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July 1, 2014 5:56 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to read comic books in the 21st century?
posted by Sara C. to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an adult living in America in the year 2014. How do I comics?
I'm aware that there are people who physically go to their friendly neighborhood comic shop, where they have a "pull list" of titles they regularly buy.
And then there are also subscriptions, which, I don't know, do these come in the mail like magazines?
But the internet also exists, and I think you can sometimes also buy comics digitally now? How does that even work?
I know that trade paperbacks and other omnibus type formats exist, because I remember reading Y, The Last Man that way probably ten years ago. Is this a thing? I'm interested in not bringing a bunch of cheaply printed paper into my life, or going to the comic shop every dang week, but I would be happy to buy a more solidly published book and catch up with the story on a more monthly/semi-annual basis. Especially if it's a good way to support mom & pop businesses.
How often do the big titles even come out?
For the purposes of this question, I'm talking about mainstream/ish superhero-style comic books from traditional publishers like Marvel and DC. (Though I'm also interested in a few smaller titles, specifically Boom Studios' Lumberjanes.)