Ok, I am a very disorganized person. I have comics, books, magazines... and the other usual crap discarded around my house. Yet I give myself the illusion of organization. For years I was a man lost in a jungle of comics. I bought what jumped at me, and what Iwas familiar with... eventually surviving on only Daredevil... regurgitating and then digesting back issues. I was surviving.
And now... now that I am home. In my hometown. Where the jungle is not surrounding me, but rather I am helping to keep it flourishing. Ok, even I am getting tired of metaphorically speaking. I now am the deciding factor in what I want to buy... thanks in no small part to the internet... and before that Marvel Previews. Where as before I would have been left sulking at having missed a DD appearance. Now if there is even a mention of DD... I probably have the title. Aside from the X-titles (which let's be honest would probably be my current budget and then some) which I do not really like. Add to that occasional minis and other characters that never held my interest. And I am getting the rest of it.
I now know about titles it seems long before my retailer. So, it makes it only a little frustrating in the respect, that he questions my preorder of a title, even after I saw it in Marvel Previews. Preordering may be a customer's way of really supporting a title, but at least here, it sucks. Which leads into the paperback envy. I love TPBs, I love HCs... I even like the little digests... to a lesser extent. But I cannot justify buying the single issue and also the TPBs. I can't even really justify buying a TPB of something I don't have. I have a great friend who also has a love of the collected format, and I am envious. But unlike this guy Jon Knutson (who has a great blog, and a nice column too) I have not seen pictures of her collection... which just in the the last few weeks has grown.
I think I need a job.