If you’ve been digging DC’s new line of Rebirth comics, you better start putting back a bit more cash for the next time you pick up your pull list.
DC Comics has announced plans to increase the cost of several flagship books in the relaunched Rebirth line. The monthly issues have cost $2.99 each since launch, but that amount will jump to $3.99 in April.
The comic runs affected include: Batgirl, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Batman Beyond, Batwoman, Blue Beetle, Cyborg, The Hellblazer, New Super-Man, Red Hood and the Outlaws, Super Sons, Supergirl, Superwoman, Teen Titans, Titans and Trinity.
All-Star Batman has actually had a cover price of $4.99 since its launch and will remain at that level.
That price increase does come with a new perk: digital download codes for the applicable issue, so you can download a digital copy to go along with the print copy. That's awesome, and it makes it a lot easier to collect in both media ... but you'll have to decide if that benefit is worth an extra $1 per issue.
"Giving readers value was a key component of our Rebirth initiative, and we’re continuing that commitment with this move," John Cunningham, SVP, Sales & Trade Marketing, said in a statement. "We've heard from many fans that they like to read and collect our books in both digital and print formats so this new offering gives DC readers the convenience and value pricing they asked for."
The Rebirth line has proven to be a major hit for DC over the past several months, and one big reason was certainly the accessible cost of $2.99 per issue.
But will all those folks keep reading when the price goes up?
(Via Comic Book Resources)