What with the Canadian dollar reaching dizzying heights over the past week, I’m more than a little bit annoyed to find that my comics still cost me just as much as they used to. My copy of Batman #669 has a Canadian cover price of $3.65, with a US cover price of $2.99. Now that our dollar is actually, for the first time in over thirty years, worth more than the greenback, and considering the comic itself is printed in Canada, I find this baffling.
Luckily for me, the manager of my local shop is a pretty damn fine human being, and has begun adjusting his prices to reflect the rising dollar. That, coupled with my oh-so-generous discount, leaves me with a more than reasonable bill for my weekly stack. In other words, I shouldn’t really be complaining. It will all even out when the tumbling US econmy drags the planet into a crippling recession, in any event.