|Shelves with some of my comics now on - sorted alphabetically|
|Mo' shelves, mo' comics|
It took me most of this morning to then empty the box onto the floor of the downstairs room (which has initially doubled as a storeroom), lug them all upstairs to the office, and sort them out onto the shelves.
I'm going for an alphabetical organisation, but decided - after I started - that I'd be blending individual floppy issues with graphic novels.
Time was also taken up with fixing the spare bed, as it collapsed while I was standing on in with a stack of old issues of The Flash in my arms.
I won't be standing on that again, instead relying on the mini two-step ladder we have for this kind of job.
Under that initial box was one labelled "books". Opening it up I saw it was rammed with graphic novels, so that was a win.
After lunch, I ploughed on with emptying this second box onto the floor of the gamesroom, then transporting the books upstairs and shelving them alphabetically.
This took a fraction of the time that the jumbled individual issues because the books were pretty much collected by character and team anyway.
Beneath that second box was another labelled "books". Sadly, that was full of meaty film tomes which are supposed to remain in the gamesroom, so I couldn't go any deeper in that particular vein of exploration.
As it stands this evening, the office shelves have two box loads of comics and graphic novels on them, as well as some other randoms I found elsewhere:
|Now with graphic novels|
Of course, what dawned on me very quickly was that this felt quite possibly like a drop in the ocean of my comic/graphic novel collection.
I hope I haven't seriously underestimated how much room the whole collection will take up... and still allow room for expansion and the continued growth of my comic book addiction.
Unfortunately, the way my collection was boxed up in the old place I don't have a definitive grasp on how extensive (or not) it really is, and have to, instead, rely on my Swiss cheesed memory.
Let's see how things unfold over the next few weeks.