DC Comics Raising Prices On Monthly Titles


DC Comics is raising prices on some of their monthly titles, but adding in a digital code as well

When DC Comics launched Rebirth last year, it also came with a price cut. With a couple of exceptions, nearly all titles would be reduced to $2.99. Some titles went to two issues a month, some stayed monthly, but they would all be $2.99 with a couple of exceptions like All-Star Batman. This was great news for the budget-conscious comic fan, as comics can be a damn expensive hobby.

It might’ve been foolish to expect this price drop to last forever, but DC Comics is changing their mind on $2.99 across the board fairly quickly. While the titles that ship twice a month will retain the $2.99 price, many of their monthly books are increasing to $3.99. Here’s the list, and the increase starts in April:

"All-Star Batman, Batgirl, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Batman Beyond, Batwoman, Blue Beetle, Cyborg, The Hellblazer, New Super-Man, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Super Sons, Supergirl, Superwoman, Teen Titans, Titans, and Trinity"

It should be noted that All-Star Batman is actually getting a price decrease, as it is currently $4.99. DC Comics is trying to make up for this price increase by adding in digital codes with the titles that are going up to $3.99. Those codes can be redeemed on Comixology or ReadDCEntertainment.com. John Cunningham, SVP, Sales & Trade Marketing had this to say about the increase and the adding of digital codes to the titles:

"Giving readers value was a key component of our Rebirth initiative, and we’re continuing that commitment with this move. We’ve heard from many fans that they like to read and collect our books in both digital and print formats so this new offering gives DC readers the convenience and value pricing they asked for."

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There’s really no two ways about this, price increases suck and I really don’t think throwing in a digital code is going to please anybody. It can’t strictly be a result of sales, as some books like Batwoman & Super Sons haven’t even launched yet. Although maybe their monthly titles aren’t doing so hot across the board and they just decided this is the price for all monthlies going forward. Either way, I’ve liked the direction DC Comics has taken with Rebirth thus far, so I hope this  isn’t an early warning sign that they are going to have to do a drastic reboot yet again right after they wrap up the main story with the Watchmen….

h/t Comicbook.Com