The drawer boxes are a godsend - holy shit. I have 4 and I'm going to keep buying those instead of the stackers - it's a no brainer. Oh, and my issue that I KNOW I HAVE BUT SOMEHOW DON'T HAVE is Daredevil vol 1 #159. I COMPLETELY recall getting this from ebay and filing it, very happy with the condition it arrived in.... but there it is, gone. Huh?
I did manage to find that lump - they were right behind my Astonishing run in another X-box.... and good or bad news, I had 33 issues after 200, not the piddly 13 or 14 I was expecting. I also found the original Marvel vs DC 4 issue limited series in that same box, completely out of order - I had assumed looking through the box it should have been in that I had sold it or something (though I couldn't remember doing so).
Other serious discoveries:
- Bags & boards are worth the money. In my main Amazing Spider-Man box (consisting of issues between 135 and 500, not inclusive but pretty close from 238 onward) it looks as though something heavy got placed on top of it on an angle or dragged along it - about 1/3 of the backing boards had one dent that kind of ran the length of the box, hitting each issue on what would have been their top edges, likely fucking over 100 issues. I checked a few, no dmg at all to report. ASM back issues would NOT have been fun to replace, thank you bags & boards!!!
- I wish I could sell about 200 comics from my collection to anyone for half their cover value - there's NO WAY I spent money on this shit! How on earth can I have near-complete runs of the 1990s Alpha Flight and Maverick titles? Why do I have 2 Gambit limited series, or better yet the Domino one? Stryfe's Strike Files? Non-James Robinson Starman issues 1-27? I must have been functionally retarded.
- Frank Miller's cover to the original Dark Knight issue 2 is still unbelievably awesome.
So my boxes all put back against their respective walls now, and my back is seriously buggered. I love the fact that the boxes I'll want to access in the short terms are more accessible though, that's worth the pain.