Have you noticed as of late all the $4.99 DC and Marvel comics books?
Well, the price is not just for extended issues as I'm guessing it's The Big Two's way of getting the readers prepared for a price hike.
And that is exactly what happened with the #1 selling comic with DC's Batman.
DC Comics told retailers about the price hike (it's still listed as being $3.99 on their website), with mention Batman would also be boosted to 30 pages starting with Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Endgame" story next week (via Bleeding Cool).
Now Scott Snyder has commented and replied to fans on Twitter, and he doesn't seem too happy about the Batman price hike as he asked DC to reduce it.
I recall when Marvel Comics raised a majority of their comics to 4 bucks, a bigwig said it was nothing to do with the cost factor, but everything to do with seeing how much they can get fans to pay.
Regarding the price point on Batman, @GregCapullo and I heard about it yesterday w/you, and quickly made a case to DC about reducing it. 1/2— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) October 2, 2014
And I can genuinely (happily) say that DC are taking it very seriously, which we appreciate. Stay tuned.— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) October 2, 2014
The story is designed to be a celebration of Batman's 75th, so it's pretty huge in scope (tho only 6 issues), with backups featuring— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) October 2, 2014
an amazing roster of bat-artists. So come celebrate with us (there's a big surprise in #35, too, promise)! But - all that aside, Greg and I— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) October 2, 2014
have always said that we're employed by DC but we work for you, and we feel that way, sincerely. Batman's popularity is YOU. And we want— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) October 2, 2014
you to feel like you're Gotham, b/c you are. So thank you for your support, and know that we hear you. Team Batman, and also DC.— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) October 2, 2014