Slimming down in 2012 (but just my comics subscriptions)

I made my first trip out to Game On! Comics the other weekend. When I last posted about comics, I was thinking about quitting the “traditional” print comics world entirely. I haven’t done that, but I did cut down my subscription list.

First: the store is great– Louis and crew have created a really cool space there. There’s more room, and more color than the late, lamented Nova Comics. The location is bothersome for a number of reasons (and I don’t just mean distance-from-my-house this time), but it’s not worth getting into that.

Here’s what I was reading (Thanks to Dave at Game On for sending me my then-current list):

  • BATMAN INCORPORATED
  • DMZ
  • FABLES
  • FELL
  • GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES
  • LIL DEPRESSED BOY
  • MEMOIR
  • NORTHLANDERS
  • SCALPED
  • SWEET TOOTH
  • UNWRITTEN

After taking a two or three month break, I found that I just didn’t miss most of them.  It’s like that moment in a book, movie, or show where you realize that you don’t really care what happens next. You aren’t invested in the characters or stories. You could keep reading (or watching), or you could get that time back and spend it in a way more productive or enjoyable.

The second path is usually best. Here is what I’m reading now:

Fell is technically on the list, as well– though it’s currently on something of a hiatus due to events in Ben Templesmith’s life.

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