How many graded comics does Comic Shell hold?
Comic Shell is designed and fit-tested to hold 2 graded comics of any thickness, from all current third-party grading companies that use similar encapsulation methods (CGC, CBCS, PGX, EGS, Vault, etc).
What other collectibles can Comic Shell fit?
Comic Shell can hold up to:
• 2 Graded Comics
• 14+ Bagged & Boarded Comics
• 6-8 Toploaded Comics
• 6-8 Magazines
You can use each pocket for a different type of collectible. Use one pocket for a slab and the other for bagged and boarded books!
Capacity is dependent on graded slab depth - typically based on page count and book type.
Please note: Comic Shell does not fit magazine-sized graded slabs. However, as the popularity of grading magazines increases we may offer a larger option to hold graded magazines soon. Let us know if this is something you'd like to see!
What upgrades are new in Comic Shell V2?
Comic Shell V2's main upgrades include:
- Convenient carrying handle! Use Comic Shell with ease even when you’re traveling light, in addition to fitting inside virtually any standard backpack 💼
- Outer shell reinforcement for even more exterior protection! We’ve added both rigidness and cushioning to the outer casing components to provide extra security from mishaps💥
- Upgraded soft middle divider for enhanced protection between items! Additional padding built into the center panel helps keep heroes and villains from brawling inside 👊
If you're unsure which version you own, the easiest way is to check for the handle. Please note V1 is no longer available directly from Comic Shell on any selling platform.
How much does Comic Shell weigh?
Each Comic Shell is approximately 1.5 lbs when empty, so you can travel light. With 2 graded comics inside, the weight is about 4 lbs.
We thoughtfully crafted Comic Shell to be light enough (and affordable enough) that collectors can utilize 1 to 4 cases to fit their specific backpack/bag sizing, travel constraints, and collecting habits. The way we collect is very individual, so we aimed to create a versatile storage product to fit any comic fan's arsenal.
What is Comic Shell designed to protect against?
Comic Shell is designed to provide lightweight protection against scratches, minor to moderate knocks, bumps and dings, and food or liquid spills - without weighing down your convention bag.
How should I care for my collectibles when storing or transporting?
There is always inherent risk with transporting collectibles, thus we always recommend handling collectibles with the highest level of care, no matter the method of storage. Even if a graded slab hypothetically sustained no damage from a large drop, the comic inside may likely be impacted by the components of the slab due to the features of the grading companies' holder designs - which either constantly touch or nearly touch the comic inside at all times. As such, Comic Shell is not intended to protect from falls, drops, tosses, etc. of substantial heights. Due to the variable situations, caution and care that a collector or circumstances may provide, we can not offer a guarantee on the protection afforded by Comic Shell's features, however following these recommendations are among the best practices in order to avoid significant damage to any collectible when storing or transporting.
Can we carry Comic Shell products in our LCS / retail store?
We love Local Comic Shops! Reach out to learn more about becoming a wholesale partner.
Does Comic Shell have an affiliate / referral program?
Please visit our affiliates page to learn about and apply to our affiliate program
Where can I learn about CGC grading?
What should I do if there's a problem with my order?
We strive to make every order a fantastic experience, but if you have any issues at all, please first reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact form. You can also reply to your original order confirmation. We'll get to the bottom of the issue and work to solve it as quickly as possible.