A post from my old Marvel blog concerning how many comics I had stacked up that I hadn’t yet read. I haven’t been to a comic shop in a year, obviously, but I still buy new books every week online and have them shipped to me.
My younger self would be somewhat aghast at me if he were to see how many comics I own that haven’t yet been read.
I get a bundle of the Marvel and DC books every week, and I try to read just about everything. And I also visit the local comic shop every week (Jim Hanley’s Universe on 33rd Street just under the Empire State Building) to pick up the interesting stuff that other people are putting out, or the more expensive hardcovers from Marvel and DC, or whatever else might catch my eye.
I’ve also got a stack of older books acquired at conventions. At the moment, there’s a pile of mostly 70s comics bought at the Wizard Philadelphia convention last month that I’m slowly making my way through.
What this means is that, at any given moment, I’m likely about three months behind on reading any given title. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day, in the week, for me to ever entirely catch up. Already I’ve got the ETERNALS hardcover to go through, and a stack of ESSENTIALS and DC SHOWCASE volumes, and the second Jack Kirby BLACK PANTHER volume, and a compilation of Roy Thomas’ ALTER EGO magazine all in various stages of completion. And that doesn’t take into account “real” books either (I’m almost finished with “Yes Man” by Danny Wallace, and I’ve got the new Remo Williams paperback cued up right behind it.)
Off to the shop now to sort through the latest. More later.
P.S.: Despite all of the CIVIL WAR goodness that’s hitting the racks today, this week’s Heroes Office Hot Pick has to be SPIDER-GIRL #100. Not only is it a milestone issue, with an exciting announcement to you from the editors, it’s also 100 pages of Tom DeFalco goodness. Worth it alone for the cover gallery.