Over the years I built up quite a large comic collection. There was once a time that I would purchase nearly every Marvel monthly that I could. That would amount to about $60 worth of comics every week. Those days are long past. I no longer have the money, desire, or storage room to have that many comic books.
I’ve been working to unload myself of a great deal of my comic books lately. I’ve been using a free service called Yerdle to do much of that. I’ve talked about them before, and I just want to reinforce that they are pretty much the greatest thing ever for sustainability shopping.
There are some comics that I know I want to get rid of. My vast collection of Xmen comics? Yeah, those can go. My DC comics? Sure, most of those will go to better homes. There are those comics that I know I want to keep: The Boys, Fables, Runaways–yes, yes, and yes.
But there are those comics that are in limbo right now. What do I want to do with my Deus Ex Machina comics? Or my Y: The Last Man individual issues? I’m not quite sure. Plus there are a bunch of one-offs and short collection that I am not sure yet if I want to part with. And then there is the question of whether or not I want to build on that collection at all. Do I want to buy new comic books? Or do I want to get them in digital form? Or just rent them from the library?
Collecting anything can be a great hobby. But there can also be the questions of money vs storage vs enjoyment. Right now, I am trying to work out all of those things. We’ll have to see how it goes.
What about you? How is your comic collection? Looking to build it up, or trim it down? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!