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Subj: Re: How I Read My Comics
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 12:05:09 pm EDT (Viewed 57 times)
Reply Subj: How I Read My Comics
Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 at 10:10:50 am EDT
I go to the shop weekly, although I have been toying with the idea of going bi-weekly as the number of comics I collect continues to drop. The shops I go to aren't very big however and don't get a lot of copies so I continue to go weekly and not miss out on any new arrivals. To drive out to a bigger shop is a 90 minute to 2 hour adventure that I prefer not to endure unless there's a big sale.
Since my place of employment is only about 5 minutes away from one shop I will pick one weekly "lunchtime read". This week was the latest issue of 1985. For various personal reasons it was a tight financial week for me and I only picked up 3 titles: 1985, X-Men Legacy and Project Superpowers. The titles I missed, like Hulk, Thor, Avengers: Initiative(no "whaaa" here) and Iron Fist will wait until next week or...whenever. I have a strict "comic budget" I allocate myself and almost never go over it.
Unless I have other plans on a Wednesday night all my comics will be read by Thursday morning, Friday at the latest. I honestly don't know how you can wait until Sundays to read your comics, the little kid in me still screams "Now!". Any weekend reading for me is back issues, trades or Essentials.
> I usually get my comics every other week now, and when I do get them, I get a lot of them and split them into two weeks to cover the week I don't get them. For example, this week, I got the following: