Can You Say No To A Year of Graphic Novels for $75? Retrofit Offers Subscription Service
If we're going to be honest with each other, I'm going to go ahead and admit that I am a fundamentally lazy person. Sure, I'll leave the house for the essentials, like food or comic books, but in a perfect world, those things would just show up at my front door, as though magic was involved.
Fortunately, we are inching ever closer to that beautiful world, thanks to an interesting new service from Retrofit that allows readers to subscribe to year's worth of the publisher's comics, including full-length graphic novels and an art book, for $75, including new work from Box Brown, Maré Odomo, and more.
For those of you without a calculator handy, that works out to less than seven bucks for each of the 12 upcoming projects --- even less if you sign up before the end of the month, which knocks it down to $65, and much less for a digital-only subscription that comes in at $35. The full print subscription also includes the digital versions and a gift for your friends (or presumably yourself, for those of you who share both my laziness and my self-interest) from Retrofit's back catalog.
The full roster of creators for Retrofit's next year of publishing is as follows:
Josh Burggraf (editing the Future Shocks anthology)
(Full disclosure: Kate Leth is a regular contributor to ComicsAlliance.)
It's a pretty interesting lineup of creators. Box Brown is the cartoonist responsible for Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, one of our picks for the best comics of 2014, and I've been wanting to see more of Maré Odomo's work since I read the Pokémon-themed Letters From An Absent Father.
Also, and I cannot stress this enough, this subscription allows you to buy comics without leaving your bed, which definitely makes it worth checking out.