Reconsidering "Wait For The Trade"
(not a permalink) looks at some monthly comics that have
caused him to make exceptions to his general "Wait for the trade"
, The New Frontier
, and Dead@17
It must be something in the water. Like Shawn, I had been reading
more and more trades, but lately I've been reading an increasing number
of singles. Part of it can probably be attributed to my
short-attention-span tendency to alternate between various options, but
I'm also wondering if part of it is a shift on the part of publishers
to attract comic book readers back to individual issues by making that
option more attractive by adding various extras (and by removing
annoying ads that interrupt the story). In any event, I thought
Shawn summed things up nicely with this statement: "[I]f you make
a monthly comic unique, like a piece of art, rather than a corporate
product, you may entice some of us 'wait for the traders' to part with
our cash on a monthly basis."