Are You Buying More DC Comics Titles This Month?

We’re well into the first month of DC Comics new initiative to lower (or maintain) prices across the board on all of their regular monthly titles without sacrificing the quality of stories [Read DC Comics Drops Price On Comics To $2.99].

But in addition to sharing the $2.99 price point, most regular titles have something else in common: white backgrounds.

Not only does it make the artwork “pop,” but it dominated the new comics wall at my local shop, causing me to consider picking up a few new titles to my mostly Marvel hold file.

If you want to see what I mean, check out the thumbnails embedded below courtesy of DC’s official blog The Source. Also, let us know which new titles you added this month from DC in our comments section.

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[Images Credit: DCU’s Blog The Source]


  1. Sadly (for DC), no. To elaborate, I stopped reading comics maybe around the time weekly titles were increasing from $1.75 to $1.99. At that time, I was following nearly 2 dozen titles per week. I worked (and eventually supervised) a comic book shop for 6 years through college. I LOVED this stuff and couldn’t get enough! Since then, I’ve finished college, moved home, gotten married, bought a house and am currently going through a divorce. I’m 32 and have grown up quite a bit since then, gotten over the “collector” mentality, no longer need every individual weekly or tie-ins, etc. If I’m reading anything these days, it’s by way of a graphic novel for $10, $15 or $20 a pop. No waiting, no publishing delays, no hard to find back issues or canceled series…just self contained stories that I can read at my own pace, as my budget allows. And I love pretty much all of the comic-based movies and TV shows being produced these days! As much as I applaud DC (and Marvel) for reducing prices from $3.99(OMG!) to $2.99 though, it’s too little too late for me. $2.99 is probably a great price but psychologically, it still translates to $3 in my head and that’s tough to swallow for a 10 or 15 minute read. These days, the cost of a comic book translates to 1 gallon of milk or gasoline. If I make my own lunch, that’s 1 comic book a day or 3 comic books if I go out to eat for lunch. I’ll find other ways to enjoy the content. Like I said, I’ll buy graphic novels or a hardcover (loved Flash: Rebirth!) every now and then. I’ll see the movies in a theater and support my favorite shows (Human Target is growing on me!) as often as possible. And I still attend conventions when it’s convenient. As much as I miss comic books though, there are too many other priorities and this price reduction just isn’t enough to lure me back.

    Comment by Paul — January 21, 2011 @ 11:19 am

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