Comic Packs Are Back
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember there used to be two ways to get comic books: on the newsstand or in comic packs. Comic packs were plastic bags with three comic books in them. Sometimes it would just be a pack of three issues of Star Wars, but usually it was three random comics from a specific publisher and there was little telling how new or old they were before examining them.
If you haven’t heard of such a thing, don’t worry. It’s been long time since I’ve seen them. That is until I was walking through Sam’s Club today.
No, that’s not just an issue of Thor in a plastic bag (although that was my initial impression, too). That’s actually a bag with an issue of Captain America and an issue of Uncanny X-men. For $5.99, so basically $2/issue. Before you take out a Sam’s Club discount of 30%, so really about $1.40/issue. Did I just hear a comic shop owner having a stroke?
And the label on the Thor comic tells us this was especially printed for a “3-Pack.”
Regular new product (Thor #1 is about a month old) or just an experiment? Time will tell.
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