A subscription site that enables Web users to customize their own comics page has been launched by uclick, a sibling company to Universal Press Syndicate.
The site (http://www.mycomicspage.com) offers choices of more than 100 comics and editorial cartoons at a cost of $9.95 per year. “Pricing a subscription service is always challenging,” said uclick Vice President Chris Pizey. “You want to make it affordable to encourage volume, but you can’t underprice the technology and the expertise it costs to provide the service in the first place.”
Users — of whom early signees receive free cartoon collection books — can review their custom page on the Web or receive it via a daily e-mail.
Comics can continue to be accessed in non-customized form via uclick’s free consumer site (http://www.ucomics.com). Also, individual comics can still be e-mailed every day for free.