These days we're seeing more comics with a $3.99 price tag. It's always unfortunate when publisher raise their prices for whatever reason is necessary. Bottom line, making comics isn't cheap. There's a lot of cost that goes into making them including paying the creators. Marvel tends to have a few titles at the $3.99 price point but starting in June, they'll be giving you a little something extra for that $3.99. All $3.99 titles will now include codes for free digital copies of those same issues on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices at no extra cost.
David Gabriel, SVP of Sales, Marvel Entertainment, had this to say:
We’re committed to bringing fans the best value in comics. By including codes for free digital copies in all our $3.99 super hero comics, we’re doing just that. We’ve seen a tremendous response to the digital codes in Avenging Spider-Man, our Season One graphic novels and the Ultimate Comics line. The positive reactions from both retailers and fans make it clear that including these codes with our books drives customers into comic stores on a repeated basis.
You're still getting the same amount of content. Now you're getting a free digital copy which is cool. We know that DC is charging an extra dollar for the same idea (so JUSTICE LEAGUE costs $3.99 for the physical copy and $4.99 if you want both. It's a step in the right direction. Maybe someday we'll see other content being offered digitally along with the extra copy for the same price.== TEASER ==
What are your thoughts on this? Does it make a difference to you?