A number of experts have challenged the idea that the horrific explosion of violence in a Sydney café was “terrorism,” since the attacker was mentally unbalanced and acted alone. But, terror or not, the ordeal was certainly terrifying. Amid the chaos and uncertainty, the city believed itself to be under a coördinated and deadly attack.
Über had an interesting, if predictable, response to the panic and mayhem: It raised prices. A lot.
There are artists, like Jenny Frison and Jo Chen, who are primarily known as cover artists in American comics. Issues may come with multiple covers that are valued differently by readers and collectors depending on artist and availability. Comics covers are part of the book that contains the text, but also have value and meaning independent of the work to which they are attached.
In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant.