Comic book subscriptions are a fantastic way to make sure you never miss an issue of your favorite series–and to support publishers and creators, whether you’re a fan of big superhero epics or smaller indy titles. There are other online comic shops, but there are several reasons that make TFAW the best place to start up a subscription. Meet me at the bullet points, below!
- You’ll save 20-35% on all pre-order comics!
- There’s no minimum to buy! Unlike many other online subscription services, you can subscribe to 20 series–or just one!
- Subscribe by series! With a series subscription, it’s easy to sign up for ongoing comic book series like Amazing Spider-Man.
- You can subscribe to more than just comics! With a keyword subscription, you can select graphic novels, statues, apparel, toys, and more–and save 20-30%!
- You approve your subscription matches! We’ll email you before we place an order on your behalf, in case you want to skip an issue!
How to get started? We’ve got a step-by-step guide to creating a comic book subscription here (the article is geared toward kids but applies to all comics and product)! Then, just log in to your account and edit your Subscription settings. If you run into any issues, email customer service or use our handy Live Chat service via the big green button in the top right corner of our main website (M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PST) and we’ll make sure everything is just the way you want it.
So what should you subscribe to? Need ideas of what’s hot? We’ve got a few recommendations:
Batman by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. There’s no denying there is a lot of Batman in DC’s New 52, but this is our favorite Bat-title. Snyder proved himself a compelling writer with the fantastic American Vampire and his run in Detective Comics, so we couldn’t wait for him to take the reins of this series. He hasn’t disappointed!
Not only has Snyder brought the Bat-family to the forefront, wisely utilizing characters like Dick, Tim, Damian, Alfred, and Commissioner Gordon, but he’s made the city of Gotham a living, breathing entity in its own right. By mining its history, and Batman’s feeling of ownership over it, Snyder is creating powerful new stories that are emotionally and psychologically resonant. Artist Capullo brings it on every page, keeping up with the many (figurative and literal) twists and turns in this amazing comic, creating a series that’s a true must-read every month.
Uncanny X-Force by Rick Remender and Robbi Rodriguez. “You need to read Uncanny X-Force!” everyone said. Month. After month. After month. It took me awhile, but I finally made room for this book on my pull list–and boy, I’m glad I did. Once again, X-Force is a shadowy “secret” team, in place to get their hands dirty handling jobs no once else can do.
Teaming up characters who have either been underutilized or flat-out neglected–like Psylocke, Fantomex, and Archangel–with the ever-present Deadpool and Wolverine has resulted in a darkly humorous and, well, dark team that’s been fascinating to watch. Who ever thought I’d be interested in the Age of Apocalypse again (or that we’d get Nightcrawler back–kinda)? The Dark Archangel arc was devastating, but the book hurtles on month after month, and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory. We’ve loved Chew from the beginning. Don’t believe us? Click this link and get back to us. Layman and Guillory have taken the buddy-cop genre and fused it to a sci-fi premise that we’re pretty sure hasn’t been done in comics before (a guy who can learn about anything by eating it?) to create an action-packed, gross, hilarious series with a lot of heart. Oh, and bird flu. Layman’s irreverent tone perfectly matches Guillory’s angular, energetic art, while satirizing half a dozen cliches and introducing characters we actually care about. What could be better? Subscribe to it.
After your subscriptions are set, make sure to visit your Pre-Order Options to set your shipping frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) and shipping method. Also, you can add bag and boards to your comics for just 25 cents each!
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