So I just got back into marvel comics and boy was I shocked at the prices.

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3 years ago#1
So I like avengers and the x men books well most of those are 3.99 and come out twice a month like wolverine and the x men I feel like that came out two weeks in a row and the new Thor book that only had a week between issues. I am not spending 3.99 on a book that comes out every week or bi weekly.
I feel like the price of these books is a major turn off to new readers if Dc can price its books at 2.99 with a few 3.99 books. Then why can't marvel they want to attract new readers not scare them off with sticker shock.
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3 years ago#2
And another thing and this may just be me but I swear marvel comics even feel cheaper that Dc issues like marvel uses a lower quality of paper.
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3 years ago#3
Thats why I stopped buying floppies. Its easier and cheaper just to buy trades.
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3 years ago#4
themasterpikmin posted...
Thats why I stopped buying floppies. Its easier and cheaper just to buy trades.


Yeah, I love having single issues but I might just go for trades. If DC didn't take so long to come out with them I wouldn't be so on the fence about it.
3 years ago#5
Yeah I have a lot of books i am interested in as well but due to budget constraints, i have to pick and choose the ones i really wanted to follow as most of the marvel now books i am interested in double ships every month.
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3 years ago#6
yeah the 3.99 and even 4.99 prices back in 2002-2003 I stopped buying comics and haven't bought any ever since.

Last comic book I ever bought was Batgirl and bought a few issues here and there when they came out in stores. Stopped buying them up to issue 25.

Then the last 2 trade paperbacks I bought were Kingdom Come and Ultimate Spider-Man Volume 1 a few years back.

As of today still havent bought anything
3 years ago#7
It's not just you at all tc. Some Marvel books are so thin and limp, it's like a free ad from years back. I'm surprised they haven't reduced size, like their lameass FCBD format yet.

Case in point. The price increase from 2.99- 3.99 was in one move and this was after Marvel admitted to experimenting with the price point! (translation, let's see how easily pwned our fans really are. Marvels ideal fan is basically Milhouse)

I bailed on most of Marvel @ this point. Iron Man stayed at 2.99 for a long time, then got a lot worse after increasing the price by a buck! Then they began adding the double s*** deal. Even if you trimmed your pulls, you'd show up w the cgb asking for extra. This is the greediest era of comics, during a ****** economic period.
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3 years ago#8
I'm slowly trimming my pull list and some series that been cancelled or finished means I'll never pull it again if it gets another new run. I'm now down to around 8 from DC, 0 from Marvel, 2 from Aspen.
3 years ago#9
Hah. I guess it's kind of a good thing that I'm a bit "behind" in a lot of comics, because by the time I get to the current stuff, they'll probably be dropped to lower prices (I only read digital comics, by the way).
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3 years ago#10
If Fatale can be as quality as it is, and feel as good as it does (the paper), and only charge 3.50, then Marvel needs to step their game up. Or down.
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