DC To Discontinue Comp Copies Of Comics For Staff Members

download (1) Effective June 25th, DC Comics staff members will no longer receive complimentary copies of the comics that DC publish, nor the collections.

Instead, staff will be required to have ComiXology accounts and will receive free codes to download the work. This change promises efficiency and an end to clutter in the offices as well as print cost savings – though since such copies are added to the end of existing print runs, that would be neglible. Especially since ComiXology still gets paid for supplying the comp digital copies.

Wouldn’t PDFs be cheaper? Or are they subject to pirating too easily, if they came round before the comic was released?

The Burbank office manager is not a fan of clutter (or indeed comics) and wants to the new offices to avoid the New York’s rather… full appearance, with people desks and cubicles stuffed to the brim with comps. Also the Burbank offices lack a dedicated mail room, so physical distribution would be harder.

But, despite DC policy being against it (see ‘Compgate’), some staffers do still exchange their comps for other comics at local comic stores or even sell them.

However, the days of Scott Snyder coming to the offices and doing an impromptu signing are over. Since no one will have anything for him to sign.

Maybe he could sign their iPads.

I have not heard any news that DC comic creators will lose access to physical print copies. Not yet.

Dynamite To Publish Grumpy Cat Comics

game-video-dishonored-background-widescreen-wallpapers-wallwuzz-hd-wallpaper-15234

Dishonored And Never Alone Are Free On PlayStation Plus This Month

Solarman_Vol_1_1

Neal Adams Racebends Stan Lee's Two-Issue Flop, Solarman

CORNELIUS SMITH JR., ADRIANNE PALICKI, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, HENRY SIMMONS

The Six Important Moments From Marvel's Agents Of SHIELD - One Door Closes

Dark Horse Want Retailers To Rip Up Their Star Wars #1. Are They Joking?

Sunset Overdrive Get's Robo-Themed DLC Rise Of The Dawn Of The Fallen Machines

FlashTrick

The Six Important Moments From The Flash - Tricksters

No Complaints Expected For Milo Manara's 'Yellow Kid' Poster For Naples Comicon

Something Tells Me The PlayStation Flow Isn't Totally Sincere

forever

FOOL: Forever Con To Launch In Exactly 1 Year. Then Never Stop.