Never, ever EVER use comix to empty trash cans. It is not worth it! Comix are necessary for hiring VIPs and expanding the con, so they are too valuable to waste on garbage collection (or other menial tasks). The 250 to hire the WWII Factory Ladies is well worth it!
I currently have way more money than I know what to do wth, but Comix are my limited resources for expanding. I had 1,500 when the new expansions became available but that ran out when I got to the 250 comix expansion. It’s interesting, Lynn, that you have the opposite problem: more comix than money!