Ever since Y the Last man and American Virgin ended my monthly reading has been a little light, but hopefully Young Liars shapes up to be a good series (first issue was all right). What are you guys reading on a monthly basis?
I’m not a huge fan of super hero comics in general (other than Batman and Punisher of course). I read Civil War and it was all right. Same thing with World War Hulk, House of M and Messiah CompleX. They were all entertaining, but nothing marvel has done recently has really drawn me in. That said, I havent read any Spiderman for a long time so I’ll check him out for sure. Any particularly good arcs I should look into?
I buy a lot of trades nowadays…but here’s my list of monthlies I still pull. This can also double as a list of good comics that you should all be reading. LOL, just joking. (But not really.)
All-Star Batman & Robin (really guilty pleasure)
…it always seems so much more when you list it out like that.
…probably double that in miniseries or miscellaneous issues every week too. So THIS is where all my money goes.
The All-Stars and Astonishing don’t come out very often though, so it’s more like eight regular titles monthly…and I’ve been picking Batman up since I started, so I have to keep doing it even if Morrison’s run so far has been wack. Not like good, Morrison on acid wack, like Morrison needs a new yacht so he sleepwalks through this wack.
Didn’t dig Peter David’s first couple She-Hulk issues, so I took that opportunity to jump off, and I also dropped Amazing Spidey after they 52’ed it.
Most of my Vertigo titles and some other stuff through trades, as well.
I mostly buy TPBs and HCs. A couple years ago, I was probably buying around a dozen monthlies, but I have been whittling it down. Not that I don’t want to support my favorite books, but I just have limited funds and, in the long run, would prefer to own the TRADE, BABY.
So the issues I do buy whenever they come out are:
Madman Atomic Comics (but I think I will stop after issue 7, which is the end of the first arc, and then just continue on with TPBs)
Local (although I think it’s been well over a year since the last issue shipped… But Brian Wood said that the last couple issues should be out this year.)
Every other good book, I either read at the store like a cheapass or pick up a couple months later in the 3-for-a-dollar bin at the toy store downtown. (Painy knows what I’m talking about.) But I don’t torrent new comics.
I was buying The Programme to support Milligan but I saw in the solicitations that WildStorm is actually going to TPB it. Also, there was a month when I didn’t have a chance to go to the store, and by the time I finally made it, they were sold out of the latest issue.
I only collect trades but if I did monthlies it would be:
Green Lantern Corps
All Star Supes
…yeah I would spend way too much on monthlies. Trades = the way to go