Alterna Inks Global Newsstand Deal For Newsprint Comics

Posted by February 24, 2017 Comment

If you’ve been following Bleeding Cool, you know that we’ve been following publisher Alterna’s quest to make comics affordable and accessible again by #BringingBackNewsprint comics priced under two dollars. We’ve seen the first four titles in this line, all priced at $1.50, which were solicited this month and will ship in May. Part of Alterna’s plan has involved an attempt at a newsstand distribution deal, which could put these comics in supermarkets, bookstores, convenience stores, and anywhere that periodicals are sold.

“I’m really happy to announce that we’ve just signed a global newsstand distribution deal that will see Alterna Comics titles available outside of comic shops across the world,” Alterna publisher Peter Simeti told Bleeding Cool. “To show respect for the comic shops that have made our past eleven years possible, newsstand releases will come out 2 months after their comic shop counterparts, thus giving comic retailers a 2 month advance sales window on titles. But besides all of this, I’m just thrilled for the talented and hard-working creators here. It’s a big day for creator-owned comics!”

Check out the first four titles again below:

unnamed-3Lilith Dark #1
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(W) Charles C. Dowd (A/CA) Charles C. Dowd
Lilith Dark has no time for princess stuff; she’s far too busy fighting giant monsters and capturing unicorns… or at least that’s how she imagines things. But what if these imaginary beasties, creatures, and monsters were actually real? What then? Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

See a preview at PreviewsWorld.

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Croak #1
MAR171250
(W) Cody Andrew Sousa (A) Dezi Sienty (A/CA) Francesco Iaquinta, Chris O’Halloran
In this pulse-pounding debut issue, a fun camping trip turns awry after three friends are forced deep into the woods. Lost, afraid, and alone, their worst nightmares come to life. Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

See a preview at PreviewsWorld.

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Amazing Age #1
MAR171249
(W) Matthew David Smith (A) Christine Brunson (A/CA) Jeremy Massie
Three teenagers spend their days creating comics until one day, the stories come to life! Stuck in a world of super-powered heroes and villains, they’ll have to figure out how to save the day and get back home in one piece! Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

See a preview at PreviewsWorld.

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Adam Wreck #1
MAR171248
(W) Michael S. Bracco (A/CA) Michael S. Bracco
An interstellar family road trip comes to a screeching halt when Adam’s parents are kidnapped by Space Pirates! Crash-landing on a planet filled with monstrous creatures, Adam befriends a scoundrel with a heart of gold. Can they save Adam’s parents? Printed on nostalgic newsprint with a glossy cover!
In Shops: May 03, 2017
SRP: $1.50

 See a preview at PreviewsWorld.

Of course, you can and should get these comics in the traditional way, existing comics reader, so preorder Alterna’s books from your local comic shop.

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We’ll update you as soon as we learn more details about Alterna’s new distribution deal.

(Last Updated February 24, 2017 4:48 pm )

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