With a large number of signed comics that I wanted to frame and not much money to do it, I set out to find the cheapest way possible. It turns out all I needed was a bunch of $1.00 document frames from DollarTree and a $4.00 pack of black (or white) cardstock paper.
Between the frame and the acid-free bags & board, your comic book should be well protected. I recommend hanging your book in an area away from the UV rays of direct sunlight.
8.5″ x 11″ Document Frame
8.5″ x 11″ Cardstock or Paper (Black or White)
Comic Book (Bagged & Boarded)
Flip the frame over and remove the cardboard backing by carefully bending the metal tabs. Discard the Certificate of Achievement insert.
Center the comic book (cover side down) on the glass in the middle of the frame.
Gently place a piece of cardstock or paper on top of the comic. Try not to move it too much so the comic book stays centered.
The cardstock fills in the unused space on the sides of the comic.
Gently place the cardboard backing over the cardstock and keep it in place by bending the metal tabs back down. Make sure the picture hanger is facing the right direction, you don’t want your comic hanging upside down.
Using whichever picture hook you prefer, hang your comic book on the wall and enjoy!
Updated 3/12/2015: New pictures. Changed the cardstock from black to white to let the backing boards blend better. The original frames I used have been out of stock with DollarTree for awhile so I linked their replacement.