Alterna Comics Increases Print Runs For Newsprint Comics

I just received a press release from indie comic book publisher Alterna Comics. Their new more affordable newsprint style comic book line which launches in may is seeing an increase in the demand for the new line titles. Check out the details below.


Alterna Comics is increasing print runs after receiving early order numbers that were higher than expected.

The following titles, printed on newsprint and priced at $1.50 each, will see a print run increase: ADAM WRECK #1, AMAZING AGE #1, CROAK #1, and LILITH DARK #1. All four titles will be debuting on May 3rd, 2017 – the Wednesday before Free Comic Book Day.

Creators at Alterna Comics would like to thank readers and retailers for coming out in support of Alterna’s #BringingBackNewsprint initiative which introduces a single issue comic book line printed on newsprint with cover prices between $1.00 and $1.99.  Most issues will be priced at $1.50.

Publisher Peter Simeti explains why and how Alterna is increasing print run numbers, instead of the usual method of reprinting issues with a second print run,

“One of the nice side effects of printing on newsprint is an extremely quick turnaround time of about 3 to 5 business days.  Our printer is used to putting out weekly publications, so the speediness (while new to us) is definitely nothing new to them.  Because of this, it allows us flexibility to increase or decrease print run numbers as necessary, instead of going back to print on an entirely new print run or rolling the dice on a print run and getting stuck with a massive amount of excess copies or being a few hundred short.”

Simeti also goes on, “It should be noted that we’re also adding a few thousand copies into each run to compensate for our upcoming newsstand distribution with PDG which will begin this Summer in July.  The only difference between a comic shop comic and a newsstand comic will be the barcode.  We do not plan on making market-specific variant covers.”

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