Second Print Run? This publisher handles the demand differently . . . . . .

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Are you getting sick and tired of paying $4 per book on average, and having to buy multiple issues in order to complete a full story line?   Here’s a small publisher trying some different ways to gain an audience in a crowded comic book marketplace.  With first issues coming out between $1 - $2 per copy, you should give them a try.  You might like what they have to offer.  Read below to learn more about how they do it.  I’m definitely going to check them out . . . . . . .

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EXTRA! EXTRA!Alterna Increases Initial Print Runs For Newsprint ComicsApril 1st, 2017 

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 re-printing 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."


For more information on Alterna Comics titles, visit


And to see a list of upcoming Alterna Comics titles available for pre-order in April Previews, visit


In March Previews; In Stores May 3rd

AMAZING AGE - created by Matthew D. Smith, Jeremy Massie, and Christine Brunson; combining "Stranger Things" and superheroes in this 5 issue mini series, three teenagers have to save the universe after getting sucked into the comic book world they created as kids. ($1.50; MAR171249)

LILITH DARK - created by Charles Dowd; in this 4 issue mini series, Lilith Dark discovers that the monsters and beasties of her imagination are actually real and she must brave impossible odds to rescue her family before it's too late! ($1.50; MAR171251)

ADAM WRECK - created by Michael S. Bracco; this space adventure comic is a 3 issue mini series that is great for all ages and combines the feel of "Lost in Space" and "Star Wars". ($1.50; MAR171248)

CROAK - created by Cody Andrew Sousa, Francesco Iaquinta, Chris O'Halloran, and Dezi Sienty; in this 3 issue thrill ride, three friends get lost deep in the woods where their worst nightmares come to horrifying life. ($1.50; MAR171250)

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