Archive for March, 2014

Step 1: Do your research Its always good to research before going to the comic book store because you need to find the specific comic book you want to read and make sure it’s in the same series and volume. External links: http://www.comicvine.com/ http://forums.comicbookresources.com/ http://marvel.com/comics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Comics   Step 2: Find a comic book shop you’ll like. External Links: http://www.comicshoplocator.com/StoreLocator/IntlSearch http://comicbookrealm.com/lcs http://www.the-master-list.com/   Step 3: Follow a series Its always better to follow a series rather than buying random comic books. If your comic book shop doesn’t have the specific issue you need, try finding it in a different shop, or get them online. To check the comic book’s issue chronology, go here: http://marvel.com/comics or here: http://www.comicvine.com/   Step 4: Get bag and boards Caring for your comic books is really important because you certainly don’t want your comic book to end up like the comic book below. All comic book stores usually sell them per piece or sometimes by packs. The best bag and board I know is Ultra Pro. If you don’t want bag and boards, try the top loader. Top loaders are thicker than the average bag and boards. If you ask me, I prefer the normal bag and board. External Links: http://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=75     Step 5: Find a place to store your comic books If you have more than 20 comic books, it’s always wise to get a comic book box. You can also arrange your comic books by issue and will be easier for you to find the comic book you want to read. However, if you don’t want to store it in a box there’s always a shelf or a drawer.   Step 6: Let your collection grow! If you already have a box full of comic books, consider buying really old comic books or first appearances of famous comic book characters to add value to your collection.