If you’re a comic book fan, you probably have a sizable collection of your favorite titles. Organizing your comic book collection can be a daunting task, but it’s important to keep them in good condition so you can enjoy them for years to come. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Get Serious About Long and Short Boxes
Use acid-free cardboard boxes or plastic bins to store your comics. These are specifically designed to store and organize comic books. This will help protect your comics from damage, moisture, and pests, and make it easier to find the comic you’re looking for when you want to read it (or sell it).
Use Dividers With Series Title Tabs
You can use dividers with series title tabs to keep your comics organized by title. This is a great way to keep track of your collection and makes filing them from the various piles laying around your house a lot more fun.
Blind Science has a HUGE selection of divider tab stickers to choose from.
Dividers help you keep your comics organized by series, storyline, or even publisher. This way, you can easily find the comic you’re looking for, and you won’t have to worry about damaging any of your other comics when you’re flipping through your collection.
If you want to get really geeky about it, you can create a spreadsheet with all of the information about your comic book collection. This can include the name of the series, the number of issues, the date of purchase, and the condition of the comic.
Spreadsheets are the ultimate in customization too, allowing you to create your own formulas and tabs for whatever you want. They are, however, a lot of work and often less visually appealing than a comic book collection management service, which usually includes additional features and automatic value tracking that your spreadsheet probably won’t.
Subscribe To A Comic Book Tracking Service
This can help you keep track of your collection and even help you keep track of when new issues come out or increase in value.
Comic book tracking services often include a barcode scanner (or camera lookup feature like Zap-Kapow Comics which is a big help for older comics without barcodes) so you can add new issues to your collection with ease. They also offer tools to help you grade your comics, set up a want list, and track your sales, share your collection value, and more.
Organizing your comic book collection doesn’t have to be difficult. It can even be quite fun and rewarding!