I have been collecting comics since I was in fifth grade. During college my habit decreased, only to come back in full force. However, getting to the comic book shop has always been a drama. Back in the late 90s I became friends with some guys in the industry who told me about a mail order service called Jacey Services. I’ve used them ever since. I pick standing titles I want to get every month(Walking Dead, Fables, etc) and they show up in a package at my door, including a 15% discount off the cover price and no tax. It’s brilliant. Every month you get emailed a file. Open it in the Jacey software and you see your standing orders plus you can click any new titles you want to check out – click a button and submit your order. If you get the book Previews as part of your order you see art and listings for comic books coming out in 3 months. The guy that runs the service is named Jack and he owned a bookstore in Pennsylvania which he shut and now exclusively does a monthly(or weekly if you like) comic book service.
If you try it out, let him know I sent you. I’ve been getting comics from him for 15 years now! And leave recommends for comics in the comments section. Some currents I’m getting: Detective Comics, Fairest, Hinterland, Punisher, Constantine, Coffin Hill, Manifest Destiny, Walking Dead, Fables, Wolverine, Shadow, Dead Boy Detectives, Sandman Overture – among others..
April 2, 20147 Comments