Image rolled out some big news today, bringing back Mail Subscriptions. It’s a bold move in this day and age of the digital platforms like Comixology and MadeFire. I love the idea of getting stuff in the mail, just hope this doesn’t hurt the local comic shops. Nothing more special than buying that book right off the rack, ya’ know.
What do you guys think? Sound off below.
Official Press Release:
IMAGE COMICS LAUNCHES MAIL-ORDER
SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE: IMAGE DIRECT
Customers can now opt to purchase 12-issue subscriptions to their favorite Image comics and have them mailed to their door
Image Comics is pleased to announce Image Direct, a newly launched mail-order subscription service that allows fans to purchase 12-issue subscriptions to their favorite Image comics and have them delivered straight to their doorstep. Image Direct serves continental U.S. customers only. Subscribe here: http://subscriptions.imagecomics.com/.
Image Direct will allow subscribing readers to receive the latest issues of over 35 titles, including THE WALKING DEAD, SAGA, SEX CRIMINALS, WYTCHES, BLACK SCIENCE, VELVET, RAT QUEENS and more, immediately upon release. Subscribers will receive discounts of up to 30% off and will have the option to subscribe to every available title and receive 35% off.
“Even with all the wonderful work our retailer partners in the Direct Market do, the number one comment we get from fans is they frequently can’t find the Image titles they’re looking for,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Given that there are fewer comic book stores than ever before, we’re hoping that Image Direct makes our titles available to fans who don’t have easy access to a local comic book store, or whose shop doesn’t carry the full range of Image titles.”
Image Direct launches today. Readers interested in subscribing to the service can find more information on how to sign up here: http://subscriptions.imagecomics.com/.