Buying a one-year membership in August?!
Since the question has arisen once or twice, I figured I’d better clear up any confusion.
Your Webcomics.com membership is good for twelve months after your starting date. In other words, it will not expire on Dec. 31, 2010. Rather, it will expire one year after you first subscribe.
When you subscribe, you are automatically enrolled to have your subscription renewed after one year. You have every right to cancel that auto-enroll, and it is very easy to do to. However, if you cancel the auto-renewal and forget to update your subscription, your account will be automatically locked.