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francopoli  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes

I have roughly $40K worth of comics in the house, most of which are in bags. Last time I bought a comic? Maybe 2003? 2005? Somewhere in there. I think the very last comic I purchased in a comic store was one of the Walking dead comics, back when they were the hot new thing. Used stuff ain't selling either, so I intend to hold onto it for a while then figure out whether to pulp it, decorate with it or find some nerds and give it to them.

Why did I stop? World of Warcraft. Team Fortress 2. Got a real job. Ran out of time to give a shit about comics, honestly. I've not seen any of the Avenger's movies, not seen the new Batmans. I have too much other nonsense going on. My generation bought a ton of comics and I wonder how many other people my age are in the same boat.




bfv  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I walk into the local comics store every Wednesday, and most Wednesdays they either tell me they don't have anything I want to read or show me back issues/novels/random things they bought expecting to be able to sell them to me. I have an awful lot of Lovecraft memorabilia that's sitting on my shelf for no reason other than good will towards various comics shops. I feel some irrational guilt because I really like the Comic Book Guys and all the people I shoot the shit with when I stop by, but the industry... I think everything is great about comics but the comics industry.

user-inactivated  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm curious as to what you used to read and currently want to read, if only because if you don't look at the Big 2, there's still so much amazing stuff out there, especially if you look at non-ip titles.