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DC and LEGO team up for kid-friendly comics app

DC Entertainment and LEGO this morning announced that several of the publisher’s all-ages titles, including The Batman Adventures, Tiny Titans and Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade, on the LEGO Hero Factory app created by DC and sponsored by LEGO.

As the name of the app suggests, the emphasis is on digital comics based on the LEGO Hero Factory toy line — they’re free! — other kid-friendly DC books like Teen Titans Go!, Young Justice and Superman Adventures are also available for 99 cents per download.

“LEGO Hero Factory is all about building heroes so it’s the perfect match for an app that also features DC Comics Super Heroes,” Hank Kanalz, DC’s senior vice president of digital, said in a statement.  “We’ve had a great, longstanding relationship with LEGO Systems and we’re really excited to bring these comics to kids through the LEGO Hero Factory app.”



Well, at least we finally see 99 cent digital comics off the bat…..

Okay, so I know I have a personal interest in this, but why is Batman: Gotham Adventures — at 60 issues, DC’s longest-running animated-style series — not available on this app or in any other digital format? It hasn’t even been collected in print, for crying out loud. Heck, the series is basically a footnote in the The Batman Adventures Wikipedia page. Where’s the love?!

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