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June 5th, 2009


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02:11 pm - Please forgive my comic book ignorance, but. . .
Can one "subscribe" to a comic book, or do you need to go to the comic book store each month to get your fix?

Because. . . HELL YES

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From:anivair
Date:June 5th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
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Comic town will create a pull for you and hold the comics so you can go get them when you have time.
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From:nontacitare
Date:June 5th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
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Can one "subscribe" to a comic book,

Generally, yes, and they tend to prefer subscribers.
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From:wishesofastar
Date:June 5th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
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How? I've looked into this before and I couldn't figure out how to sign up for a subscription.
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From:wishesofastar
Date:June 5th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Aaaand as soon as I say that I go over to DC Comics and see they have a "subscribe" button right at the bottom of the page. Yay, now I won't fall behind on my Wonder Womans... Women... whatever.
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From:dragynphyre
Date:June 5th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
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you could also have Comic Zone (Linda's biz) do a pull list for you and ship them to you :)
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From:qorinda
Date:June 5th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Sharon! I was just about to say that!!! We would LOVE to do that, Michael. Just think - delivered right to your door, every issue!
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 8th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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I think I'd like that. Could you get me pricing?
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From:qorinda
Date:July 18th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
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Sorry this has taken so long. We just got the first issue in - there are three different covers available - covers A, B, and C. They are usually $3.99 & shipping, but we will give you a 20% discount, bringing the price to $3.19. Shipping is $1.50 for first class, or $4.95 for priority. So, for first class, it would be $4.69 which is payable to paypal at avery@comiczoneaz.com. I'll email you this also, to make sure you get it.

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From:smithing_chick
Date:June 5th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
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I see other have answered this already but wanted to add- be careful. They're almost as addictive as caffeine. :-D
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From:garan_du
Date:June 6th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
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Yeah, its called a "pull" (I guess because they pull it out of the ones they receive and put it aside for you). Tuesdays (which are typical bookstore "lay down" days) are usually crowded as the people with pulls stop by to get their fix (kind of like Mondays at a Methadone clinic).

Edited at 2009-06-06 01:35 am (UTC)
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From:qorinda
Date:June 6th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
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You guys get your comics on Tuesdays? We in AZ don't get them until Wednesday! That's why Wednesdays are our busiest day!
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From:druid_medb
Date:June 6th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
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I used to have a subscription to most of the X titles but back in the mid 90s they had so many titles that it got to be too expensive to collect them anymore. To know what was happening in X-Men you needed to also be reading X-Factor, Excalibur, X-Force, Generation X, etc.

On a poor E3 salary in the Army it was just too much.
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From:qorinda
Date:June 6th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
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That's still true to some extent, although you can get a complete storyline with just one of them. It's just that there is crossover and the others fill in more pieces.
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From:hearthstone
Date:June 6th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
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Some companies (the "Big 2", at least) have subscriptions, but it's probably easier (if you have a local comic shop) to have them pull it for you. You can also use one of the many mailorder comic services available--that's what I do because we have no local shop.
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From:qorinda
Date:June 6th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
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*raises hand* I am one of those mailorder comic services. ;)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 6th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
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The Laughing Ogre is where I used to, and Gary still goes for his pull. I quit buying comics though, because 90% of worthwhile stuff goes to trade paperbacks that are A. So much more resilient B. So much easier to transport C. often cheaper and D. Often available through the library, CML specifically has a fantastic collection. If I really really want to read a comic right then, I either read it at the store or just bittorrent the thing through a place and a thing I know.

I feel a tiny bit bad, I mean because I want to be a comic creator even, but the current business model belongs to a previous century and a more specifically, a museum.

But then again you don't really hear about webcomic authors complaining about piracy. Or Warren Ellis.
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From:geedeck
Date:June 6th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Stupid stupid LJ rat creatures, logging me out

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