Friday, November 11, 2011


Chris drew Superman all jacked up on some red kryptynites.

You should color him in!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the women

The numbers! Superman #1 cost 10 cents for 64 pages.

51 years later, Superman 467 cost 75 cents for 22 pages.

21 years after that, the new Superman #2 cost 2.99 for 20 pages.

SO! After 51 years, prices were 750% where they started for about 34% the content.

After 21 more years, they are 400% what they were from the second point, with about 90% the content.

(If you want to go all the way back, from the first Superman #1 to the current Superman #2, it's 4000% what they started at for about 31% the content.)

So, the price increase rate is a little higher than it's always been, but the content attrition rate is drastically smaller. Still sucks walking into the funnybook store with 15 bucks and walking out with four comics.

Edit; and some comics cost 3.99. That's 533% of that same point in 1990. Which is significantly more than a little higher then the rate up until then.