Thursday, May 27, 2010

DC Comics Screwing it's Faithful Weekly Readers

In August, DC Comics will begin offering 32-page comic book titles with a $3.99 cover price in their DC Universe family of titles. A spokesperson for the publisher declined to comment further on the change, but confirmed that the new price point, first noticed by fans in DC's August 2010 solicitations, is indeed accurate and official.

Previously, all 32-page DC titles were priced at $2.99 and the publisher only used the $3.99 price point for extra-length books, most featuring a main title feature, and an 8 to 10-page back-up story, or co-feature.

(awesome image via R. Mais)


  1. That is way too expensive. It will continue to drive people to TPBs. maybe they are about to go with electronic distribution for half the cost and want to force everyone to the new medium.

  2. I think this is why Marvel is offering digital copies of their comic books. The cost of printing comics will continue to rise, particularly in relation to quality paper, ink, and other production expenses. We'll probably all end up reading comics on Kindle or iPad.

  3. I'd love to read my DC Comics on an iPad, but the head honchos that run DC Comics are apparently hanging out with Caveman Batman, because that doesn't seem to be an option coming anytime soon.