Comics for the sake of comics….
I always support cheap comics, 25 cent comics, 99 cent comics. What ever, I will buy and read them for the value. Alterna comics is doing something completely different and instead of going for glossy, flashy, expensive comics, they are going for cheaper, news print comics. Here are their first four launches.
Here is the deal, the first issues of every black and white series will be priced at $1.00 with subsequent issues being priced at $1.50. The first issues of every color series will be priced at $1.50 with subsequent issues being priced at $1.99. We’re aiming to launch this line in Spring/Summer 2017 with most books being bi-monthly limited series titles, one-shots, and a few quarterly titles.
From Alterna publisher Peter Simeti:
“When I fell in love with comics, it was an entire experience. The stories, the imagery, and the paper. There was almost nothing else like reading a comic book. It was a fragile thing, but durable at the same time. Printed on newsprint with a thin, but glossy, cover, you could roll the comic – not that you’d necessarily want to – and they were lightweight and had a floppy feel. The smell and feel of the pages is something that no longer occurs on the new comic book day release wall, yet it’s prevalent in back issue bins across the country. Our goal is to create a comic book that would “feel” like it just came out of a shop from 30 years ago.”
“While most companies seem to be trying to out do each other with premium paper stocks and escalating price tags, we’re aiming to make comics affordable and bring back a practicality to single issues. We’re not in the business of making collectibles first and comics second. These won’t be variant covers or variant issues, just basic comic books. We’re happy to leave the premium paper stocks to our graphic novel line, which we will still be producing. Right now, we’re aiming to launch this line with a few different price points.”