If you want to create a comic book collection, the first most important step is to get some comic books. Now, generally speaking, the comic books that you buy from a shop or online, will be bagged and boarded when you get them. A comic book gets bagged and boarded to protect the book from damage. The board, which is a thin piece of cardboard will protect it from bends, while the plastic bag is used to prevent spills, tears and creases on the pages and cover. Never trust the bags and boards the you get from the comic shop. You never know how long the bags and boards have been on the book, so you want to make sure to get a nice fresh one on it when you get home. I suggest a resealing bag, so that you're not using up all the scotch tape in the house, and you're getting a nice seal across the entire book. Polypropylene bags are the most common and are great for basic storage and protection. However, polypropylene bags deteriorate after a couple of years, so if you have anything that is super important, you may want to get Mylar bags which last longer. Obviously, when buying comic book boards you want to get the "Acid-free" kind.
|Nobody likes a soggy periodical.|