KC Talks About Growing Up as a Collector and How to Manage Your Comics

KC’s latest Westfield column talks about his life as a comic collector, starting before they made comic boxes. (That seems obvious, when he mentioned it, that they hadn’t always existed, but since I started seriously reading after they became a product line, it seems far away and weird to me.) He also discusses some of the concerns you have to think about once your collection reaches a certain size. Short or longboxes? Bags, boards, both, or none? Organize alphabetically or by publisher? Plus, a guest appearance by Maggie and Don Thompson.

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6 Responses to “KC Talks About Growing Up as a Collector and How to Manage Your Comics”

  1. Ed Sizemore Says:

    We have to start playing the 7 Degrees of KC Carlson. So weird that I listen to the PCHH podcast featuring Stephen Thompson, the son of Maggie and Don.

    Also, did you at least help lug some boxes?

  2. KC Says:

    I have never met Kevin Bacon. At least as far as I know.

    Telly Savalas once asked me to help him find a CD at Tower Records in NYC. The odd thing was that I was not an employee there. Does that count?

  3. William George Says:

    Ahh, collecting.

    I remember my shameful days of being part of the movement that killed what made the medium great to begin with.

    “You can’t borrow my Daredevil comics, read them, and become a fan of the medium too. Sorry. I boarded them and it’s a pain to get the comic and backing board in the bag without wrinkling the cover.

    No! They’ll be worth millions one day if they’re in pristine condition! Are you trying to destroy my retirement plan?!

    Ooo! Marvel has a new X-Men related title out. I better buy five of them so I can get all the holographs…”

  4. Rob Says:

    Kevin Bacon was in A Few Good Men with Jack Nicholson, who was in The Bucket List with Morgan Freeman, who was in Unforgiven with Clint Eastwood, who was in Kelly’s Heroes with Telly Savalas, who met KC. What do I win?

  5. Johanna Says:

    My appreciation for how impressive that was!

    If you’re willing to consider real-life connections, KC worked a convention with Stan Lee, who appeared in something with Kevin Bacon, I’m pretty sure. But I don’t really know the rules of this game very well…

  6. How Do You Keep Track of Your Comics? KC Shows Some Ways » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    [...] week at Westfield, following up his previous column, flashing back to what being a collector used to be like, KC talks about another aspect of the [...]

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