DC Announces Digital/Print Bundle for Justice League #1 & INSANE Digital Pricing!


jla_cv11 DC Comics today announced an interesting digital/print copy bundle option for buying Justice League #1. It seem that readers will be able to buy the regular print version of the book for $3.99, or they will be able to pick a polybagged edition, which contains a code to download a “free” digital copy for $4.99.

This idea actually has some merit, because it effectively brings the digital edition price down to the reasonable price of $1.00. However, they also announced that it will cost a staggering $3.99 to buy the digital edition on its own, which is slightly less exciting. In fact, it’s ludicrous!

Apparently, all new “day & date” digital comics are going to cost exactly the same price as their print counterparts i.e. $2.99, then after 4 weeks, the price will drop down to $1.99. For oversized comics, both the print and digital copies will cost $3.99, with the digital price dropping to $2.99 after four weeks.

So yeah, kind of a good news & bad news announcement there. I can’t believe that they are charging the same for a digital copy as they are for a print copy. That’s nuts! This won’t bring anyone over from print to digital, and 100% digital aficionados will just download the torrent! Talk about a failed experiment!

Official Press Release:

DC Comics to Publish Historic First Comic Book Combo Pack Including JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 Comic Book and Digital Copy

On Wednesday, August 31st, DC Comics will make publishing history again with their first-ever comic book combo pack. Each issue of JUSTICE LEAGUE, by New York Times bestselling writer and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, will be available in a convenient combo pack including a print edition and digital version of the comic book.

Those who want a physical copy of JUSTICE LEAGUE to read and collect, as well as the ability to download it onto their favorite device for easy transport, get ready. Each print edition of the comic book and an individual code for digital download will be wrapped in a poly bag and available for $4.99. Separately, the standard version will retail for $3.99 and the digital version will retail for $3.99.

“As we continue to expand our readership and make our titles more accessible to readers everywhere, we’re excited to provide our comic shop retail partners and their consumers with multiple formats of JUSTICE LEAGUE in one convenient place,” said John Rood, EVP Sales, Marketing and Business Development.

Not only will Johns and Lee be collaborating for the first time, but their contemporary take on the origin of the comic book industry’s premier superhero team will be available in DC Comics’ historic first comic book combo pack.

Both digital and print editions of DC’s comics will have parity pricing for the first four weeks of release; thereafter, the digital titles drop in price down to our standard 1.99 digital price point. Oversized issues, including JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, will start at $3.99 and drop to $2.99 after four weeks.

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