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November 19, 2012 9:09 pm You're right. Prophet is worth the extra buck.
November 19, 2012 9:08 pm I'm pretty price conscious. I have a budget. I do regularly drop titles, so that I'm only getting what I really want and enjoy (i.e., The Massive, Green Lantern, etc.), rather than spending money consistently on stuff that's underwhelming (i.e., Fury of Firestorm, Stormwatch, etc.). I do get some $3.99 Marvel comics, but I get most of them via subscriptions from Marvel. I decided that I couldn't buy them in the store with all of the double shipping that Marvel does. I do get a 10% discount at my LCS, but its not enough of an incentive to buy that stuff from a store. So most of what I get at my LCS is priced at $3.50 and under with no double shipping. Recently I've moved 1/2 of my pull list to another LCS where I can get 35% most titles if I pre-pay. This has helped me to save money, while maintaining my normal levels of consumption. So between my main LCS my second LCS I'm spending around $55-$60 a month.
November 1, 2012 5:24 pm The Massive by Brian Wood is the best comic series out right now. The book captures the emotional, political, and cultural complexity of a post-crash world. Kristian Donaldson's art captures the rich, beautiful, yet terrifying imagery of a world on edge where the demands of day-to-day survival clashes against one's most cherished ideals.
September 24, 2012 3:08 pm This exactly how I'm approaching Marvel Now. If not for Marvel's subscription service I wouldn't be able to afford some of Marvel's books, what with double shipping and all. I'll keep reading the Ultimate books and possibly Age of Apocalypse. I may try Uncanny Avengers, but anything else (unless they launch a Black Panther series) I'll just skip or read as trades. I want to buy more indy stuff, and less stuff from the big two.
April 28, 2012 8:11 pm This is a great history. I only read the Flash intermittently in the 90s and 2000s. My interest in the character peaked around the Road to Flashpoint. I liked the story and wanted to learn more. I read the 90s flashback story from last year and enjoyed it a great deal. I also read Born To Run, which gave me some appreciation for Wally West's journey. Flash Rebirth was okay, but I felt that it failed to draw upon the depth of the Flash family in its effort to position Barry as the "real" Flash. I'm reading the Chain Lightening saga now and appreciate Waid's attempt to create a deep and compelling mythos in which the speedsters are embedded. As a Green Lantern and X-Men fan I can especially appreciate this. I thoroughly enjoy the New 52 Flash series and look forward to the writer's take on the Speedforce.