Wrkngclasshero

Name: Brian D'Amico

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    December 20, 2012 9:16 pm This should have waaay more comments. Timmy is hilarious. Please do these more often!!!
    November 21, 2012 2:30 pm That was hilarious. Thanks for the bit of levity. Havea great Thanksgiving!
    November 19, 2012 2:25 pm I have to agree that I think Marvel is a bit over priced. While I don't know the economics of the big 2 vs the other independent publishers, people are putting out good books for $2.99, including DC. I don't understand why Marvel does $3.99. It seems to me that if more people spoke with their wallet this would change. It's almost as if complaining on the internet has no affect whatsoever on how Marvel prices their books... p.s. Not taking a dig at anybody here. I am clearly guilty of complaining on the internet about Marvel's prices as much as the next guy.
    November 19, 2012 12:53 pm One last thing, I also buy all my comics with iTunes cards that I purchase through BJs or Costco because they sell them at a slightly reduced price (typically on the order of 5-10%). I also keep an eye out for box stores that offer sales of iTunes cards as well. Target and Best Buy frequently have sales ranging from 20%-50% off. I stockpile those when they happen.
    November 19, 2012 12:51 pm Let me tell you Jim, as much as I like your usual posts, this is a subject near and dear to my heart. I have a 3 year old and one more on the way and daycare just isn't getting any cheaper these days. I buy all digital and only when things are reduced in price. For monthly reading I purchase after the 4 week price drop, and for all back issues I only buy when there is a 99 cents sale. To facilitate these transactions, I keep two seperate word docs: 1) One titled "Back Issue Bin" to track the back issues I want to go on sale (an attempt to limit what I buy as opposed to everything that Comixology drops to $0.99). A quick glance shows that I have at least a few hundered on there currently and it seems to be growing all the time, 2) A sheet titled "Pull List" where I keep track of every book I follow, what day it is released and what day the price drop will occur.(DC gets very complicated in the 5 week months). Using this sheet I have a 4-5 week look ahead at what comics I will be purchasing every Tuesday night (that's right, the Comixology price drop occurs at 11pm on Tuesday). To give an idea what kind of savings this get me. I currently read the following titles monthly. I will provide their cover price and reduced price in parenthesis. and FYI while DC drops books by $1, all other publishers (except Marvel) drop their monthly books to a flat $1.99 regardless of cover price. Marvel drops prices after 6 months I think, way to far out for me to follow anything monthly at a reduced rate. Title (Cover/Reduced) Action Comics ($3.99/$2.99) Batman ($3.99/$2.99) Batman Inc ($2.99/$1.99) Chew ($2.99/$1.99) Detective Comics ($3.99/$2.99) Earth 2 ($2.99/$1.99) Green Lantern ($2.99/$1.99) Green Lantern Corps ($2.99/$1.99) Green Langern New Guardians ($2.99/$1.99) Happy ($2.99/$1.99) Justice League ($3.99/$2.99) Manhattan Projects ($3.50/$1.99) Peter Panzerfaust ($3.50/$1.99) Red Lanterns ($2.99/$1.99) Saga ($2.99/$1.99) Superman ($2.99/$1.99) Walking Dead ($2.99/$1.99) Where Is Jake Ellis ($3.50/$1.99) If I were to purchase these books at cover price my monthly cost would be over $60 (assuming my math is correct). By waiting four weeks I can get all of these for around $40. Additionally, I have the benefit of hearing all of the reviews in advance so I can modfiy my pull list as necessary (the review shows don't actually spoil that much either). You will notice a lack of Marvel titles, fortunately for me I was never really into them, but they do have digital sales every Monday and Friday so there are always opportunities to grab back issues (for instance, some of Brubacher's Captain America is on sale right now). Anyway that is what I do, love to hera what some other folks do to save a buck!
    November 13, 2012 7:53 pm Thanks Conor! Looking forward to this tomorrow!!
    November 13, 2012 7:46 pm Never mind I'm an idiot and skimmed the article. Sorry!!
    November 13, 2012 7:43 pm Can this be read in a vacuum from the other X books. I've been looking to pick up one X book (never really read them before) and this sounds good.
    November 5, 2012 10:45 pm Decent week this week... ACTION COMICS #14 BEFORE WATCHMEN: MOLOCH #1 DETECTIVE COMICS #14 EARTH 2 #6 GREEN LANTERN #14 THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #7 Isn't Godzilla: Half Century War coming out this week as well? BQ: Neither, I got a three year old at home, so my nights out are few and far between. Josh knows what's up!!
    October 22, 2012 7:42 pm Man slow week. BQ: 33 BATMAN, INCORPORATED #4 RED LANTERNS #13 SUPERMAN #13 TALON #1