Friday, August 19, 2011

Changing My Ways

With DC's company-wide reboot/relaunch/re-whateva, I'm taking the opportunity to change my comic collecting habits. I have a couple of thousand comics that I haven't read - many of which I know will be good - and yet I keep buying new ones at full price that I don't know if they're good or bad.

Normally I spend about $125/monthly on my comics from I get a discount that more than covers the shipping cost. However, I'm dropping my purchases down to a total of about $70 this month, projected down to $60 next month, and possibly even lower after that. Therefore I've stopped my subscription service and instead started a pull-list at my local comic shop (Westfields).

Having a pull-list at my local comic shop is a good thing for me for a couple of reasons. One is that I know the guy running it and I'm happy to give him whatever business I still have. Two is that I can pick up my books whenever without having to wait for them to ship out. Three is that I will no longer have dinged corners from questionable shipping. Four is that I will again be able to browse over all the current comics in case something jumps out at me. For the majority of my comic-buying career I've bought my comics on a regular schedule, in person, at a local store. I'm looking forward to going to back to that.

Also, just for the record I'm going from 19 DC titles in August to 1 DC title - Batwoman.

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