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Poll Question: Where do you get your comics?
Choice Votes Statistics
Local comic book store. 253 72%
Mail subscription. 37 10%
Online. 61 17%

Where do you get your comics? Options
Tommy
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 2:20:44 PM

Rank: Herald of Galactus
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 1,314
Points: 3,494
Location: Nashville, TN
firstgeer
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 2:51:02 PM

Rank: Supporting Cast
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 23
Points: 89
I get most of my comics via Mailordercomics.com, but still have a very small pull-list at the local comic shop. I also go to the LCS to browse new titles I might have missed for my order online, and to check out books that looked interesting, but I didn't want to spend money on sight-unseen. I would buy all of my books at the LCS, but I just can't afford to with the size of my habit!!!
sequential23
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 3:58:26 PM

Rank: Sidekick
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 83
Points: 1,399
Location: Earth (for the most part)
Yeah, it's a little bit of both for me, too. Like, if I see an article about something that looks interesting and it's already out or it's too late to put it in my Previews order... it's off to the local shop! (Actually, I'm pretty lucky 'cause there's like 7 comic book shops within 10 miles; it's a little slice of heaven.)
Boris
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 4:41:46 PM
Rank: Supporting Cast
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 21
Points: 63
Like most people I use the local comic shop. I also go to a not-so-local comic shop in the next city, but it is probably the best comic shop in the world. I buy from other shops too, especially if I miss something from my main haunts.

Unlike most, I also subscribe by mail to 2000 AD & Judge Dredd Megazine: I was missing so many weekly issues that it was the best option. And every Monday there's a comic book waiting for me when I get home from work :d/
neonshrk
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 6:24:51 PM

Rank: Eternal
Groups: Beta, Member

Joined: 2/13/2007
Posts: 178
Points: 965
Location: On a canvas in my head
Comic shop. Sometimes I buy them from ebay when I can't find a variant I want.

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whitejay251
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 6:46:04 PM

Rank: Superhero
Groups: Beta, Member, Super Seller

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Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 146
Points: 1,606
No all three option? I mostly buy online, but go to one of the two local shops in town at least once a month. I get a handful of subscriptions through Mile High's NICE program - don't know if you'd count that as online or mail subscriptions.
CosmicAvenger
Posted: Monday, March 05, 2007 8:41:40 PM

Rank: Herald of Galactus
Groups: Beta, Characters Host, DC Host, Member, Moderator

Joined: 2/19/2007
Posts: 1,809
Points: 6,668
Location: Toronto, Canada
There aren't many things in life that can compare to walking into a comic shop and smelling the old paper and looking at that issue of The Avengers #4 every time you walk in saying "Some day I will buy that"...and talking to the clerk/owner.....seeing the figures....checking out whats new. Nothing compares.



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sequential23
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 9:50:19 AM

Rank: Sidekick
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 83
Points: 1,399
Location: Earth (for the most part)
AMEN!

I can't wait to get out of the Navy and open my own shop. I want my place to be that place.
firstgeer
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:36:12 AM

Rank: Supporting Cast
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 23
Points: 89
sequential23 wrote:
AMEN!

I can't wait to get out of the Navy and open my own shop. I want my place to be that place.


My college buddy and I want to open our own shop, too. But, it's a relatively small town and there is really only demand for one LCS, so we are waiting until this one gets ready to close, or until we retire (only 25 more years to go!!)
sequential23
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:46:55 AM

Rank: Sidekick
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 83
Points: 1,399
Location: Earth (for the most part)
shellhead
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 12:19:56 PM

Rank: Supporting Cast
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/15/2007
Posts: 10
Points: 30
I buy all my new books from the local shop. Besides, I like to go there and hang out to talk about all the things going on in the comic world. I order back issues off of websites and make attempts at books on ebay, but ebay can be annoying when you lose by $.50 to some jerk who waited until the last minute (literally) to bid!!!!D'oh
Sevenout
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 3:32:31 PM
Rank: Sidekick
Groups: Beta, Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 59
Points: 357
Location: Anaheim Ca
Like CosmicAvenger said nothin like going into your store and just kicken the (banned) while you buy your comics. Thats how it should be. Kinda sad alot of my shops in town have been closing up went through 2 shops in a year! Support your local shop when you can!

