Sometimes Marvel Comics Makes Me Sick!


I've been reading comics for a long time. I've seen cover prices go up dramatically over the years. I realize with inflation and other costs that companies can't help but raise prices to make up for it. But of all these major companies I think Marvel is the absolute worse when it comes to pricing. For example, the new issue of Thunderbolts is going to have a shelf price of $4.99. Really? I've been loving this arc but what is in this issue that makes it worth $4.99?  
 
Here's the official preview from Marvel: 
  The Story: Iron Man, Thor and the original Captain America guest-star in this 96-page 150th blow-out issue! First, in the 40-page lead story, The Thunderbolts reach their milestone as loudly as possible, when the golden figures of the Marvel Universe come to their gray world--none other than the Armored Avenger, the God of Thunder and the Super-Soldier! Thor has come to hold court with one of his people held in the women's wing of The Raft, and when his fellow Avengers join him, things go to a realm no one expected! Iron Man comes face-to-face with Ghost, the man who almost killed him, and Steve Rogers confronts the man who did kill him, Crossbones! Plus: character bios, key reprints and more surprises in the book that has IGN.com exclaiming: “Parker and Walker are injecting a bit of fun and excitement into the title…This is the most consistently enjoyable title with the Heroic Age banner and anyone looking for a great team book would do well to give Thunderbolts a read.” 96 PGS./New & Reprint Material/Bonus Material/Rated T …$4.99  
  
New & reprint material, bios and more suprises? Am I going to read something in the bio section that shocks me? The same bios I can get for free at this fine website and its probably better written bios? This is the kind of crap that makes me want to drop every Marvel title I'm currently reading. Don't get me wrong, I'm 34 years old, on my own and can afford to pay $4.99 for a comic. But do I really want to? Make Mine Marvel used to be a slogan I lived by. Now I'm thinking "Make Mine Something Else" sounds quite a bit better.


   
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