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bradical
12-03-2008, 05:41 PM
i believe my first was 55 cents, but it went up to 60 pretty much right after and 60 is what i remember when i think of reading comics as a kid.

then there was the 75 cent jump. oh, those were hellish days. hellish.

DAVE
12-03-2008, 05:46 PM
$1.00

FredC
12-03-2008, 05:46 PM
1.50, I think it was...

RickLM
12-03-2008, 05:49 PM
60 cents . . . for 100 pages! It was Justice League #112 (1974). Most of DC's comics had a 20 cent cover price at that point.

This thread is going to make me cry.

Steve Marshall
12-03-2008, 05:51 PM
$1.25. *sigh*

bradical
12-03-2008, 05:52 PM
60 cents . . . for 100 pages! It was Justice League #112 (1974). Most of DC's comics had a 20 cent cover price at that point.

This thread is going to make me cry.

:) i don't feel so old now.

mine was a defenders comic. they fought dracula.

John Drake
12-03-2008, 05:53 PM
I read them casually when I was younger (my father bought me a few FF comics, but that's it). I started reading them in 2003-2004, so $2.25.

Briomega
12-03-2008, 05:55 PM
30 or 35 cents, I believe.

PimpSlapStick!
12-03-2008, 05:56 PM
60 cents if I recall of Nth man/Punisher two pack

Supajoe
12-03-2008, 05:57 PM
$.60, star wars #68 from marvel.

Ryan Elliott
12-03-2008, 05:58 PM
Ummm...first comic I bought was either the Superman book where his supporting cast, at the time, talked about what they would do with his powers. Including Lex.

Or

It was the Wolverine Annual 2000.


Not really sure on the prices.

Brandon191
12-03-2008, 06:02 PM
$2.35. Savage Dragon #1

Colin Boylan
12-03-2008, 06:05 PM
30 cents

bradical
12-03-2008, 06:07 PM
$2.35. Savage Dragon #1

goddamn. that's expensive for, what, 1991? i bought it, but i don't remember the price. were all the image books that expensive?

Brandon191
12-03-2008, 06:09 PM
goddamn. that's expensive for, what, 1991? i bought it, but i don't remember the price. were all the image books that expensive?

I'm in lovely Canada.

bradical
12-03-2008, 06:10 PM
I'm in lovely Canada.

ah. well, at least you got comics today.

Brandon191
12-03-2008, 06:12 PM
ah. well, at least you got comics today.

Yes. :boogie:

Artie Pink
12-03-2008, 06:14 PM
25¢. (That's right, I said "¢". I got keyboard skillz.)

I remember going to the store with a dollar and having the cashier have to explain to me that even though a dollar bought four comics LAST week, THIS week it only buys three.

half guard
12-03-2008, 06:15 PM
Honestly, I don't remember exactly, but it was somewhere around $.75 to $1. This was back when you could find comic racks in just about every grocery store and drug store around.

bradical
12-03-2008, 06:17 PM
25¢. (That's right, I said "¢". I got keyboard skillz.)

:) i don't.

Artie Pink
12-03-2008, 06:19 PM
:) i don't.








OK, I did a Yahoo search for "cents symbol", then copy/pasted. :Oops:

AndrewG
12-03-2008, 06:20 PM
i believe my first was 55 cents, but it went up to 60 pretty much right after and 60 is what i remember when i think of reading comics as a kid.

then there was the 75 cent jump. oh, those were hellish days. hellish.

I'm 35. First comic I ever bought was Iron Man 117 at 'Still 35 cents'. First price when I was a 'regular' reader was Amazing Spider-Man 231 or 232 at 60 cents.

Artie Pink
12-03-2008, 06:22 PM
I'm 35. First comic I ever bought was Iron Man 117 at 'Still 35 cents'. First price when I was a 'regular' reader was Amazing Spider-Man 231 or 232 at 60 cents.

For whatever reason, that "Still only 35¢" star really stands out for me as well.

Kedd
12-03-2008, 06:22 PM
75 cents if I recall correctly. summer of '87

Shepherd
12-03-2008, 06:23 PM
I don't remember for sure. About $1, I think. I would have started reading in the late '80s. Does that seem about right?

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AndrewG
12-03-2008, 06:33 PM
For whatever reason, that "Still only 35¢" star really stands out for me as well.

I think for awhile they put 'still' before the price a couple months before raising the prices. When you saw the 'still 35 cents' or 'still 60 cents' you'd be like, oh shit, here comes another increase.

I'd love it if one of the big two started putting, 'Still only 2.99' on a couple of their books.

artimoff
12-03-2008, 06:38 PM
Twenty-Five cents.

JLofA #123

It was an Earth 2 crossover where the writers went to both earths 1&2. My 7 year old brain understood every word.

J Money
12-03-2008, 06:40 PM
Not sure, whatever 80s Archie was

shoelaceless
12-03-2008, 06:43 PM
$1.50

THWIP!
12-03-2008, 06:44 PM
$2.25 Ultimate Spider-Man #23.

c.rob
12-03-2008, 06:45 PM
2.25 when I got serious

Kman00001
12-03-2008, 06:51 PM
65 cents.

Jason California
12-03-2008, 07:26 PM
Some Dc books were still 75cents, but most things were a dollar.

gomi
12-03-2008, 07:28 PM
"Still only 35¢!"

Artie Pink
12-03-2008, 07:35 PM
Twenty-Five cents.

