There are two markets for comic books. Thereâ€™s the market for gold-plated issues with megawatt cultural significance, which sell for hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of dollars. But thatâ€™s a very, very, very limited market. […] The entire back-issues market is essentially a Ponzi scheme, itâ€™s been managed and run that way for 35 years.
Other quotes from Rob Salkowitz.