Certainly, $3.50 ($5 over here) is not 'too damn much' for a floppy comic. People from outside the US can either order it from the States at a whopping $10 shipping fee or, unless they live next door to an import comic shop, have to pay to get there (about $10 in my case for the commuter train ticket). Makes $15 per issue. Just about the amount I pay for five days' food (and I can only dream of burgers, fries or large iced coffees). But living on air and EQ for five days in two months is manageable, I just have to make sure it's not five days in a row. THIS is reality.