If you're near a Newbury Comics, you may want to swing by today (Wednesday, January 20th) as they're having a chain-wide flash sale on comics, buy 1 get 1 free. So if you're buying $2.99 books, that knocks 'em down to mid-90s prices.
Except in the mid-90s, you were probably buying stuff like this:
So, quality has improved, if economics haven't. That's something. Anyway, go save some money on comics.