Collecting Physical Media – Poll Results

In the latest Superman Homepage Member Poll we asked you the following question:

What physical media do you still purchase as a Superman fan?

They say it’s a digital age, but it seems fans can’t let go of physical media just yet, with the majority of Superman fans still collecting their films and TV shows on Blu-ray, with Trade Paperbacks/Hardcovers and Comic Books close behind.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

What physical media do you still purchase as a Superman fan?
  • Blu-rays 25%, 104 votes
    104 votes 25%
    104 votes - 25% of all votes
  • Trade Paperbacks/Hardcovers 21%, 89 votes
    89 votes 21%
    89 votes - 21% of all votes
  • Comic Books 20%, 83 votes
    83 votes 20%
    83 votes - 20% of all votes
  • DVDs 13%, 54 votes
    54 votes 13%
    54 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Novels/Other Books 12%, 51 vote
    51 vote 12%
    51 vote - 12% of all votes
  • CDs 6%, 27 votes
    27 votes 6%
    27 votes - 6% of all votes
  • None of the above 2%, 10 votes
    10 votes 2%
    10 votes - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 418
Voters: 158
June 23, 2021 - June 30, 2021
Voting is closed

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July 1, 2021 9:06 am

The idea of print being dead was always a miscalculation because it grossly under estimated that there is a tactile aspect to reading that many humans appreciate and continue to want to experience so when someone talks about wanting to hold a book in their hand don’t look down your nose at them like they’re hugging a telegraph machine. Also this is not something that is divided along the lines of age either. It’s not as simple as “kids=digital old folks=print.”The bookstore chain I worked for tried to go with an all-in on digital readers business model and they were… Read more »

July 1, 2021 11:04 am

*All of the above.

July 1, 2021 9:40 pm

I absolutely love and cherish the Superman physical media that I own, especially my DVDs, posters, and comic books. However, I’ve been living overseas for 6 + years now. I can no longer collect physical media any longer because it’s too big and expensive to haul around. For this reason, I currently only keep about 5 special Superman trade paperbacks with me overseas. As for the films and TV shows, they are all digital releases.

July 3, 2021 10:17 am

I basically voted on what I *would* buy, were it available in my region. In reality, I even have to import the occasional Bluray/DVD. Books and comics are a financial no-no in physical for me.

As for the digital vs physical… it’s a silly debate we’ve had a million times in gaming. Each has its value and its audience. Digital books don’t feel right to me, especially comics. Film, on the other hand, is more convenient for me on digital– especially since some production companies often cripple their physical releases by removing a lot of extras to cut costs.