COMIC SUBSCRIPTIONS POLICY
At Zapp! Comics, we offer a computerized reservist system for customers that want to be assured of no missing a title.
Why should I become a reservist?
Because being a member of the reservist club is the best way to be certain that you’ll get all the comics you collect! By joining our reservist system you let us know how many of an issue to order and you’ll be certain to get the books you want!
How much does it cost to become a member?
It’s FREE! We just require that you pick up your comics in a timely fashion(at least every 2 weeks). We will make other arrangements if you need to pick up your comics less frequently.
How does the Zapp! Reservist system work?
Simply fill out the Reservist form and we do all the rest! Once you fill it out and return the form we’ll assign you a reservist number. Every Wednesday, we pull them comics you request and file them in your reservist box. All we ask is that you remember your box number when you come in.
How many titles do I have to subscribe to?
We have no minimums; subscribe to whatever you like. However, we prefer that, if you like to scan the racks as well, only subscribe to titles that are a little out of the mainstream or that we might not normally order very heavily on.
Is there a discount?
As store policy, Zapp! Comics does not discount new comics. We do offer out extremely popular Zapp! frequent customer card. The economics of selling new comics really does not allow for discounting. There is simply not a large enough profit margin to offer flat discounts and also cover our overhead and pay our hard-working staff a decent wage. After nearly 12 years in the business, we've seen dozens of competitors try to compete by discounting their new comics heavily AND THEY'VE ALL GONE OUT OF BUSINESS. Instead of competing on price, we will work very, very hard for you to compete on selection and service. Come in and talk to us for more details...
What if there's a book I didn't order in the box?
No problem, just let us know and we will correct it. We are human and errors can happen.
What if I need to add or drop a title?
It's simple. Just let us know right away at the front counter, or send us an e-mail. Please keep in mind that we order titles 2 months in advance, so we may ask you to honor the purchase of something specifically ordered for you.
What about mini-series and specials?
We will automatically put the first issue of any mini-series related to a title on your list. You're not obliged to purchase it. If you do decide that you want the rest of that mini-series, please let us know. Are there other benefits? All reservists receive the Previews catalog, if they desire, at our cost, or, possibly free. Also, any limited variant covers or allocated items are always offered to reservists first and at well-below store price.
Do you ask for credit card information?
No. At this time, we do not require a credit card on file unless an arrangement for shipping your books(we do that, too) or very infrequent visits has been set up. We do, however, require non-refundable deposits on special-order merchandise.
What do I do when I want to cancel my reserve box?
How do I sign up?!
Please tell us. We're human and we understand that some things in life can take precedence over comic books, like rent, car, food. We expect you to honor your commitment to purchase any titles that we are holding for you up to that point. Most importantly, let us know immediately when you need to make a change.
Just stop by the store and pick up a reservist form at the front register, o On the form is a list of some of the more popular title currently beginning published. From time to time we update the list but if you collect something that’s not on the list simply use the allotted extra line to add them.