Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by Primal, Jan 27, 2006.
View: 52 #1, Cover
Source: Comic Book Resources
I don't get all the "OMG THAT'S WAY TOO MUCH! IT SHOULD ONLY BE A DOLLAR!" I'm seeing at every other board. It's still a full size comic, printed same as any other; we just get it every week. I can live with $10/month for this adventure. I understand when you add that to the OYL arcs people might have added it gets expensive, but the OYL arcs end in July when the regular teams start. Then again with Dini on 'Tec that's a new book for my pull too. But I digress. I look forward to 52.
I was expecting $2 or less...but I guess I'll live.
Argh... I was thinking of getting this, but $5-$6 an issue, 4 or 5 times a month... now I'm not so sure. Of course, it still remains to be seen if I'm reading DC anymore in a few weeks time... I'm getting exceedingly bitter about my favourite comics being offed everytime I make a committment to one.
Damn you DC! The cost doesn't bother me, the damn fact that they're pulling me RIGHT BACK IN is.
I remember when a full-sized comic book cost less than $1.50.
*starts rant about the good old days and trudging through eighty miles of snow to school each day.
Pfft. When I started reading comics I was paying 75¢ for a full issue.
I could look to find the exact cover price of my first comic book, but it would involve moving lots of boxes and possibly small pieces of furniture.
I came in around the 1.00 an issue time period. Then it went to 1.25 which I was fine with. But then I remember getting the Maximum Carnage story and Spiderman was 1.75 an issue and was taken aback. I was swearing if comics ever went about 2.00, that was it. Here's we are on the verge of 3.50 an issue and I barely blink.
$3.50 CAN an issue plus taxes. $4.03 a week every week for 52 weeks, boo! I was hoping for a smaller pirce, not $1.00 an issue, but something less than the regular price.
I must have missed something. What is this anyway?
Pfft. I was around even for the tail end of the 60¢ era.
52 is a 52-issue limited series that runs in real time and will chronicle the events between Infinite Crisis and One Year Later. It will ship weekly.
And, for the record, the first ocmic book I ever bought was indeed a 75-cent book.
Wait..."One Year Later" is an actual book? I thought it was just that DC was skipping a year. :huh
no, OYL is just a mega event in just about every DCU book that takes place after the events of IC #6... 52 will fill in the gap of what took place in this year lost
Most of my early comics were second-hand due to being a farmkid and never finding much... but when I started collecting comics here in Australia, about 1990, you could buy one new in the newsagents for $1.80... then Marvel (or a distributor or something else) began printing Marvel here and prices dropped to $1.50... they started going up steadily about two years later... currently, buying a comic at a newsagent, if they still get them, can cost anywhere from $5.50-$8. Even comic stores tend to be around the $5 mark per issue.
Ah, okay. So it actually hasn't happened yet?
No. OYL titles start coming out next month.
Why are they coming out next month? IC won't be over then will it?
yep, me too!
I remember when Transformers went up to $.75!!! the scandal!!!
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