How Much do American Comics Cost in Britain Today Because of Brexit?

So yes, British politics seems to be in a bit of a turmoil. I may have a better grasp of what's going on tonight but for now… how does all this affect the prices of comic books?

In 2016. as a result of the collapse of pound sterling after the referendum vote, Diamond UK put the price up of Amerian comics to British stores by around 25%. There are, naturally, increased costs associated with shipping and selling US comic books on the same day – hours earlier indeed – than in the USA. In 2016, the price of a $3.99 comic in British comic books stores was around £2.90 to £3.10, while a $4.99 comic book went for around £3.60 to £3.75.

Diamond UK increased their prices by 25%. Many stores chose not to increase prices as much and to eat the cost, for fear of putting off readers and customers. As a result, £3.40-£3.50 became common for a $3.99 comic and £4-£4.20 for a $4.99 comic.

Today, as Bleeding Cool previously reported, Diamond UK prices have jumped again, as UK sterling continues to fall, so even with shops taking less of a profit margin, the prices have risen.

A $3.99 comic seems to be going for £3.65 in most places, though the Diamond UK recommended price is higher. While $4.99 seem to be at around £4.55. Some stores will, of course, vary, depending on local markets, rental costs and the like.

So how much are your comic books costing you today?

How Much do American Comics Cost in Britain Today Because of Brexit?



About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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