| brodiescomics wrote:
I have discovered that my public library has a pretty large collection of current TPBs so I keep current on all the Ultimate titles, and most of the other mainstream stuff. The only thing I still purchase are the Marvel Essential Collections. I have been lucky enough to find 3 so far at Half-Price Books for around $7.00 or $8.00. I also happened along a "3 for a $1.00" comics sale at a HPB recently. I dropped about $30.00 on a variety of stuff.
If you are not familiar with the Marvel Essential Collections, they are black and white reprints of original comics. The usually contain around 18-20 issues of the title. The retail price is $16.99. I think it is a very nice deal. So far I have Fantastic Four Volume 1, which contains FF 1-20, Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1 (ASM 1-20), and X-Men Volume 4. I believe that Santa may bring me the 1st volumes of Punisher and Daredevil.
DC has a similar line.