DC to Release Entire Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age Comic Library on DC Universe This Week

In what the company is calling a stress test for its DC Universe digital comic reading app, DC Comics announced that they will release their entire digitized catalog of Golden, Silver, and Bronze Age comics this week, comprising a total of almost 3,000 comics.

“In advance of our release of the full digital comics library, we will be testing our system by releasing all currently digitized comic books from the Golden Age, through the Bronze Age. NBD,” the company wrote in a message board post announcing the plans. “We currently have a large selection of these titles, and we’re gearing up to fill the rest in with every possible digitized comic out there!”

Of course, the 2,739 comics that will soon be available on the service don’t represent the entirety of DC’s output from the 1930s through the 1970s, but the company notes that the missing books will be added as they’re digitized. The company also teased a post in the near future explaining the digital archiving process and the gaps of missing comics. You can sign up for DC Universe, which offers access to dozens of DC live-action and animated TV shows and movies as well, including original content like Titans and Doom Patrol, here.

DC asked that users of the app report any issues with reading the comics so they can streamline the experience when they release their full catalog later this year. Here’s the full list of what’s coming this week:

Action Comics (1938-) #51-105 (roughly), #267-#478 (roughly)
All New Collectors’ Edition (1977-1980) #55
All-American Comics (1939-) #16
All-Star Comics (1940-) #6-#74 (roughly)
All-Star Squadron (1981-1987) #1-#40
Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1983-) #1-#12
Aquaman (1962-) #2-#39
Arion, Lord of Atlantis (1982-) #1-#28
Batman (1940-) #1, #6-59 (roughly), #139-#378 (roughly)
Batman and the Outsiders (1983-) #1
Batman Family (1975-) #1-#19 (spotty)
Blue Devil (1984-) #1-#7
Camelot 3000 (1982-) #1-#11
Captain Atom (1965-) #83-#89
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew (1982-) #1
Challengers of the Unknown (1958-) #1-#8
Comic Cavalcade (1942-) #1-#13
DC Comics Presents (1978-1986) #1-#76
DC Special (1968-) #27
DC Special (1968-) #29
DC Special Series (1977-1981) #11
DC Special Series (1977-1981) #21
DC Super-Stars (1976-) #1, #2, #3, #17
Detective Comics (1937-) #101-#132, #298, #341-#545 (roughly)
Firestorm (1978-) #1-#5
Forbidden Tales of Dark Mansion (1972-) #5-#15
Green Arrow (1983-) #1-#4
Green Lantern (1941-) #10
Green Lantern (1960-) #77-#181 (roughly)
Hawkman (1964-) #1-#27
House of Mystery (1951-) #290-#304
House of Secrets (1956-) #92-#101
Infinity, Inc. (1984-) #1-#9
Justice League of America (1960-) #77-#22 (roughly)
Justice League of America Annual (1983-) #2
Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth (1972-) #1-#40
Legion of Super-Heroes (1973-1973) #1-#4
Legion of Super-Heroes (1984-) #1-#5
Man-Bat (1976-) #1, #2
Mister Miracle (1971-) #11-#25
Mystery in Space (1951-) #53-#75 (roughly)
New Adventures of Superboy (1980-) #28-#43
New Gods (1984-) #1-#6
New York World’s Fair (1939-) #2
O.M.A.C. (1974-) #1-#8
Plastic Man (1943-) #1-#8
Prez (1973-) #1-#4
Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes (1981-) #1-#3
Sensation Comics (1942-) #15-#48
Showcase (1956-) #8, #13-#32, #59, #75, #97, #98, #99
Strange Adventures (1950-1973) #157-#226 (very spotty, 16 issues total)
Super Powers (1984-) #1-#5
Superboy (1949-) #195-#230 (spotty)
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes (1977-) #231-#258
Supergirl (1972-) #1-#10
Supergirl (1983-) #14-#23
Superman (1939-) #34-#43, #76, #123, #305-308, #338, #365
Superman’s Christmas Adventure (1940-) #1
Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane (1958-) #93
Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen (1954-) #138-148
Swamp Thing (1972-) #1-#24
Sword of the Atom (1983-) #1-#4
Tales of the Legion (1984-) #314-#318
Teen Titans (1966-) #19-#31 (roughly)
The Big All-American Comic Book (1944-) #1
The Brave and the Bold (1955-) #25-#195
The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl (1982-) #1-#13
The Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love (1971-) #1-#4
The Demon (1972-) #1-#12
The Flash (1959-) #105-#340 (spotty)
The Forever People (1971-) #1-#11
The Fury of Firestorm (1982-) #1-#30
The Fury of Firestorm: Annual (1983-) #1, #2
The Hawk and the Dove (1968-) #1-#6
The Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-) #310-#313
The Legion of Super-Heroes Annual (1982-) #1-#3
The Omega Men (1983-) #1-#23
The Omega Men Annual (1984-) #1
The Saga of the Swamp Thing (1982-) #1-#20
The Untold Legend of the Batman (1980-) #1-#3
The Vigilante (1983-) #1-#16
Wonder Woman (1942-) #4-#15, #98-#322 (roughly)
World’s Best Comics (1941-) #1-#310 (roughly)

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