Nice HQ scan of the cover for Eternals # 2. Looking in the top left corner it looks like in some parts of the country the price of the books had gone up to thirty cents. I was fortunate to live in an area where the books were still a quarter. Getting 4-books-for-a-buck compared to 3-books-for-a-buck was a big deal to me when I was 12-years-old.
It’s absolutely mind-blowing to me how expensive comic books are now in 2013. I literally cannot imagine how a 12-year-old would have that kind of money to buy a comic book. And I think 1 comic is like $5.99. 4 comics would be about $25.00 bucks!!
In this economy, how could anyone even consider spending that kind of money on a comic book? And haven’t Marvel and DC kind of redone Jack’s ideas 100 times already? Does someone really need to spend that kind of loot to read X-Men vs. Avengers Secret Civil War XVII? Plus the things are still full of advertisements. I guess mainly kids in their late-teens with jobs as cashiers buy comics nowadays? And adults?
I’m not one of those geezers sitting around yearning for the “old days” but man, I was so lucky to be a comic fan in the late 70s. It was wonderful to walk up to the local 7-11 on a hot summer day and buy a pile of comics for a buck.