Digital comics are nice, but for many of us nothing beats a brand new comic book. To be able to hold a tangible item, observe the beautiful artwork first hand and to smell the ink as you open it for the first time, those are all things comic fans look forward to.
If you live near a comic book store you are one of the lucky ones; the rest of us turn it into a monthly or weekly pilgrimage to ensure we get the comic editions we want, and believe me, at this time of year that is not always fun. There is good news for fans of Image Comics as they have recently listened to their customers and have started a mail-order subscription service.
If you live within the continental United States you can sign up for 12-issue subscription of over 30 titles including such popular ones as The Walking Dead, Wytches, Rat Queens, and Saga. Now you will be assured of getting your favorite title on a regular basis and to make it even better a subscription will get you at least 10% off the title. If you subscribe to their whole subscription package you will get 35% off.
Here is the official Image Press release:
Customers can now opt to purchase 12-issue subscriptions to their favorite Image comics and have them mailed to their door
Image Comics is pleased to announce Image Direct, a newly launched mail-order subscription service that allows fans to purchase 12-issue subscriptions to their favorite Image comics and have them delivered straight to their doorstep. Image Direct serves continental U.S. customers only. Subscribe here: http://subscriptions.imagecomics.com/.
Image Direct will allow subscribing readers to receive the latest issues of over 35 titles, including THE WALKING DEAD, SAGA, SEX CRIMINALS, WYTCHES, BLACK SCIENCE, VELVET, RAT QUEENS and more, immediately upon release. Subscribers will receive discounts of up to 30% off and will have the option to subscribe to every available title and receive 35% off.
The discounts they offer on the subscription services are very tempting to many diehard fans;
- If you subscribe to 2 or more titles at checkout, you’ll receive 10% off the cover prices
- If you subscribe to 4 or more titles at checkout, you’ll receive 20% off the cover prices
- If you subscribe to 10 or more titles at checkout, you’ll receive 30% off the cover prices
- If you subscribe to ALL of the titles offered (via the “ALL OF IT!” product), you’ll receive 35% off the cover price for all of the titles included.
There are only two problems I see with this subscription service. The first being that you have to wait until the end of the month for them to send out your entire batch of comics and unfortunately they state right in their FAQ that your are not going to get any variant covers, so for those you will still need to hit up your local comic shop.