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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.
    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.
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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 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.
    I used to do that, but one time I pulled out a paperback and the edges were bent and stuff.
    I don't like to keep them in bags, but what I've been thinking about doing is just buying a short box with the intention of just putting collected editions in it.
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    Most of my trades are bagged.....even some of my hardcovers. The larger editions though are on their own (Absolutes, large Omnis and Curator's Editions)

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    I keep mine on a shelf too.I don't worry about them at all.
    I'd love to have a John Byrne Superman omnibus in my collection.How 'bout it DC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osakafanz View Post
    Especially those thick TPBs and HCs?
    One of our in-house comic book experts, Rik Lok, has over 30 years of experience in buying, appraising and researching comics. He has written for various publications about his comic strip research, and he has some advice on how to keep your comic books in perfect condition. Read on to learn more: https://docsbay.net/tips-for-keeping...fect-condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivekpandey View Post
    One of our in-house comic book experts, Rik Lok, has over 30 years of experience in buying, appraising and researching comics. He has written for various publications about his comic strip research, and he has some advice on how to keep your comic books in perfect condition. Read on to learn more: https://docsbay.net/tips-for-keeping...fect-condition
    Thanks man I wonder what's the logic behind placing HCs horizontally hmmm
    Can physical comic books be still in good reading condition during my old age?

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