Then it happen the dreaded April 1985 is when my life changed. I got some extra money for my birthday so went to pick up my issue of the Avengers #254 but something isn’t right. The cover says .65 cents. “Whats this!” I yell in my mind ARE they crazy I’m just a kid for crying out loud!!! Now I slowly recovered but not even as the Bronze age ended it happen again “BANG BANG” issue #264 comes out and it says .75 cents I look up and say to my friend they are out pricing the customer how could they do this? I found myself in my circle of huge comic book fans (because of course I now owned almost 30 comics ) saying “do you remember when comics were just .60 cents”?
So you hunker down and drop a few titles but that lasts for about 3 months and your mind just starts to say you need more. You mow more lawns you get a paper route. You do everything you can do to get one more copy a week. But it simple doesn’t end. You hit your breaking point for me it was $1.00. (or was it High school and girls?) No Mas I said and took a chapter of my life and said no more comics. MMMM how did that turn out I’ll let you know after I do my Taxes for my comic book store I own.
So you all know the story over the decades prices have rising to a astounding average of $2.99 a issue and as they sneak the $3.99 issue out more and more every week I Now hear a rumble from that 12 year old saying to his click of groupies “remember when comics were only $2.50?
Boy they are just out pricing the customer aren’t they?
Six Shooter Jesse James