So much for holding the line at 2.99!
DC Comics has confirmed that as of last week all DC Universe ongoing titles – physical and digital – will be priced $3.99. This comes following Newsarama’s reporting of individual price increases of Wonder Woman and The Flash, but will also affect the previously $2.99 Batman, Suicide Squad, Detective Comics, Green Lanterns, Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps, Harley Quinn, and Injustice.
This is a surprising move that DC raise prices on all of their books with the continue dwindling reader fan base. Books that don’t feature Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman will now have a much steeper mountain to climb just to survive.
Up until now, some $3.99 physical DC titles were sold for $2.99 digitally.
Neither DC’s “New Age of DC Heroes” or its kids titles will be affected by the increase for now. The ‘New Age of DC Heroes’ titles – Curse of Brimstone, Damage, Immortal Men, New Challengers, Sideways, Silencer, The Terrifics, and The Unexpected – remains at $2.99, following significant promotion for that line at the $2.99 price point and without variants.
If you are a reader will this price increase have you dropping some titles?