The Comic Book Bin Keeps Your Comics Upright

To store comic books and keep them safe, most collectors place each comic in an archival-safe bag along with a firm backing board to support the comic and protect the edges. The collection is then placed in a “short box”, holding about 150 bagged and boarded comics.

Storing comics has always had a challenge keeping the comics upright when the box is not full. If the is box is completely full, there’s no problem as the comics naturally keep themselves upright with the ends of the box supporting them. However, if the box is only partially full, the comics can topple over like a row of books without a bookend. Collectors can easily solve this problem by placing some comics sideways in the box or using another object as a bookend inside the box. Nonetheless, this issue has always been annoying to collectors.

The BCW Comic Book Bin solves this problem by keeping a partial collection upright at all times. The Bin is made from molded polypropylene panels that are snapped together (see the the second video below). This manufacturing process allows the Bin to have several features not possible with the traditional cardboard short comic box. The Bin uses special Comic Bin Partitions that fit into evenly spaced notches. The Comic Book Bin comes with one Partition. This Partition is movable, so you can use it as a bookend to keep a small collection of comics upright. As your collection grows, you can shift the Partition to the next slot, and so on, until your Comic Book Bin is full. If you want to fill all of the available slots with a Partition, packs of 3 extra Partitions can be purchased separately.

While you may find the Comic Book Bin assembled at your local comic shop, they are normally unassembled, coming in five panels and one partition. The panels snap together to make a sturdy bin. Please review the video below to see the simplest sequence to assemble the Bin.

The Comic Book Bin was designed to hold Current and Silver Age comic books in bags and boards. This includes Current and Silver BCW Archivals (Mylar bags) that are wider than normal polypropylene comic bags. The Bin is also large enough to hold Current or Silver Comic Book Toploaders. BCW Comic Book Dividers also fit under the lid.

Golden Age comics and graded comic books are too large for the Comic Book Bin. While BCW is considering making a Graded Comic Bin, our cardboard Graded Comic Boxes are our best solution for CGC/CBCS slabs at this time. We are also considering a Long Comic Book Bin, but at this time our cardboard Long Comic Boxes or corrugated plastic Long Comic Book Boxes are our best options. For magazines or Golden Age comics, our cardboard Magazine Box is BCW’s best storage solution. If you want to lobby for other products, or suggest product improvements, please comment below. We’re listening!

BCW Free Shipping with a $750 Wholesale Order

BCW wholesale customers get Free Shipping on orders of $750 or more when their products are delivered to a single commercial address in the 48 contiguous United States. Offer valid through 10/18/17 (Free Shipping is normally with a $1,000 wholesale order). See below for details.

This free shipping offer is only valid for BCW wholesale accounts. Retailers can apply for a wholesale account.

How do BCW Wholesale Accounts take advantage of Free Shipping?

  1. Sign-in to your wholesale account, add products totaling $750 or more to your Shopping Cart and proceed to checkout.
  2. Ship your items to a single commercial address in the 48 contiguous United States.
  3. Select “Ground (Free!)” as your shipping service.

FREE SHIPPING Terms & Conditions for BCW Wholesale Customers:

  • Orders must be made of at least $750 to be eligible for Free Shipping.
  • Free Shipping applies only to commercial delivery addresses in the contiguous 48 United States and the District of Columbia.
  • BCW will provide lift gate service at no charge. Any additional accessorial charges incurred in the delivery of a freight shipment will be the responsibility of the customer.
  • Free Shipping is not valid to residential addresses, convention centers, schools, or hotels. Other restrictions may apply.
  • Free Shipping does not include Guaranteed Delivery, Holiday Delivery, Weekend Delivery, or Inside Delivery Services.
  • Free Shipping is not valid for C.O.D. shipments.
  • Free Shipping may not be used in conjunction with any coupon codes.

If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Booksh, BCW Wholesale Account Manager.

