Nearly every week, I head to my local comic book shop, Pop Culture Comix, to pick up a comic or two.

I read Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel + Faith and Captain Marvel on a regular basis and occasionally pick up additional comics. Just in the past few months, I’ve picked up Uncanny Avengers, Spike, Willow, Deadpool and a Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover.

I have a great time reading the comics and I always enjoy how the artwork and storylines. However, I’ve come to discover a problem.

What do I do with the comics when I’m done with them? Currently, they’re piled up all around my apartment and I’ve been trying to avoid piles and clutter.

(We’re taking a moment here for Mom to stop giggling.)

Do I go further down the rabbit hole and buy a storage box, bags and boards and start storing them properly after I’ve read them? If so, what is my ultimate goal? Am I hoping that someday someone will want to buy them or read them? Will I read them again?

Or do I start giving them away or discarding them or selling them after I’m done with them? Will I regret it if I get rid of them? Will it feel like a waste of money?

What do you think?

4 thoughts on “Comics

  1. Sell. You get some of your investment back. Your rent money is ostensibly for *living* space, not *storage* space, yes?


  2. I think you should keep the comics you enjoyed most, because sometimes you could feel like reading them again. And, if I were you, I would keep the ones you enjoyed less as well, because they could worth a lot of money after some years. It’s infrequent nowadays, but it could happen.
    Also, I think you should widen your reads. Marvel is publishing other worthy comics apart from the ones you mentioned, like Daredevil and Hawkeye. And DC comics is giving us some instant classics as well, like Animal Man and Swamp Thing. I suggest you to read the DC series I recommended you as a TP, Each issue is so deeply linked to each other that you have to read them in a single session, to understand the plot properly.


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