writers and books you wanna drop...

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  1. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    so, with the latest announcement from marvel about the red she hulk, i just got to thinking about how much i hate stupid crap...but then i got to thinking about how i'll read a book about a character i don't like, just because a good writer is on it...for instance, brubaker on cap, and fraction on ironman...i've never particularly cared for either character, but those writers made me interested...but lately (like the last 6 months) i've been buying both books, and not reading them because i finally just lost interest in the characters, despite the writer...so now i'm left in a situation where i don't want to drop the books, because i like the writer, but at the same time, i'm not even reading the books...so, whatdya think? what would you do? do you already do the same thing? and the same could apply to artists as well...
     
  2. ponn01

    ponn01 Black Lantern

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    I want to...scratch that..need to lower my monthly DCBS order. I keep wanting to take Dark Avengers and Secret Warriors off. Don't really care for Bendis but just can't seem to pull the trigger to take them off. Also all these Blackest Night mini-series and tie-ins are killing me.

    I'm in the same boat with Iron Man too, especially this Previews order with not one but TWO Iron Mans in one month. I don't even like the character but for some reason this new series has been keeping me coming back.
     
  3. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    I've already dropped so many books if I drop any more I won't be buying comics at all. I'm down to: Invincible, The Walking Dead, Ultimate Spider-Man, X-Men Forever, Farscape, and Buffy.
     
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    matrixprime AJ's Toy Chest Owner

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    ALL Transformers Titles (NOT GOING THROUGH ANOTHER REBOOT!!!)

    Basically at this point I'm only collecting Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corps, Blackest Night and all tie-ins, and Amazing Spider-Man.

    I might start collecting Web of Spider-Man when it hits.
     
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    Scantron Well-Known Member

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    - Have dropped - IDW's TF comics. I bought the TPBs up until the Furman-verse ended, not interested in anything past that. I like to support TF comics, but I'm done with them until another company gets the license.

    - Will drop - GL and GLC, the last two monthlies I collect. I'm enjoying both books, GLC more so than GL, but with an inevitable jump to $3.99, it'll be too expensive to collect monthlies. I'll keep getting them until Blackest Night is over and then I'm done collecting monthlies entirely. GLC might remain on 'wait for trade' status, and I'll get any future Cyborg Superman appearances in GL, but I doubt either will be a regular purchase any more.
     
  6. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    All new crap Marvel have.
     
  7. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    New Avengers and Mighty Avengers...I really don't know why I read them anymore.

    I dropped X-Men Forever after two issues...what a horrible book.
     
  8. deathsheadx

    deathsheadx Well-Known Member

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    i used to collect close to 20 comics a month. the only comic i'm interested in as of now is x-men forever and that i'm gonna get in trade for the first year.
     
  9. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I dropped X-Force and X-Factor. I'll be dumping Uncanny X-men as soon as the Dark Avnegers crossover ends. And FF will be dropped as soon as Millar and Hitch leave.

    I only pick up Mighty Avengers because I get all the Avengers books. I really like Hercules even though I don't get his ongoing. Also want to drop Initiative but I'm actually liking the new idea. Reminds me of when Thunderbolts first came out. And speaking of that book, I was going to drop it when Civil War was on but glad I didn't because the new team is pretty interesting. And it has Ant Man!

    JSA might be gone if I don't like the new team. JLA is on the verge of being dropped also. I don't even know why I read it.

    However to my surprise, I did not drop Batman after battle for the cowl and I'm glad I didn't. Detective was awesome under Rucka, and Daniels is doing a good job as well. I even got new bat-titles in Sirens and Streets of Gotham. But that's because I'm a Paul Dini whore.
     
  10. Coeloptera

    Coeloptera Big, bad beetle-bot

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    Aaaaand I was just thinking about dropping Hulk.

    I am now dropping it this Saturday when I got to my store. That leaves Thor as the only Marvel book I get now. Way to go, guys.

    - Coeloptera
     
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    All TF titles. :( 
     
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    I've dropped a bit myself...

    Almost all my Marvel titles are gone. I'm only picking up Ms Marvel and Captain America: Reborn, the latter being a mini. (Dropped Dark/Mighty/New Avengers, Astonishing X-Men)

    From DC I dropped JSA, JLA, and Teen Titans. I'm just down to the Super related titles (Action, Superman, Supergirl, Superman/Batman, Power Girl, Adventure, World of New Krypton), Blackest Night main title and probably BN: Superman mini, plus the Cry for Justice mini as well

    I'll probably move Transformers to trades after finishing All Hail Megatron

    Buffy is a keeper (it ends at #40 supposedly)
     
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    flywheels Decepticon Assault Team Veteran

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    I've been going back and forth for months now. Knowing I can't afford to buy everything I've been reading w/ my daughter scheduled to be born in October I've been pouring over everything trying to decide what gets cut. So far I've come up w/ this:

    DROPPED:
    Hulk
    Mighty Avengers
    Punisher
    Secret Warriors
    Thor

    ON THE FENCE:
    Dark Avengers
    Executive Assistant Iris
    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Nova
    Thunderbolts
    Transformers (all titles)

    KEEPING MONTHLY:
    Amazing Spider-Man
    Avengers Initiative
    Iron Man
    New Avengers
    Spider-Woman (yeah I know it hasn't even started yet!)

    I'm glad that all of the War of Kings stuff is winding down as well since that alone will save me some big bucks on a monthly basis. Now if only Dark Reign will end!
     
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    Dropped in the last year -

    Ultimate Spiderman
    Ultimate X-Men
    New Avengers
    Mighty Avengers
    Thunderbolts
    X-Force
    The Punisher
    Ghost Rider
    Wolverine

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Crossed

    Justice Society of America
    Justice League of America

    A possible to add to the list could be all Transformers titles.
     
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    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    i ditch anything loeb writes
     
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    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    I've stuck slim. Only pick up the IDW Zombies VS Robots & TF books and the Marvel Halo books.
     
  17. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    yeah, ant man is the only reason i'm getting thunderbolts, and i dont even like how Diggle is writing him...i'm just a kirkman whore...and so i keep getting it...

    books i've dropped in the past year and a half or two have been:
    incredible herc
    Amazing spiderman
    the punisher war zone
    mighty avengers
    new avengers
    buffy
    nova
    wonder woman
    justice league of america
    welcome to tranquility
    green arrow and black canary
    teen titans
    iron fist
    and probably a few more...

    and i've currently got 46 books on my Comixology.com pull list...that's 21 miniseries and 24 ongoings...though a few mini's are ending soon, or have just ended (LO3W, Destroyer) and i just haven't removed my subscription, just in case there's any special bonus books with those titles...but i doubt there is, so they'll be removed soon...


    i don't keep every book i get either...stuff that i only moderately care about, i make into sets of story arcs, and sell back to my LCS, or sell on consignment there, for around 2 bucks and issue...then get that in trade, then buy new stuff with that money, and get my discount on it too, so it works out real well for me, when my sets sell...
     
  18. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    so i was just updating my list and its actually 46 titles...though 3 have just ended, but 3 are just about to start...
     
  19. ginrai

    ginrai lost with no way home.

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    i've dumped everything except the various Mignola-verse titles that come out.. Northlanders and Conan..

    I think I wind up with about 5 books a month total on a heavy month.

    if I dump anymore I have to give up my pull box. if it didn't take so long for Mignola stuff to get collected in trades though I might just do it.. as I really need to stop buying the individual issues.. and then buying the trades..
     
  20. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    nice...i really enjoy the books i'm still reading, but man, its just so many sometimes...and there's more i'd like to read, just don't wanna pay 4 bucks an issue for them...
     

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