Anyone who bothers to keep up with my blog knows that I haven’t been writing much lately. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is a lack of time. I haven’t even had enough time to read my comic books, let along write about them.
Well I’m taking this extended weekend to make a very concerted effort to catch up on the goings on in the comic book world, starting by picking up a neglected stack of issues that have been waiting for me at my local comic shop. The issues have been piling up for around two months now.
And let me tell you, purchasing two months worth of comic books in one shot is somewhat sickening.
Being swamped with life in general, and now a stack of comics, made me start to wonder if I’m alone in this constant game of comic book catch-up.
So, how many comics do you read each month? Do you have any particular methods for keeping up?
Perhaps the problem here is that I read to many comics. Check out my pull list ( below ) and tell me what you think.
- Action Comics
- Action Comics Annual
- All Star Batman and Robin the Boy
- All Star Superman
- Amazing Spider-Man
- Amazing Spider-Man Annual
- Amazing Spider-Man Extra
- Batman All RIP crossovers and minis
- Captain America
- Detective Comics
- Fear Agent
- Incredible Hulk
- Iron Man
- Iron Man Annual
- JSA Kingdom Come Special Superman
- Justice League of America
- Justice Society of America
- Justice Society of America Annual
- Marvel Zombies 3
- New X-Men
- Punisher War Journal
- Punisher War Hournal Annual
- Secret Invasion
- Superman Annual
- Tales of the Fear Agent
- Uncanny X-Men
- Uncanny X-Men Annual
- Walking Dead
4 responses to “Holy crap… I’m swamped!”
Wow. Yeah, your problem could be that you have one too many books on your list. The hard part will be trying to figure out which ones to stop following.
They’re all so good!
My question, old friend, is what percentage of these titles provides entertainment value equivalent to the cover price?
Seems like prices continue to soar, but content drops. I wouldn’t even know where to spend my hard earned bucks these days.
I tend to pick up trades for 2 reasons:
1. They are usually much cheaper
2. There is a good CHANCE that the storyline merits a reprint.
Not very loyal I guess, but thats what I’ve decided to do.
Bill, old chum. I tend to agree, but it seems I’m addicted.
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