CBR.com once again gets the exclusive scoop on Mark Millar’s third announcement of the week. And at a time when prices for everything are spiralling out of control and causing a global cost of living crisis, caused by such events as the ongoing Ukraine/Russia War, Brexit here in the UK, and other factors, such as increased energy cost at a time when said energy companies are reported record profits, Millar offers some glimmer of light amongst the doom and gloom.
“You’re 17 years old and you’ve been bitten by a vampire? Do you live in the shadows and drink human blood or use your new-found gifts for the dream life of a costumed superhero like you always wanted? You’re bulletproof, you can crawl up walls, turn to mist, bats or even a wolf. Why not have fun?”
CBR.com reports that Millarworld’s upcoming series, Night Club with artist Juanan Ramírez will cost only $1.99 an issue. Millar tells CBR.com:
“The biggest thing I hear in comic stores is that comic books are too expensive and everyone is absolutely right. I remember them creeping up to three dollars and then four dollars became the norm and now I’m seeing five and six dollars for a single issue when you generally read them in about ten minutes.”
And the reason why Millar can take a gamble on this price point? It helps that it will be a Netflix show, as Millar alludes to:
“Night Club itself is a big show I created in-house at Netflix and it’s a super-commercial concept so it seems like a great franchise to try the experiment on. Upping prices all the time seems like a bad move when people are tightening their belts in the real world so I really want to give this a try. Every time the prices have changed in comics since Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson gave us Detective Comics almost 90 years ago they’ve gone north instead of south.”
It’s a bold move and one Millar is daring DC Comics and Marvel to follow suit on. After all, they too are owned by huge corporations who have no problem cancelling $90 million dollar movies at a whim, right? So, why not cut the price of the comics that are so amply mined for their ideas and characters?
Your move DC and Marvel.
CBR.com once again gets the exclusive scoop on Mark Millar’s third announcement of the week. And at a time whenCOMICONRead More