As I was doing my nightly work out, I was thinking of ways to cut expenses and the first obvious one is cutting out comics.
How about just cutting down a lot and cutting our cable television down a level?
At any rate, as I was looking through my list of books, it really hit me that I collect quite a few books just because. Yep. Just because.
What kind of a crappy reason is that?
My best example is the X-Men titles. I have every issue of Uncanny X-Men since the early 100's. That is over thirty years of continuity. On the "adjectiveless" title, I have every issue since number one. Despite the quality of the book, I continue to buy each issue.. you guessed it... just because.
That has got to stop. I have done well with the Civil War related titles at Marvel, dropping several titles I have long enjoyed without remorse.
BUT I HAVE TO DO MORE.
If I keep collecting crappy books for the sake of continuity it does no one any favors in the long run, other then my nephews for selling my books after I pass away many years from now.
As of today I am taking a vow to drop shoddy books despite any sentimental reason. God help me, I have to. Both financially and to take a stand with the comic book companies by speaking with my money.
Of course, currently I AM enjoying the Uncanny X-Men storyline by Ed Brubaker, so maybe that is a bad example. Heh. Flash would be a better one, or Wolverine.
I will keep you posted with how I do in winning the battle over sentimentality.
How do you do?