As DC moves more of it’s comics to the digital-day-and-date-release, it is also slowly increase the number of “digital combo packs.” These combos are print editions of comics with a redemption code inside to get a copy of the digital edition for “free.”

Currently, Justice League, Batman, and Action Comics are part of the program, and in April, Green Lantern and Detective Comics join the lineup.  While it would be nice if DC would keep the cover price to $2.99, the combo packs cost buyers a dollar more.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as this gives the reader a digital edition of the comic for less than the $2.99 digital edition, and certainly less than the $1.99 drop DC and other publishers have promised a month after release.

Readers who don’t want the combo editions, will still be able to buy the titles at the regular cover price.

UPDATE: Word is that DC will be upping the page count, for Batman and Detective comics to 40-pages making the cover price rise to $3.99.  This means the Detective Comics and Batman Combo Packs will now cost readers $4.99.

via The Source

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  1. January 7, 2012 at 6:56 pm — Reply

    Are a lot of people genuinely buying both digital AND print? Because I know I generally only buy one or t’other.

    • January 7, 2012 at 9:03 pm — Reply

      DC is only doing it with their big selling titles, so for some titles… yes.

  2. crs
    January 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    I don’t understand why the digital pack has to be $1.00 more. I think it would be beneficial to the brick and mortar if they sold the combo packs at cover price. Then the companies could expand readership if some people decide to give away their code.

    Also, do the digital copies have the advertisements in them? If not, they are losing a revenue stream.

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