It's Official - DC Comics Have Destroyed the Rules of 24 Hour Comic Day

It’s Official – DC Comics Have Destroyed the Rules of 24 Hour Comic Day

Posted by July 24, 2018 Comment

UPDATE: Everything has been sorted. Click here for the good news story that this negative story below generated. And continue reading for the original…

We heard this at San Diego Comic-Con and reported as such. But now it has been confirmed with solicitations. DC Comics are publishing 16-page blank comics for 24 Hour Comic Day in October. Including a cover, that would make it 20 pages of blank.

Which breaks the original rules, as laid out by Scott McCloud for Steve Bissette and followed religiously ever since, that it’s 24 pages for a 24 Hour Comic.

Is this just a way to help Jim Lee manage to do one on the day? By giving him eight fewer pages to achieve?

There’s only one solution. Comic stores must shun the DC 16 page Blank Comics, whether themed to Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman, and instead order the 24-page blank comics from Nat Gertler’s About Comics, the very person who made 24 Hour Comic Day a thing and who maintained the archive of 24-hour comics for years.

Also, DC Comics are charging a retail price of a full $2.99 for each blank comic book, so retailers will pay anywhere from $1.50 to $2 for each copy. While Nat Gertler’s About Comics charges $65 for 50 copies, that’s just over a buck each, including postage to anywhere in the USA.

You could always draw the Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman logos on yourself…

Nat Gertler’s 24-page blank comics can be ordered by retailers (or anyone really) right here.

BATMAN BLANK COMIC #1
Celebrate “24-Hour Comics Day” with the BATMAN BLANK COMIC! You can write and draw your very own adventure of the Dark Knight in this 16-page comic, which features uncoated 80-pound paper (the same stock used on DC’s blank variant covers) that’s ideal for drawing on!
ON SALE 10.03.18
$2.99 US | 16 PAGES

SUPERMAN BLANK COMIC #1
Celebrate “24-Hour Comics Day” with the SUPERMAN BLANK COMIC! You can write and draw your very own adventure of the Man of Steel in this 16-page comic, which features uncoated 80-pound paper (the same stock used on DC’s blank variant covers) that’s ideal for drawing on!
ON SALE 10.03.18
$2.99 US | 16 PAGES

WONDER WOMAN BLANK COMIC #1
Celebrate “24-Hour Comics Day” with the WONDER WOMAN BLANK COMIC! You can write and draw your very own adventure of the Amazon Warrior in this 16-page comic, which features uncoated 80-pound paper (the same stock used on DC’s blank variant covers) that’s ideal for drawing on!
ON SALE 10.03.18
$2.99 US | 16 PAGES

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(Last Updated July 24, 2018 12:10 pm )

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