Indeed, that's another part of the problem. Once upon a time, comics were the price of a candy bar. Until they're back to this, kids really aren't going to be a factor.
As much as I love comics, they really are not worth getting into. Comic reading is a calling.
But um... $8? Yikes. I was finding it somewhat difficult to justify $3-4, back when my daughter was 10-ish. There isn't a way in heck I would have ever bought a 20-odd-page comic for $8, for myself or her.
Sorry, I may have been unclear about $8. It would have been $8 total if I got both kids one issue.
But, yeah. Not the price of a candy bar anymore...