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THE OTHERS => IMAGE COMICS => Topic started by: Jeff on April 25, 2019, 12:36:29 AM

Title: Lazarus: Risen
Post by: Jeff on April 25, 2019, 12:36:29 AM
Anyone notice that the industry is trying to gradually nudge us towards $4.99 per issue?  This comic is doing it too but even more drastic.

In the Image world on ComiXolgoy, comics come out at full price.  But if you can wait 1 month, the price will drop $2 as the next issue comes out at full price.  A significant savings if you can wait a month, and as slow as we read around here - no problem for me.

Why am I bringing this up here?

Because Lazarus: Risen comes out with a cover price of $7.99.  After a month it does come down and even gives you a bigger discount of dropping $3.00.  Woo Hoo!  Better than the normal $2 right?

Wrong - because that makes the discounted price - $4.99.

In fairness I need to point out - the issue has 67 pages.  A lot more than the average comic.  Twice the comic for twice the price?  That's probably fair.  But I think it's a leader to get us used to paying $5 for our comics.

And in the case of Lazarus: Risen - yeah, I'll buy it.  And it seems like it's a quarterly since #1 came out in March and #2 won't hit the stands until July.  That won't kill the pocket book every month.