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Keeping the Line at $3.99 & More for a Marvel Bi-Weekly Comic?!

Written by Zechs on Wednesday, January 25 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Keeping the Line at .99 & More for a Marvel Bi-Weekly Comic?!

Marvel has finally adopted DC's strategy in also having bi-weekly comics. But boy is there a price for it!



Looking at Marvel's April solicitations, I've noticed a disturbing fact. All the first issues of their bi-weekly series will cost you $3.99, and every following issue $3.99. A total of $8 a month with two digital copies that are dog shit. 

Oh, but there's a nice twist in that knife for those X-Men fans. X-Men: Blue and Gold #1 carry a $4.99 price tag then follow the $3.99 suit. So yes, you lucky fans get to $9 for the first month. That's probably not going to even cover the insane amount of variant covers Marvel will pimp out to retailers.

The newly released comics won't be the only one affected by this. Old-Man Logan #21-22 and Captain America: Steve Rodgers #15-16 have the $3.99 bug too. Speaking of the later it's prelude to Marvel's next event. You know? After, just THREE months after their previous "Earth-Shattering" event. 

Though this isn't the first time Marvel has done the move. But in light of DC Comics' $2.99 stance of bi-weekly comics, you'd think Marvel would answer that $2.99 call too right? Nope. Ignorance is bliss at Marvel it seems. 

Here are the solicitations for the comics that are bi-weekly in the month of April at Marvel:

 

xmengblue1

X-MEN BLUE #1
CULLEN BUNN (W) • JORGE MOLINA & MATTEO BUFFAGNI (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
VARIANT COVER BY David Lopez
VARIANT COVER BY BILLY MARTIN
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
CORNER BOX VARIANT COVER BY LEONARD KIRK
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY TBA
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
KIRBY 100TH ANNIVERSARY VARIANT COVER BY JACK KIRBY THE ORIGINALS!
Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their "arch-frenemy" MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?
40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99

xmenblue2

X-MEN BLUE #2
CULLEN BUNN (W) • JORGE MOLINA (A)
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
VARIANT COVER BY Humberto Ramos
WHAT IS MAGNETO HIDING?
MAGNETO has joined the X-MEN, but due to their long history, not everyone on the team trusts him...especially not JEAN GREY. With tensions rising between teammates, can the X-MEN come together to be a cohesive force for good? Or will ulterior motives and personal quests derail the entire enterprise? At the end of the day...who can be trusted?
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

 

xmengold1

 

X-MEN GOLD #1
MARC GUGGENHEIM (W) • ARDIAN SYAF (A/C)
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY ANDRE LEROY DAVIS
VARIANT COVER BY David Marquez
CORNER BOX VARIANT COVER BY LEONARD KIRK
VARIANT COVER BY BILLY MARTIN
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
FROM THE ASHES OF INHUMANS VS X-MEN, AN ALL-NEW TEAM OF X-MEN RISES! Xavier's dream comes full circle as KITTY PRYDE takes the reins and assembles a squad of the most iconic X-Men to fight at her side. STORM. COLOSSUS. NIGHTCRAWLER. OLD MAN LOGAN. PRESTIGE. They are X-MEN GOLD! And they're on a mission to be Earth's finest heroes, even when that means defending those who hate and fear them. Brought to you by an all-star creative team of Marc Guggenheim (X-MEN, S.H.I.E.L.D., television's Arrow) and Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL, SUPERMAN/BATMAN, BRIGHTEST DAY), a new beginning for the strangest heroes of all starts here!
40 PGS./Rated T+ ...$4.99

 

xmengold2

 

X-MEN GOLD #2
MARC GUGGENHEIM (W) • ARDIAN SYAF (A/C)
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
BACK TO BASICS!
· An all-new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS is rampaging through New York City!
· And there are some surprising familiar faces in their ranks...
· Can the X-MEN subdue their foes and former friends?

