Protect your comic collection

By Michael Kim

Hello Midtowners, this is Michael from the back issues department of Midtown Comics for another blog entry on protecting your collection.  On the last entry, we talked about preserving and/or conserving your collection focusing on comic books.  In preservation, you would protect your comic book by simply bagging and boarding.  In conservation, you would restore it close to the day it came off the printing press by color retouch, paper repair, replacing staples, etc.  You could consider preservation for monetary value and conservation for sentimental value and/or historical relevance.  Uniqueness or intrinsic value could fall under both.  How unique is the comic book to the owner without the possibility of reselling it?  Is it inscribed to you?  How unique is it to the world of collectors?  Does is have monetary value because it’s scarce, misprinted, or recalled?

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Original Midtown Comics Podcast Co-host Dimitrios (Manager of Midtown Comics Grand Central) finally makes his first appearance on the new show.  He fills in Ted (Manager of Midtown Comics Downtown) and Andrew (Midtown Comics Marketing Manager) about how he created his comic, Greasers in Greece.  We have lots of questions to answer this week, and we let you know what books we’re all looking forward to this week.

We apologize for the audio issues in this episode and will try our best for it not to happen again.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the show, let us know on our Twitter,Facebook or emailing us at podcast@midtowncomics.com

Please sure to check out our website www.midtowncomics.com and have comics delivered right to your door!

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Midtown Comics has created another fun contest for you to enter! This time, with the help of Dynamite Entertainment, we’re giving away rare Dynamite incentives EVERY DAY from 08/18/14 – 08/23/14! These rare Dynamite Incentives are hard to find, but we’re happy to give them away to our lucky winners! You can only enter each contest once, but can build up more entries by Liking our page on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, Following us on Pinterest, and Tweeting at us about the contest. You can gain more entries by referring your friends or signing up for our newsletter as well! Find more details about each individual contest below! 

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Selfie Covers

Remember last month’s DC Bombshells Covers Guide?  Well, DC is currently releasing an army of selfie covers for its characters!  Read on for the complete guide and release dates of these wacky fun-filled selfie variants! Read the rest of this entry »

The gang is back and we got a lot to talk about!  Midtown Comics Downtown Store Manager Ted is joined once again by Sam and Andrew. Gavin is nowhere to be found, but we have a special caller to fill in for him. We also have a customer and friend of the store, Dan, to go head-to-head against Ted in X-Men trivia!

We talk about the incredible launch of the New York Comic Con ticket sales at our stores and how great it was to see a great turnout! Andrew tries to find how much a comic expert Ted is, by pitting him against Dan in a battle of comic knowledge about Grant Morrison’s New X-Men—a series that Dan just finished reading and Ted read five years ago!  Then we talk about our favorite comics for the week and what we’re looking forward to next week.  We even get a little conversation about Lost in there somehow!

If you have any questions for the gang, let us know by contacting us through Twitter, our Facebook page or through email at podcast@midtowncomics.com

Visit our main site Midtowncomics.com to see our daily deals and have your favorite comic wants and needs shipped right to your doorstep wherever you are in the world!

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