The DC Universe is going to be a part of Webtoon. The webcomic platform, Webtoon, has announced a partnership with DC Comics and will be bringing the upcoming original webcomic series set in the DC Universe.
These projects are modelled as standalone series in a bid to cater to all fans. Webtoon will be out with more details, including information about language translation, in the weeks ahead.
“I’m so happy Webtoon is able to work with DC on bringing unique stories to our platform,” said Webtoon CEO Ken Kim in a press release. “Webtoon is a great bridge to a huge worldwide audience of young comic fans, and DC is home to some of the greatest Super Hero stories on the planet. The potential to express famous IP through our platform, which is mobile native and focused on ease of access – is super exciting,” he added.
“DC is excited to introduce our iconic characters to a new generation of fans worldwide,” said DC general manager Daniel Cherry III. “We’ve been working closely with the Webtoon writers and artists to adapt our characters and stories to Webtoon’s mobile format. Our shared goal is to create fun and compelling DC stories that all readers will enjoy.”
The platform has an average of 72+ million monthly active users and features content from across the globe, including several works of Korean manhwa and the popular mythological romance series Lore Olympus. The platform launched in the United States in 2014 and has partnerships with Legendary, POW!, Top Cow/Image, and more.
Webtoon comics are available in browsers and through a free app available on Android and iOS devices.