Comic Book Stor-Folio with Greg LaRocque Illustration

This sweepstakes has concluded.
Congratulations to the winner, Adam B. of Brentwood, CA.

Enter by Tuesday, September 5th, 2017, on the form below for a chance to win this BCW Comic Book “Sketch” Stor-Folio with a hero illustration from Greg LaRocque that he drew at the 2017 Indy PopCon.

If you want to personalize your Comic Book Stor-Folio with your own artwork, or get an illustration on the cover from a professional, try BCW’s Sketch Store-Folio. These hold 15 bagged and boarded comics and the exterior has a white paper that works great with pencil and ink. See all of BCW’s Comic Book Stor-Folio designs.

2017 BCW Comic Book Sketch Stor-Folio Official Rules: No purchase is necessary to enter. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, age 18 or older at the time of entry. One prize, listed above, will be awarded. The approximate retail value of the prize is $100. The entry deadline is Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. One entry will be accepted per valid email address. One winner will be randomly selected on or around Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. The potential winner will be notified by the email provided on the entry form. The potential winner will have 7 days from when the email is sent to respond and claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days, BCW will notify another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is managed by BCW Supplies. BCW has the right to update the Official Rules if any unforeseen situations arise.

BCW Stor-Folio and Variant Comics Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to our winner, @GOLDENFAN81.

Twitter users can follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies) and retweet (RT) the related post for a chance to win the prize package listed below. Enter by Sunday, August 6th, 2017.

The winner will receive one BCW Comic Book Stor-Folio. The winner can select the Stor-Folio of their choice from these 8 designs:

  1. Comic Book Stor-Folio (black with clear pockets on cover and spine)
  2. Comic Book Stor-Folio, Valiant X-O Manowar
  3. Comic Book Stor-Folio, Vampirella
  4. Comic Book Stor-Folio, Blue Book
  5. Comic Book Stor-Folio, Green Book
  6. Comic Book Stor-Folio, Leather Book
  7. Comic Book Stor-Folio, POW!
  8. Comic Book Stor-Folio, Sketch (white)

The winner will also receive ALL 15 of these variant comic books:

  1. Star Wars Darth Maul, #1 Variant Cover, Marvel
  2. Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme, #1 CBLDF Variant
  3. Champions, #1 CBLDF Variant, Marvel
  4. Captain America, #10 Variant, Marvel
  5. Batwoman Rebirth, #1 Variant, DC
  6. Trinity Rebirth, #1 CBLDF Variant, DC
  7. Hammerhead, A James Bond Adventure, #1 CBLDF Variant, Dynamite
  8. Blood Blister #1, Aftershock, ComicsPRO Variant
  9. Legenderry Green Hornet, #1 ComicsPRO Variant, Dynamite
  10. Legenderry Vampirella, #1 ComicsPRO Variant, Dynamite
  11. Legenderry Red Sonja, #1 ComicsPRO Variant Dynamite
  12. Conan Red Sonja, #1 Convention Exclusive Variant, Dark Horse and Dynamite
  13. The Goon, Once Upon a Hard Time, #50 ComicsPRO Variant, Dark Horse
  14. Orphan Black, #1 ComicsPRO Variant, IDW
  15. Resurrectionists, #1 CBLDF Variant, Dark Horse Comics

BCW Stor-Folio and Variant Comics Sweepstakes Official Rules:

Twitter users can follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies) and retweet (RT) the respective posts for a chance to win the prize package listed above. BCW may tweet the sweepstakes multiple times, although only one prize will be awarded. The prize will be randomly selected and awarded to one eligible participant. No purchase is necessary to enter. This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States. BCW Supplies will pay for the shipping of the prize to the winner. The entry period ends Sunday, August 6th, 2017 and the potential winner will be contacted on Monday, August 7th, 2017 via a private Twitter message. The potential winner will have 72 hours from when the private Twitter message was sent to reply to claim the prize by providing their name, mailing address, and Stor-Folio design of their choice. If the initial potential winner does not respond within 72 hours, the initial winner will be disqualified and another potential winner will be selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, who is solely responsible for the management of the promotion. BCW Supplies reserves the right to update these rules, if an unforeseen situation arises.

