Name: Matt Ricketts
Paradiddle's Recent Comments
May 15, 2013 2:18 pm I'm in the same boat. The ONLY reason I buy comics these days is to read them. I bag and board the issues/series I really enjoy but am trying to get out of the habit of keeping EVERY single issue in a short box. I live in the Bay Area, am a father of twins, and don't have a lot of space so the 8 short boxes in my garage seem like a huge liability right now. I too tell myself that maybe my kids will enjoy going through Daddy's comic boxes some day but who am I kidding? That being said, the thought of tackling my collection and weeding out the chaff is even more daunting than having them in the garage in the first place. I don't understand how so many comic fans put up with the space that large collections take up.
February 21, 2013 3:19 pm I've felt pretty meh about this book for the last 10 issues or so. Not sure I'm going to stay on board.
November 19, 2012 6:33 pm Yep, I've had the exact same experience since our twins were born 2 years ago. With only about 6-7 books on my pull list (Invincible, Unwritten, The Massive, Batman, Saga, Uncanny Avengers, and Hellboy when it comes out), it's much more about quality than quantity these days. Congrats on your new baby!
November 19, 2012 2:29 pm I have to be price-conscious with my comics because in addition to being a father of twins I have several other hobbies on which I like to spend my monthly disposable income (clothes and music being the big two right now). Limiting my monthly comics budget to $30 has worked so far, although it invariably means I don't get to read nearly as many comics as most people on here. I don't have much time for reading these days, anyway, so it actually works out pretty well.
October 31, 2012 3:07 pm Like many others here who grew up with and love the original trilogy, I just don't care all that much. That's great if it ends up resulting in higher quality films made by passionate Star Wars fans of my generation (I'm 38), but I'm not holding my breath. I've accepted the fact that I probably won't see a proper home video release of the original unaltered trilogy in my lifetime and I'd rather not get my hopes up and end up being disappointed. On the plus side, if this does end up in a renewed Star Wars Universe that is full of creative energy and captivating characters and storylines , my kids (just turned 2) will be coming of age right in the middle of it and I'll be able to participate in it with them.
October 9, 2012 2:50 pm I can completely relate. From approximately 2006-2010 I listened to Around Comics AND iFanboy every week, had about 20 books in my pull list, and had a monthly comics budget of $300. Since having twins in October 2010 and rediscovering my other hobbies (music, primarily) I just don't have the time nor financial means to stay current with "what's happening" in Marvel and DC anymore. It simply takes too much time out of my week (reading internet columns, listening to podcasts, reading reviews, etc.) and is too expensive. Now that I only read about 5-7 single issues a month and whatever trade I'm reading, I'm finding that I value my comics reading time that much more than when it took up every single minute of my spare time, which was limited enough BEFORE I had kids!
September 25, 2012 12:37 pm I'll probably pick up the basic BD+DVD package eventually but will wait until the price comes down a bit. I don't have time to watch movies at home anyway. I look forward to showing it to my kids someday, though.
September 24, 2012 6:01 pm Ha, I actually jumped off single issues from the Big 2 two years ago when my twins were born and was thinking of jumping back on with the Uncanny Avengers, as I've always liked Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Sea of Red) but have yet to read any of his mainstream superhero stuff. I'm also thinking of trying out one of the New 52 books, although I can't decide which one. Now that Scalped has ended and I'm switching back to trades for BPRD I have more room in my monthly single issue budget, so I have some decisions to make about what new things I want to try.
September 18, 2012 3:18 pm I only wish I had the time to look into some of this stuff. Now that my kids are almost 2 I have even less time to watch TV shows (current backlog consists of the last episode of Sherlock, the latest three episodes of Dr. Who, and S7 of Buffy) and movies (lost count of all the movies I want to watch). At least I made it into the theater to see Avengers, Prometheus, and Dark Knight Rises this summer. As far as comics, I'm looking forward to reading Batman: No Man's Land in their new editions. I just ordered Vols. 1 and 2 from InStock Trades and will hopefully have time and funds to buy Vol. 3 next month.
September 18, 2012 1:05 pm I'm intrigued by this after hearing Conor's review of #6 or #7 (can't remember which) a few months ago. Would I be completely lost if I picked this up? Should I wait for the trade (if there's even one planned)?