Thursday, August 6, 2009

DrawerBoxes: A comic book storage solution

My little comic book collection finally outgrew it's shoebox a few weeks ago. Nearing 200 issues of this and that, it was time for me to consider a new storage solution. My first thought was to pick up the traditional "long box" used for comic book storage, but then I stumbled upon something better.

Meet the DrawerBox.

The most brilliant comic book storage solution since... well, there is really nothing as good as this right now. Able to hold approximately 235 bagged and boarded comics from the modern or silver age, these heavy duty cardboard drawers are the same size as a long box but with one major advantage: You can stack them six boxes high and still reach your comics in the bottom box without having to do any heavy lifting. The drawers on these boxes slide in and out with ease making looking at any of your comics at any time a breeze.

For more information and a list of stores that carry this product, check out their website here:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A website for comic book enthusiasts

Being a comic book fan is not easy. With literally thousands of titles, crossovers, and characters, how are we to keep things straight? How are we to know what Spider-Man volume Maximum Carnage #7 appeared in? If only there was a comprehensive database that we could turn to for such information...

Thankfully, there is. Visit:

Comic Vine is the ultimate comic book database, as well as a great place to read news and reviews by people that share your love for the medium. It also offers a massive forum, trivia, the ability to create your own blog, and (a personal favorite of mine) the ability to create lists of your favorite comics or characters. With so many features, there is really no better website for a comic book fan to be a part of, but don't take my word for it, go sign up and see for yourself!

My user name on Comic Vine is afierce.

P.S. Maximum Carnage #7 appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #379. Thank you Comic Vine.