Numbercrunching DC Comics Solicitations From December To January

Numbercrunching DC Comics Solicitations From December To January

Posted by October 19, 2010 Comment

The DC solicits are out. The new prices are clear to see. But in the bleak harsh winter of January, how much will DC collectors be able to save? Here are a few comparisons between Januaru and the pre-Christmas month of December, only counting new comics, no reprints, no ollections, no variants.

Collecting The Entire DC Universe

December: 56 books – 33 titles at $2.99 (22 pages of story), 12 titles at $3.99 (30 pages of story) 8 titles at $3.99 (22 pages of story) 2 titles at $3.99 (44 pages of story), 1 title at $5.99 (80 pages of story)

Complete cost: $192.44 for 1430 pages of story (13.5 cents a page)

January: 56 books – 52 titles at 2.99 (20 pages of story), 4 titles at 3.99 30 pages of story)

Complete cost: $171.44 for 1160 pages of story content. (15.8 cents  page)

Collecting Batman plus Batman related books:

December: 26 books – $94.74 (14 $2.99 books, 8 $3.99 books, 3 $4.99 books, 1 $5.99 book, 904 pages)
January: 22 books – $67.78 (20 $2.99 books, 2 $3.99 books, 460 story pages)

Collecting Superman plus Superman related books:

December: 9 books – $33.91 (4 $2.99 books, 3 $3.99 books, 2 $4.99 books, 266 pages)
January: 10 books – $29.99 (10 $2.99 books, 200 story pages)

Collecting Green Lantern plus Green Lantern books:

December: 9 books – $34.91 (3 $2.99 books, 4 $3.99 books, 2 $4.99 books, 258 pages)
January: 6 books – $18.94 (5 $2.99 books, 1 $3.99 book, 130 pages)

Collecting Wonder Woman plus Wonder Woman related books:

December: 2 books – $5.98 (2 $2.99 books, 44 pages)
January: 3 books – $8.97 (3 $2.99 books, 60 pages)

Collecting Vertigo books

December: $66.87 (10 books, 2 OGNs)
January: $49.88 (11 books, 1 OGN)

Collecting Wildstorm Universe books:

December: $12.96 (4 books)
January: $0 (0 books)

For most of you, even if you’re buying the same about of books, you’ll be spending less. So why not pick up one of two of the new titles? Congorilla Vs Starman? Steel? The New York Five?

And yes, for many of you, you will be getting less content for your money in terms of page counts. But you will also be able to collect your chosen continuities for less. And for some that’s much more important.

And one other stat for the new year. How many hours will British readers gain on East Coast shops buying the latest American comics, meaning you’ll all have to avoid Twitter for spoilers? 5…

And we also wait – to find out exactly what Marvel have done… hmmm, aren’t their solicitations usually up by now?

(Last Updated October 20, 2010 9:08 am )

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