August 1, 2012

To his friend...


23 comments:

  1. It is true.

    I remember when comic books were twelve cents, which was the deposit return on three Coke bottles.

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    1. How much was a gallon of gas back then?

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    2. About forty cents. It was more expensive than the comics, for sure.

      After comics went up to a quarter the occasional huge fifty cent special may have been more than a gallon of gas.

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  2. Just barely more expensive though...depending on the time of year.

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  3. ...I cannot argue this...

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  4. He has a point.
    Which is why I don't buy individual issues anymore. Just trades. The individual issue mandate is an outdated business model that is sucking this hobby dry.
    I'd rather see a comics version of Netflix rise up.

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    1. Trades are often more expensive than the combined cost of the single issues.

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    2. Often, that is because the trades contain extra material, such as sketches or essays about the creation of the comic.

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  5. So this person hasn't been to a comic shop in 10 years?

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  6. "$3.99?! This better be some coffee if it costs more than a gallon of gasoline."

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  7. That's what Optimus Prime said.

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  8. Superman #1 cost how much? That better be some comic, it cost more than my trailer house!

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  9. This guy is so right. Publishers put out a whole lot of crap books and expect readers to pay premium prices.

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  10. Where can I get a gallon of gas for less than $3.99?

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    1. Most of the US.

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  11. Seeing as petrol's cheap at ~$9 a gallon over here, I've not got much sympathy.

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    1. Ouch! Well, you've got my sympathy at least.

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    2. If your in the UK (or another country that uses Imperial units), you're gallon is a little bigger than ours in the US (4.5 liters vs 3.8 liters/Imperial vs Standard). So it would be closer to $7.60/gallon. Which is still high. Both our your price and our price are artificially inflated. It's just that the US has less tolerance for it.

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  12. It’s true, and the problem solves itself: this customer should only spend $3.99 (plus tax) on comics that are worth it to him. That’s what I do.

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    1. That's why you will never be an OVC comic. ;)

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  13. The cost of comics and gas, much like the rent, is too damn high.

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  14. And it better keep the kids off his lawn.

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