This week, we have a purchasing question for you.  Every Wednesday, comic shops around the country open up with brand new titles for you to pick up, and enjoy.  But do you pick up your comics on Wednesday, or is there another day during the week that you buy your four color fare?

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16 Comments

  1. Samuel
    March 15, 2011 at 10:48 am — Reply

    I will get my comics at least with in a week unless its a Fables. Fables is the only book I will get on Wednesday and I’ll buy the rest later.

  2. JoeM
    March 15, 2011 at 11:02 am — Reply

    I just stop on my way home from work on Wednesdays. It’s right on my way home.

  3. March 15, 2011 at 11:18 am — Reply

    Since my LCS is a hour away, and I don’t have the time or money to drive the 60 miles or so to go there every week, I make it every two weeks at the minimum, sometimes every three weeks, and go on Thrusdays since they have specials on them days.

  4. aerspyder
    March 15, 2011 at 11:54 am — Reply

    I had to pick I don’t buy do to being one of the one’s who waits for trades.

  5. martymoo
    March 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm — Reply

    Wish there was a “I wait for the trades” option. I don’t go in for single issues any more. Floppies are too hard to keep track of and store.

  6. GeorgeWook
    March 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm — Reply

    I buy them when ever they appear on the comixology app – cos i’m too lazy to get off my butt and physically go to the store – plus since i live in the UK, digital comics are far cheaper (damned shipping costs!)

  7. Kirby
    March 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm — Reply

    Wednesday, LCS is right on my walking path home. Good time to talk to friends and hang out. Unless of course, I’m on break.

  8. ClubberLang6
    March 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm — Reply

    Generally, I read trades, though I do pick up comics from time to time. I picked about once a month.

  9. hectorbustnuts
    March 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm — Reply

    Another trade-waiter here. Picked “I don’t buy comics at all”.

  10. kyleo71
    March 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    I order everything online and have it delivered. Much less trouble, that way, and it’s always almost guaranteed that what I want is in stock. I always fill out my order/pre-order the week before (as soon as the next week’s available orders goes up) and the order is then filled the day of release. I tend to receive all my books at the beginning of the following week (depending on holidays and such). No muss. No fuss.

  11. Navarre
    March 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    I wait for trades. Would choose that option if I could.

  12. tidge
    March 15, 2011 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    I’m pretty much a “once a month” shopper. In the past 10 years I’ve really cut back on my comics purchases. When I changed comic stores my current store never gives out Previews, so I don’t have the pre-built excitement for weekly books. In a self-perpetuating cycle, I’m an extremely small mark…err customer for them.

    BTW, I really miss when Friday was new comic day. (I can’t say I appreciated the irregular distribution via the newstand at all). Anyone want to comment on the “migration” of New Comic day?

  13. Xybec Katta
    March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm — Reply

    I don’t have the income to buy comics regularly. I wait for the trade and buy the stories I am interested in all at once. I can usually pick one up every couple of months, but I usually pick up multiple books at one time.

  14. crs
    March 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm — Reply

    I buy on Wednesday on the way home. I’ve found that if I wait a day or so, some of the items I want that aren’t on my pull list may be gone.

  15. Space Cadet Juan
    March 16, 2011 at 12:57 am — Reply

    Since I get my comics by mail, I suppose my answer would be “Two months in advance”

  16. March 16, 2011 at 4:39 am — Reply

    I get mine monthly. That’s the minimum requirement for my LCS to maintain your pull list; they’re pretty lenient and will make arrangements for anyone who can’t do this but wants to keep it, since a good chunk of their business comes from enlisted people at a nearby Army base.

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