Get the lowest price on comic book subscriptions by avoiding high shipping costs & minimum orders. Plus get FREE bags & boards which brings the effective discount for many of our customers to 35% or more! All of that comes with careful packaging & quick shipping to make sure your books arrive in excellent condition and as quickly as possible.
Setting up your comic book subscription list couldn't be easier than with Impulse Creations. Whether you pick up at our Tulsa store or have your books shipped, our low prices and the care we put into handling every order makes us the #1 comic subscription service on the planet!
To get started, just contact us with a request to set up a subscription account and the titles you'd like to subscribe to. We'll get you set up and confirm by sending back your list of titles. From there, just contact us the same way any time you'd like to add or remove a title and we'll take care of that the same way. You can even set starting and ending issue numbers if you only want certain issues of a title.
If you wish to order premium variants, choose specific cover versions for each issue, or otherwise prefer to preorder items directly rather than through the subscription system, you can always order from the pre-order section at the same discounted prices. Pre-ordering works the same as subscribing in that you request items in advance and have them reserved for you but it gives you an additional level of control for those with more specific needs.
All comics, graphic novels and magazines ordered in advance through the subscription system receive a discount of 30% off the cover price. This excludes promotionally priced items of $1.00 or less which are priced at cover price.
Non-comic items such as action figures, statues, etc. as well as one-shot comics may be ordered in advance through our pre-order section and these can still be added to your other reserves to ship with your subscriptions to save on shipping costs.
There are three payment options for your convenience which all allow you to enjoy the same advance ordering discount: weekly billing via email, card on file for auto payments, and preordering on your schedule.
With weekly billing (the default option), you will receive an invoice via email each week when new releases are processed. This billing typically occurs on Sunday or Monday of each week for items arriving the following week. The bill is payable by the following Saturday to keep items on reserve and all orders are processed in the order in which payment is received so orders which are paid shortly after the invoice is emailed will almost always be ready to ship on the day of release and are less likely to to be affected by temporary backorders if we receive items which are shorted or damaged.
If you have a card on file (download, fill out, and send in the credit card authorization form), your payment will be processed automatically and your orders will be among the first to be pulled and shipped.
You can also choose to preorder all your items. As mentioned above, preordering is the only way to select specific covers for comics but it can also be used to order all items in advance including regular covers and non-comic items. Preorder items are added to the system monthly so you can order just place a single monthly order with this option although you can always add additional orders later if you find other items that you're interested in. If payment is made at the time the preorder is placed then you will always be among the first to ship. Otherwise, your order will be processed in the order in which payment is received with bills being sent as items become available.
Orders you place yourself for in stock items to ship with your subscriptions are payable at the time you place the order.
Keep in mind though that a payment must be received by Saturday of each week to keep your items on reserve. If no payment is received within that time then your hold is released. That doesn't mean you won't receive your items as the hold will be restored when your payment is made but there is a risk that some items may sell out while your hold is off and there are always other customers waiting to grab any particularly hot titles when holds are released.
By default, subscription orders are shipped "On Request" meaning that your orders are held until you contact us to request a shipment or until you pick up in store. This option gives you total control so you can request a shipment when you reach a certain order size, when a certain item on your list is released, or at any other time that fits your needs.
If you prefer an automatic shipping schedule though, just let us know. You can choose weekly, monthly, or every two weeks shipping and we'll ship your orders regularly for you.
The shipping cost to US addresses (excluding Alaska & Hawaii) is $6.50 for standard shipping and $8.50 for premium shipping per box. Just ask for the cost to other locations. A box can hold up to about 200 comics, 30-35 3.75" action figures, 10-15 6" action figures, etc.
Important note: The free shipping with a minimum purchase option DOES NOT apply to to subscriptions and preorders which already have a 30% discount. If free shipping is selected for these orders, they will be processed as "add to reserves" and held until shipping is requested and paid for.
Of course, if you're in the Tulsa area, you can always pick up any order with no shipping charge.
