Those shiny scissors clenched in your hand are mighty powerful indeed, but before you use them to gut that pile of old comic books, remember that for all intents and purposes, those small rectangles of paper are still considered art and ideally should be revered rather than ravaged. If they are in excellent condition, do justice to them by first attempting to sell them to eager collectors via Craigslist, eBay or through a local comic book store. If you are informed that for some reason your old comic books are less than desirable and/or not worth cold hard cash, at least try donating them to a library, school, children’s summer camp, church, hospital, nursing home, charitable organization, thrift store, etc. You might even leave a few copies in doctor, salon and clinic waiting rooms to put a smile on a stranger’s face.

comic book recycling

In the event that you do end up with a pile of comics that no one seems to want despite trying your best to spread the magic, go ahead and pull out those glorious metal shears so you can: