- Posted by Johanna on March 11, 2009 at 6:49 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
In his latest Pipeline column, Augie De Blieck Jr. puts out a call to stop buying comics. He suggests ordering collections online at big discounts instead of visiting your local comic shop every week.
Once you delay that instant gratification, you start thinking more about your choices and start [to] only order the books you really want to read. … You need to retrain yourself now to read comics more for the emotional investment and less for the big shock moment. … This is about making your comics reading experience easier and happier, not about following a trend or trying to fit in.
Me, I’m sitting back with popcorn, waiting for the fireworks as comic shop retailers fume. More and more customers think this way — heck, that’s how I buy many purchases these days, although KC’s still stuck on the weekly trip — but saying it out loud is a no-no. Although Augie does promise to talk about why you should support your local comic shop next week.
So, do you visit your local shop weekly? Why or why not?