DCML digest, Vol 1 #617 - 10 msgs

Kriton Kyrimis kyrimis at cti.gr
Fri Jul 27 12:49:34 CEST 2001


> standard of US comic paper...my Gladstones have all
> gone brown already, the paper was so cheap...

Speaking of Gladstone paper, I have a soft spot for the kind of paper
Gladstone used in their first few issues of their first run, which seems
thicker and of better quality than what they used later.  Can anyone
confirm this, or is it purely subjective? Gary, can you shed some light
into this?


The table you posted is very interesting! However, I have a few
reservations about it, as it would seem to me that converting old prices
to modern ones is a non-trivial task.  How is this done? By adjusting
for the official values of inflation for each year? If so, does the
computation of inflation involve the price of comic books? (I don't
think so.) Is the conversion done by comparing the price of comic books
to the price of some staple at the same time, such as a loaf of bread
(which may be subsidized) or a Big Mac (which may not have existed in
the early 50s, and even if it did, it would have been considered a luxury
at that time)? Is it done by comparing the price of a comic book to the
price of paper, which has risen sky-high the last few years?  Finally,
what percentage of a typical household income was the price of a comic
book in the early fifties, compared to today? I'm sure that depending
on which criterion you use, you'll end up with quite different tables,
all of which will be equally interesting.


> Oy vey .

Having seen this expression a few times, I've been curious to find
out what it means. From the context of your posting, I assume it means
something like "oh, my stars and little comets", "ye, cats and little
kittens", or words to that effect, but I'll ask, anyway: what does
it mean?

	Kriton	(e-mail: kyrimis at cti.gr)
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