Make fun of me all you want, I love comic books.
I’ve been collecting comics since I was outdated enough to acquire a yearly allowance.
By way of comparison, my best acquaintance Mike has been collecting comics for just about as long, but in a totally weird way, and the years have rolled on, plus Mike plus I remain close, yet our comic collections, plus our styles of collecting, are as vastly weird as ever. I collect comics because I love studying them, plus now I love sharing them with my kids, and mike collects them “as an investment” plus keeps them in a temperature controlled room under lock plus key so his kids can’t get at them! Can you imagine building a special room, buying an expensive Heating, Ventilation and A/C system just for that room, plus then keeping it sealed up all the time, just for some comics? I don’t have a temperature control storage space for my books, plus most of them don’t even have bags or boards. I leave boxes of comics out for my kiddos to dig through plus read, plus the only air conditioning every one of us have is the a single for living creatures, and he sees comics as a commodity that he might sell a single day, so he actually wrote the Heating, Ventilation and A/C system off on his taxes, however I see comics as fun plus immersive works of art. It does sort of bug me that he spent more currency on a temperature control system for comic books he will never study than I spend on food for an entire year.