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My favorite local comic book shop is closing. I haven't had luck with the other shop in town, so I would like to start getting my comic subscriptions by mail order! What company can you recommend? I don't need, but want things like: weekly delivery, bags and boards, free/cheap shipping, and "pay as you go" options.

asked Aug 21 '11 at 05:17

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We live in a rural area, and local comic book shops are hard to find. My husband has compromised by contacting the owner of one that's about an hour away. Once a month, the owner sends out a list of new & recommended back list items, and my husband returns the email with his subscription. When it's convenient for my husband, he stops by the shop.

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answered Sep 03 '11 at 15:21

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Courtney Ostaff

One source that I have used is Things from another world, TFAW. I suspect that if you order more than one issue at a time you will amortize the shipping very quickly. Plus, they do seem to have everything--big names and independents.


answered Sep 04 '11 at 17:36

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Thanks for the suggestions. I already go to TFAW (I live in Portland and go to their flagship store right next to the Dark Horse offices!). I was looking for something with free shipping, a better discount (theirs is 10%), or bags and boards (they don't do either).


answered Sep 04 '11 at 23:28

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Have you looked into Heavy Ink (http://heavyink.com/) or DCBservice (http://www.dcbservice.com/)? They both seem to be popular services, and they seem to have varying customizability.

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