Fresh off the presses from San Diego Comic-Con, we have one of the biggest– and most unique– comics announcements in some time: DC Comics and Genvid Entertainment have partnered up on the upcoming DC Heroes United, an interactive story from comics great Terry Dodson.
This is incredibly ambitious and kind of insane, as fans will get to decide what happens in the story. Sure, it takes place on an alternate Earth, but it’s promised to the effect that whatever fans say goes, and those decisions will be part of the canon for this particular story. It’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, but one where even the creative team isn’t sure how things are going to shake out.
Like I said: insane, and incredibly intriguing.
How the decisions will be made and when the story will go live are not currently available, but you can sign up for updates at the DC Heroes United link above.
Genvid Entertainment Announces DC HEROES UNITED, A Genvid Interactive Streaming Series
DC Heroes United puts the audience in charge of an entire DC Universe featuring iconic characters including Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman
DC Heroes United, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC, is a Genvid interactive streaming series that features the all-new Justice League of Earth-212, where the audience watching will determine what kind of Super Heroes our characters will become
Starting in Gotham City and Metropolis, our Super Heroes and Super-Villains will face life-altering events driven by fan decisions
Renowned comic book artist Terry Dodson is helping to bring this original story to life
SAN DIEGO – July 21, 2023 – Genvid Entertainment today announced DC Heroes United, an interactive streaming series, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC, where fans will determine what kinds of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains our beloved characters will become. Fans determine how Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman work together and whether they succeed or fail – leading up to the very formation of the Justice League. The entire canonical story of DC Heroes United is up to the participating audience to decide. And the outcomes of their choices will be forever imprinted in DC canon.
When the story of Earth-212 begins, our favorite Super Heroes and Super-Villains remain in the shadows, largely unknown to one another and mostly serving as legend and rumor to civilians. The appearance of the magical Tower of Fate in Gotham City thrusts these fledgling heroes into the spotlight – together and in opposition.
As DC Heroes United unfolds, the audience will make choices of morality, leadership and
sacrifice on behalf of its leads. Viewers will decide whether The Dark Knight and Man of Steel
work well together, whether they trust one another, and how much. How Batman responds to
Wonder Woman and Superman fighting crime in Gotham City. Whether Lex Luthor gives into
his darker desires. And ultimately, who fights for good, evil, or themselves, and why.
A story whose decisions become immutable DC multiverse canon, DC Heroes United will feature a plethora of DC Comic Super Heroes and Super-Villains beyond the Trinity. Genvid also teamed up with the renowned artist Terry Dodson to bring this epic origin story to life.
“For nearly a century, DC fans like me have debated what hero would win in a fight, what hero was right, or how they would lead the Justice League,” said Jacob Navok, CEO of Genvid Entertainment. “Now, we give you the chance to be part of every critical decision from day one, and with incredible storyline and graphical fidelity across everywhere you can watch streaming video. We’re proud to partner with DC and Piranha Games (developers of Mechwarrior) to bring this experience to fans worldwide.”
“This will be like the “Death in the Family” audience decision about Jason Todd, but on a
massive, global scale. Fan decisions will determine irreversible outcomes for these classic
heroes and villains as you, the audience, shape the canon of Earth-212,” said Stephan Bugaj,
Chief Creative Officer. “How this universe’s Justice League confronts problems, relates to each
other, and develops into a team is up to its fans and no one knows what all the final outcomes
will be, including we the creators.”
Genvid will reveal more details ahead of the series launch. Fans can stay up-to-date on details by following Genvid on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and by signing up for email updates at http://www.dcheroesunited.com.
In addition to being able to decide the fates of DC heroes and villains, fans can also take part in Borderlands EchoVision Live, based on the hit video game series.
More details as we hear them here at Batman News.