SpongeBob Comics No. 1 is now expensive and very hard to find nowadays due to fact that a limited amount of copies were printed, making this a rare collectible. SpongeBob Comics No. 1 would have been much cheaper if you bought the comic book in 2011 when it was still being manufactured at the time. I have a copy of SpongeBob Comics No. 1 and bought it back when I could still find it for a decent price.