DC announces a returnability program in the direct sales market for THE PLAIN JANES, the debut book in the MINX launch:
With this month’s solicitation of THE PLAIN JANES, the inaugural title from Minx, DC Comics’ new young adult graphic novel imprint, DC offers qualifying Diamond retailers full returnability on THE PLAIN JANES at a future date.
“We have a great deal of confidence in THE PLAIN JANES as a title that can sell well in all channels,” says Bob Wayne, DC’s VP – Sales. “With that in mind, we’re offering comics retailers this low-risk way to increase their orders on the title.”
Retailers may qualify for this offer as follows:
DC Comics Retailer Discount Minimum Qualifying order
35% 2 copies
40% 2 copies
50% 4 copies
52.50% 4 copies
55% 6 copies
56% 10 copies
57% 15 copies
For example, a retailer with a 50% DC Comics discount must order a minimum of 4 copies of THE PLAIN JANES to qualify for full returnability.
The offer is valid through the Final Order Cutoff date of March 8, and only in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. DC will announce the return window for this title at a date to be named later.
THE PLAIN JANES is solicited in the February Previews (Volume XVII #2) and is scheduled to arrive in stores on May 16.
They also announced JLA #0 and THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1 as their Free Comic Book Day offerings:
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1, DC’s gold-level title for this year, is all-new, all-ages Johnny DC series spinning out of the smash-hit animated series on Kids WB on the CW! In this debut issue, the Legion travels back in time for reinforcement to stop the Fatal Five from destroying Metropolis because this looks like a job for – Clark Kent?! Can six teenagers from the future help a mild-mannered teenager become the Man of Steel, or will the Fatal Five determine his destiny before it’s even begun?
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #1 is a 32-page comic book written by J. Torres, with art by Chynna Clugston-Flores and a cover by Steve Uy.
DC’s silver-level title is JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0. Best-selling author Brad Meltzer broke the JLA down in the top-selling, critically acclaimed IDENTITY CRISIS – and now he puts all the pieces back together again! The core heroes of the DC Universe, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, are back – but where do they stand with each other? Join us for this historic and unforgettable new beginning of the Justice League of America as we look at the past, present and future of the World’s Greatest Super Heroes!
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #0 is written by Brad Meltzer, with art by Eric Wight, Dick Giordano, Tony Harris, George Pérez, J.H. Williams III, Luke McDonnell, Paul Neary, Gene Ha, Rags Morales, Ethan Van Sciver, Kevin Maguire, Adam Kubert, Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan, Jim Lee, Howard Porter & Dexter Vines, Andy Kubert & Jesse Delperdang, Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning, and Ed Benes & Sandra Hope, and a cover by Michael Turner.
Both of these titles are solicited in the February Previews (Volume XVII #2). Retailers, please see this month’s order form for details.