JLofA #123

It was an Earth 2 crossover where the writers went to both earths 1&2. My 7 year old brain understood every word.


Hahaha! One of my favorites, man. I took that shit so seriously, too. It took me 25 years to find the second ish! :lol:

Artie Pink
12-03-2008, 07:36 PM
I think for awhile they put 'still' before the price a couple months before raising the prices. When you saw the 'still 35 cents' or 'still 60 cents' you'd be like, oh shit, here comes another increase.

I'd love it if one of the big two started putting, 'Still only 2.99' on a couple of their books.

:lol: Man, I hear you!

tonym
12-03-2008, 08:19 PM
I'd love it if one of the big two started putting, 'Still only 2.99' on a couple of their books.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/twotonetony/AzmSM544.jpg

jamestolliver
12-03-2008, 09:20 PM
2.25

artimoff
12-03-2008, 09:26 PM
Hahaha! One of my favorites, man. I took that shit so seriously, too. It took me 25 years to find the second ish! :lol:

My mom bought it for me along with a Detective Comics & A Spidey Super-Stories.

I found JLofA #122 not to long after that , ( that's where I found out Aquaman was Arthur Curry & met Dr. Light) But the month wait for #124 was hell.

Khrutch
12-03-2008, 09:26 PM
$0.35

stevapalooza
12-03-2008, 09:38 PM
60 cents, then up to 65 cents a few months later.

killingyouguy
12-03-2008, 09:48 PM
They cost 25 cents but that's because I bought them from quarter bins. I bought most late 80s to mid 90s Spiderman comics, and this would have been in the later nineties, when I was like 10ish. (Born in '87) I'm pretty sure most of them came in under 2 bucks. Like 1.85 or something.

I actually do remember being baffled when I started buying comics semi-regularly (5 or 6 years ago) and found that Nightwing: Year One was 1.99, a whole buck cheaper than the 2.99 price tag I had been familiar with for most modern comiocs I read. I read mostly Astonishing X-Men, New Avengers, and some other stuff as it was launching. I mostly read trades at the time. Actually its funny that New Avengers was kind of the beginning of me seriously reading monthly comics. Which I bought mostly at a book store, I might add, only frequenting the comic shop every couple of months.

c. page
12-03-2008, 09:49 PM
the first one i bought with my own money was either $1.00 or $1.25.

Caley Tibbittz
12-03-2008, 10:00 PM
$1.50 -- it was Gargoyles #7, in 1995.

Patrick King
12-03-2008, 10:07 PM
....

:mistrust:

....


$2.99

'Course, I didn't get into comics seriously until 2005

ForkDolphin
12-03-2008, 10:17 PM
My first comic cost a rock and a worm

Caley Tibbittz
12-03-2008, 10:27 PM
My first comic cost a rock and a worm

That same comic would now cost two rocks and three worms.

The Hodag
12-03-2008, 10:31 PM
Fiddy cents.

That was when I'd buy 'em at a nearby convenience store called The Viking, but I was just as likely to get three-packs from the local grocery store. Don't remember what they cost, but maybe a buck or two?

The earliest comics I remember: Dazzler #2 (believe it or not, a big book for me because it guest-starred about half the Marvel Universe), Uncanny X-Men #140-something (with Garokk and Kitty's roller skate outfit), the Frank Miller Daredevil where Elektra kicks a brick wall onto his ass, and the Avengers where they fought the Weathermen (awesome Gene Colan art, awesomely bad Jim Shooter story).

HOOKS
12-03-2008, 10:39 PM
The first comic of my own was...
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/transformers/5-1.jpg
75 cents.

But the first one I read, thanks to my big sister, was...

http://www.nexternal.com/dreamland/images/unXmen141.jpg

Marc Lombardi
12-04-2008, 03:52 AM
The first comics I bought were 10 cents apiece but not because I'm old. They were three issues of Warlord, Conan and ROM Spaceknight from a guy at a flea market. Then I remember buying Super Powers comics from the rack at a small local grocery store. Eventually I graduated to buying the threepacks of XMen and New Mutants at 7-11. My first comic from an LCS was the late 80s issue of Doom Patrol #1 which I believe was 75 cents.

Brandon Reynolds
12-04-2008, 03:55 AM
$1.25

SteveZegers
12-04-2008, 04:02 AM
My mom or dad bought them for me for a while, but I think they were around $1.25 when I started buying them myself.

majorjoe23
12-04-2008, 04:16 AM
Once upon a time my mom bought them for me, and a lot of the time she bought them from used book stores, so I'm not entirely sure.

When I started buying them for myself they were $1.00. I still remember when they jumped to $1.25. I left the store and was walking home and thought "Shouldn't the clerk have given me more money back."

I think the first $1.25 issue I bought was Sleepwalker #9.

KingMob
12-04-2008, 04:21 AM
.25 fucking cents

BenC (formerly Ape-X)
12-04-2008, 05:05 AM
60 cents...but they then quickly jumped to 75...:sad:

http://oldgijoes.com/rah33.jpg

Akira
12-04-2008, 05:12 AM
$1.25 I remember the days of "borrowing" 5 quarters from my parent's change drawer in the morning so I could pick up an X-Men or Spider-Man comic before school.

*edit* I think these were my first two I bought for myself
http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/111/59294_20060824233622_large.jpg
http://www.comicbookdb.com/graphics/comic_graphics/1/21/13924_20051129162640_large.jpg

Jew Mafia
12-04-2008, 05:17 AM
I bid $1 Bob.