Eight Years Later, DC Comics Brings Back the Letters Page
The letters page was a hollowed characteristic of the back of a comic issue everywhere for years, becoming so ubiquitous that when the independent comix rebellion against the mainstream got rolling, they still kept that column or two of reader submission and editor response.
But, like most snail mail (with the exception of seemingly immortal trends of junkmail and phonebooks), the letters column was eclipsed by a permutation of the internet, in this case the official fan forum. DC Comics discontinued their letters page in 2002, which is right around when I started taking the time to seek out monthly comics. That said, it’ll be good to see what I’m missing now that DC has announced that they are bringing the letters page back.
From The Source, DC’s official blog:
We are pleased to announce the debut of letters pages in all of your favorite DC books. Now you have the chance to ask questions and offer your observations directly to our editors and creators — so write in now and let’s get the conversations going!
To submit your editorials you can visit their electronic form, or you could also send them an actual physical object at
Letters to the Editor
New York, NY 10019
Just don’t send them anything more than 500 words long. And don’t expect that it won’t be edited before publishing. Or that you will still own your words once you send them.
Looking for more options than that? Well, we have this thing you may have heard of called the web on which people occasionally log their experiences…