The day my mom threw out my comic book collection changed my life.
I had never before in my life been more angry and upset.
First of all she had gone into my room and violated my privacy by throwing away my belongings, which was bad enough. Secondly, there was value in these books, which wasn’t a lot but probably a few hundred bucks worth. Third and most important was my personal attachment to them, because these comics were my pride and joy. I remember that day often, as it cemented my status as a devoted comic fan. Recently I had a new HVAC system installed just for my comic book collection, and when I realized it was nicer than the one my mother owns, I had to laugh. If you weren’t aware why climate control is so important for comic books, please let me explain! For decades ,comic books were considered disposable, so they were printed on the cheapest paper available, and that paper needs temperature control and 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 collection! For a serious collector, you need to invest the money in a dedicated HVAC system for your collection room. A ductless mini split will work just fine, so long as it has an air purifier and dehumidifier in it. Otherwise your comics will mildew, mold, and rot before you know it.