Currently, Scott Snyder is in battle with DC Comics to get them to bring the price of Batman down from its newly announced price of $4.99 to its previous price of $3.99.
But there are other options.
That's whether it goes up to $4.99 or stays at $3.99 each, you're still ahead.
Or course you'll get the comic a while after publication date. And you'll be at the mercy of the postal system.
But for the cash strapped, it's certainly an option.