Comic books can be serious business.
Take it from me, I’m a professional appraiser with a specialty in evaluating the worth of comic books and collectables.
Collectables is a euphemism for “old toys” which can also be very valuable. I work for an insurance company, and when someone needs to insure their comic book collection I am the person to take a look and assign a value to the books. I assure you I love my job. I have been a fan of comics my whole life, and have a sizable collection of my own. The most important aspect of maintaining your collection is having superior indoor air quality. Without the highest level of indoor air quality, your collection is bound to start developing little problems like mold or mildew. Even moderate levels of humidity can make the pages start sticking together, so above all else get a dehumidifier for your collection room. Buy the nicest, most powerful dehumidifier you can afford, and leave it running at all times. If you have a lot of money to invest in a new climate control system, I advise getting one of those. Along with a smart thermostat, a dedicated climate control system in your collection room will monitor all the levels and keep your comic books safe and secure. I understand that this option requires a whole lot of investment, so start with a dehumidifier and take it from there. I have some clients with collections so valuable that I mandate they must install a dedicated climate control system, or we won’t insure their comics.