The DC Non-3D Motion Cover comics are $2.99 in comic stores. But $3.99 on US news stands…. a bit like Marvel's used to be.
You know, when they were on news stands. But it is worth applauding DC Comics for having, in comic stores at least, more $2.99 comics than – every other $2.99 comic on sale put together.
Let's do the sums from December's solicits. DC Comics has sixty-eight titles from the launch of Suicide Squad to the new Batgirl,
Marvel itself has lost another $2.99 as Loki: Agent Of Asgard jumps to $3.99 in October. The only regular central Marvel title at the $2.99 price point in December is She-Hulk, as Ms Marvel seems to skip December solicits…
Though the two kids Marvel Universe titles and the Avengers movie adaptation manage to cling onto the $2.99… that's four.
From other publishers in December, Dark Horse's Ghost, X, Captain Midnight and Itty Bitty Mask hit the $2.99 spot, another four.
Image Comics come second to DC with eighteen $2.99 titles – and a number of books bridging the gap between jumping to $3.99, priced at $3.50.
Archie has made the $3.99 jump for their titles, so the rest of the $2.99 catalogue is left to the Alan Moore Crossed +100 Taste Test from Avatar, Pirouette from Black Mask, Simpsons and Sponge Bob from Bongo, the trademark-baiting comic What I.F. from Cosmic Times, Dynamite's Creators Unlimited with The Devilers, Ex-Con and Terminal Hero all at that price.
And finally San Hannibal from Pop Goes The Icon.
That's another nine.
So DC Comics, sixty-eight, everyone else, thirty-five….