Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Comic Collectors Make Me Laugh

I thought this was funny.

This was even funnier. Hey, where are all the really rich comic collectors? How're they weathering the economic downturn?

Laughed my ass off. Apparently these types of conversations actually take place. Such fodder for Snart!

This is just insane.

Remember pogs? Only related because some comics had their own versions. Milk cap fetishes were just sad.

Is anyone getting the joke yet?


Blogger FJ said...

Just for the sake of it, it's teh same with:

- baseball cards
- vintage guns (it's function is to shoot people or animals - the value should purely be in its ability to do that)
- cars (why pay $1million at auction for an old Benz that wasn't driven enough such that it stayed in great condition - and that won't be driven much or at all once bought?)

Can't we carry this pretty far such that there shouldn't be a collector's market for anything? Or is the disposable and mass-market nature of comics - which is really identical to that of, say, cars or guns when you've used them enough, except neither is made of paper - the reason it's so offensive that people would pay more money than the cover price for old comics?

I agree and never really collected comics - only kept the ones I liked in good enough condition that they wouldn't get torn so I could go back and read them again easily when I wanted to. Now they're worth nothing but firewood to me in an attic somewhere. Except my Snarts. I love my Snarts and would never burn them :)

3/25/2009 3:40 PM  
Blogger Marc Hansen said...

Well, I guess if you've spent good money on something and you own it outright, you should be able to do anything you want with it. Even strip down naked and roll around in it.

3/25/2009 4:28 PM  

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