This post is very much a response to DC’s news, both in the actual news and the post itself.
Marvel Comics today also announced at least a partial move away from the often criticized $3.99 price for new serialized superhero comics.
While it’d be nice to have that “partial” changed to a “complete”, this is still very good news. Nothing bad here at all. Not like the DC announcement.
What my colleague failed to mention is that DC’s news comes with a price.
As of January, the following titles standard length ongoing titles, previously priced at $3.99 for 32 pages/22 story pages, will be priced at $2.99 with 32 pages/20 story pages
I’ve noticed that page reduction in a few DC comics, like Green Lantern, but now it’ll be across the board. The 22 page length has been around now for decades. Perhaps this is all part of that Silver Age trend?
The bottom line is this: Marvel makes DC look bad yet again.