Erik Larsen’s “Savage Dragon” reached its 250th issue milestone this week. It is a remarkable accomplishment, and has always been a fun, fun ride.
I don’t go to the comics shops regularly anymore. I’m not on any paper comp review lists anymore. I’ve been reading “Dragon” digitally for the last couple of years. Someday, if I see those issues in a dollar bin or in an eBay lot, I may pick them up to keep the paper collection alive. But I’m fine with digital comics these days, for the most part.
I fell a couple issue behind on my Dragon reading, so I rushed to comiXology to catch up before heading to the local comics shop to grab a copy of #250.
That’s when I had this thought: “Does anyone ever click that button?”
“Add All to Cart” seems like a very dangerous thing to try with a book like “Dragon.” That’s now 250 comics to buy all at once. It’s actually more: Even with the mini-series separate, there’s a zero issue, at the very least. So that’s 251 comics.
The good news is that all back issues older than a month are on sale right now for 99 cents. Even the 100 page issues are 99 cents. Issue #249 is $1.99. Issue #250 is the full price $9.99. It’s an amazing offer, overall. You should be able to grab all 250 issues for $257.50, if I do the math right.
I asked myself the musical question:
Would I break comiXology if I added all 251 issues to my cart with the click of a button?
Only one way to find out:
I didn’t break comiXology with this little experiment, but I did push its limits and found out how far it would let me go. Oh, and it took awhile to run….
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a lot of reading to do. Can’t wait!