Do you subscribe? Or do you buy them on the newsstand when they look interesting?
It’s been quite awhile since I’ve had any real patience for a magazine. Used to be (back in the ’90s and early 2000s) I’d fairly regularly read Wizard (self-billed “The Guide to Comics”). But Wizard ceased print publication a couple years ago, and I’ve never gotten into any of the other comics-related publications. The closest to a replacement for me, for present, may be Bleeding Cool, which had a preview issue recently and begins official sequential publication later this year.
(There’s also “the Comic-Con issue” of something I’m blanking on at present…yet I’ve come to be quite disgusted at what the [San Diego] Comic Con has become and try to mostly avoid the hype).
Newspapers I also rarely read–I’ll flip through the paper at my parents’ when I visit, but overall that’s really my only exposure these days TO a newspaper. For the most part I tend to get my news from the radio, Facebook, and Twitter.
I can’t remember the last time I saw an actual newsletter.
And it’s been years since seeking a journal…half a decade, probably; not since grad school.
But we’re talking “periodicals,” and the list in the prompt neglects the most obvious response from me:
Sometimes published weekly, sometimes biweekly, occasionally “3 times/month,” perhaps bimonthly, quarterly, and they also have annuals (while still others are whenever a new issue is actually finished/publishable).
I do, however, maintain a “pull list” at my local comic shop–a list of titles that they order that I’m going to buy each time a new issue comes out, without requesting month after month. Each time a new issue is published, I can simply walk in, and it’s already been set aside, “reserved,” for me.
And there are plenty of other comics that I also buy new, the week or two they’re first published.
My reading tends to–as a whole–be split unevenly between books, and comics (it varies week to week by what’s on-hand or has my attention).
But after a few years of primarily comics, the past 9 months I’ve found myself finally back into maintaining a constant stream of books that I’ve read [or listened to unabridged] and actually finished:
- The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor
- The Litigators (Grisham)
- 11/22/63 (King)
- The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
- The Girl Who Played With Fire
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
- A Game of Thrones
- A Clash of Kings
- The Hunger Games
- A Storm of Swords
- Catching Fire [audiobook]
- Marvel’s Civil War: A Prose Novel
Due to the US holiday yesterday, ‘New Comics Day’ was bumped from Wednesday to Thursday…making today New Comics Day. Two new tie-in issues to the ongoing crossover/”event” Avengers vs. X-Men (or AvX) are out, as well as a new issue of GI Joe: A Real American Hero which sees the Joes wind up at a comic convention…the premise amusing enough I intend to buy the issue though it’s been over a year since I’ve bought any others.