The morning my father threw out my comic book collection changed my life in a negative way.
I had never before in my life been more angry and upset.
First of all he had gone into my room and violated my privacy by throwing away my belongings, which was terrible enough. Secondly, there was value in these books, which wasn’t really too much but a few hundred bucks worth. Third and most crucial was my personal attachment to them, because these comics were my pride and joy. I easily recall that morning often, as it cemented my status as a devoted comic fan, however recently I had a modern Heating as well as Air Conditioning appliance installed just for my comic book collection. When I was able to see it was nicer than what my father owns, I had to laugh. If you weren’t aware why climate control is so pressing for comic books, please allow me to explain! For decades, comic books were said to be disposable, so they were printed on the cheapest paper that happened to be available. That paper honestly needs temperature control and entirely strict humidity regulation to stay pristine. Since they weren’t meant to stand the test of time, you have to stop time for them by keeping the temps even and the humidity low, so at the very least get a dehumidifier for your comic collection! For a very extreme collector, you need to invest the money in dedicated Heating as well as Air Conditioning equipment for your collection room. A ductless mini split will work beautifully, so long as it has an UV air purifier and dehumidifier in it. Otherwise your comics will basically rot before you realize it.