving than I? Sound off in the comments down below!
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