Comic Tags and Scout Comics Announce a Partnership for a New Way to Collect Comics
Comic Tags is a way to distribute and collect digital comics that looks to address publisher and collector concerns. Comic Tags are a combination of comic books and trading cards.
The limited-edition collectible cards each have a unique scratch-off code to download a PDF copy of the graphic novel featured on the card. They’re attached to hangable backers that open, close, and look like mini-comics. The backers have interior art from the comic delivering a nice preview and some art collectors can hang on to.
Comic Tags’ releases are made to look like miniature comic books including the clear plastic sleeve that each comes with. Inside each mini ‘comic’ cover is a limited edition collectible card that contains a unique code that allows the bearer to download a digital PDF of the comic book pictured on the card.
They also have a lower price point that physical copy. Collections and graphic novels can cost anywhere between $14.99 and $29.99 but the first wave of Comic Tages are priced at $6.99.
Comic Tags’ first wave includes 8 releases from Scout Comics, The Mall, White Ash, Mindbender, Stabbity Bunny, It Eats What Feeds It, Gutt Ghost, Solar Flare, and The Source.
Comic Tags will be tailored to each publisher’s library with custom special variants, holographic chase cards, limited edition foil, and metal cards and of course, one-of-a-kind limited edition and artist signed variant covers. It’s a new way for collectors to pick up some of their favorite series, and a way for publishers to put both new and back catalog titles into the market in a fresh way.