Amazon Now Selling Comic Subscriptions

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11 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    This should be great for bringing new people to comics. So great and so smart that I can't entirely believe the publishers agreed to do it.

  2. Alan Coil says:

    Thus begins the end for Mom-And-Pop comic book stores.

  3. Anonymous says:

    That Top 10 subscriptions list on the page is weird. Mad is the #1 book? Green Arrow is a top seller. Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes? Weird.

    • Martha Thomases says:

      Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes would be selling like crazy, if parents could find them easily. That's why they do well on Amazon.

  4. Neil Ottenstein says:

    They have some DC comics set up so far and some Marvels will be coming soon (not all the links work at the moment). Some of the DC subscriptions they have are for 33% off (not all though). Considering that most comic book stores have a much smaller discount for regular customers I was thinking this could take a bite out of them. On the other hand, if these are individually delivered by mail, I don't think most collectors would want to risk the damage. So, for the casual new reader this might be a good starting point.

  5. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Marvel was saying last week that when Amazing Spider-Man went thrice-weekly, they made a really good subscription deal available. It was such as success, the book is profitable solely on subscriptions. And I haven't heard any comic shops complaining about that.This is a small sign, one of many to come I hope, that comics are returning to the mainstream. It's what I've been talking about for years – get the comics into new people's hands. I'll bet few if any comic fans will take advantage of this deal, but a lot of newcomers, or parents/grandparents of newcomers will.

  6. Todd says:

    They've been offering single issues for several months.

    • Anonymous says:

      I got an e-mail promotion from Amazon last week about this. That's probably why it's been getting attention.

      • Neil Ottenstein says:

        If you aren't registered on the site, can you give a name beneath your comment so we can distinguish one "anonymous" person and another when reading.

  7. Bulent Yusuf says:

    This is FANTASTIC news! Comics are finally escaping direct market purgatory and venturing back into the mainstream. Thank you Amazon – now offer this service in the UK and I'll be one of the first to sign up.

  8. Anonymous says:

    How exactly are they shipping the floppy comics though?In plastic bags or in sturdy hardbound mailers?DC Comics subscriptions still ship their comics in bags and they get damaged too easily.