Usually I buy the monthly comics, instead of the trade paper backs. In part, it's for nostaglia purposes and also because I can't wait to read the stories. When a comic hits the shelf, I have to buy it. There are a few exceptions. With the CSI books, I buy the monthly comics, but I wait until I have the whole story arc before I read. And I buy the hardcover trades of Queen & Country. The hardcovers look so nice on my shelf.
I also decided to wait for the trade on Love Fights. I haven't read a single story of this comic book yet, but I'm so anxious to get my hands on it.