By dwalls31 0 Comments
I do get very selective in tough economic times (whether globaly or personally). I pick up books that I have complete series of and any that I just enjoy reading. What hurts me is seeing posts where people have gone the trade route, instead of the monthly route. This hurts the industry....there are great books out there that don't survive because people are waiting on the trades. I am speaking mainly of small press and Vertigo titles. Trades are a great way to catch up on a series....The other day my friend read my first 6 ssues of Fables, he wanted them bad. Now he can sign up for a subscription to the book monthly and pick up all of the trades to complete his collection without breaking the bank on back issues. Trades are also a great way to try a series, but trades will eventually make the monthlys go the way of the dodo if enough people stop buying the monthly comics.
My pull list as of right now (after cutting the fat)
House of Mystery
Jack of Fables
The Unwritten (when it starts)
All related and new Bat-Books that will start in June (Gotham City Sirens, Gotham City Streets, Batman and Robin, Red Robin, Batgirl)
Green Lantern Corps
Flash Rebirth (and eventually the next Flash series)
The Warlord (when it starts)
The Muppet Show
This is around $60-65 dollars before tax give or take a few dollars because of mini-series. I used to spend double, so I have cut back and left room for new series, but my limit is $100 a month.