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Lex1125
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 3:41:09 PM

Rank: Supporting Cast
Groups: Member

Joined: 2/11/2007
Posts: 11
Points: 33
Location: Indiana
I enjoy going to my local comic shop, but I do buy some comics on Ebay, but have run into the same problem as Shellhead, which really sucks.
stevetuk
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007 12:24:47 PM

Rank: Herald of Galactus
Groups: Member

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 1,353
Points: 33,213
Location: Leicester UK
It's great to support a local shop but only if they can provide the service. Two shops in my city, one an independant and one part of a chain. When I moved here it felt right to go with the Indie but the place was so cramped, expensive and unfriendly I placed my picklist with the chain who were a much more friendly bunch. Unfortunately they kept missing things off my picklist - never the same comic either - week in, week out. It was unusual if I didn't find something missing from my list that wasn't on general display. So now I get most of my comics through the mail as they never miss any issues. okay, I can't choose which cover I'll get (but I'm one of those odd chaps who buy comics based on what they contain inside the covers anyway so no big deal) and I get 25% off the total cost of the books in the bargain, which saved me £25/$45. Result!

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BurningDoom
Posted: Friday, March 09, 2007 2:47:57 AM

Rank: Beyonder
Groups: Beta, Guru, Member, Moderator, Movies Host, Subscriber, TV Host

Joined: 1/5/2007
Posts: 12,503
Points: 60,242
Location: Redding, CA
I buy all my new comics at my local Comic Shop. It's just quicker to get em that way and my shop, like most, gives me a 10% discount on all comics I put on my pull-list. I can even use the Preview order form to use as my pull-list every week! I just fill out what I want and he puts it all in my box for me, it's great!
But for back-issues, I go online. I go to the Mile High Comics EBay store for em. No matter how many you buy, 1 or 200, the S&H is only $1.95 to anywhere in the U.S., and the prices are awesome, I get most issues anywhere from $0.50-$2.00.

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justinlb
Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 12:27:57 AM

Rank: Supporting Cast
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/12/2007
Posts: 27
Points: 101
Location: Citrus Hieghts, Ca
I'm all about going to the local shop to buy my comics. I check midtowncomics.com to see what is coming out every Wednesday. They always put up the list on Saturdays for the next Wednesday release. It gets me pumped to go to the shop, and I always know what to expect.
wrstnmevr
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:49:36 PM

Rank: Supporting Cast
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/11/2007
Posts: 23
Points: 69
Location: Toronto
Likewise, I like supporting my local comic guy, he's been my comic guy since waaaaaayyyy back...like 1990 or something...
he takes care of me lol - in fact thats really the only place I buy comics...regardless of where I'm living...




definately not this guy ahahah
TonyStark
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 12:50:28 AM
Rank: Sidekick
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/13/2007
Posts: 32
Points: 78
I get mine from Graham Crackers in St. charles , IL . My favorites are : Detective Comics , Batman , New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men , Amazing Spiderman and Action Comices .

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jmoores
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 9:43:15 PM

Rank: Watcher
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/15/2007
Posts: 871
Points: 14,825
Location: Bozeman, Montana
I get most my comics from Lonestar Comics (mycomicshop.com). And I also visit my local shop, but they have a really picked over and somewhat small collection of back issues. I generally buy back issues over new comics. Except for some titles that I make sure to get whenever they come out.

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Zerosity
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 9:54:58 PM

Rank: Sidekick
Groups: Member

Joined: 3/13/2007
Posts: 35
Points: 2,970
I use my local comic shop for subscriptions. Ebay and Mile High Comics for old issues.
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