2017 BCW Warehouse Sale

Save on your hobby supplies during the BCW Warehouse Sale!

Tuesday, August 15th, 9:00am – 4:00pm, and
Wednesday, August 16th, 9:00am – 4:00pm

GET 10% OFF your BCW purchase when you order on by Friday, August 11th and then follow this pick-up procedure…

During the checkout process at, use promo code PICKUP and select “I prefer to pick up my items at BCW” in the Shipping Calculation box*. Then pick up your order at the BCW Supplies headquarters on Tuesday, August 15th or Wednesday, August 16th between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. BCW is located at 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, Indiana (map). Please go to the front door, under the black awning.

*In order to select the “pick up” shipping option, online customers must be signed-in to their BCW account. If you’re a retail customer and do not have a BCW account yet, you can register as a new customer during the checkout process, and then select “I prefer to pick up my items at BCW.”

Sale price valid for in-stock inventory only (all backorders will be at the regular published prices). This sale is valid for consumers, wholesale accounts, and master distributors. Restrictions apply for master distributors (please contact Ken for details).

Can’t attend those days? BCW offers free shipping on retail orders of $80 or more, and wholesale orders of $1,000 or more (restrictions apply). Sorry, the 10% discount is only available on pick-up orders during our Warehouse Sale.

BCW Supplies, Anderson, IN

BCW Plans to Use Former Grocery for Warehousing and Light Assembly

The owners of BCW Supplies have purchased the former Marsh Supermarkets located at 2940 Broadway St., Anderson, Indiana. BCW will maintain its site on East 31st St. in Anderson as its headquarters, with plans to use the former grocery for additional warehousing and light assembly. BCW serves the hobby industry with over 900 products to protect, store and display collectibles. These include supplies for comics, trading cards, coin and currency, records, sports memorabilia, and other hobbies.

“BCW Supplies has been growing steadily and more warehouse space is needed. The additional site adds 40,000 square feet to our existing 78,000 square feet, allowing BCW to keep pace with market demands.”
– Ken O’Brien, BCW Supplies Director of Sales & Marketing

BCW Supplies has been an Anderson-based business since it was founded in 1983. BCW looks forward to continued growth in Anderson and plans to be a good neighbor to the local businesses and residents of the former supermarket.

BCW is hiring to meet the demands of the company’s growth. Motivated individuals can apply at 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN. A brief description of the available positions is here.

More information about BCW Supplies can be located here.

Bags for Graded Comic Books

To grade comic books, trusted companies such as the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC) and the Comic Book Certification Service (CBCS) will evaluate comic books, grade them on a 1 to 10 scale, and encapsulate each comic in a rigid plastic frame, called a slab. A grade of 10 is a flawless comic, but that grade is rarely awarded. Collectors pay to have their comics graded to ensure the accurate appraisal of condition of their collectible.  These comics will be protected for years to come, and a graded comic will have a higher secondary market value. The obvious negative of getting a comic slabbed is you cannot view the interior pages without breaking the slab, and the risk of damaging the comic in the process.

Even after a comic is enclosed in a slab, safe storage is needed. Store the slabs in a dark location to prevent fading from UV light. Keep the slabs in a cool, dry location.

Many collectors of graded comics want to further protect the plastic slab from getting scratched and place them in bags. BCW Supplies offers graded comic bags made from both polypropylene and Mylar.

