Sunday, August 22, 2010

Comic Order Review

I'm about to start working on my comics order for October.
I thought I would take a moment to see what I've ordered previously and see how my orders have changed over the months.

Feb '09-
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #4
BILLY BATSON AND THE MAGIC OF SHAZAM #5
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #36
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #56
LOONEY TUNES #173
SCOOBY DOO #143
SUPER FRIENDS #14
TINY TITANS #15
(Total: $20.53)

Mar '09-
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #5
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #37
CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #57
LOONEY TUNES #174
PREVIEWS #248 MAY 2009
SCOOBY DOO #144
SUPER FRIENDS #15
SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE #6 (OF 6)
TEEN TITANS GO VOL 1 TRUTH JUSTICE PIZZA TP
TEEN TITANS GO VOL 2 HEROES ON PATROL TP
TINY TITANS #16
(Total: $26.37)

Apr '09-
2000 AD PACK JUNE 2009
DEAD RUN #1
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #1 (OF 24)
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #286
(Total: $29.73)

Then I went on a hiatus as I had financial difficulties and couldn't afford comics for a while. The orders resumed in January...

Jan '10-
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1
A-TEAM SHOTGUN WEDDING #1
A-TEAM SHOTGUN WEDDING #2
A-TEAM WAR STORIES BA #1
A-TEAM WAR STORIES HANNIBAL #1
FCBD 2010 ARCHIES SUMMER SPLASH
FCBD 2010 DEL REY SHOWCASE
FCBD 2010 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #155 1/2
FCBD 2010 GREEN HORNET
FCBD 2010 LIBRARY OF AMERICAN COMICS #0
FIRST WAVE #1 (OF 6) (2 copies)
PREVIEWS #258 MARCH 2010
(Total: $20.44)

Feb '10-
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #2
A-TEAM SHOTGUN WEDDING #3
A-TEAM SHOTGUN WEDDING #4
A-TEAM WAR STORIES FACE #1
A-TEAM WAR STORIES MURDOCK #1
DOC SAVAGE #1
FIRST WAVE #2
PREVIEWS #259 APRIL 2010
SPIRIT #1
(Total: $27.15)

Mar '10-
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #3
ATLAS #1
DOC SAVAGE #2
FIRST WAVE #3 (OF 6)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1
PREVIEWS #260 MAY 2010
SPIRIT #2
(Total: $19.33)

Apr '10-
ADVENTURE COMICS #12
AFTER DARK #0
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #4
DOC SAVAGE #3
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #2
PREVIEWS #261 JUNE 2010
SPIRIT #3
THE RISING #0
(Total: $20.96)

May '10-
ADVENTURE COMICS #516
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #5
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #3
POOD #1 (2 copies)
PREVIEWS #262 JULY 2010
SPIRIT #4
(Total: $22.55)

June '10-
ADVENTURE COMICS #517
ATLAS #4
BIRDS OF PREY #4
DOOM PATROL #13
GORILLA MAN #2 (OF 3)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #4
PREVIEWS #263 AUGUST 2010
THUNDERBOLTS #147
(Total: $21.94)

July '10-
ADVENTURE COMICS #518
DOOM PATROL #14
FANTASTIC FOUR #583
INCREDIBLE HULKS ENIGMA FORCE #1 (OF 3)
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #5
PREVIEWS #264 SEPTEMBER 2010
THOR #615
THOR FIRST THUNDER #1 (OF 5)
THOR FOR ASGARD #1 (OF 7)
THOR FOR ASGARD #2 (OF 7)
VALKYRIE #1
(Total: $29.87)

The Marvel stuff is on try-out and if I like any of them they will be added to a future order. The only things I know I'll be getting for certain at this time are the Legion and Doom Patrol books.

I've been debating on picking 2000 AD back up again or not. I can get them online but I really prefer being able to see the whole page at once.

I also think I want to move more toward non-mainstream material.
Right now the only indie stuff that I might pre-order would be POOD, MOME or LOVE AND ROCKETS. I'm focusing more on back-ordering the alternative comics at the moment.

I also set myself a price point that I can't exceed (including shipping). Originally, it was around $20. I've been considering moving it to $30 or $40. Especially if I start buying graphic novels or trades as they tend to be $10-15 by themselves.

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