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Old 08-26-13, 01:18 PM
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I'm the same way. If I lost my whole collection, I wouldn't bother replacing it. I'd probably force myself to go digital or give up reading comics all together.

I mentioned this to my wife once and she jokingly replied "Where are the matches?"
I can't stand digital comics. I have tried them, but I just don't like them at all. So if I lost my collection, I would just quit reading completely.
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Old 08-26-13, 03:35 PM
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I started reading Spider-Man when they replaced him with Dock Ock.
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Old 08-26-13, 04:03 PM
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I can't stand digital comics. I have tried them, but I just don't like them at all. So if I lost my collection, I would just quit reading completely.
I don't like them on my laptop or phone but might change my mind if I had a tablet.
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Old 08-26-13, 05:14 PM
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Love comics on the iPad, but only for comics I don't buy for flipping or collecting (GA and SA).

After moving three times in the past decade, it really made me wonder why I have so much physical media. Got rid of so many Trades and GN's and paired down 3 long boxes into one short box. DVD's and CD's have long been downloaded and sold.
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Old 08-26-13, 05:16 PM
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I don't like them on my laptop or phone but might change my mind if I had a tablet.
I bought a Nook HD+ when it dropped to $150 precisely because I wanted to get into digital comics. The Nook was giving me a headache every time I used it. I don't know if there was just something about its screen that caused it or if all tablets are like that, but I returned it.
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Re: Think you have a large comic book collection? Think again.

I know it makes me a terrible luddite, but I just can't stand digital media. I like the idea of buying a comic I can read forever, not a license I can use for as long as Comixology stays in business and doesn't change the terms.
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Old 08-26-13, 06:03 PM
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I like the idea of buying a comic I can read forever, not a license I can use for as long as Comixology stays in business and doesn't change the terms.
That's another big disadvantage.

I like to frequently re-read old books, re-watch old movies/TV shows, and re-play old video games. I'm not a once and done kind of person. So not actually owning the product and just owning a license is not for me at all. I can safely have assurance that barring a flood or fire or tornado or whatever I will still own all my printed comics 20-30 years from now. There is no such assurance that Comixology will still be around then.
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This reminds me, how do you all insure your collection?
Can't they just be covered under a homeowner's or renter's insurance policy?
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Re: Think you have a large comic book collection? Think again.

As of today, I have officially hit 14,000 comics.

That is all.
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Re: Think you have a large comic book collection? Think again.

Originally Posted by The Valeyard View Post
As of today, I have officially hit 14,000 comics.

That is all.
How many long boxes is that?

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Old 02-03-19, 04:32 PM
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How many long boxes is that?
If you ask my wife, too many.

Honestly, I lost track. I'll have to head upstairs to count at some point.
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Re: Think you have a large comic book collection? Think again.

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How many long boxes is that?
Probably about 50, give or take 5 boxes depending on whether or not they’re all bagged and boarded, or double bagged.

A general rule is that a longbox holds 250-300 comics, but this changes depending on things like page count, paper thickness, bags, boards, and how tightly you want to pack the boxes.
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Old 02-04-19, 12:55 AM
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I have most of my collection in Drawer Boxes which are a bit smaller than normal long boxes. I think they hold 200-220.
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Old 02-07-19, 10:15 AM
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Damn, I'm jealous of his collection and I'm currently close to 75k! but I don't have the huge collection of statues or toys that he does.
My goal this year is to finally convert over to the drawer boxes and make the media/storage room that I keep my collection in more presentable and purty.
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Re: Think you have a large comic book collection? Think again.

Originally Posted by The Valeyard View Post
As of today, I have officially hit 14,000 comics.

That is all.
Thats incredible.
I was right at that total until three years ago.
before moving for the forth time in 5 years and because we needed money towards a house I sold about 9500 of them.

Wish I didn’t have to do it. I really miss having them .

But it was a huge process to move them and the house was too small for them. Wasn’t going to pay to store them.

Kept important stuff like everything Spider-Man Bats and Supes and a few others.

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Old 07-12-19, 12:13 AM
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A little over 5 months later, I'm at 14,519. Curious to see if I can hit 15,000 within a year.

One of our kids just moved out in June so I'm in the process of upgrading to a larger room.
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