Jun. 6th, 2013

barometry: ([clamp] angry doumeki)
Say, hypothetically, that this morning you discovered your old comics collection in a trunk in your parents' basement, not donated to a church yard sale like you'd thought. What do you do with it?

To be clear, this is not the world's most exciting collection of comics. It's a fairly random selection from the late 90s, including a random selection of Catwoman, a nearly complete run of Generation X through issue 50, brief runs of X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, and some other random stuff (including miscellaneous X-Files comics, of all things).

After spending way too much time with comics price lists, it appears (somewhat to my surprise) that my most valuable comics are Spider-Girl #1, some early issues of Ultimate X-Men, and (by considerable margin, to my enormous surprise) the first two issues of Sailor Moon released in NA by Mixx.

In a perfect world, a world with unlimited storage and archival space, I'd probably keep all this somewhere. But this is not that world: I know my mother would prefer not to keep these, and I'm pretty sure that the annoyance of shipping them to my apartment and then finding a place to put them outweighs whatever joy I'd get from leafing through a couple twice a year. After all, they've been in storage for the last 8 years (at least) without my particularly noticing.

At the same time, though, I don't want any of these to just end up in a recycling bin. But it's possible that that's all some of these comics are good for. Thus, I seek advice.

So any ideas? How can I give these away to people who would want them, or figure out which ones are actually worth selling? Do local comic shops buy back-issues at all? Do any of you want them, perhaps?

This is all very confusing.

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