LOS ANGELES — Comic-Con and Lionsgate announced Monday that their subscription video on-demand service — now officially deemed Comic-Con HQ — will roll out just in time for the annual San Diego event in July.

Because duh, when else?

The Santa Monica-based studio and Comic Con International — who first unveiled plans for the service in April 2015 — said subscribers will get free beta access beginning on May 7, with an official launch scheduled for sometime in June. The cost of the service will be announced shortly before beta access opens

“With so much conversation happening in the days and months leading up to the biggest pop culture event of the year, we chose a date where the community will be able to have access to our exciting content on the platform and also the event itself,” Seth Laderman, executive vice president and general manager of Comic-Con HQ, told Mashable in an email interview. Read more…

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