I feel bad about not subscribing to comic books at a comic store. Yanno, helping out a local retailer and all. But I have to say, Comixology is awesome and convenient! I never considered myself someone who liked digital readers (I loathe the idea of reading a book on one), but for comics it’s really great. I used to download a lot of issues through torrents, but now that I want to become a responsible adult who pays for stuff (what the fuck is that about…) and support creators, this works out really well!
I don’t really frequent comic shops that often, and I don’t read a lot of titles at all. Nor do I really like buying single issues. I prefer to just get the trades when they come out, as I’m kind of a collector. If anything, having the issues digitally is more of an incentive to buy the trade when it comes out, because I’ll have them all together in a neat, physical book.
I just picked up the issues of Rat Queens I couldn’t find, subscribed to the new issues of Saga and the Walking Dead, and started reading Sex Criminals (which is hilarious). Buying issues online makes it easier to get into stories that may have already started, as you don’t have to worry about trying to find the physical issues at a marked up price.
So, if you’re looking to get into comics or want to try digital comics, try Comixology out!