|10-29-2008, 11:03 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The parade grounds of electric dreams
I just thought I'd share this. I went to my comic shop, one I've been going to for over a decade, and I canceled my pull. I wasn't getting that many books anymore to be honest, just GIJoe and Transformers. I used to get lots of manga, Powers, Batman, Spiderman, Star Trek, and so on... But I had to end it. IDW's continued push to raise prices, $3.99 a book now, and constantly spin things off into multiple titles really made me realize my money has to be spent elsewhere. I started to notice how many pages were full of ads and crap at the end of the book.. well sometimes as many as 10 pages! That's like 1/3 of the book. It's the same crap as a movie theater - $9 for a ticket, $6 popcorn, $3 Water and you have 10 minutes of regular TV Commercials to sit through before the previews even start!
And in the end, my last book was TF Sideswipe, just to end that storyline once and for all. Lame as it was, it's done.
I had the new $1 Joe book in my hand too, but I put it back. I flipped through it, gave the art a look, and just left cold and empty. I didn't read it, so forgive me if it was interesting, but the art failed to catch my eye for even the low low price of a buck.
So now, I'm going to pick up the occasional TPB - Adam Warren's "Empowered", and Yukito Kishiro's "Alita Last Order." And of course I'm getting the new Marvel Reprint TPBs starting next year, since it's much cheaper than filling in the pile of missing single issues. I am looking forward to those very much.
So I just wanted to share. Thanks for reading, and to all of you that can still afford it, enjoy!
|10-29-2008, 11:08 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
I have been collecting from my local comic book store now for 8 years. I have all Batman, all the Joes, and Transformers up until now. I have like 3 to 4 comic boxes full of comics and since it's not too very expensive right now. I will continue to collect. If the GI Joe ones don't pick up alot of speed I can kick them to the curb... but Batman continues to get interesting especially with the R.I.P series right now. But I spend around 20 - 40 bucks a month on comics so not too terribly bad.
|10-29-2008, 11:26 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2008
wish i could spend 40 a month on books i spend about 120.00 i need to cut down on titles i got about 21 boxes of comics id like to get rid of some
|10-29-2008, 11:43 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
A long time ago I decided I was done. At this point I only get Trades of storylines that catch my interest. In my opinion the Comics industry has gone way down hill.
Last edited by Shin-Gouki; 10-30-2008 at 12:00 AM..
|10-29-2008, 11:49 PM||#5|
Sniper for hire
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mckinney, TX
I only have my joe comics left, sold the rest, I still will get Joe books, but that is all, although I do pick up the trade of Ult Spidey.
|10-30-2008, 12:01 AM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Stevenson Ranch
A friend of mine from work collects comics, while I read comics; we have an arrangement where we each take turns buying monthly issues and I keep the one's that really catch my attention, while he keeps the rest. In the end, we save a little money and it works out for both of us.
I'm not a collector, but I do enjoy the read...
|10-30-2008, 12:32 AM||#7|
G.I. Joe Infantry
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lewiston, Maine
I stopped collecting over a year ago. After it started hitting $50, almost half of which was tax, at the comic shop I knew it was time to stop. I now only buy the occasional comic book from the book store.
I got tired of all the large scale in-house crossovers so close to each other and all the weird need to retcon things. It's out of control.
All right, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these?! Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!
|10-30-2008, 01:00 AM||#8|
Resolute = Awesome
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
when everything hits $3.99 i'm out, i'm already not picking up stuff i would be otherwise because of the cost (i bailed on IDWs TF when the jacked the price up ~ plus the slloooooooow, drug-out, meandering story, passing on the Joe books for the same reason)
My 25th Most Wanted List:
1. Tunnel Rat <-CHECK! 2. General Hawk (v2)<-CHECK! 3. Leatherneck <-CHECK(kinda...)
4. Jinx 5. Dusty <-CHECK! 6. Snow Serpent <-CHECK! 7. Tele-Viper <-CHECK(kinda...)
8. Falcon<-CHECK (kinda...) 9. Footloose <-CHECK! 10. Recondo <-CHECK!
9 down, 1 to go ~ but i really want a new Leatherneck and Falcon
|10-30-2008, 01:10 AM||#9|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Comics are just too expensive these days. I killed everytitle i had and ditched all my comics cept for my warlands comics. Imma finish dark tide rising then Im done. Everything is too ridiculous these days. Screw comics hell screw toys and going to the movies too.
|10-30-2008, 01:18 AM||#10|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Edmonton, Canada
funny I'm pretty sure here in Canada comics have gotten less expensive after we hit parity with the US for several months... used to be a comic would be 2.99 US and close to 5 dollars CDN now a lot of comics are only 3.99 in both currencies so I'm happy. And the GST has gone down too, so all is good!
I'm not a heavy comic book reader though, I do pick up trades mostly and only follow a few more titles regularly.
Trinity (which is a year long series then it will end)
to those I will add the 3 GI Joe titles that will be a total of 9 issues a month, which works out to about 37 dollars with tax... but once Trinity is over... I'll be back down to 5, so assuming prices stay about the same I should be looking at about 20 dollars a month.
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