DC Comics has informed comic book retailers that as of this month's Batman #35, the debut issue of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's next big "pivotal" story arc Endgame, the story page count and cover price for each issue of the arc will increase.
Each issue will contain 30 story pages in a 40-page issue and as such, the cover price will increase from $3.99 to $4.99 for the U.S. Standard Edition and $4.99 to $5.99 for the U.S. Combo Pack edition.
Because the issues solicited so far - this month's #35, November's #36, and December's #37 - were solicited with the old page count and cover price, the issues will be made returnable for retailers at a later date.
The notice to retailer does not clarify whether Batman will return to its previous story page count and cover price after the conclusion of Endgame in March with Batman #40 and Newsarama has not yet received a comment from DC clarifying the issue. We will update the story if and when DC responds.