Saturday, September 3, 2011

class and comic books: the cost of comic books

I noticed that comics were no longer working class entertainment and were now entertainment for folks with a lot of disposable income, but I hadn't bothered to break down the figures. That's been done at Minimum Wage and the Prices of Comics | Von Allan's art, comics and graphic novels. The writer notes:
The Federal Minimum Wage was signed into law in early 1938 as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act. At almost the same time, Action Comics #1 hit newsstands featuring, of course, the first appearance of Superman. In other words, comic books and the US Federal Minimum Wage have existed at the same time since the birth of the Golden Age.
There are graphs and all kinds of fun for anyone who cares about class and comics.