I would say taking THE plunge, but as plunges go I'm not really sure if this is THE one.
A few minutes ago I plunked my money down for a one year subscription to Marvel Digital Comics.
I have been reading a lot of the free samples in the past week or so, and trying my best not to subscribe. Keeping me from spending money I am determined to spend is really an impossible task. So for 60 bucks I get 1 year of unlimited access to the digital content that Marvel makes available online. I am skeptical, and previously I was thinking that I would probably never do this. I don't know what changed, but I started thinking of the service as being a cheaper way than even the various archive/showcase type volumes for me to get access to a bunch of good old comics and probably tons of mediocre ones, but all in color and served up in something pretty close to their original format. I mean, the walt Simonson Thor Visionaries was just rereleased at something pretty close to 30 dollars, so this seemed like a fairly economical way for me to get access to some things I missed the first time around, etc.
Almost none of the big name comics available are full runs, but I think I am ok with that. I am not sure what this will mean in terms of content here, but if I'm reading it, chances are good I will get around to talking about it.
So... Has anyone else made this leap?