Written by GHERU
on Friday, July 27 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Over 600,000 American dollars spent on a cover to a comic book. Six Hundred Thousand Dollars on a comic book cover!
Source: McFarlane Spider-Man Cover Draws Record Auction Haul
Thousands Of Africans Die Of Starvation To Feed Mcfarlane's Ego
Today there are roughly 4,786 less people in Africa all because Todd Mcfarlane's cover to the 1990 comic book Amazing Spider-Man #328. Breaking all kinds of records, the cover sold for 657,250 dollars, a fact that inspired these last words from an African woman who gave her last bit of grain to her child:
“It’s a fucking comic book…”
Newsarama reports that Mcfarlane's cover to 1990’s Spider-Man #1 (a completely different comic from Amazing Spider-Man) sold for a measly 385,500 dollars, only killing slightly over 2,000 third world residents.
Intrpid comic book reporter @TheNerdyBird recently dissmissed her critics’ claims that she should focus more on “tragedies in the news” like worrying “about our troops.” The Outhouse can only hope that this story can help her realize that geek related activites do have real world consequences.
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Here is the cover that is, apparently, worth well over 0,000
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About the Author - GHERU
RU, or as he’s known in the writers’ room: the cute one, is relatively unappreciated in his time. RU’s YouTube show, RUviews is watched by literally multiple people every month and his Outhouse articles have helped line many a bird cage. Before you send RU a message, he knows that there are misspelled words in this article, and probably in this bio he was asked to write. RU wants everyone to know that after 25+ years of collecting he still loves comic books and can’t believe how seriously fanboys take them. RU lives in Akron Ohio (unfortunately) with WIFE, ‘lilRuRu, and the @DogGodThor. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, & even Google+ (if anyone still uses that).
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