Did you ever notice it’s more expensive to buy new digital comics, than it is to buy new print ones? The big trend from DC and Marvel is to put the same cover price on both the digital and print editions when they come out. DC will knock it down $1 when the next issue comes out. Marvel… not so much.
I don’t know where you live, but most of the places I’ve lived, the local comic shop has given a discount. Discounts come in different formats. Sometimes it’s contingent on having pull-list or in-store subscription account. Sometimes (particularly in New York City), it’s a rebate: every time you accumulate $100 worth of purchases, you get $20 credit. Sometimes the shop gives a discount with no strings attached.
Not every store has them, but a lot (if not most) will end up giving you 10%-20% off.
What does this mean? If your local comic shop gives a discount, you’re actually spending MORE money on your new comics if you’re buying them digitally. *
Just food for thought.
*Yes, some indies do knock the price down right off the bat, but the Big Two aren’t doing that.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.