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« Thread started on: Oct 23rd, 2013, 8:29pm »

How do you guys and gals store your single issue comics? Snipe, how do you store the comics you have in your shop?

My current idea is to have long boxes (not too long) in a waist-high cabinet. I have seen several comic stores use it and I like it. The comics would stand up and can be easily flipped through.

In my old closet the comics were stacked, lying on their backs on top of each other. I don't like that since you have to pick up and set aside all the comic on top of the one you want.

So the idea of long boxes appeals to me so far. How do you store your single issue comics?
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 23rd, 2013, 10:44pm »

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I bag / board 2 issues per. I make sure the spines are opposite so that they aren't weighted to one side when stacking. I have 4 legal-size (not sure the Euro designation, "legal" size here is 8.5 in x 14 in). The drawers can hold two rows roughly 3/4 of a long box each (so 1 drawer = roughly 1.5 long boxes).

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Standard magazine rack shelves. Normally the last 4 issues or so per title, and move the older stuff to long boxes in another area of and mark them half price. 2 major yearly sales - anniversary and Free Comic Book Day we'd blow these out: $50usd fill a long box or $30 for a short box.

I've tried several things like the plastic long / short boxes - the long plastic ones fold under the weight of their contents, but the shorts work really nicely. Cardboard drawer stackers are useless when used frequently.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 9th, 2014, 11:01am »

I have found a solution: archive drawers. They perfectly fit two rows of single issue comics and can take the weight.

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I think I sill need a third closet for the rest of my single issues. The hardcovers and TPBs I store in an Ikea Billy.

Speaking about hardcovers, I bought the Uncanny X-Men Omnibus v2. I love it: it continues the Claremont run and contains the final issues of John Byrne as the artist. The first volume felt like a stronger collection where every single chapter fit together very well, but this one contains the Dark Phoenix Saga that, to me, concludes the first epic tale of Claremont. Brent Anderson's art rocked, by the way.

The second volume contains stories that I do not know so well, so that adds a lot of surprise and wonder. I look forward to the Scott and Lee Forrester developments, and I loved the first encounter with Carol Danvers and Rogue. (I can't wait for the change into Binary and the battle with The Brood.)

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 9th, 2014, 11:48am »

Right on! That looks almost identical to my setup. I need to post some pics, too, now that I have everything in place.

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