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New Year and New Goals for Alterna Comics

With 2017 being about one week old, publisher Alterna Comics is making new goals for this year. Early this week, Alterna announced plans for plans for a single issue lineup that will feature glossy style covers, new logos for both digital and printed single issues, prices under $1.99 an issue, and the return of newsprint.

Alterna publisher Peter Simeti explains, “When I fell in love with comics, it was an entire experience. The stories, the imagery, and the paper. There was almost nothing else like reading a comic book. It was a fragile thing, but durable at the same time. Printed on newsprint with a thin, but glossy, cover, you could roll the comic – not that you’d necessarily want to – and they were lightweight and had a floppy feel. The smell and feel of the pages is something that no longer occurs on the new comic book day release wall, yet it’s prevalent in back issue bins across the country. Our goal is to create a comic book that would “feel” like it just came out of a shop from 30 years ago.”

Simeti not only aims to replicate the feel of yesteryear’s comic books, but also the pricing, “While most companies seem to be trying to out do each other with premium paper stocks and escalating price tags, we’re aiming to make comics affordable and bring back a practicality to single issues. We’re not in the business of making collectibles first and comics second. These won’t be variant covers or variant issues, just basic comic books. We’re happy to leave the premium paper stocks to our graphic novel line, which we will still be producing. Right now, we’re aiming to launch this line with a few different price points. The first issues of every black and white series will be priced at $1.00 with subsequent issues being priced at $1.50. The first issues of every color series will be priced at $1.50 with subsequent issues being priced at $1.99.  We're aiming to launch this line in Spring/Summer 2017 with most books being bi-monthly limited series titles, one-shots, and a few quarterly titles.”

So, if you're looking for indie titles with a great price value, go out and support Alterna.

Alterna is a creator-owned company with an open door submissions policy. Known for producing the FUBAR series, THE CHAIR (which has been adapted to a film that stars the late Roddy Piper), the IF anthology, NOVO, LILITH DARK, MOTHER RUSSIA, CROAK, and many more.

 

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