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RU’s Views: Why We Read Crap pt. 1 - Habit

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Zero

Zombie Guard

Postby Zero » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:21 am

That is not true Punchy, it was bad throughout. Fraction has written some truly awful comics and many of them have an X on the cover.
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:31 am

GHERU wrote:With DCBS I don't mind the three month pre-order because I am getting, basically, wholesale prices and I figure that if I end up with ~10 comics a year I wish I hadn't bought I am still way ahead of the curve when it comes to money

They now ship to Canada... I wanted to switch years ago but they wouldn't ship to Canada. Jerks...

I dunno, that's still ~$20 less in your bank. That's a trade or a couple of lunches or maybe a new record (or 2-5 used ones). It doesn't seem like much but it does kind of sting a bit.

I'm cheap...
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mrorangesoda

FROGMAN

Postby mrorangesoda » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:58 am

Keb wrote:They now ship to Canada... I wanted to switch years ago but they wouldn't ship to Canada. Jerks...

I dunno, that's still ~$20 less in your bank. That's a trade or a couple of lunches or maybe a new record (or 2-5 used ones). It doesn't seem like much but it does kind of sting a bit.

I'm cheap...


Well, you could split your purchases between a mail order service and a LCS you could still save money. Mail order your long haul books (i.e. I don't see myself dropping Daredevil or Wonder Woman or Morrison Batman until the creators leave) and keep things that aren't as sure local changeable purchases. Granted, you'd need to be buying a lot of books to make it worth it (BK Thomson levels maybe, I haven't done the math), but it's an option.
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Punchy

Staff Writer

Postby Punchy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:14 am

Zero wrote:That is not true Punchy, it was bad throughout. Fraction has written some truly awful comics and many of them have an X on the cover.


But... Cyclops had a jetpack
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oogy

Zombie Guard

Postby oogy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:02 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:
Well, you could split your purchases between a mail order service and a LCS you could still save money. Mail order your long haul books (i.e. I don't see myself dropping Daredevil or Wonder Woman or Morrison Batman until the creators leave) and keep things that aren't as sure local changeable purchases. Granted, you'd need to be buying a lot of books to make it worth it (BK Thomson levels maybe, I haven't done the math), but it's an option.

I get about 60% of my books from my LCS and the rest from DCBS.

Most $3.99+ books come from DCBS and most $2.99, or anything I can't wait to read, at my LCS.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:07 pm

Keb wrote:They now ship to Canada... I wanted to switch years ago but they wouldn't ship to Canada. Jerks...

I dunno, that's still ~$20 less in your bank. That's a trade or a couple of lunches or maybe a new record (or 2-5 used ones). It doesn't seem like much but it does kind of sting a bit.

I'm cheap...


Cheap but not easy, eh, my boy?
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GHERU

Rain Partier

Postby GHERU » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:29 pm

part two is up
RU’s Views: Why We Read Crap pt. 2 - Completionism
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:58 pm

Zero wrote:That is not true Punchy, it was bad throughout. Fraction has written some truly awful comics and many of them have an X on the cover.


At least it wasn't a triple X comic ...
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:41 pm

Great article RU!

If I had to say one good thing about the current state of affairs at DC and/or the DCnU, it would be the fact that the "New 52" really helped me get over the whole "buying out of habit" mentality. I guess I was always sort of naive when I believed that the company publishing the characters had to care about them more than I did and obviously that was never the case. Like so many other people here at the Outhouse, the amount of titles I have dropped since September 2011 has allowed me to save a little extra cash each month and branch out to try all kinds of wonderful series.
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covalesky

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Postby covalesky » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:05 pm

This is a malice I suffer very little of.

First I don't use subscription services, mainly because I only read trades.
Second because I almost don't read superhero books. Not that they're all bad, but because they're mostly mediocre at best.

I had a few situation that I got a few stinkers just because I had a bunch of volumes and didn't want to break the chain. But completism is something you're going to talk about in future articles right?
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:40 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:
Well, you could split your purchases between a mail order service and a LCS you could still save money. Mail order your long haul books (i.e. I don't see myself dropping Daredevil or Wonder Woman or Morrison Batman until the creators leave) and keep things that aren't as sure local changeable purchases. Granted, you'd need to be buying a lot of books to make it worth it (BK Thomson levels maybe, I haven't done the math), but it's an option.


Our BK has come so far! From being invisible to being the universally recognized benchmark for buying a shitload of comics! :lol:
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:01 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:
Well, you could split your purchases between a mail order service and a LCS you could still save money. Mail order your long haul books (i.e. I don't see myself dropping Daredevil or Wonder Woman or Morrison Batman until the creators leave) and keep things that aren't as sure local changeable purchases. Granted, you'd need to be buying a lot of books to make it worth it (BK Thomson levels maybe, I haven't done the math), but it's an option.


I could but I really don't like waiting on the mail.

I like having the ability to change stores as well. I don't like being locked in to anything and because I'm pretty much in transition right now, going to a shop is a good thing. Plus I go to a store that I enjoy because I don't have to deal with annoying fanboys. The last time I had a pull at the LCS, the store owner would always try to get me to talk to these really weird dudes and I got tired/annoyed. That's why I stopped.

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