what i have always partaken in is graphic novels. they are slightly more than if you buy all the single editions, but i am really not into the subscription thing anymore.
when tripping around looking for the third installment of the graphic novelization of r.a. salvatore's first dark elf trilogy (which is not out yet) , i happened upon this. which is, apparently, an attempt to comicize the dragonlance saga.
i can only hope that peter jackson will make a movie sometime before i die.