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    Question How do you protect your collected editions?

    Especially those thick TPBs and HCs?
    Can physical comic books be still in good reading condition during my old age?

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    For standard TPBs up to 200/250 Pages: Ultimate Guard Comic Bags Current Size Big
    For thick TPBs/standard size HCs: Collector Line Golden Size Bags/Ultimate Guard Comic Bags Golden Size
    For oversized HCs: ComiCare Magazin Size Comic covers.
    The Golden/Magazine Size Bags must be folded down at the edge and glued with tape.

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    I keep them on a bookshelf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic Autist View Post
    I keep them on a bookshelf.
    Same. I was worried before about the bigger omnibus pages sagging and started to read up on ways to stop that, but I eventually just said screw it and stuck them on the shelf.

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    The best thing you can do is to store your books in a room with regular humidity levels and out of direct sunlight. Also don't put them directly against an exterior wall.
    Don't stack too high whenever you stack, put books next to each other on a shelf that are around the same height. Be reasonably gentle with your books, wash your hands beforehand etc
    Beyond that don't stress out too much. These can be expensive books and everyone here wants to keep their books in good condition but they aren't the dead sea scrolls or something.

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    brodart archival book covers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic Autist View Post
    I keep them on a bookshelf.
    Me too. I don't really see the point of special covers. And no cover can protect corners or pages to get torned, and no cover can protect the inside pages from aging.
    Then keeping them in bags is stupid, needing to pull it out every time you want to read it. Or just never reading anymore because your are afraid to wear it down.
    The best way would be to have a bookshelf that can close, with a see-throu window. Like that air, bacterias, humidity, dust, ... won't damage the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic Autist View Post
    I keep them on a bookshelf.
    Yup. I don’t see a reason to do anything special.

    Quote Originally Posted by jb681131 View Post
    The best way would be to have a bookshelf that can close, with a see-throu window. Like that air, bacterias, humidity, dust, ... won't damage the book.
    Those would be some pretty heavy duty doors!
    Last edited by mooch; 09-11-2018 at 06:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic Autist View Post
    I keep them on a bookshelf.
    Same here

    Quote Originally Posted by RamblingMan View Post
    The best thing you can do is to store your books in a room with regular humidity levels and out of direct sunlight. Also don't put them directly against an exterior wall.
    Don't stack too high whenever you stack, put books next to each other on a shelf that are around the same height. Be reasonably gentle with your books, wash your hands beforehand etc
    Beyond that don't stress out too much. These can be expensive books and everyone here wants to keep their books in good condition but they aren't the dead sea scrolls or something.
    Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by RamblingMan View Post
    These can be expensive books and everyone here wants to keep their books in good condition but they aren't the dead sea scrolls or something.
    Speak for yourself!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramsay Snow View Post
    Speak for yourself!!!!
    haha oh don't get me wrong. I'm sure I am crazier than the normal person about my books (about average on this forum)! I am gentle handing them.

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    I have TPBs like "The Uncanny X-Men: From the Ashes" (printed in 1990) sitting on a bookshelf in three different houses since 1992 and it looks brand new.

    Really, the worst things that will ever damage your books are shipping and moving them from house to house. Take your time.

    I just took Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Afterlife on a vacation and put it in a large zip-lock back and stored it in the laptop holder of my bag. Did a great job keeping it from dings.

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    I read them once and then throw them on the fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    I read them once and then throw them on the fire
    Omnis are great for this. They burn slow, but generate a lot of heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellboydce View Post
    I read them once and then throw them on the fire
    Hahahahaha
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