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  • A New Kind of Comic Fan

    Spider-Man No MoreI went through one of those evolutions about 7 years ago, when I gave up comic books. Forgedby4, so I will warn you in advance that this is going to seem like I am bashing the comic industry. It is true that I disliked certain practices that still exist today, but I think you will find how all of this really is positive if you make it to the end.

    Reasons Why I Stopped Reading Comics

    1. Infinite Crisis.Infinite Crisis #1(To be fair, House of M from Marvel came before Infinite Crisis, but DC had been building towards Infinite Crisis for months, and people were already emotionally invested before the first issue came out. Looking at the sales numbers for both shows why I call Infinite Crisis the beginning.)

    Marvel quickly followed suit with Civil WarMarvel Now! 2. Forced Diversity. Blue BeetleGreen LanternFirestormCaptain MarvelLong Boxes3. Collector-Culture.What a miserable experience.
    Could I learn how to be a different kind of comic reader?

    Do you have any recommendations?

    • Blake M. Petit
      #5
      Blake M. Petit commented
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      I've mostly enjoyed Marvel Unlimited. I haven't tried Comixology, though -- too much of it is incomplete for my tastes. If I'm paying a subscription fee, I don't want just the first three trade paperbacks in a series. That'd be like going to Netflix to watch Breaking Bad and then being told I needed to buy the DVDs to go past season two.

    • Craig Reade
      #6
      Craig Reade commented
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      So is everything on Marvel Unlimited? How long does it take a new issue to get on there?

      Well, I am already on the hook for a year there, but at least they have a lot of non-Marvel stuff...

    • Blake M. Petit
      #7
      Blake M. Petit commented
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      Not EVERYTHING, but more than Comixology (in my experience), and there's nothing on Marvel Unlimited that's not included in the subscription. New titles, I think, show up six months after release.
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