You’ll remember that Marvel announced last week that Wolverine & The X-Men #1 was dropping in price from $4.99 to $3.99 with, as the official press release said, “no reduction in content!” Imagine my surprise, then, when I see Marvel’s extended forecast for retailers from the end of last week, and find this line:
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #1 will be 40 pages and $3.99, not 48 pages and $4.99 as solicited.
Let me get this straight: The book has lost no content with this switch from $4.99 to $3.99, but has lost 8 pages. Either one of these announcements is wrong and/or Marvel changed its mind between Wednesday and Friday, or the original solicit was charging a dollar for 8 pages of ads. I’m not sure which I find more believable, but I am sure which I find more depressing.