DC Comics: lower prices, art that pops
The heroes of DC Comics all share a mission in 2011. Cheaper prices for comics. That’s right, the comic book issues that were once a quarter just a half century ago, will be dropping this year to $2.99.
Editors at DC sas that while they’ll be lowering the price of their comics, the quality of the story telling will remain as high as it ever has. How will they do it? WHITE BACKGROUNDS.
Spinning the notion that using a white background will make the action “pop,” we all know that the nuts and bolts reason to use a white background is to cut down on the cost of ink that is used when printing the title page in any given issue. But in this case, both goals are accomplished as it really does draw the eye to the artistic manor of the subject without getting cluttered in the background. And perhaps that’s the idea as well … eye catching title pages which make kids want to open the cover and start reading.
So, to recap, when we last left our intrepid heroes, the cost was lowered to $2.99 an issue, white backgrounds to make the image “pop,” and you get a work of art that tells a story.
Sounds like a win win to CT.
Hat Tip – Geeks of Doom