With all the PC garbage polluting comics and movies--both by creators and celebrities, many of these so-called "artists" are certainly not worth both our time and money. Sure, I try to separate the artist from the art, yet when they insult the ones who and unfortunately provided them their privileged and lavish lives, it can get tough.
Though the majority of current releases both in comics and movies are just a bunch of lazy untalented hacks who have literally sh¡t upon legacy characters and brands, keep this in mind: there are hundreds of thousands of comics and films from previous years that are available to consume!
Here's what we can do:
We have many outlets where we can turn to and purchase quality comics from the past at fractions of the cost of today's lackluster expensive propaganda pamphlets. We can buy comics used initially at local comic shops. One thing that's great about this we can now not give another penny to the likes of current gross companies such as Disney and Warner by purchasing back issues and used trade paperbacks.
Where can we do so? Well, here's a list of such merchants:
---EBay--where we can get used trade paperbacks and lots which can include bulk purchases of multiple issues from one comic series. Many can be bought between 50 cents to $2.00 a book: some even with free shipping! Recently, I've been able to get lots from 10 to 12 comics for as little as $10 to $15 bucks! And many of them all come bagged and boarded!
---Yard Sales, Flea Markets and Thrift Stores--many people just want to dump their comic collections and sell them at sometimes even lower prices than at LCSs and EBay!
--Amazon--you can buy many used trade paperbacks there through independent sellers.
--Mile High Comics--now this has always been the true beacon to get used comics! Plus, if you are choosy regarding book's conditions, they sell many offered within different grades (Fine, Excellent, Mint, etc.)
--Salvation Army, Goodwill and Savers Stores--These stores can be a hit or miss selling comics, but you may luck out at times finding comics there.
All of the above except for Mile High can also be great places to get used dvds and blu-rays; along with music used cds & vinyl records. Even Dollar Tree sells new dvds/blu-rays & cds for a buck! I've actually found a few D.C. WB animated films there!
"If it's free, than its for me..."
--Comixology: You can buy digital comics there if you want, but they do have HUNDREDS of FREE digital comics you can download and read from their site/app.
---DriveThruComics: this is similar to Comixology but specifically deals with indie comics!
--Roku: you can get a Roku box for your TV as low as $40--plus Roku is now built-in into some newer TVs. If you have wifi internet, you'll be able to choose from many FREE channels that offer thousands of movies and tv series to watch. My top favorite ones on there are called Tubi & Pluto. These two channels, to me, offer way more diverse content than Netflix (which I cancelled 5 years ago).
--TV Antenna: sometimes when the weather isn't good, a TV Antenna can be a pain to pull in tv stations, but local ones are usually not a problem. My favorite channels to watch FREE classic films and shows are: MeTV, Laff, Comet & AntennaTV.
I "cut the cord" to cable like 12 years ago and I never looked back saving lots of money!
--Local Libraries are also great places to check out graphic novels and dvds!
But, as always, the best place to purchase & support great newly released quality comics is right here at Alterna Comics and thru crowdfunding on such platforms as IndieGoGo!