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    I've loved comics since I was a kid. However, the way they are currently sold makes it impossible to buy all the books I would like to read.

    Were talking $4 for a single issue and DC alone has like 50 on-going series that interconnect. That's just not logical, especially with all the other, cheaper places people can get entertainment.

    Cable- $20/mo
    Hulu- $8/mo
    Netflix- $10/mo

    The average comic issue is around 30 pages. You can read it in 10-15 minutes. Meaning you get about 30 minutes of entertainment for the same price as a month of Hulu.

    I have no idea why publishers don't offer online services to compete with this. I'd personally pay $10/month to read all the current DC issues online. Maybe make it $15/mo for access to back issues.

    So, have you read comics? Do you still? What do you think about their publishing methods?

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    if i would buy all the manga i want to read instead of reading it online ... i would never have enough money ...
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    A good thing about manga, if you buy it, is the volumes are released really fast in comparison to TPBs.

    I was looking at Naruto a recently and noticed they now offer 3-in-1 editions. 3 Volumes(600 pages) for $12.

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    I read adventure time, regular show and walking dead. Manageable.

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    I thought marvel, at least, had some online service where you pay monthly to read the latest releases online plus an archive of older issues?

    I've been reading Superior Spider-Man lately via [REDACTED]. Plan to buy the next issue at my local Hastings tho, if they have it at least.
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    i just recently bought two giant volumes of Lone Wolf and Cub, published by Dark Horse. :]

    not really into superhero comics, at all, so i can't relate to the op, sorry
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    If you don't mind not owning a physical copy of the comic then you could look for some of those comic websites that you pay a monthly fee for like netflix only for comics.

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    More libraries need to carry comics, honestly. And I'm all for digital comic subscriptions. I'd love to get into some comics, but cost is a serious barrier for those who want to read but not collect or keep.

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