Because DC has embraced a "multi-distributor model" that now includes Diamond Comic Distributors, Lunar and UCS, the publisher apparently needed to create a new monthly solicitation catalog that wasn't exclusive to Diamond, and Friday they announced that will take the form of DC Connect.
"This downloadable, digital-only catalog features solicitation information for DC’s comic books, original graphic novels, collected editions, and collectibles—and that’s just the start!" reads DC's description.
The "digital-only" designation is yet another sign DC is further embracing the platform.
"In the coming months DC Connect will update and evolve in order to maximize the advantages of its digital format, the publisher continued. "Future issues will include expanded content, featuring talent interviews, preview pages from upcoming stories, behind-the-scenes looks at projects in development, multimedia content, and more!
"The catalog will also have a new look and layout compared to its predecessor, DC Previews, making it more engaging and easier to get the latest intel on current and future DC comic book projects."
The debut cover of DC Connect features artwork by Jason Fabok and Brad Anderson for August's Batman: Three Jokers.