Monday, March 30, 2009

Higher Prices for Popular Comic Books -

Higher Prices for Popular Comic Books - "Comic book fans started to feel the pinch in January, when Marvel Entertainment began raising prices on a handful of its top-selling comics from $2.99 to $3.99. DC Comics, which is owned by Time Warner, will follow suit in June, with a small twist. The comics that the company increases to $3.99 will incorporate extra pages in the form of a backup feature.

Fan reaction has been mixed on the message boards of Web sites dedicated to comic books. “I have no problem paying $3.99 for a low-selling indie, but for something from the big two, I’m not buying,” wrote one poster on

Regarding DC’s backup feature plan, a poster at wrote: “At least we’re getting something for that dollar bump, as opposed to many other titles in the last few months.”"


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