Comic Book Reading – Poll Results

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

If weekly individual comic books stopped being published, what would you do?

Seems Superman fans are reluctant to go completely digital for their comic book reading, with 41% of voters saying they’d wait for physical collections rather than digital individual issues if weekly printed comic books were no longer being published.

Here’s the complete voting breakdown:

If weekly individual comic books stopped being published, what would you do?
  • I'd wait for Trade Paperback collections 41%, 67 votes
    67 votes 41%
    67 votes - 41% of all votes
  • I'd go digital 18%, 29 votes
    29 votes 18%
    29 votes - 18% of all votes
  • I'd stop reading 17%, 28 votes
    28 votes 17%
    28 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Wouldn't affect me as I don't read comic books at all 13%, 22 votes
    22 votes 13%
    22 votes - 13% of all votes
  • I'm already digital 12%, 19 votes
    19 votes 12%
    19 votes - 12% of all votes
Total Votes: 165
August 12, 2020 - August 19, 2020
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Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
August 20, 2020 10:01 am

What’s going on in the comic book industry is very unfortunate. Hopefully with enough fans wanting physical copies of comics rather than just digital ones, physical copies could still be published and hopefully workers in the comic book business won’t have lose their jobs.

Last edited 1 year ago by Superman2878
Superman2878
Superman2878(@spidey2878)
August 20, 2020 3:54 pm
Reply to  Superman2878

Oops. I meant to say “won’t have to lose their jobs.” My fingers got ahead of my typing.

afriend
afriend(@afriend)
August 20, 2020 3:20 pm

According to usinflationcalculator.com, the 1962 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 (first appearance of Spider-Man) which had a cover price of 12 cents, in 2020 that same cover price would only be $1.03. The last “new” comic I picked up (instead of back issues, my Bronze Age collection will be complete!!) was cover priced $3.99. If I budget $20-25 a month, my buying power is only 1/4 of what inflation says it should be. If the big publishers dropped the cover prices (the never wrong POOMA formula says $2.50), made up the difference with greater ad variety, and did a better… Read more »

NeoRanger
NeoRanger(@neoranger)
August 23, 2020 4:09 pm

I didn’t vote in this one, but I wait for the TPBs now and that’s what I’d do in that scenario as well. If that. I don’t mind going digital, it’s better for me because comic book shops don’t really exist in my area, but 4 bucks for a single bloody issue at Comixology is ridiculous. Honestly, to me it makes very little difference; the comic book industry is trying its best to make the hobby financially unfeasible for readers. I see very little changing for me if they stop weekly releases.