A Question About Individual Comics vs Collected Trades? (FEEDBACK HEAVILY REQUESTED)

So, as I’ve brought up before, I’m currently having to go on welfare and cut corners wherever possible to use up less money. This is why I pretty much had to cut the number of comics I buy in half. However, there’s an option I haven’t considered until it occurred to me today. So, I’m curious as to which is the better idea for saving money: Buying individual issues of comics, or the collected trades?

Now, as far as that would affect the blog, well, I might or might not still post early previews for each issue if I buy the trades if I can remember. However, as a fair trade, I might decide to give full reviews and thoughts on the collections when I get them. So, I’d still be covering the books I get on here for everyone, because I like to promote good reading. ^_^

Anyway, let me know what you all think in the comments section. If I do make the switch, though, it won’t be until after the current story arcs are done, since they’re usually what are collected for the trades in the first place. But yeah, tell me what you think of this, and we’ll see what happens. Ja né!

About Jyger85

Huge fan of wrestling, Kamen Rider, Power Rangers/Super Sentai, and video games. But I WILL talk smack when one of them tick me off. lol

Posted on February 3, 2016, in Comic Books and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’d say go for the trades. You’ll save time and trips to the comics shop

  2. I only buy my comics in trades. Typically they’re cheaper per issue, and you get the added bonus of getting the entire arc at once and without ad pages. Also, depending on the editorial team for the trade, you’ll usually get some nifty extras in the back like concept art or pages with variant covers. The obvious trade off is that you’re generally going to be behind on the most current conversations about what’s going on in your series.

  3. Trades are the best way to go if you still want hard copies of comics but need to save money! I try to limit my single issue purchases to comics that don’t have a big following (to help support them and increase the likelihood that the publisher will print a trade) and a select few “I love it so much I absolutely MUST keep up with it” series.

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