.. Just a few comments in on the bag/board question so far, but some good ones. So far, people seem to be leaning toward preserving comics so 20 years from now their kids can enjoy them the same way as they did, which is awesome. Some comments also indicate that given how expensive new comics are these days, it’s a good idea to preserve them so they can be enjoyed many many times.
I agree with that as long as the goal is enjoyment of the comics themselves. I could never understand the guy who shows up at the comics shop, gets his new books, and puts them right in a mylar sleeve without so much as opening the cover. I just don’t see the joy in that.
I can understand the impulse to preserve something rare, but if I had a slabbed copy of Action Comics #1, I don’t think I’d be able to stop myself from cracking that sucker open and reading it cover to cover, even though I’ve read it hundreds of times before in reprints.
I'm putting away a couple hundred books, and I've never done it before. What do you suggest as far as bag & boards go, tape or tuck? I asked on Twitter but didn't think about the wording until afterwords. I'm a reader not a collector so I don't know.
As the author I’m not a fan of bags and boards. I want you to pull out the books and read them until they’re broken and dirty and torn.
and then I want you to go buy another one and do it again :-)
honestly, you can do whatever you want with them, and I’m thrilled that you bought them, but as far as I’m concerned they are for using, sharing, and devouring. not for hermetically sealing.