DC Vows To Slow Down Twice Monthly Shipping, Won't "Flood The Market" With Dark Matter


DC held their "Special Event" panel, talking about Dark Days, Dark Nights, and Dark Matter at C2E2 tonight, and Bleeding Cool had reporter Robert Goode on the scene. You can read our live blog of the panel here, but we've been breaking out interesting news from the event. One of those stories was DC's plan to launch all of the Dark Matter books featuring new characters by top creative teams at $2.99. DC also promised that the books would have no variant covers, and that the $2.99 price would be ongoing, not introductory.

Another interesting bit of news came from the brief Q&A session at the end of the panel. Asked about it by an audience member, DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio said that the practice of shipping two issues of a title a month will be slowed. "No flood of the market."

"We don't want to be custodians," Didio said, though it was unclear if he was referring to the grind of dealing with constantly shipping bi-weekly titles, or Rob Liefeld collaborators. "We want to be creators."

There were no details on the extent to which the double shipping practice would slow down.

Read the rest of our report from the panel here.


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