Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rorchach's Journal: September 16, 2010

So I've been getting a little frustrated with the subscription service provided by DC lately.  I recently moved and my comics have been coming out later and later.  I received Batman #702 the day #703 came out!  A little frustrating since I like to be in the loop so discussion with my fellow comic book junkies in Facebook aren't hindered by my lack of knowledge.  I think I'll always stick with subscribing to my favorite titles since I saving a lot of money by doing it, but it does cause a lot of frustration on my part.

Lately, though, my comics have been coming to me damaged.  I just received Justice League of America #48 last night and the spine had torn from the top all the way down to the top of the first staple.  Ugh!  I can deal with a bent corner or a creased cover, but the spinal damage irks the hell out of me.  I feel like I'm reading lesser quality comics, which is partly true when it comes to James Robinson.  What is it, do the mailmen/mailwomen just toss it in their box with considering it's delicacy?  Does DC not understand how travel can put a lot of stress on paper products to think having two pieces of stiff paper on each side is good enough protection?  I'm very tempted to call up Camby West and ask for better protection of my comics.  (Good luck there Jimmy.)

In the mean time, I'm going to post some "catch up" reviews, which will be shorter than my regular a lot, just to get back up to date with myself and my writing.  I've got Legion, Batman and JLA to write about, all of which disappointed me, but you'll read more of my thoughts soon.


  1. I know exactly what you mean! I just moved recently as well, and while I don't have any DC subscriptions, my Marvel ones have been arriving later and later. And this is more the fault of whoever handles the mail in my apartment building than the publisher's, but they keep rolling the issues to fit them into my box more easily...even though the cardstock clearly says "Do Not Bend!" Ugh...but still, like you said, I guess it's still worth it for the massive discount you get for subscribing by mail.

  2. I agree Jimmy! I still get DC's direct from my LCS but I get my Marvel's via Marvel itself - and the delays are just incredible! The discount still works in my favour, but boy, at the biggest gaps the latest issue is almost instore before the last one arrives - yet I can mail friends in the states in under a week!

    What gives?