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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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    The real question is: What are we going to do when comics become alive?

    @Op: So is the radio, vinyls and punch tape.

    Stay frosty.

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    Vinyl is most certainly not dead.

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    I still love comics, still read between DC and Marvel, still buy some even. Though with the internet it's a lot easier to keep up with tie-ins and ongoing series. Some people even upload entire issues to sites youtube, you can just skim through the video at your reading pace.

    It's one of those things I've been doing since I was little and I doubt I'll completely lose interest in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticas View Post
    if i would buy all the manga i want to read instead of reading it online ... i would never have enough money ...
    I would be in debt if you consider that I read manga that are 500+ chapters and only 10-20 pages long,.

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    If you really wanna save money, why not wait for a collected volume? Or are they not good about doing that? I dunno, I don't read any super hero comics...but I buy some TMNT stuff from time to time, and I've been meaning to grab some more. Got a really funny one called The Pro in a reddit gifts exchange (don't look it up, extremely NSFW...although I totally read it at work now that I think about it.)

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    why not wait for a collected volume?
    Sure, you'll save 30-50% that way but for a trade paper back(TPB) you'll have to wait quite a while after the last includeD issue has been released.

    If you don't mind being several months behind that's a good way to follow a couple of series cost efficiently but ultimately still not that good.

    For example Batman's "Death of the Family" has 9 connected series, each with it's own TPB. Buying them when they were initially released would have cost around $200.

    That doesn't come close to other forms of media entertainment. I can watch every season of Breaking Bad for $10/mo on NetFlix.

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    I hear ya on not wanting to wait. I can't wait 6 months for the Walking Dead collections...but maybe pick your favorites to do monthly and snag the collections when they come out for the others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    I would be in debt if you consider that I read manga that are 500+ chapters and only 10-20 pages long,.
    ... dont make me started about all the manga i have completed reading ... if i would buy that and all the manga i read daily ... then i could build a damn house out of manga ...
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