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Episode 39 | Is $9.99 a problem?

This episode was recorded September 26th, 2015. This week, Mike, Nick, and special guest Jeff (who’s audio is static-y, and we apologize!) talk comics and their comic picks for the week (Archie #3, They’re Not Like Us #8, and Material Volume 1). The gang discusses price points in comics–Justin Jordan talked about how $9.99 volume 1’s at Image sometimes don’t work. Following, BOOM! announced a 15% reduction in comics being produced and a new LCS program to keep #1s in their shop. Links this week: Justin Jordan – “Sausage Making: The 9.99 Trade” Jim Zub – “The Reality of Mainstream Creator-Owned Comics” (2012) “Okay, What About Digital Comics?” (2012) “Creator Owned Sales Over The Long Haul” (2013) “Creator-Owned Economics: The Changing Market” (2015) Bleeding Cool – “Boom! Studios To Shrink Their Line By 15% In 2016” This week’s music was by Supertramp, Sun of Dork, Elvis Costello, and Infinity Shred. This week’s episode was produced by Mike Rapin and edited by Zander Riggs. Have a question? Want us to talk about a topic? Submit discussion topics to our subreddit /r/IReadComicBooks and get a hold of us here: – @destroythecyb – Listen on Stitcher

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