As much as the Triplett clan loves to support local businesses, I don’t regularly use a local comic shop for our comic purchases. I buy from the folks at Discount Book Comic Service – always good service, great prices, and an easy-to-use ordering site. One of the best things about ordering your comics online each month is the ability to avoid the impulse purchase. I order what I want, and don’t get seduced by the latest flashy multipart crossover variant cover mini-series.
And I’ve begun to notice some trends in my buying. Check out what I ordered for March . . .
Girl Comics #3
Tiny Titans #28
Lockjaw and Pet Avengers #3
Madame Xanadu #23
Secret Warriors #16
Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #1
Muppet Show #6
Doc Savage #2
First Wave #3
X-Factor Forever #3
Okay, so obviously I’m following a couple trends – pulp, female heroes, and Boom’s kids titles – but what stands out to me it that the title with the highest issue number is Tiny Titans #28. Tiny Titans has no continuity burden, but Madame Xanadu does at #23 and Secret Warriors at #16 do.
That’s remarkable. Most of what I’m buying in singles are miniseries, just starting, or kids’ comics. I have apparently forsaken the long-form story lines and titles.
And we’re back to the brackets tomorrow!