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Where do you guys get your subscriptions for Marvel comics? I've heard bad things about getting subs directly from DC but I don't know if that's also the case with Marvel. Anyway, what do you guys do, go through them directly, local comic book store, websites? Let me know!






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I don't know of many people that do mail orders from the companies anymore. Most people have them mailed from Mid Town, Mile High, Lonestar, Horizon or a few others. Or the create a pull list at their LCS. You pick which titles you want and the shop makes sure you get your books. Also many shops discount the books when you create a pull. It's like a membership to the shop, you get special deals for stuff like an extra 5% off of back issues or anything of that sort.

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incidious (8/11/2013)
Where do you guys get your subscriptions for Marvel comics? I've heard bad things about getting subs directly from DC but I don't know if that's also the case with Marvel. Anyway, what do you guys do, go through them directly, local comic book store, websites? Let me know!




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LCS all the way, I have never done mail subscriptions - always had a fear they'd arrive damaged. I'm not a huge fan of the postal system.
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I use Discount Comic Book Service on line at http://www.dcbservice.com/. The standard discount is 40% of cover price. A small part of that savings is eaten up by sipping, but if I choose once-per-month shipping, then it is only $6.50 for shipping my whole pull list. It means I have to wait a few weeks to read my books (its hard to avoid spoilers on the internet) but the savings mean that my pull list can be bigger. I highly recommend them.

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I've got a great LCS that offers up to 30% off my pull list. I've never done mail order. But I laugh when I see the ad's from older comics and I see that Marvel or DC's subscriptions were like $6 for a year.
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I haven't mail ordered Marvel comics in quite some time. It sure was the thing to do when I was a wee lad anyway... Throughout most of the 80's/90's I had subscriptions to spider-man, x-men, etc... Most of the comics are still sealed up in bags with my name/address on them.
I did end up giving all that b.s. to my nephew though ^_^



These days I wouldn't want a subscription again unless I was guaranteed that each comic would be at least a 9.8 minimum & came well packaged. Tongue




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So they dont always come well packaged? I was thinking of having a pull list online. LCS is more fun though.

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Stick with your Local LCS or order the books from a reputable comics company like Midtown etc. Getting a subscription directly from the publishers is a waste of time. I am surprised they still do subscriptions give the options out here.

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www.midtowncomics.com is where I get my comics. I like to pre-order and save 35%, but you are buying books like 2 months in advance so you could get stuck with things you don't care about anymore. They have a regular pull list option as well. The books come well packaged so I really haven't had an issue. The more you order the better the packaging IMO.


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