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Danny's Comics Saga #1 - The Dampening [Sep. 14th, 2010|12:10 pm]
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Well, I feel as if I've mostly dodged a bullet thirty miles across.

On a quick glance, I have lost a few comics, but the greater portion of them are mildly damp at the bottom, and would still seem to be very readable. And while I know some things that had gone up in value are now essentially worthless, I only bought them because I liked them, so that's no great loss. So, several grands worth of re-saleable comics have vanished into the ether, and yet I still have most of them to read, hooray!

It also means I now don't have to be all precious about them when my kids want to read them later :D

Given just how soaked some of the boxes were, the low level of damage is a miracle. Or the science of capillary action, meaning that the boxes absorbed the lion's share of the moisture first, and so only passed along a small amount to the comics themselves.

I'm going with science :D

Updates, and maybe a photo of a wet box, later :)

[User Picture]From: toley_elf
2010-09-14 02:49 am (UTC)
That is such good news :) I'm glad that they get to be read and enjoyed.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-14 02:59 am (UTC)
I'll have lost a hundred or so, but given the size of the collection probably only only 2% to 5%. The rest of the damaged portion of the collection, which is probably about 60%, is still quite readable.

I probably will aim to start replacing some of the damaged stuff with tradepapers at some point, but that can wait, we have a new child, and a bouncing baby mortgage, so comic replacement is low on the priority list.
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[User Picture]From: toley_elf
2010-09-14 03:03 am (UTC)
Lol, I'm such a newcomer to comics that I often forget that individual comics even exist! Almost everything I've read has been in trade.
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[User Picture]From: narrelle
2010-09-14 03:28 am (UTC)
Um. That animated icon on LJ. That's you leaping nakedly and joyfully down an Australian highway, isn't it?

Danny boy you make me ROFL so hard I might need medical aid. :D
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2010-09-15 07:57 am (UTC)
Yes, it is me.

ROFL - the reaction I get from most women who see me naked. But at least it's better than those terrible screams.
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From: gutter_monkey
2010-09-14 07:59 am (UTC)
"maybe a photo of a wet box, later :)"

I like how you change topics to porn right at the end there
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[User Picture]From: drew_bowie
2010-09-15 12:56 am (UTC)
Some good news at least!
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