Back Issue Comics – TBR
Saturday is the perfect time to wander through the stacks (that’s librarian-speak for “bookshelves”) and talk about books and the people who write them. Pull up a comfy chair and settle in, because today I want to chat about a particular section of my TBR that I don’t think I’m going to ever be able to conquer (and why I’m okay with that): my seemingly endless backlog of back issues.
Back issues, for those of you who may be unfamiliar with the term, refers to those comic books that have come before the current issue on the stands. I, quite embarrassingly, have BOXES of back issues that I’m reading through going back to 2018. 2018, folks. That’s five years, FIVE YEARS, of back issues.
And before you even ask, yes, I am still getting current issues.
Madness, I hear you cry! A sisyphean task of epic proportions! Torture! You’ll never catch up! I don’t immediately disagree. The chances that I’ll ever ‘catch up’ to my current issues are small to say the least. But I keep chipping away at the pile, even as I add more to it, because, honestly, I find it fun! It’s comforting to know that I always have comics to read, even when I may not feel like reading anything else. I enjoy the variety of stories my back issues collection presents me with and, as I like to joke, it just means I can never die because I’ll always have one more issue I’ll need to finish reading.
If you’re interested in adding something new to your ever growing TBR piles, I’ve got great news for you: Hungry is the Night is now available for preorder on all major ebook platforms! Visit the link here to order your copy in advance and, if you send a copy of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send you back an exclusive excerpt of the book! Three full chapters of fiction for you to enjoy!