When the recession first hit, there was a fair amount of internet chatter about people changing their purchasing habits in comicdom. Did you drop titles or just cancel cable or skip that doctor's visit that you really didn't want to go to anyway? A lot of people lost their jobs, and many have yet to find new ones. Many of those who did are working in positions less desirable (to them at least) than what they had previously. We're still hearing daily news reports about how the super rich control the vast majority of the country's wealth and how being a fry cook at McDonald's is now considered a great opportunity and how the entire country is just about to run up against the debt ceiling and on and on... And even though we've heard the odd reports about a comic shop closing or a creator coming against hard times, I haven't seen/heard anything about you: the comic book fan.
So I'm wondering: how are YOU holding up as a comic book fan? How have your comic buying habits changed over the last 2-3 years? Are you spending less? The same amount, but you've moved over to digital to get more bang for your buck? What is your weekly trip to the comic shop like now compared to 3 years ago? What does the next 6-12 months look like for you in comicdom?
Seriously, I'd like to hear how comic fans are doing these days. Feel free to leave comments anonymously.