Marvel output to shrink? What’s on the chopping block?
The third question was about the issue of the $2.99 price point change at DC, to which Brevoort respond, “Question #3! Who had that in the pool?” He then reiterated Marvel’s counter that they will be introducing new books at that price starting in January (as well as the talking point that successful digital sales factored into the decision). He then added a new piece of information, the idea that after publishing so much “Thor” product to tie into the upcoming movie, Marvel will be “contracting back some of our line publishing…we kind of get the sense that you guys don’t know which ones are the ones you should pay attention to, so we’re going to be pulling back on that in the months ahead as well.”
The pair then joked that not only will Marvel books stay at 22-pages, but that “The extra two pages will be phenomenal..the last two pages are the best. We just phone in the other 20,” laughed Brevoort.
Deadpool overexposure came up, and Alonso promised that more characters were on the way in the ‘Pool corner of the Marvel U including Fatpool, Kidpool and Beard of Beespool. “We may scale back a bit,” he then admitted before turning readers towards “DeadpoolMAX” as well as the character’s other titles.
Tags: Marvel Comics, Tom Brevoort