Axel Alonso expands on Marvel’s weekly Infinite Comics plan, which launches later this year with Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted:
Marvel is developing a new language for comics storytelling. We’re exploring and defining the parameters of how people create and read comics, and we’re putting a lot of sweat, love and production work into each installment. Every time we do one of these, our writers and artists continue to up their game, flex new muscles and push the limits of the Infinite Comics experience. This will be evident right out the gate with “Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted.”
What’s different about this weekly Infinite Comic series is that it’s our first attempt at doing a long-form, episodic story in this format. Over 52 weeks, we will tell four stories, broken into 13 weekly chapters. Each of these stories will feature a flagship character, written — or co-written — by the writer of the monthly series so that it’s as relevant to current continuity as anything you find at the comic book store.
The real question, of course, is how much these Infinite Comics serials are going to be priced. MonkeyBrain and DC alike have found real success at the digital first, 99 cent model, so will Marvel follow suit? “A lot of work goes into each Infinite Comic and they’ll be priced fairly,” Alonso said, which… doesn’t mean a lot coming from the company that doesn’t drop the price of its day-and-date digital comics a month after their release, to be blunt. But hope springs eternal…