Long gone are the days when DC Comics was “drawing the line at $2.99.”
In recent years the comics giant seemed to have settled on a slightly higher price based on the actual number of story/non-ad pages per book. $3.99 got you 20 pages and for a dollar more you got 30 pages. (card stock covers go for another dollar on top of that, but who’s counting?)
With the recent release of DC’s Infinite Frontier, we’ve now seen that price increase by another dollar across the board. Solicitations for Batman #109 for June 2021 and Joker #3 and #4 both show the same price hike.
Other titles seeing the hike include Superman: Red and Blue #3 in May, which is losing story pages but technically staying the same price, and Wonder Woman: Black White and Gold #1 in June. Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point has been priced at $4.99 for April, so there may still be more price increases yet to be announced.
While it does make my wallet a little lighter, I’ll still be at my local shop as early as I can get on Wednesday for the foreseeable future. While I wait, I suppose there’s always time for another viewing of Zack Snyder’s Justice League!
I’ve worked my whole life to become a comic book illustrator, writer, and stand-up comedian. Batman and Captain Benjamin Sisko helped put a good head on my shoulders. I spent most of my childhood saving Hyrule and the Mushroom Kingdom and seeing the Justice League save all of creation time and time again. I live in Johnson City, TN with my wife Kary and daughter Laila enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery and occasional show. Three puppies round out the family and take up the rest of the time that isn’t spent debating which Wes Anderson or Studio Ghibli movie to watch. I spend an inordinate amount of time binge watching SVU, Futurama, and Letterkenny, and when I’m not watching I’m listening to “My Brother, My Brother, and Me” or playing the occasional game of D&D. If there’s a nerdy endeavor out there, I’ve probably at least tried it.