Hi To All! My name is Mike Keenan and I am amongst many things a very avid comic book collector, comics reader and comic books seller located right here in Toowoomba, QLD, Australia. And it is my goal to one day start a comic book store here in Toowoomba in the real world, rather than with just an online comic book store here on the Internet, but you have to start somewhere, and this website is the start towards achieving this dream.
It is without doubt that comics are really one of the most accessible hobbies you can get right into on this planet and they are absolutely addictive, I challenge you to buy just one and simply stop there. I am also an Australian Registered Business ABN No: 19017523515 so you will always know that all things business on this website will be done absolutely correctly & professionally at all times. And don't forget while you are here to join my Facebook business page located directly at: http://www.facebook.com/MikeKeenansComics and come & share the talk today about all things comics!
So on this website in my online comic book store I will have Modern Age comics for sale, including also graphic novels and trade paperbacks, Bronze Age comics for sale, Golden Age comics for sale, Silver Age comics for sale, plus I will even buy and trade your old comics or I can even sell your comics collection for you on a commission basis. Plus I will also be talking about those great comics from the Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age and Modern Ages of comics. So if you love Marvel & DC's Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, Wolverine, Captain America, the Fantastic Four and so many other great comic book characters than you will be able to find, learn and talk about them all here. And don't forget about all of those great independent comic book publishers as they will not be forgotten on this website either.
Plus you will even be able to access plenty of great comic articles like grading and pricing your comics, comic book reviews, photos and even a comic books blog. So I really hope that you enjoy you time here on the website. It is only in its very first few months online and it will be further extended over time to become a real and highly valued comic books collecting information resource.
Thanks and Best Regards, Mike Keenan!
Thursday March 28th 2013.
So you have just started your comic book collection or you already have a comic book collection and just want to know the best ways to take care of it? Then this is the quick article for you.
What to avoid:
Direct sunlight is a comic books worse enemy. The paper that comics used to be printed on was the same as newspapers were and you know how quickly newspaper breaks down and yellows and the same will happen to your comic collection if you don't avoid this step. Modern comics are printed on much better quality paper but they still need to be treated the same way.
Moisture will again yellow your comic or even worse cause mildew to grow on it destroying your comic collection very quickly. I bet you didn't know that if you mix a contaminated comic book in with your good comics the mildew will spread so avoid this potential problem at all costs.
Heat again an enemy to beat as it will cause your comics pages to become brittle and brown.
Sticky tape is nice and handy to seal your comic within its bag and board but if it catches on your comic while taking it out it will potentially tear it and yes this has happened to me in the past thankfully only to a cheap comic but imagine if it was an expensive one.
How do I best care for my collection?
Always keep your hands dry and clean when handling your comics.
Bag and Board them: Comic bags and boards are somewhat in-expensive and they are a must-have because they will protect your comic. The bags and boards you use will be acid free and will also need to be changed every 2 to 3 years to keep your comics constantly protected.
And finally Long box or short box them: Always remember to store your comics in a upright position and the boxes again will be acid free to further protect your comics and they are easily available from any good comic book store.
And finally ...finally you could take the step to have them CGC graded which will seal the comic in a hard plastic case but usualy this step is only taken with those really special comics.
That's it. You now have the knowledge to keep your comic collection safe and sound.
Good luck and happy comic book collecting.
There is no doubt that Overstreets comic book grading guide is a must-have in any comic collectors bag of tricks but if you want to save some time and a little money the following website Comics Price Guide at: http://www.comicspriceguide.com/p-conditions.aspx provides a great little information tool for some very quick comic book grading tips. Its simply clear, concise and straight to the point and will get you grading in no time at all. Your grading won't be perfect but by using this information it will get you close until you can get Overstreet's guide for yourself.