Starting on June 29, DC will publish its monthly DC Connect magazine in print as well as digitally, with the first issue covering comics, collected editions, and original graphic novels that will go on sale in September. The free magazine will be available in participating comic stores.

DC Connect replaces the DC section of Diamond’s Previews, which no longer carries DC titles since the publisher ended its distribution agreement with Diamond last year (see “DC Cutting Off Diamond”).

The magazine will continue to be available online via the DC website and DC Universe Infinite. It includes information on upcoming releases, cover art, previews, and other content, including glimpses of projects that are currently in the works. The June issue will include a number of September titles, including 

  • I Am Batman #1, by John Ridley and Olivier Coipel, which is part of the Batman: Fear State event (see “‘Fear State’ Brings a New Horror Event to Gotham City”)
  • Deathstroke, Inc., by writer Joshua Williamson (Infinite Frontier, The Flash) with and artist Howard Porter 
  • Aquaman: The Becoming, a six-issue monthly limited series by writer Brandon Thomas (Future State: Aquaman) and artists Olortegui and Wade Von Grawbadger 
  • Black Manta six-issue monthly limited series from writer Chuck Brown (Bitter Root) and artist Valentine De Landro
  • Milestone Compendium One, a 1,300-page softcover collection of classic Milestone stories by the original Milestone creators; the collection includes the debuts of Blood Syndicate, Hardware, Static, Icon, Xombi and Shadow Cabinet (see “Milestone Return to DC Comics Scheduled”) 
  • Are You Afraid of Darkseid?, a collection of scary stories from across the DC Universe, scheduled for October 5
  • Special Batman Day versions of:
  • Batman: The World
  • Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point #1
  • Batman – Knightwatch/Bat-Tech Special Edition #1