necrogenesis wrote:I haven't subscribed to a comic since the 90's, so things may have improved since then. But in those days, subscription issues from Marvel often came folded (by the mailman) and with loose covers. The spines were also pretty heavily frayed.
Indy wrote:Amazon, eBay sellers, online comic stores (MHC, MCS) all pack their comics well. Through FedEx, USPS or UPS it doesn't really make a difference. What I think everyone wants to know is how well the comics come in the mail from a subscription through something like Marvel's subscription service. It is basically a magazine subscription, and magazines don't have any packaging.
Uthor wrote:I ensure I get quality by buying books by writers and artists I trust or reading previews if it's someone new. Where I buy the book from makes no difference to what's inside.
spid wrote:I have been getting about two-four books from Marvel for almost twenty years. Never had a problem especially after they changed the way they shipped. They now ship with a plastic bag and a backing board for the comic.
Indy wrote:And the postman never bends it? It is much cheaper to order via subscription (~$20 for 12 issues if I recall correctly) so it would save a lot of money to do it that way.
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