Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: I Am The Night, At Three Times The Price Edition


During our latest Dueling Review, Stephen and I both expressed a concern that, regardless of how entertaining Detective Comics #27 was or wasn’t, the $7.99 price point was difficult to swallow.  In a world where a regular comic is $3.99 for 20-odd pages of story, a triple-sized comic at eight bucks is actually delivering a better value for your money, but it’s still hard to justify spending that much money on a single comic book.  When I started reading comics, double-sized books were a dollar, and I remember being bothered greatly by the 25% cover price increase from 60 to 75 cents, which seems ridiculous in an age when my weekly comics purchases regularly break the thirty dollar mark.  The question of value becomes even more dramatic when you realize that for that same $7.99, I can watch each and every Victoria episode of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ in endless loop from that online streaming service, or download half a dozen games for my cell phone, or even buy 6 or 7 of the double-cheeseburgers that serve as one of Zach’s primary food groups.  All this financial folderal does, however, raise an interesting query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has similar questions about paying $17 for a movie ticket, asking: How much is too much to pay for your favorite pop culture?