With the world slowly reopening after being shut down for weeks due to COVID-19, the comic book industry is also reawakening, with many publishers preparing a return to the direct market this summer. Vault Comics has announced an extension to its Vault Bound Initiative that will make it easier for retailers to stock their shelves with less risk.
The Vault Bound Initiative began last year as a way to help support comic shops and community events to promote literacy and engagement while helping local businesses thrive in their area.
- $1.00/COPY NET PRICING for all new #1s shipping in June and July.
- $6.50/COPY NET PRICING for all new trade paperback collected editions shipping in June and July.
- FULL RETURNABILITY for all new #1s shipping in June and July.
- FULL RETURNABILITY for all subsequent issues (#2+) shipping in June and July.
“We succeed together with comic shops, or not at all,” said Vault’s CEO, Damian Wassel. “If we can help comic shops reduce risk, improve margins, and stabilize cash flow, that’s good for them, it’s good for us, and it’s good for everyone who loves comics.”
The publisher explains the deal further:
“Under the Vault Bound Initiative, new #1s from Vault will be high-margin and low-risk. For a first issue with a retail price of $3.99, retailers will pay only $1.00, netting $2.99 on every issue sold. These issues are also fully returnable, which means retailer risk is reduced as much possible.”