What happened to comic books?

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  1. Grassshoppa Brown Belt

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    When I was a kid there was always a turn style rack of comic books for sale at every grocery store. Where have they gone?
     
  2. Cheese Banned Banned

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    Local comic shop still exist but they arent really everywhere any more.

    Darth Vader Series is great.
     
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  4. WaylonMercy5150 Silver Belt

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    I still buy comics but the shop I go to, you have to wad through magic and other board gamers to get to to comics. It smells like BO and hot pockets but it is much more fulfilling than online shopping.
     
  5. ElKarlo Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    This, plus the ink and quality is different. Now a comic costs 5-7 bucks easily. If they were still made like they were in the past they'd cost like a buck.
     
  6. Strychnine Steel Belt

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    I game at a shop around once a week. Man... This one guy was sooooooo freaking funky.. I mean he stunk out loud.

    Yes, he is in my gaming group. :(
     
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    I used to be in a D&D group and a Warhammer group. The majority made showering and deodorant mandatory.
     
  8. Strychnine Steel Belt

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    I'm in a Heroclix group and we're really casual until it's a tournament for an ultra-rare prize... Then, the gloves come OFF.



    I really want them to do a Justice League Unlimited set.
     
  9. prod2821 Gold Belt

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    like all printed media it's now being read electronically, but there are still a lot of comic shops around and DC has put out 100 page specials at Walmart
     
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    Awesome man game looks fun as hell.
     
  11. Metal_Daze Geonor St Gregor

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    the 2000 bug killed them.
     
  12. GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    Marvel Comics went to shit after they were bought by Disney, and raised the price to $4 an issue.

    Then, it became even shittier after they've gone full SJW.

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  13. Strychnine Steel Belt

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  14. Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    When I was a kid, comics were fifteen cents and you could find one of those stands in every corner store. I used to get an allowance of a quarter and I'd go to the store, buy a comic, and a handful of candy.

    I stopped buying them when they hit a dollar in the eighties.

    There are still quite a few comic shops here in Montreal, but titles are far too expensive.
     
  15. revoltub Gold Card

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    I've noticed there are still a lot in urban areas but seems dead in the small town areas.
     
  16. LegalReasoning Banned Banned

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    Only a man child wonders about these things.
     
  17. Phr3121 Banned Banned

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    Not really. If you are a collector, some of those comic books are worth a lot. I take it you don't go to the movies to watch the DC and Marvel Comics heroes on screen. Missing out on this one:
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  18. LegalReasoning Banned Banned

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    So you sit through 2+ hours to fantasize about women wearing superhero suits punching people? Watching a 4 min scene at bangbros then carrying on with your day sounds much more productive.

    The man-child argument still stands.
     
  19. TeTe I know your kind and I know what you're up to Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Those TWD comics go for a lot of money now.
     
  20. INTERL0PER Brown Belt

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    I still buy em from a store in town. But I'm not, and have never really been, in to super hero comics. I'm more in to "graphic novel" style comics, crime, noir, sci fi, that kind of thing.
     

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