When was the last time you paid $1.00 for a brand new comic that wasn’t a reprint? $1.50? $1.99? Probably not for a loooong time, right? In the past ten or so years prices for a single pamphlet-style comic have skyrocketed with some titles hitting cover prices as high as $4.99 or more! This week, which happens to be the week of San Diego Comic Con, Kristian sits down with indie comic publisher Peter Simeti who, with his imprint Alterna Comics, is selling new creator-owned color comics, with new stories, that range anywhere in price from a buck to two bucks in cost! Yes, you read that right…Alterna Comics is a comic company whose comics cost prices that haven’t been seen since the late nineties! How does he do it? By printing them on old fashioned newsprint paper! Yes, It’s true! On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy Mr. Simeti breaks down how he’s doing what no other comics publisher in the business is doing right now! Is the Alterna Comics model the publishing model that could save the pamphlet comic from becoming an over priced obscurity? Trust us…if you are a fan of comics and you have ever complained about the cost of comics you need to listen to this episode of Part-Time Fanboy!
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