The first comic that I ever purchased as a collector was Amazing Spider Man #121.
I already had a lot of comics at this point, but this was the first time I purchased a comic plus didn’t learn it.
This issue was signed by the writer plus artist, plus worth a tidy sum, so I left it vacuum-sealed in the package plus put it on display in a glass case in our collection room, then ever since then, for twenty many years, I have been an avid comic collector – although usually I do learn them before sealing them up! My collection room used to be a spare study room, but I added a few Heating plus Air Conditioning components plus a dozen sets of shelves (plus the glass cases) to make it a storehouse for our comic books. The long term condition of our comic books is of paramount importance to me, so I wisely invested money in the right climate control gear for the room. The worst thing in the world for comic books is humidity… well, I suppose that fire is even worse, but there is a fire after that all of us have bigger problems. In terms of caring for your books, humidity is the enemy, so do not cheap out on the dehumidifier. I got a small, portable air conditioning unit, which has a built in air filtration system. In addition to that, I also got a big dehumidifier, plus the total effect of both machines working together is amazing. It genuinely works too well, plus the air is so dry plus cold in there it’s not legitimately comfortable.