By angryamazon 13 Comments
When I think about my favorite comic store the first thing I remember is the smell. That smell brings me comfort in the way that someone might smile at the smell of their mother's homemade apple pie. (I also love the smell of office supplies, but that's for another blog ^.^) As I was browsing options for Christmas present, I went to Marvel's site to investigate getting a few subscriptions and that is when I saw the MARVELous idea of the digital subscription.
Their selection is amazing at the price of $60 a year. I think its worth it. It certainly is no different, in my opinion, than signing up for Xbox live. The thought of having all of those comics at my finger tips in secs, being able to share it with my kids and not worrying if they are going to rip the pages (yea, I am anal about that), and I loved the list of classics available, as well. I thought to myself, Yes! Sign me up! Then I went to DC's digital comic site and I was even more on board, if that is even possible. But then it hit me.The memory of that smell. Followed by these thought, how likely am I to go back to my favorite comic book store once I sign up for digital comics? Is the instant gratification worth missing out on the comforting smell of the comic book store? The feeling of freshly printed pages on my fingers?
I haven't signed up for anything just yet, but now I am wondering...am I the only weird one out there who savors these little joys?