Price point is a hot topic in the comic book industry these days, and Marvel Comics is touting five upcoming limited series — Captain America: Hail Hydra, Wolverine and Jubilee, Arcade: Death Game, Hawkeye: Blind Spot and 5 Ronin — that are all priced at $2.99 per issue.All five series have previously been announced, with the latest, 5 Ronin, unveiled on Wednesday. $2.99 was the previous standard for single issue comic books at both Marvel and DC Comics, but has been mostly supplanted in the past year by $3.99 comics, some with extra material beyond the traditional 22 story pages (such as in the case of Amazing Spider-Man), some not. In October, main competitor DC Comics announced that nearly all of their single issue comic books would drop down to $2.99 in January, going from 22 pages of story to 20. Newsarama has previously published interviews on three of these series — Captain America: Hail Hydra, Wolverine and Jubilee and Arcade: Death Game (originally scheduled to be Young Allies, Spider-Girl and Avengers Academy annuals and titled "Game On"). Marvel's full press release follows: "Because you asked for it, Marvel made it happen! Here is the first wave of fantastic new limited series at $2.99 per issue. Featuring Marvel’s biggest characters and helmed by some of the industry’s most fan-favored creative teams, these limited series cover new and exciting ground from all corners of the Marvel Universe!
These new series are:CAPTAIN AMERICA: HAIL HYDRA
WOLVERINE AND JUBILEE
ARCADE: DEATH GAME
HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT
“Based on the feedback we’ve received from both retailers and fans, there’s a definite desire for limited series like Captain America: Hail Hydra or Hawkeye: Blind Spot to be priced at $2.99 per issue,” explains Senior Vice President of Sales, David Gabriel. “We’re extremely impressed with the stories our writers and artists want to tell, and we’re committed to providing these book for a great price.”
Fans demanded new titles for $2.99 per issue and Marvel listened! Now it’s time to show your support for these books in your shops by asking your retailer to order them and more are sure to come! This is the start of something big at Marvel and for fans, so get onboard now!"Does this make you more likely to check out these series?