As I was talking to my nephew about comics this weekend,mostly about
changes over time,he is 19 and I'm 45.We went over most of the changes that we both had experiance in,cost,artwork,content and such.
What hit me was ,he has never had to worry about missing a issue,he shows up to the comic shop,pays for whats on his pull list and goes home.Need a
back issue?They are their,or Ebay or somewhere on the internet.
In the early 70's,it was a different story altogether I would tell him.
Before direct marketing,you had to cover all your bases.I had a route of
several Sav-a-minutes,7-11's,Zippy Marts and grocery stores.This consisted
of several miles of pedaling my bike around town on Mondays to get my comics.
One store in peticular was a Mom and Pop grocery store call Muphy's Market.
It was a flea bag of a store,but for some reason they got all the hard to find
comics,the Giant Size Marvels,black and white Savage Sword of Conan,The
Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu and such,AND they were the only store in my small
southern town to get the Treasury Editions.
My mom would scold me,because she said it was to far to ride my bike,..I
always chance it and take my punishment.
Remember the panic if for some reason,not of your doing,of missing a issue?
Any other older collecters on here with stories of what they went thru to
get their comics?