Culling the Herd

jury selection

As June winds down, I decided to see how many comics I buy each month. 67. That’s too much. I don’t enjoy at least a third of them and they just pile up. But I’m stuck in a rut of buying them.

My goal: less than 50 ongoing books. That still seems like a lot. Between double shipping Marvel books to lots of Owls, it’s getting tough.

Here is the full list of what I bought in June:

ACTION COMICS #10
ALL STAR WESTERN #10
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #28 (MR)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #1 (OF 5)
ANIMAL MAN #10
AQUAMAN #10
AVENGERS #27 AVX
AVENGERS ACADEMY #31 AVX
AVENGERS ACADEMY #32 AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 (OF 12) AVX
BATGIRL #10
BATMAN #10
BATMAN AND ROBIN #10
BATMAN INCORPORATED #2
BIRDS OF PREY #10
BLUE BEETLE #10
CAPTAIN AMERICA #13
CAPTAIN ATOM #10
CASANOVA AVARITIA #4 (OF 4)
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5
DAREDEVIL #14
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #10
DEMON KNIGHTS #10
DIAL H #2
EARTH TWO #2
FABLES #118 (MR)
FAIREST #4 (MR)
FANTASTIC FOUR #607
FATALE #6
FF #19
FLASH #10
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #10
GREEN LANTERN #10
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #10
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10
I VAMPIRE #10
IZOMBIE #26 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #10
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #4
MASSIVE #1
MEMORIAL #6 (OF 6)
MIND THE GAP #2
NEW AVENGERS #27 AVX
NEW DEADWARDIANS #4 (OF 8)
NIGHTWING #10
PROPHET #26
SAGA #4 (MR)
SAUCER COUNTRY #4 (MR)
SCALPED #59
SECRET #2
SHADE #9 (OF 12)
SPACEMAN #7 (OF 9)
SWAMP THING #10
SWEET TOOTH #34 (MR)
UNCANNY X-MEN #13 AVX
UNCANNY X-MEN #14 AVX
UNWRITTEN #38 (MR)
WINTER SOLDIER #6
WINTER SOLDIER #7
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12
WONDER WOMAN #10
WORLDS FINEST #2
X-FACTOR #237
X-FACTOR #238

Comments

  1. Dave Clarke

    Damn man, thats a lot of comics.
    If you really want to cull them, and seeing as I think all of them are available digitally, trying taking a month off and seeing which ones you miss reading. Hell, you might even save some money with all the DC and Image books going down in price digitally after a month.

    Then again, I only follow about 6 series on an ongoing basis (Prophet, Saga, Glory, Manhattan Projects, DHP and Double Barrel) so what do I know :

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      Dan Billings

      I know it! I actually trimmed down a good deal, but the problem became that I was so far behind that I was just buying issues of things I hadn’t read in six months. Obviously, I hadn’t been reading them, so I wasn’t on the edge of my seat enjoying it at all. But it’s that obsessive comic collector gene that made me want to continue buying Nightwing forever because he’s my favorite character. But I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a Nightwing story…

      I read five out of the six (didn’t pick up Glory) and DHP is something I buy digitally for the markdown in price a few months later.

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