Friday, November 14, 2008

Comics Out Wednesday November 12, 2008

Again, I did not pick up anything this week. In the future, when I pick up no comics maybe I will get a trade -- I can try something new and give some first impressions here: things you folks have recommended. Unfortunately, this does not help us out today.

I did pick up a half-box. I found it inexpensive, and much better constructed than Superman Returns.

How to you guys store your comics? I have all mine in half boxes under the bed without (gasp!) bags or boards.

18 comments:

Marc Caputo said...

Philistine.

Jason said...

Long-boxes, with bags and board. (Two comics for every one bag/board.)

My whole collection takes up nine boxes, which I feel is too many, but I don't know how to trim it. (It's basically four Claremont, four Alan Moore, and one miscellaneous.)

Fnord Serious said...

Nothing at the comic shop for me this week either. The newest issue of Captain Britain & MI:13 is going in to my DCBS box this week though. That should be a fun read.

I picked up the Bat-Manga book last sunday, and it is a beautiful book. I like that the comics are shot unretouched from the printed versions. I like the look of the yellowed paper and the occasional print errors. The stories are pretty fun, too.

My collection is in long boxes, mostly in bags & boards. I'm slowly transitioning to drawer boxes as I can afford them. I've got 14 boxes here next to my desk, 2 of them full of stuff I've been meaning to list on eBay. I've got a significant amount of shelf space dedicated to trades and hardcovers as well. The hardcovers and Vertigo/Indie trades get to be in the living room, but the superhero stuff is stashed away here in my office. My wife is tolerant of my comic addiction, but only to a point.

James said...

Yeah, long boxes and bags and boards. I've recently started to think this is no sort of thing for an adult to do, but it does come in handy when I realise something sucks and want to sell it on ebay.

Marc Caputo said...

Check this out -

www.collectiondrawer.com

A little pricey, but I've seen them at stores and conventions; they're nice and really sturdy.

Timothy Callahan said...

50 long boxes, bags and boards for everything important, and everything since about 1995, when I started just getting the bags and boards with my comics.

That's a ridiculous amount of long boxes. I need an intervention.

neilshyminsky said...

At my parents' place, where most of my comics remain, it's long boxes with bags and boards. Here, in my closet, it's those cardboard boxes that people on TV use to carry all of their worldly possessions from the office after they've been fired, with just enough bags (most of them with boards, too) to fit two comics per. I only organize these every few months, though, so I always have a few loose issues sitting on one corner of my computer desk, alongside the stacks of books that I have ordered according to which library (or person) I've borrowed them from. (Which also means that when I need to start a new pile, I often start piling on top of the comics.)

vcaramela said...

Drawer Boxes with bags and boards and taped in a uniform fashion. I also separate them according to universe (marvel, DC, etc) and alphabetize them with dividers and it's the only thing in my life not chaotic, at the moment.

James said...

Neil: That's how I ship my ebay sells, but it never occurred to me to store my stuff that way. Sounds like a space-saver! BUT: Do you use boards that are shiny on both sides, or just not worry about it?

Just nothing like an adult.

scott91777 said...

Well, my old collection I kept in boxes... mostly in bags and boards... there's still maybe one of those boxed up at my parents place.

Now... I mostly 'wait for trades' the few that I pick up now and again I just randomly stick in various crevices around my home and office... I have a drawer full of comics (mostly 3 for a dollar bin stuff) that I occasionally give out as prizes for my Univ 100 class (Univ 100 is a 1 credit course I teach that is designed as a sort of extension of orientation).

Occasionally, If I really like a comic I'll get a bag and board for it so I can display it; such is the case for All Star Superman Number 10 which is currently displayed on my living room bookshelf... such a great cover.

Chad Nevett said...

Half-boxes, a long box or two... plus piles of them on top of boxes or on the floor. No bags, no boards.

seth hurley said...

An old wood 4-drawer file cabinet, no bags or boards.

random stuff goes in an old spinner rack, mostly having covers with gorillas or Abe Lincoln.

Ping33 said...

I've JUST made the switch to Trades/Hardcovers. Partly because of price... mostly because of storage and readability.

We just cleaned out our flat and there's comics EVERYWHERE. I also have a stack I couldn't bring myself to get through, especially when my brand-spanking new Gotham Underground and Nexus Archives V2 showed up.

You'll have to wait till Feb/March to hear more thoughts on Final Crisis from me.

pla said...

How is it that nobody has made a durable, Rubbermaid-style plastic box that's the right size for comics? Something with viable handles would be a nice change from the cardboard boxes (as well as being waterproof). Perhaps there's some archival damage that would occur from storing them that way.

I have a mix of half-boxes and long boxes. Everything's bagged. About 1/4 are boarded. I keep meaning to do the rest, but haven't gotten around to it.

neilshyminsky said...

james: Most of the boards I use with new comics are of the double-shiny variety (or super-shiny on one side and somewhat-shiny on the other). But for the most part it's not a big deal to me - it's not as if I expect these things to be uber-valuable, or expect to be selling them.

scott91777 said...

Does anyone else find it amusing that we got more comments out of comics storage methods than we have gotten about any specific comics in general lately? This would seem to be pretty telling about the state of comics in general wouldn't it?

pla said...

Or that having a large quantity of ugly cardboard boxes sitting in the closet/basement/wherever is causing us all levels of low-grade stress, about which we need to talk.

Mikey said...

In my dad's loft in long boxes (around 8) and when I stopped caring thrown into bannana crates in no particular order (7 or 8 boxes). All books/comics I now buy go on shelves because that's where books go. Single issues bagged if I can be arsed but usually not (people get pissed off with me in the shop when I pay for comics and then just roll em up and stick em in my pocket).

Sheesh, you guys are (maybe understandably) gloomy on nothing to buy/state of the industry lately (has it ever NOT been like this, I ask).

Fortunately indie/non-superhero comics kick so much ass right now -any number of amazing things to read every month. Omnivorous hipster twats like me are BLESSED I tell you.