Monday, January 3, 2011
DC has just announced on their blog that all of their comics in the near future will feature a letters page. They are inviting everyone to contribute letters via old fashioned snail mail, or through their website. At the time, it is unclear if it will just be one single letter page column published uniformly across all of their titles (like the current DC Nation column) or if it each individual title will have their own column.
The bigger question is, how much do readers care for letter pages in this day and age, where there are plenty of blogs and forums where they can discuss their thoughts the same week they get their comics (as opposed to the two or three months it takes for a letter to be printed). Once a staple of the comic industry, the letters page is not as commonly seen nowadays, though some titles such as Amazing Spider-Man, and particularly indie books like The Walking Dead, still feature them.
So we are opening the floor to hear what you have to say: do you like letter columns? Are you happy to have them back? Let us know in the comment section below.