Should I feel bad that keep all my comics in non-bagged yellowing piles in a cupboard?

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I don't know. Should I?
Most of my comics are arond 10-15 years old. They're a little yellow, occasionally torn, you'd think twice about buying them, but they're still in perfectly readable good nick. Hopefully they'll stay decent enough if I ever have a kid in the next 15 years. Although they might smell a bit.
I'm fine with that: does that make me a bad person?

Chuck_Tatum (Chuck_Tatum), Sunday, 23 October 2005 12:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Gosh, it sounds as if you are a reader rather than a collector! Me too, by and large. I kind of take care of them to a minimal degree - handling, shelving, but not bagging, that kind of thing - as I do with books, but I have countless tatty comics, and I don't really care.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 23 October 2005 12:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah same here, I picked up a copy of one of the early Invisibles earlier today and thought "This is one of my favourite comics, and it's starting to get a bit worn. Oh well". Though of course I bought it again in collected form, so it's not that big a deal. There are a few comics that I wish I'd taken better care of because they're hard to get, like Xombi, which has for obvious alphabetical reasons been at the front of my comic's war with the elements.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Sunday, 23 October 2005 15:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

For the longest time I have had a TPB-only policy. They're good bang for your buck usually and storage is easy. I've occasionally bought and bagged and boarded occasional one-offs or short runs, but never to the extent that I'd have a comics box.

I think I'm going to make the switch to just buying single issues and pretty much just leaving them to fate.

how's life, Thursday, 15 September 2016 20:53 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Went this route and it's fucking perfect.

https://bookriot.com/2015/08/03/living-without-bags-boards/

how's life, Friday, 27 January 2017 13:41 (one year ago) Permalink

I've only in the last year or so started properly bagging and boxing my comics. Mostly just to keep them from getting more beat up than they already are.

Transformed From The Norm By The Nuclear Goop (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 January 2017 14:00 (one year ago) Permalink

Plus I find that long boxes, when stacked, have less of a tendency to collapse and crush their contents than do other types of cardboard boxes.

Transformed From The Norm By The Nuclear Goop (Old Lunch), Friday, 27 January 2017 14:02 (one year ago) Permalink

i opted for bookshelves years ago, definitely the best option

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Friday, 27 January 2017 17:26 (one year ago) Permalink

You just store them upright with bookends and such?

how's life, Friday, 27 January 2017 17:29 (one year ago) Permalink

My biggest burst of comic buying was the late 80s-mid 90s. I treated them like crap, but they're still in perfectly readable condition - I just read the DeMatteis run on Doctor Fate from 89-91 and it's in totally good nick. So basically I can never be bothered. Nowadays I just give stuff to charity shops after I've bought it or leave them in piles where they won't annoy my partner too much. The only thing I regret not bothering to hold onto properly was 52, but I imagine those aren't hard to replace.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 27 January 2017 18:34 (one year ago) Permalink

xp, i store them upright in a bookshelf with doors... generally with TPBs on either end. makes them accessible and kinda po-mo modern arty.

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Friday, 27 January 2017 19:12 (one year ago) Permalink

Ah, a TPB sandwich makes sense.

how's life, Friday, 27 January 2017 19:29 (one year ago) Permalink

<i>My biggest burst of comic buying was the late 80s-mid 90s. I treated them like crap, but they're still in perfectly readable condition</i>

Same here -- my stack of comics from the '80s and early '90s have spent their life in a series of boxes and on various shelves and bathroom floors, and they're in pretty good shape. I have some bagged, b/c I thought it was important back then, but I don't do that anymore.

morrisp, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

(Uhhh html no worky?)

morrisp, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 21:46 (one year ago) Permalink

click the "convert simple html to bbcode" button next to submit post before you submit post

A big shout out goes to the lamb chops, thos lamb chops (ulysses), Wednesday, 8 February 2017 22:35 (one year ago) Permalink

gotcha, thx

morrisp, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 22:40 (one year ago) Permalink


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