Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced the availability of DC Comics on the PlayStation Network digital comics service for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable). An initial selection of over 80 DC titles can be downloaded from PlayStation®Store immediately priced from $0.99 to $2.99 per issue that include "Batman: Hush," "Green Lantern: Rebirth," "Fables: Legends in Exiles" and "Planetary: All Over the World and Other Stories," as well as comics that are exclusive to PlayStation Network such as "Free Realms," "God of War," "Resistance," and "Superman/Batman." Lastly, DC Comics is offering users a free 10-page preview of the 700th issue of "Superman" available on the PlayStation Network digital comics.
"Outside of my work as a comic book creator and Co-Publisher, I’m an avid gamer," said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. "Making our comics available through Sony’s PlayStation Network digital comics offers a perfect opportunity for us to reach a new, different kind of reader."
"PlayStation Network digital comics has been incredibly popular since its release last year, and we’re excited to have some of the comic book world’s most iconic characters from DC Comics among them," said Susan Panico, senior director, PlayStation Network, Sony Computer Entertainment America. "As we remain dedicated to providing users with the most comprehensive entertainment experience, we’re excited to be working with DC Comics to expand our growing library of comics and further solidify PlayStation Network as the premier entertainment destination."
PlayStation Network digital comics is available for all PSP models by downloading the latest firmware (6.20) and selecting the ‘Digital Comics’ icon under the ‘Extras’ column on PSP’s XMB menu. Once the ‘digital reader’ is downloaded, users are able to explore a huge and ever-growing range of more than 1600 comics, download and read them. Users can access PlayStation Store either directly on their PSP or via Media Go on their PC.