Fans are well-aware at this point that DC is undergoing a massive restructure along with the majority of Warner Bros. Discovery recently merged with Warner Bros to form Warner Bros Discovery, putting CEO David Zaslav in charge of it all. He’s been trying to “overhaul” the DCEU as a result and it’s had a massive impact on HBO Max, upcoming films like Batgirl, and other such projects. Now fans are paying attention to the website URL which used to spell out DC Comics – as the word “comics” has been removed from the branding entirely.
This was first revealed in a press release shared via DC Publicity earlier this month. They explained that the publisher has “unveiled its fan focused portal at DC.com, which will give fans easy access to all things DC, from fan-first news to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, DC Shop, DC Community and DC on HBO Max.”
Furthermore, they explained just what kind of entertainment they can expect to find through this “fan focused portal at DC.com” which includes the following:
“The new DC.com homepage will feature weekly drops of new video content, editorial deep dives, fan discussions, digital experiences, and more, and fans will now access everything from DC UNIVERSE INFINITE to DC Community with a single, unified user profile.”
Furthermore, DC GM/SVP Anne DePies gave the following statement:
“DC.com is a celebration of everything across the DC Multiverse and we couldn’t be more excited for today’s launch,” she began. “We are doubling down on DC’s digital ecosystem and there has never been a better time to be a DC fan and with this one stop shop, we’re bringing everything together in one place to easily access and celebrate your fandom.”
With that said, they still mentioned that the website will “continue to be the home for breaking news and deep dives on the latest DC releases across comic books, film, TV, video games – all in one place!” As such, it seems like comic books will still remain part of the brand’s focus. But it’s still interesting to see that “comics” has been removed from the DC branding. After all, that’s how DC has commonly been known by fans for decades now.
While one can expect comic books will still remain part of DC’s priorities, it certainly is an interesting change to see the URL altered. With the Batgirl film having been completely shelved, there’s truthfully no telling what could happen to the property in the near future. As such, fans can stay tuned to ScreenGeek for further updates as we have them.