Decades ago, comic books were considered to be disposable.
They were printed on cheap paper using cheap ink, they didn’t cost much, and it was expected they would be thrown away after being read.
As everyone knows, currently old comic books are incredibly valuable. It is very hard to maintain them in excellent condition because of the poor materials, but it is possible. Here are a few tips for keeping your comic books in the best possible condition, so they retain the most value. First of all, buy a dehumidifier. This is not optional, if you have comics you need a dehumidifier in the room with them, running at all times. It does not cost much money to buy a humidifier, but I advise you to buy the nicest one you can afford. Don’t cheap out and get the cheapest dehumidifier on the market, because as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. If you are the type of person that has an extensive collection that is possibly worth a lot of money, then I advise you to get a dedicated climate control system. This will cost a couple thousand dollars at least, but in some cases it is worth the investment in HVAC. I know a man who has a comic collection valued for over $500,000, so for him it was imperative to buy a whole new climate control system. To protect the value of his comics, he needed superior indoor air quality and temperature control 24/7. That is an extreme example, but it shows you how important air quality can be.