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  • Posted: December 29, 2018 3:27:23 am
  • Hopefully i'm posting this in the right area....

    Just curious if anyone uses one of the internet comic book subscription services that offers discounts to pre-ordering books. Seems like some of them offer some pretty good discounts but sometimes that's not always a good thing.

    I'm interested in knowing what site/online service you use and your feedback/experience is with that particular company.


  • Posted: December 30, 2018 8:31:33 am
  • My first mail subscription I ordered last year is just about to run out. I was curious too for the same reason and getting about 40% off was very enticing. I ordered ASM and X-Men Red. I still purchased these titles at my LCS because I'm impatient. The subscription issues arrive about 3 or 4 weeks after they hit the shelves. They come in a clear bag (of lesser quality that I would bag my own comics) that was sometimes difficult to open without causing some sort of damage when trying to open it. I suggest using scissors or an exacto knife to simply slice the top open. Besides the comic, the bag also includes a thin piece of cardboard (also thinner than I would board my books) to hide the cover and has shipping and additional subscription info on it. It also says "Please Do Not Bend," but your comic will never arrive M/NM. If you're just looking to follow a title or storyline, it's great. If you're hardcore and want everything in the best possible condition, keep going to your LCS. One last thing, of the 24 issues I was due from my order, I have one more coming to me, but I think maybe one or two got lost in the mail because I've moved since they started coming in. Hope this helped.
  • Posted: December 30, 2018 12:00:20 pm
  • Thanks for your posting SplatterWeb2!! I appreciate it.

    Do you mind me asking what was the service you used?
  • Posted: December 30, 2018 3:38:41 pm
  • I used https://www.dcbservice.com/ before and liked them
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  • Posted: January 12, 2019 10:28:15 am
  • thanks dough boy!!

    It sounds like to stopped using them. Is there a particular reason?

    Did you have them bag and board them as part of the service?
  • Posted: January 12, 2019 10:36:36 am
  • I did stop, but that is because I cut way back on my order.

    I didn't have them bagged and boarded, I am cheap. Smile
    Favorite Quote: "You're not just some guy in a bat costume are you? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! - Justice League #1, 2011"

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  • Posted: January 12, 2019 11:48:00 am
  • I use midtowncomics. 35% off issues if you pre-order (a couple months in advance). The discount is a must for me given my volume of monthly orders. Different shipping options, but I elect for biweekly, so i get my issues every two weeks (so some of them are a week old, some are a few days old). Typically a set will arrive on Saturday, combining that weeks with the previous weeks. All are bagged and boarded (this is just part of the price, not an option), and the bags are the resealable type, which makes my life.

    All in all I would recommend, though if there ever is an issue their customer service leaves a bit to be desired. I don't have issues too often though.
  • Posted: January 13, 2019 11:19:47 am
  • I use:

    https://www.atomicempire.com/

    I get over 40 titles, although not all count towards their discount, so the amount I save is well over the cost of shipping. The reason I like these guys is the website is very well laid out making it easy to subscribe to titles, and they also bag/board for free. And the bags/boards are the silver age kind you'd normally buy, they're not cheap.

    They ship very well and I rarely have any damage....if there IS damage, you can send them a pic and they send out replacement copies or credit you.

    The website makes it easy to even choose which cover you want or you can subscribe to a group of titles easily (i.e. subscribe to all X-men titles).
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