 

weaponx1

 

WEAPON X #1
GREG PAK (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
VARIANT COVER A BY TBA
VARIANT COVER B BY TBA
VARIANT COVER C BY TBA
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY TBA
CORNER BOX VARIANT COVER BY LEONARD KIRK
Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn't just experimenting on mutants anymore...it's eradicating them. All of them.
Plus: Deadlier and more shadowy than ever, you won't believe who's taken the job as Director of Weapon X! Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix — Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk) and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)!
32 PGS./Rated T ...$3.99

 

weaponx2

 

WEAPON X #2
GREG PAK (W) • GREG LAND (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
With Weapon X's killer cyborgs now able to hide in plain sight, Old Man Logan and Sabretooth have formed an uneasy alliance to find the revived Weapon X program and stomp it out before it gets any stronger.
32 PGS./Rated T ...$3.99

 

royals1

 

ROYALS #1
AL EWING (W) • JONBOY MEYERS (A/C)
Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by KERON GRANT
Variant Cover by TBA
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
THE "RESURRXION" OF THE INHUMANS BEGINS!
A myth from the future. A quest to the far stars. A legend written across galaxies. Guided by the other-dimensional Kree warrior known as Marvel Boy, the Inhuman Royal Family departs on an odyssey across all creation on search for lost secrets — and the last hope — of their people.
Penned by fan-favorite Al Ewing (The Ultimates, New Avengers, Loki: Agent of Asgard) and drawn by the white-hot Jonboy Meyers (Teen Titans, Spawn), ROYALS is a Marvel-style space epic that takes the Inhuman Royal Family and plunges them into the unknown! The knowledge they seek could change the course of Inhuman destiny, but it cannot be attained without cost...for at the end of days, the Last Inhuman tells the tale of how seven left Earth for the stars...but only six returned.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

 

royals2

 

ROYALS #2
AL EWING (W) • JONBOY MEYERS (A/C)
Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV
• The Inhuman Royal Family heads out of the Solar System — and into the oncoming Chitauri Invasion of Earth!
• As the most merciless creatures in known space try to tear the ship — and the crew — apart...
• ...Black Bolt reveals a shocking secret that could end their mission before it even starts.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

 

oml1

 

OLD MAN LOGAN #21
JEFF LEMIRE (W) • ERIC NGUYEN (A)
Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER BY Kia Asamiya
PAST LIVES VARIANT COVER BY TBA
THE EPIC "PAST LIVES" SAGA BEGINS HERE!
• AN INSTANT CLASSIC FOR THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SERIES! Follow LOGAN through the ages — in the 1800s as a young mutant, to his first encounter with the HULK, to his stint with the X-MEN as WOLVERINE — it's all here!
• OLD MAN LOGAN is accidentally sent spiraling through his own past, forced to relive some of his most tragic and intense moments.
• Will he be able to free himself from these living memories? And will he ever return to the WASTELANDS and the young baby Hulk he left behind?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

 

oml2

 

OLD MAN LOGAN #22
JEFF LEMIRE (W) • ERIC NGUYEN (A)
Cover by ANDREA SORRENTINO
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
PAST LIVES VARIANT COVER BY TBA
HULK SMASH, OLD MAN LOGAN SNIKT!
• It's LOGAN versus a WENDIGO and THE HULK — all over again!
• And as he continues his journey through his own past, Logan is forced to relive an especially poignant and painful moment from his past...
• ...Will he try to change the outcome to save a person he loves more than anyone else?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory ...$3.99

 

cap1

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #15
NICK SPENCER (W) • JAVIER PINA (A)
Cover by GABRIELE DELL'OTTO
RESURRXION VARIANT COVER BY DAVID MARQUEZ
• Only one man can lead Hydra into a new age of dominance and superiority! The Red Skull believes that he is that man! But Captain America thinks otherwise...
• It's a no-holds-barred final throwdown that you will not believe!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

 

cap2

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #16
NICK SPENCER (W) • JESúS SAIZ (A)
Cover by DANIEL ACUñA
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER A BY RB SILVA
• The stage is set! Everything has been leading to this moment! It's time for Captain America to step out of the shadows to change the very landscape of the Marvel Universe in a massive way!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

 

So now it come's down to you the reader. Will you spend your money on this or not to tell Marvel that enough is enough? 





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About the Author - Zechs


Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Moment of the Week, and Durnkin Reveewz. He's also the official whuppin boy at the Outhouse. So he'll get stuck seeing stuff that no mere mortal should ever see. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. He's also brutally honest. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.

 


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