Would you buy a 30 page comic for $5?
A braintrust question for you, as you rush off to buy your Wednesday fix of comics, and you lament the upcoming price hike from $3 to $4. Please take a second to consider…
The average comic gives you around 22 pages of story and art. And there are a lot of marginal titles out there that probably will be axed. There are also a lot of comics writers and artists without regular assignments and idle time on their hands. Would it be a better deal to bump the price to $5 and raise the page count to 30?
Surely there would be a lot of books this could work for. Spider-Man is already published three times a month, an eight page back up story would be the equivalent of an extra issue a month now.
Or do you think that in this economy, five dollars is just too much for any comic, even one with 30 pages of story and art?
Leave your thoughts on the matter in the comments section, please.