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Demystifying the age old topic of “how much do comic book writers at Marvel and DC get paid, anyway?” former Marvel EIC Jim Shooter has posted his actual contracts from both publishers from when he was doing freelance work for them recently. You can read all the legalese in teeny, tiny print as well, if you’re so inclined.

So, what were his rates?

Marvel: $120/page
DC: $200/page

Of course, keep in mind that:

a) the Marvel rate is from 10 years ago
b) the DC rate is from 4 years ago
c) This is Jim Shooter we’re talking about, a creator with a lot of baggage (whether deserved or not), which may play a role in his compensation, compared to other writers.

If you’ve ever been curious what a work-for-hire publishing contract from the Big Two looks like, this is your chance. He even has the royalty rates posted.

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