Juan Cena wrote:
The prices on Comixology for new comics now are still pretty close to cover price. You've got to wait a few months for the price to go down to at least $1.99.
I still think 1.99 is too much for a digital comic. Why, I can probably find back issues for 1.70 or 1.30 in MyComicShop. And let's not talk about quarter bins.
The problem is that FCBD is really at cross-purposes with getting new readers on a large scale. Digital is the future and pushing more digital content at lower prices is going to be more sustainable than a $4 printed comic that takes you 5 minutes to read.
I think, in that way, Marvel giving away 700 digital issues is a good idea. Poorly executed, though. And not just because Comixology crashed but because only pre-existing comic fans found out about it. So again they won't get new readers out of it...