- Posted by Johanna on April 19, 2007 at 8:13 am
- Category: Comic News
Is this the first publisher whose title won’t be available on Free Comic Book Day, or just the first to announce it?
I really want to know what “undisclosed legal reasons” prevented the release on schedule.
Zenescope Entertainment, publisher of the highly popular series Grimm Fairy Tales and the critically acclaimed Se7en, regrets to inform fans and retailers that Dyno Force #0 will not be shipping on Free Comic Book Day. Due to undisclosed legal reasons, Zenescope is working with Diamond to relist the issue along with #1 at a discounted rate of .50 a book.
“We’re very disappointed that we will be unable to ship the FCBD issue of Dyno Force to retailers in time for the event,” explains Zenescope co-founder Joe Brusha. “We are still very excited about this series and we still plan to stick with a low cover price over the first few issues. This will give retailers a great product they can turn their customers on to without taking the risk they normally have to with an independent book.”
Zenescope expects to have the Dyno Force situation solved within the next few months and thanks everyone for their patience. In the meantime, Zenescope invites you to stop by your local shop to check out some of their titles and to enjoy FCBD. For more info on the company, please visit www.zenescope.com.
By the way, based on retailer comments I’ve seen, it’s more effective to put a $3 price on your comic and then sell it to retailers at 25 cents than it is to put a 50 cents price on your comic and sell it to retailers at 25 cents. If the cover price is too low, people think it’s reflective of the quality of the work (or they think it’s a pinup-stocked sampler).
If you give retailers a lot more leeway on pricing, then they can give readers a promotional discount or special deal and look like good guys to their customers. Or they can sell it for full price and take much more profit.