Thursday, January 14, 2010

Comic Book Survey!

I don't have a very large audience in the first place and I have a tendency to not elicit responses from stuff like this, but I'm really curious, so I'll ask anyway...

We've been into this recession for some time. How are your comic buying habits different now than they were at this time last year?

You're certainly welcome to leave your comments on my blog anonymously if you like. I'd just like to get an anecdotal reading of things as they stand today.

Thanks in advance for any input and insights you can provide.

8 comments:

Matthew E said...

They're about the same. One difference is that there's no Legion comic right now, so there's nothing I need to get from the comic shop the week it comes out, resulting in fewer visits to the comic shop. About the same number of comics altogether, though.

KentL said...

My monthly reduction in titles has nothing to do with the recession, but I do think there is a part of me that holds back a bit when placing an order on Amazon or Books-a-Million.

Anonymous said...

By the end of 2009, I had reduced my buying a lot. There are two reasons for this: 1) I was buying more than I had time to read and 2) I am making a lot less money than I used to.

Marc Sobel said...

Personally, I use the library a hell of a lot more and buy more back issues than new issues now.

Matt K said...

I'm going to be buying comics only on a very infrequent case-by-case basis until business improves. (And I blame my paucity of business at least in part on the recession; QED.)

David Gallaher said...

>> We've been into this recession for some time. How are your comic buying habits different now than they were at this time last year? >>

They haven't at all. We're still buying about 6 titles a month, with an occasional special issue here or there if its something our friends did.

Fanboy Wife said...

I don't read comics, but my husband does. I think he buys too many comics in the first place, but I don't the recession has changed his buying habits since we both are fortunate enough to have jobs.

Jeff said...

I'm pretty lucky to have a decent job, so I haven't been affected all that greatly by the recession. My comic buying habits are probably the same since last year.