It is true.I remember when comic books were twelve cents, which was the deposit return on three Coke bottles.
How much was a gallon of gas back then?
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.
Just barely more expensive though...depending on the time of year.
...I cannot argue this...
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 The individual issue mandate is an outdated business model that is sucking this hobby dry.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.
Trades are often more expensive than the combined cost of the single issues.
Often, that is because the trades contain extra material, such as sketches or essays about the creation of the comic.
So this person hasn't been to a comic shop in 10 years?
"$3.99?! This better be some coffee if it costs more than a gallon of gasoline."
That's what Optimus Prime said.
Superman #1 cost how much? That better be some comic, it cost more than my trailer house!
This guy is so right. Publishers put out a whole lot of crap books and expect readers to pay premium prices.
And they do.
Where can I get a gallon of gas for less than $3.99?
Most of the US.
Seeing as petrol's cheap at ~$9 a gallon over here, I've not got much sympathy.
Ouch! Well, you've got my sympathy at least.
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.
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.
That's why you will never be an OVC comic. ;)
The cost of comics and gas, much like the rent, is too damn high.
And it better keep the kids off his lawn.