How to Store and Protect Comic Books

Tuesday, October 22, 2019



Serious comic book collectors know that when it comes to value, condition and preservation are key. Durable bags and backing boards will not only preserve your collection, but they also will provide a stunning display to showcase your most cherished titles. Storing your collection helps keep it in pristine condition, adding value and longevity to your comic books. Make sure that when your favorite superheroes need your protection, you know what to do.


Engineered For Comic Book Preservation

These aren’t your grandma’s sandwich bags, our comic book bags and backing boards are designed specifically for protecting comic books. That means our bags and boards are manufactured with precision and designed to fit together with your issue. We offer plenty of room to accommodate your comics and backing board inside of the bag without the worries of an extra tight fit ripping, tearing, or damaging your comic books.



Protect Your Heroes With Long-Term Storage

Regardless of their age or the care you’ve put into keeping them unscathed, comic books will never exactly be “sturdy”. Their delicate, thin pages filled with original lettering and hand-drawn art are stapled together with no protection from the outside elements. If left unprotected, these treasured pages will deteriorate and break down. We make our bags and backing boards archival-safe, ensuring that they are acid-free to prevent yellowing, brittleness, bumped corners, tears, and rips.

Made with polypropylene, our Crystal Clear Bags™ will keep your comic books well protected for the years to come. Our high-quality materials will not negatively impact the ink and condition of your comic books when stored for long periods. The backing boards are made with 100% recycled fiber, 4-ply thickness for extra durability, and come in double-sided white tones for a smooth and polished finish. You can keep your comics safe and secure when stored upright or stacked among multiple boxes. For the best storage results, store your comic books in an environment where you can adjust light, humidity, and temperature for ideal conditions.


Available in Two Different Sizes and Styles

Modern Era and Golden/Silver Era Sizes


We carry two sizes of bags and backing boards to fit the comic books from over the many decades of artistic and creative change. From Modern Era comics to the vintage Golden & Silver Era issues, we have the necessary materials you need to keep them all well preserved in bags specifically engineered to their dimensions. The Modern Era size is ideal for comic books from the 1980s to now, while the Golden & Silver Era size allows for extra width and length to perfectly fit comic books that predate the 1980s. Both styles of bag are made to accommodate comic books specifically, only changing size based on the era of your specific issue.


Two Styles of Self-Sealing


Our bags feature two flap designs, which are either a self-sealing adhesive strip or plain non-adhesive open flap. The adhesive comes with a sticky strip on the body of the bag instead of on the flap, which we refer to as a “protective closure”. This style of bag allows you to easily insert and remove comic books without coming into contact with the adhesive strip, avoiding snags and tears as you position issues within the bag. The nonadhesive flap bags are made for those who prefer to use tape or leave their bags unsealed.
Not sure what size you need? Check out the measurements chart below for item numbers, sizing, and styles. Or, you can give us a call and we’ll be happy to provide samples upon request to try out before ordering.

Happy hunting!



MODERN ERA COMICS:  1980s - New Comic Books

Item
Style
Size
Thickness

Bags
No  adhesive


6 15/16" x 10 3/16"


1.6 mil 
Self-sealing (Protective Closure)
Backing
White 
6 11/16" x 10 3/16"
4 ply
GOLDEN/SILVER ERA COMICS: Pre-1980s and Wider New Comic Books

Item
Style
Size
Thickness

Bags
No adhesive


7 1/8" x 10 5/8"


1.6 mil 
Self-sealing (Protective Closure)
Backing
White 
6 3/4" x 10 9/16"
4 ply

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