Regardless if you collect comics as a hobby or are someone who just casually reads them, the last thing you want is your favorite comic to become damaged. It’s up to you to take care of them. However, some people may not know how to properly take care of their comic books. Let’s go over the things you need to take into consideration in order to properly take care of your comic collection.
The first step to protecting your comic books is making sure the temperature is just right. This may seem a bit weird for some people, but temperature really has an impact on the quality of the book. If it’s too humid, the cover will start to wrinkle and shrivel up on its own. Additionally, refrain from putting your comics in the direct sunlight. This is because the ultraviolet (UV) rays produced by the sun can cause the color to fade.
Moving the Collection
There might be a time when you need to move your collection from its original position such as moving into a new home. Moving your collection may be a bit nerve-wracking if you’re someone who takes comic books seriously and using movers can add to the anxiety. However, if you end up using movers, it’s important to remember that shipping services typically have a large network of vehicles with the goal of delivering items securely. If push comes to shove, you can always take your collection with you.
Many comic books are very flimsy and fragile, which makes them vulnerable to wrinkles and tearing. In fact, this is what makes storing and handling comic books so difficult. To give your comics the protection they need, encase them in plastic sleeves. These plastic sleeves will keep your comics protected from dirt and dust. In addition, the sleeves will always keep the comic in a straight position, effectively preventing wrinkles.
Wash Your Hands
Lastly, make sure to always wash your hands before touching your comic books. Our bodies produce a lot of oil, which ends up rubbing off on the comic. If this happens for prolonged periods of time, the oils will destroy the contents of the page.
Comics, regardless of who reads them, need to be taken care of. If you don’t take the necessary precautions, your comic books could end up becoming damaged. So listen to the advice given and use it to preserve your comic book collection forever.