When DC announced that a price hike from $2.99 US to $3.99 US for titles such as Booster Gold and Teen Titans would be accompanied by expanded content in the form of backup features (Blue Beetle and Ravager, respectively), fan and industry-pundit reaction seemed fairly level-headed. Many were understandably relieved that readers would at least get more value for the extra buck. Others questioned the viability of such an approach. I can understand such skepticism, as the addition of backup features in conjunction with a price increase has been tried before. In fact, DC’s did exactly this in 1980, and the experiment only lasted about two years.