Something that’s been happening more and more in the comics industry is the effort to place comics in locations other than local comics shops. Recently, Toys R Us and GameStop have been working at it, but now there’s a new entry in this attempt. As reported here at MajorSpoilers.com, DC Comics will start selling $4.99 monthly 100-page monthly anthologies with one new tale and several reprints in an attempt to attract new customers! This will happen in 3,000 participating Walmarts. At the risk of repeating myself, all I can say is, go, Walmart, go!
DC Comics had made a big deal out of their “Drawing the Line at $2.99” effort. But with printing and other costs continue to rise, I wondered how long that could continue.
Well, last Thursday, word hit the industry that DC is now raising the prices on some of their comics, both digital and print, with the lowest amount being $3.99.
It’s probably no secret by now that both ComiXology and Marvel have begun their own “unlimited” digital comics services, each adding new books on a regular basis. Granted, ComiXology has comics from several companies, and it’s no surprise to anyone that the House of Ideas offers their own products. They are, however, working together on some levels. I’m conflicted when it comes to these services. Let me tell you why.
It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything coming from Cryptozoic and its DC Deck-Building Game, but ahead of Toy Fair, the game company has announced two expansions – one featuring the Teen Titans, and another exploring the Rebirth event.
As previously mentioned here in an article and here in another piece at MajorSpoilers.com, Superman’s red trunks are coming back! It will take place in Action Comics #1000.
However, as you can see by the reactions even to that latter article, not everyone is happy this is taking place.
Let me give my two cents on this subject!
I often discuss the “renumbering conundrum,” when comics companies change the numbers of the issues of certain series’ in order to boost sales. Well, we have a lot of “big event” numbered books coming our way soon! Personally, I’m looking forward to them!
As we discover that DC is making the Alan Moore creations The Watchmen more and more a part of the DC Universe, frankly, I’m happy, although I’m sure Mr. Moore is not. For more on this subject, check out this link here at MajorSpoilers.com. Many comics fans, some of them here at this site, aren’t all that thrilled with the idea of this taking place. After all, The Watchmen has been a powerful and unique experience for us, and even the Before Watchmen event didn’t quite live up to the series that it was to explore. Well, at least I