this may have already been done but how many do you usually buy? i just started and bought 6 comics with story arcs just starting(Marvel: heroic age/shadowland)..i have finished all the comic books and was wondering how much you usually buy when you go to your local comic shop. Also i plan on reading war of the supermen because of another post of mine..
I forgot to add why i am asking...well as you read in my last post i have just started but i read all the comics that i bought already within 1 day..Although they were great reads (imo) i feel like i could read alot more and keep up with all of them seeing as how most of them don't come out with issue #2 until next month..i just want to know how many comics you read each month? is it ALOT more than mine? and do you read them in one sitting or wait a week to read them...i think i could read like 30 comic books and still keep up with what is going on in each comic and just wanted to know the avg. amount of comic books that are read by someone...anyways please leave you answer..much appreciated
I get maybe 4 per month, sometimes 5 depending on what's out. It's really not a lot compared to some people, but it works for me. I read up a lot on characters and stories on sites like this and the other wiki, and I buy an awful lot of trades (trying to cut down on those). I prefer trades because they're better value so if you're worried about how much you're spending then it's a good idea just to wait. I honestly don't think there is a "right" amount of books you should be buying. Just buy what you like and what you can afford and if there's anything you're curious about look it up on the internet - if it sounds like something you'd be interested in then go for it or wait for the trade and if not then it doesn't matter either. Quality over quantity.
I've had to really cut back, so currently I'm only collecting Marvel but I get:
- The Amazing Spider-Man
- Web of Spider-Man
- Peter Parker
- New Avengers
- Secret Avengers
- Avengers Academy
- Young Allies
- Incredible Hulk
- Invincible Iron Man
- Shadowland + Tie-Ins(Limited)
- Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine(Limited)
- Avengers Prime(Limited)
- Heroic Age(Limited)
- Fantastic Four
And then various titles that I feel like I should snag. I used to collect titles from DC and Image, but my funding maybe be cut them out as well as some Marvel Titles.
The current titles I am reading right now are:
I also plan on reading Shadowland when I can. Aside from those few titles, I mainly reread back issues or trades from nearly 3,000 comic books I have in my collection. I'm reading fun titles like The 7 Guys of Justice, Excalibur, and Giantkiller right now, but I cycle through BUNCHES of comics. I just got done reading Captain Nauticus and the Ocean Force #1 last night. I'd say that I read about 30 comics a week. I also try to update Comic Vine as I reread my old titles.
If you just like reading comics to see the various styles, I suggest the bargain bins at your local shop. Most places have $1 or less boxes, and most owners will cut you an even better deal if you buy bulk. If that's not an option, I definitely recommend picking up trade paperback collections. The comic shops will have a lot, but if you don't have access to that, check out other stores like Barnes & Nobles, Borders, etc. They usually have WALLS of comic books.
As long as you can still be a functioning, productive member of society, I don't see the harm in reading as many comics as you want! Just make sure to have fun reading!
A genuine comicholic,
~ Aerock P.
Where to begin for me.....
Maybe something new (when released) and maybe one or two back issues (by weeks/months/years/decades) on a daily basis.
At a comic book convention....it's like letting a dog off a leash. THIS WONDER CON I bought like 20 comics (which was my limit that I was trying to reach)
Free Comic Book Day (other than getting 4 free comics) mostly buying 3 or 4 more
(with my comic book box getting nearly full I might have to either stop buying more comics or sell/give some to my friends/cousins/strangers.)
My usual buys are Earth 2, The Flash, Green Arrow, Savage Hawkman, Deathstroke, Stormwatch, and Demon Knights. Sometimes I will buy back issues. I read 1 comic book a night. Since my comic books don't come out all at the same time, it depends on how often I go on how many books I buy at one time.