On this special episode of The Comics Alternative, Andy and Derek are joined by the guys at the podcast Comics for Fun and Profit for a lively discussion on trade waiting. They discuss the pros and cons of buying single comic-book issues, the reasons why you may want to wait for a trade instead of getting the monthlies, which current titles work well serialized and which are much better presented in one longer story, and how their personal buying and reading habits affect their preferences for trade editions. This is the first time these two podcasts have experienced a “crossover event,” and given the fun everyone had, it won’t be their last.
And remember, as Tom Petty said: the waiting is the hardest part.
Much thanks to Drew, Kyle, and Bob for participating on this roundtable! And be sure to check out their podcast, Comics for Fun and Profit.
Pick up your copies of some of the books (in trade) discussed in this episode: