I know many of you have been wondering where I have been the last few days. Well, if you follow me on facebook or twitter, you probably know that I have been organizing my comics. Remember how I said I wanted to sell all my single issues? I discovered that in order to do that, most sites want a list of your comics. So…since Thursday I have been going through every issue and entering them into a spreadsheet, along with the price I paid for them. It is actually pretty depressing to see how much money I have spent on comic books.
I just finished comprising the list. Insanity. It took me about thirty hours to complete. I bet you are wanting some totals, huh? I will get to that in a second. First, I want to explain how sore I am from this endeavor. Sitting cross-legged most of the time and hunched over has probably ruined my body. For some reason my left leg now has a soreness that has not went away. I think this project aged me by about twenty-five years. Second, I am actually impressed with myself for pushing through the entire thing. I knew that if I stopped for a few days or took a long break, then I would lose the desire to do it. I also kept myself from rereading stuff. I did make some notes on series I would like to buy the trades of to myself though.
|This is just the start to organizing the comics that were in the multitude of shoe-boxes and other boxes I have neglected over the last few years.|
As you can see, I started out pretty well organized. Unfortunately, over the next few days, things progressed to look more like this:
|Every box out of the closet, comics everywhere! If you ever decide to do something like this, try to situate yourself so that your laptop is a little higher up so you do not have to hunch over.|
After it was all said and done, it turns out that I own 3,752 comics. I have spent $10,478.33 over the course of my lifetime. Granted, I have been buying comics for a long time now, but it still shocked me. My guess was that it would end up being somewhere in the $6,000-$8,000 range.
Anyways, there are a few finishing touches I have to do to the list and then I will start emailing it out to the different sites I have found that buy comics. I will keep everyone updated because I am sure you are dying to know how this turns out.