Prior to 2016, the slabs from CGC were slightly smaller. BCW’s original Graded Comic Bags (1-BAG-GC-R) are designed to fit the earlier slabs. At the 2016 Emerald City Comic Con, CGC transitioned to using a slightly larger slab. You can tell the difference between the two slabs, as the new, larger slabs are welded all around the slab, whereas the original slabs sealed in the four corners but where not welded close. The slabs offered by CBCS are larger than the earlier CGC slabs as well. Hence BCW offers a new, larger polypropylene bags (1-BAG-GC1-R) for the larger CGC and CBCS slabs.

For collectors that demand Mylar bags, BCW offers 2-mil thick Mylar Graded Comic Book Bags (1-GC-M2).

To protect and organize a large collection of graded comics, BCW carries Graded Comic Book Boxes (1-BX-GCB). These boxes will store 35 to 40 graded comics.

ComicsPRO Member Benefits from BCW

ComicsPRO is a trade association for comic book retailers. The goal of ComicsPRO is:

  • to develop better marketing and daily business practices for comic book retailers
  • to improve the condition of their industry by educating the public about comic books in general
  • to provide a voice for independent comic book retailers

Marco, the ComicsPRO Director (center), with Ken and Nancy from BCW Supplies

BCW supports the ComicsPRO organization, and its member comic shops, through several methods.

ComicsPRO retailers are pre-approved for a BCW wholesale account. All you have to do is complete a simple registration form and you can begin enjoying the benefits provided by BCW as a ComicsPRO member.

BCW offers a Comic Book Supplies Sample Kit for new ComicsPRO members, when the shop places a $200 BCW wholesale order. This sample kit includes comic bags, backing boards, boxes, and more. If your shop is a new ComicsPRO member, please contact Nancy or Ted at BCW to request this new member perk. Contact BCW

As an ongoing ComicsPRO benefit, members can save 5% off their BCW wholesale online order of $200 or more. To get this savings, members can request the coupon code after their wholesale account is established. Again, contact Nancy or Ted for details.

BCW offers Free Shipping on wholesale orders of $1,000 or more, when the order is delivered to a single commercial destination in the 48 contiguous United States. Complete details

Nancy Booksh, BCW’s Wholesale Account Manager, is available to assist ComicsPRO members with any questions related to BCW products, shipping, and the status of an order. Nancy is normally available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Contact BCW

Retailers and manufacturers share ideas during the ComicsPRO “Roundtables”

BCW attends the ComicsPRO Annual Meeting and appreciates feedback from the retail members. ComicPRO members are invited to give us comments about current products, suggested new products, and our service.

View the ComicsPRO website to learn more about membership and other benefits.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund charity auction at the 2016 ComicsPRO Annual Meeting

Comic Supplies Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to our winners, listed below.

Enter on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win the prize pack listed below.

Two identical prizes will be awarded. One winner will be chosen from the eligible Facebook entries, and one winner will be awarded from the eligible Twitter entries.

To enter on Facebook, users must locate the relevant BCW Supplies Facebook post from 3/24/17, and share the post by 4/2/17.

To enter on Twitter, users must follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies), locate the relevant BCW Supplies tweet from 3/24/17, and retweet (RT) the post by 4/2/17.

No purchase is necessary to enter. On or around 4/3/17, winners will be randomly selected.

The Facebook winner will be selected from the eligible entries. The Facebook winner will be notified by a Facebook private message and the user’s Facebook settings must allow the person to receive private messages.

Congratulations to the winner on Facebook, Anthony W.

The Twitter winner will be selected from the eligible entries. The Twitter winner will be notified by a Twitter Direct Message (DM), hence the user must follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies).

Congratulations to the winner on Twitter, James S.

After the winners are messaged, they will have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize by providing their name and mailing address. BCW will pay for the shipping, provided the winner resides in the 48 contiguous United States. If a potential winner does not respond and claim their prize within 72 hours of notification, that person will be disqualified, and another potential winner will be selected, and so forth, until the prizes are awarded.

This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, Anderson, IN, USA. Dark Horse Comics, Mike Mignola, ComicsPRO, Facebook, Twitter, and their affiliates are not responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.