Canadian-based comics publisher Chapterhouse has decided to restructure their pricing across the board of their Chapterverse superhero titles, changing the price of every monthly comic to just $1.99 US and all trade paperbacks to $9.99 US.
The new prices will be applied across the board in 2018.
Chapterhouse have released the following press release to lay out the details of the plan:
"All comic fans are faced with a choice every Wednesday on how best to spend their hard-earned money," says Chapterhouse publisher Keith WTS Morris. "We want to make giving our Chapterverse books a try an easy choice to make. Chapterhouse is determined not to let price point be a barrier into our world of comics."
Chapterhouse founder and CEO Fadi Hakim says that the new price really makes sense for the fans. "We've become big enough to receive a sizeable savings from our printer, and in turn, we're passing on that savings to our retailers and readers. You can now get our entire universe for between four to six dollars a month!"
Chapterhouse is creating an accessible superhero universe with heroes for every kind of reader, from the classic adventure of Captain Canuck to the horror of Fantomah, and from the humour of Pitiful Human-Lizard to the globetrotting action of Freelance. A low price point is key to Chapterhouse's commitment to accessibility.
"We are beyond psyched to be providing a whole new generation of comics fans top quality storytelling at literally half the price of our competitors," says Chapterhouse Chief Creative Officer Jay Baruchel. "Our goal is to entertain you with the best possible stories populated by the richest characters. Life is expensive. Comics shouldn't be."
The $1.99 initiative kicks off in January 2018 with the second seasons of two of Chapterhouse's most acclaimed titles; Freelance, starring gay superhero Lance Valiant, and Fantomah, featuring a revival of the Golden Age horror icon. The $1.99 price also applies to the new 2018 seasons of Captain Canuck, Pitiful Human-Lizard, Fallen Suns, Northguard, and two new titles to be announced next year.
The $9.99 trade paperback price will apply to the entire Chapterverse line, including Captain Canuck: Aleph, Captain Canuck: Gauntlet, Captain Canuck: Harbinger, The Pitiful Human-Lizard: Far From Legendary, The Pitiful Human-Lizard: Still Pretty Pathetic, Freelance: Angel of the Abyss, and Fantomah: Up From The Deep.
Chapterhouse offers a publishing model unlike anyone else in comics. All Chapterverse titles run in four-issue seasons, and each season stands on its own, with no crossovers or stunts. Each $9.99 trade paperback collection will be released and distributed through Diamond Books before the next season begins, so it's always easy for readers to catch up without breaking the bank. Chapterhouse wants to take the headaches and the high cost out of being a superhero fan!
Freelance Season 2 #1, from creators Andrew Wheeler, Juan Samu, and Vaneda Vireak, is available from Diamond with the order code NOV171472. Fantomah Season 2 #1, from creators Ray Fawkes and Soo Lee, is available from Diamond with the order code NOV171474.
Founded in Toronto, Ontario, in 2015, Chapterhouse is a vital voice in genre entertainment, publishing diverse monthly comics, graphic novels, prose novels, and classic comics reprints. Chapterhouse provides a venue for some of the best creative voices in Canada and from around the world through its Chapterverse superhero line, and through its lines of genre comics and novels.