During these quarantine times, I have definitely found myself getting through more comics if they are in a trade than single issue.
I won't give up going to my local shop when it reopens, that is a major de-stresser in my life and still like some books as they come out.
However, I am also trying to really scale down the collection and had an interesting thought...
Are there people out there who buy a trade to start and then go and collect the single issues?
I keep thinking that maybe I would finally read Starman or American Flagg if I had a trade over the first 25 issues of each run if I had the trade but double dipping is a pain.
I started STARMAN with the first edition of volume 3 and then grabbed the DC 1 MILLION issue off of a Spinner Rack. I picked up the issues monthly from there and supplemented with the tpbs to fill in gaps.
I am primarily a tpb/OGN but I will buy the floppies for books I want to support monthly.