I like comics. I like comics a lot. Still I can't understand in this economy who can justify spending that much on a comic. Yes, I understand it's the holy grail of comics, but look around at the world right now. Can you honestly say that if you had $1.5 million to spare you'd spend it this way?
I would like to see a comic like that sold to a museum, money donated to some charity for the arts or something. Then again if I was the seller, would I want to part with any of that money? I could fix my house, get real health insurance for me, my family and friends, invest and probably still have something to donate.
I guess $1.5 million is a drop in the bucket these days, but I know a lot of people that could really use an extra $1, $5, $10, $20 just to get bills paid or put towards medication and food. I'd like to hear that someone did something charitable from this transaction. I'd like to see more news stories about the comic community striving to make a difference in the lives of others.