Oh yeah, I have a comics blog. Imagine that.
OK, so there’s been a lack of updates lately. We’ve both been pretty busy, what with an impending inter-state move coming up. And my Cerebus posts have fallen behind. I’m currently working on my post about Book 8, Women, while reading Book 15, Latter Days. And Jesus, I wish I had decided to skip this one. I’m at the part where it devolves into dense-text page after dense-text page of Torah commentaries. Yeah. Torah commentaries. By a barbarian aardvark ex-pope. Written by a schizophrenic mysogynist cartoonist from Canada. Boy oh boy. But I’ll slog through it…I’m close to the end now, so there’s really no point in giving up. I mean, I didn’t need my sanity that much anyways.
Plus, I’ve been a little slack on picking up new books lately, partly for time reasons, and partly monetary reasons. Although I have to say, making a new comics run once a month makes things much more interesting than going weekly. And this has led me to consider the possibility of using the www.mailordercomics.com service once I move to Seattle, rather than setting up a subscription with a local store. I like Xanadu comics, which I visited when I was up there, but the convenience and discount pricing of mail order does appeal to me. Downsides include timing (I’d get everything 1-4 weeks later than everybody else…which doesn’t concern me toooo much); having to actually get a copy of Previews every month; and having to pay my monthly comics budget as one lump sum, rather than a few dollars here and there (which is easier to justify to myself).
Has anyone used this? How do you like it? Had any problems getting what you ordered, or with any customer service issues? Let me know in comments if so.