If you prefer to have more than one shipment each month just select a more frequent shipping option. You can select up to weekly shipping but your shipping charge is per shipment and per box so less frequent shipping can save you money. This way, you decide whether getting your books as soon as possible or saving even more is the most important.
Subscription orders can remain on reserve indefinitely as long as you either have them shipped or place an order to add to your reserves at least once every six months. If more than six months pass with no account activity though, any items still on reserve will be returned to stock and any payments already made for those items will be credited back to your account less a 10% restocking fee.
Regardless of the address on file at the time a subscription order ships out, your subscriptions will ship to the address used for the latest order in that shipment. That means, you'll need to update your address before the final order in a shipment is generated if you move. If that's not possible, please notify us and we'll have to revise your address manually.
You're free to add and remove titles at any time from your subscription list so you have complete control over which issues you'll receive. Just be sure to make your changes before orders are generated each Tuesday for items arriving the following week as no changes can be made once a subscription order is generated or after a preorder is placed. Under special circumstances we may allow an item to be canceled but a 10% restocking charge will apply to cover the payment processing fees and the labor costs associated with pulling items and then returning them to inventory.
If you decide to drop a title that you're no longer interested in you won't receive any further issues that haven't been published but you may receive earlier issues that were already received and reserved for you prior to the subscription change. Similarly, adding a new title will start with the next issue to be published (unless you specify a later issue number). If you need any recently published issues you can purchase them from our in-stock selection and choose to have them shipped with your subscriptions to save on shipping charges.
In the event that you simply stop paying for your books without cancelling your service by the deadline of Monday at midnight one week before the release date, please keep in mind that we are still ordering those items for you since you have not informed us of your cancellation and you are still obligated to purchase them which becomes extremely costly for us if you choose not to do so. In such a circumstance, we will make every effort to reach you for payment before cancelling your account ourselves. If you refuse to respond then your account will have to be cancelled and any credit you may have from paid but unshipped items will be voided and applied toward our costs in maintaining your orders after your payments ceased. If you then wish to place a new order within 60 days of account cancellation, you may do so and have 50% of any credit balance applied toward the new order (merchandise only - shipping is excluded) but the remaining 50% will still be voided and no credit may be applied more than 60 days after account cancellation.
ORDERING IN-STOCK ITEMS
If you'd like to place an order for in-stock items and have those items ship with your next subscription order shipment, just select the "Add to Reserves" option as your shipping preference during checkout. Those items will then be added to your reserves and will not incur a separate shipping charge.
You can also select the payment option to charge orders you place yourself to your reserve account and a bill will be sent just as with regular reserve account orders.
We take customer service very seriously and handle every order with care but problems can still happen. If you receive a shipment or book that you did not order or consider damaged or are missing an item, please contact us within 7 days of receipt and tell us what's wrong. We cannot accept returns unless we have authorized them in advance.
Please remember that we guarantee that your comics will be in new condition. All pre-ordered comics will appear on your invoice as "Near Mint" for inventory purposes but we cannot guarantee that they will be in "Mint" condition. Mass production can lead to tiny imperfections in even brand new books but we're careful to make sure you receive them in the best possible condition. This does not mean that a comic with torn covers or pages or missing pages is not considered a damaged comic though. Significant defects should be caught before your order is ever packaged but if an error is made we will replace that book or credit your account for its cost. Again, contact us when you get the damaged book and obtain authorization to return it.
When you have to return books, please send a note of explanation in the box with the comics so that we can take care of your problem promptly. Do NOT send payments with returned books. A separate department gets these packages and we may not receive your payment on time.
If an item is missing or needs to be replaced it will be included with your next shipment.
You're not obligated to continue your subscriptions for six months to a year or more as is often the case with other subscription providers. You can cancel your account at any time by simply deactivating it online. Keep in mind though that you will still be obligated to any items that have already been reserved for you but not shipped up until that point and any changes to your account made after Monday at midnight of the week prior to release will not affect comics that are released the following week (typically on Wednesday). If you do have any pending items remaining on your account after you cancel the service those items will ship according to your normal schedule as your final shipment.
If you have any questions at all, please contact us and we'll get back to you promptly.