Welcome back, everyone! Just a quick reminder of what our goal for each and every Saturday is: Stirring the pot is the act of causing trouble for the sake of your own amusement. So we here at Comic Booked would like to formally invite you to discuss, debate, and start some shit talkin’ about the characters, the creators, and the storylines given to us from the industry we all know and love, hate, and love to hate. So let’s quit wasting time and start the mud (or web) slinging!
This Saturday’s question: How much is too much for a comic book?
Well? Does it really matter, when it comes down to it? Or are you willing to only pay so much for a new comic on the stands? How about a digital comic? An old back issue? And when it comes to back issues, does it matter if it’s collectible, hard to find, rare, signed, or just something that has eluded your complete collection for years?
So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?
Wait, this isn't 1994? I couldn't tell with all the "new" gimmicky titles coming out every week…
When I started collecting Marvel COMICS back in the 90's the lowest price was, for me, Silver Surfer at $1.00 and the highest was Ghost Rider at $1.50. I think $2.99 is a fair price but $3.99 for a series, especially for books that are double shipped. (I also think books should go back to a MONTHLY release)
I also feel that books aimed at kids should be printed on regular paper and priced around $1.99 so it's easier for parents to consider buying them for the kids.
I agree. Monthly is key to making ANY cover price work. And as far as kids comics go, I totally see what you mean. I would even argue that all comics should be printed on newsprint-type paper again. As long as the stories are good, I don't care what type of paper they are printed on. Might as well give us what we were used to for the first 50+ years of "collecting" comic books, right?
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