Official Press Release
Given the phenomenal ordering activity on the Oni Press offerings for Free Comics Day, the publisher is announcing that they will be lowering the price of their Free Comic Book Day titles. The initial price for the comics when offered through Diamond Previews was quoted based on an estimated print run. Actual orders far-exceeded expectations, and as a result, the price to print has been reduced. In keeping with the spirit of the day, rather than make a profit, Oni will be reducing the price by five cents per copy.
Two Oni Press comics are being offered in this promotion. There will be new printings of both QUEEN & COUNTRY #1 by Greg Rucka and Steve Rolston and HOPELESS SAVAGES #1 by Jen Van Meter, Christine Norrie, and Chynna Clugston-Major. The decision to offer two titles was made in order to showcase the diversity of the Oni line while giving retailers the option between a mature readers title and a title suitable for younger readers.
“We’re extremely pleased with the reaction Free Comics Day has received so far,” said Oni Press publisher Joe Nozemack. “For us, it’s been a great opportunity for the comics community to band together-for retailers and publishers to work in tandem along promotional avenues the way other entertainment industries do. So, as soon as we realized that we’d be saving money, we immediately wanted to pass those savings back.”
Free Comic Day is Saturday, May 4, 2002. It has been designed as an outreach holiday for the comics community to reach new readers. Publishers of all sizes are contributing books to the international event. For more information, visit http://www.freecomicbookday.com.