While reading Justice League #31 I got to the final page and saw this on the bottom:
If you can’t read it there’s a part that says:
“Subscription rate (12 issues) $28.96. For more information, visit dccomics.com”
I had never heard of this before but I turned back to the cover and confirmed the cover price:
Now, I’m not great at math but $3.99 x 12 = $47.88 and if I can subscribe and get these books through DC Comics for $28.96 a year that’s a savings of $18.92 a year and that’s not nothing.
So I looked it up and, sure enough, there’s a website that allows you to subscribe to DC Comics for great discounts off the cover price! Shipping is even included if you live in the United States! If you’re around the world, though, it’s an additional $16 a year for shipping which is still less than the cover price I’m currently paying. It’s https://subscriptions.dccomics.com/ and I made an account straight away.
But I was reading issue #31 and they’re now on issue #66. Prices have changed since then so is such a great deal still available? Well, the price is now $4.99 an issue ($4.99 x 12 = $59.88) but the subscription rate is listed as $35.93! That’s a savings of $23.95!
So I’ve now added the following to my cart:
- Justice League (starting with issue #67)
- Dark Knights of Steel
- DC vs. Vampires
- Task Force Z
If I bought those at my local comic shop as I was planning on doing they would cost me a total of $203.52 but through this official DC website I’ll get them for a total of $116.90 which saves me $86.62 a year which is enough to completely cover the cost of my DC Universe Infinite subscription each year and still have some left over! Plus the books are delivered to my door! Where has this been all my life?!?
Before I check out my fully loaded cart and say goodbye to my local comic shop I want to check with y’all - does anyone use this service and, if so, what has your experience been with them? Do the books show up on time compared to when they’d arrive in shops? Are the books in good condition? Can you get variant covers? Any problems you’ve had that I can’t think of now?
This seems like a great way to get physical comics, save money and maybe even get MORE comics with the money I save on the ones I would have bought at a LCS. Just wanted to check with y’all first before I made the committment.