- Posted by Johanna on March 12, 2009 at 9:02 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
DC Raises Prices, Adds Backups
DC announces $3.99 comics — matching Marvel’s price — but with extra pages featuring backup characters. The matchups are a little odd — Blue Beetle returns in Booster Gold’s title, instead of another teen-character book — but I think this is better than just raising the price for the same content.
On the other hand, my memory is long enough that I’m thinking “Shades of the DC Explosion!” Back in the late 70s, DC announced the same idea — higher prices, but more backup stories — only to wind up canceling dozens of comic titles in 1978. You may have heard this referred to as the DC Implosion. Let’s hope this time turns out better.
When Fangirls Attack Seeks New Owner
Kalinara and Ragnell have found life taking more time, and they’re seeking someone to take over the When Fangirls Attack linkblog about women and comics fandom. Ragnell elaborates: “Email me … if you’re up for keeping track of the blogosphere and posting a regular linkdump. Oh, and don’t do it alone. Bring friends, for sanity’s sake as well as to spread the work out.”
Buying Award Recognition
Don MacPherson discusses the scam that is ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Awards. I pointed out two years ago how much money they might be making from this “recognition”. Not to mention that they sell reviews for $305, for which they pay writers $50.
Clockwork Comics Reconsiders
Last week, Clockwork Comics announced its ending; now, the author is reconsidering, although the webcomic will still be on hiatus. I hope it continues and is eventually collected, because I’d love to read it as a whole.