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The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« on: September 05, 2016, 03:24:18 PM »
Welcome to the new Wanted Comics List. (1)
*Anyone curious what those comics are in the Wanted Comics List banner you can go to this topic.*

NOTE - the list might need some time to fully load.  Please be patient especially if you have a slower net connection.

This is a comprehensive list of over 5000 comics which are either unscanned, or for which partial or lesser quality scans exist. The list can be searched, filtered and sorted in various ways, so that collectors can check to see if they have books or scans that we still need help with on DCM.  (Note, if you own a book or scan that you feel is an upgrade to one already on DCM you are still welcome to upload it.  Please read Question 11 in the FAQ here.)

See something wrong or missing that you think should be on our list?  Please mention it in a reply below.

If you do happen to have one of the books on the list in your collection please skip down to reply #2 below the tutorial using THIS LINK.

A tutorial of how to search and filter the list is at THIS LINK.


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(1) This list is a work in progress!

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The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« on: September 05, 2016, 03:24:18 PM »

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Wanted List Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 03:25:50 PM »
The list is embedded in this post on the Digital Comic Museum forum. When you are viewing the list in your browser, you will see three sets of controls: Filters, Page Navigation, and Data. The Filters allow you to narrow down the amount of information shown; the Page Navigation arrows let you page forward and back one screen at a time; and the Data is the information for each book.

First let's talk about the Data section.

Data

  • Publisher - the publisher of the comic. In some cases, multiple values are shown (e.g. Better/Standard or MLJ-Archie-Close Up) since the publisher name has changed during the run of the book.
  • Title - the title of the book.
  • Issue # - the issue number of the book.
  • Status - the status of the scan. It can be one of 5 values:
    • Unscanned - No scan is available
    • Incomplete - An existing scan is available, but it is missing one or more pages.
    • Upgrade - An existing scan is available, but one or more pages are either damaged or are lesser quality (e.g. fiche, photocopies, extremely small images).
    • Awaiting Scan - The book is in the hands of a scanner, waiting to be scanned.
    • Awaiting Edit - The book has been scanned and is waiting to be edited and posted.
  • Notes - this is provided for books that have a status of Incomplete or Upgrade, to indicate the pages which are missing, or the reason an upgrade is needed.
  • Source - this indicates if the book is available in one of several collections. The collections in this column include the JVJ Collection (JVJ), the Library of Congress (LOC) and Soothsayr (a member of this forum). A choice of "Other" indicates the book has been found with another collection/collector.
  • Other Info - this column expands on the Status and Source columns. For "Unscanned" books, it will indicate another collector who has a copy. For "Awaiting Scan" or "Awaiting Edit", it indicates who is working on the book.
Note that you can click on the headings for any of the columns, and the list will be sorted by that value. One click will sort in ascending (A-Z) order, while a second click will sort in descending (Z-A) order.

Filters

There are four filters at the top of the window, that let you narrow your search by publisher, title, scan status, and available sources for unscanned books.

For Publisher and Status, you can click the "+" next to "Choose" to see the available choices. Clicking on a choice brings that value down in a box below the filter, and refreshes the page to show books that match that choice. You can choose multiple publishers and statuses, and they will be shown together.

For Title, just type a few characters from the book's title, and the list will instantly refresh to show all titles that contain the text string that you typed. The text you type can appear anywhere in the title (beginning, middle or end). Also, be aware that spaces count (i.e., typing extra spaces that are not present in the title will result in no entries found).

Source works similar to Publisher and Status, except that choosing multiple values will only show lines where all of the source values are present. For example, picking just "JVJ" will show all books whose source is either "JVJ" or "JVJ, LOC". However, picking both "JVJ" and "LOC" will only show books which contain both of those values.

Page Navigation

Above and below the Data section, you will see a set of numbers on the left, and "<" and ">" buttons on the right. The numbers on the left indicate which books in the list are currently being displayed, and the total number of books present for the current filters that are in effect. For the initial release of the list, the numbers will be "1 - 50 / xxxx" meaning that items 1 through 50 are being displayed, out of a total of xxxx items. If you press the > button once, the window will show the next page, and the numbers will change to "51 - 100 / xxxx". If you use the filter to only show books whose publisher is Avon, the navigation numbers will be "1 - 50 / 89".

There is one more small gadget on the screen, in the lower left corner, which looks like an arrow pointing at a disk drive. This is the Download button, and will let you download the currently filtered set of books as a .csv (comma separated value) text file. (In case you want to print it out for your next comic store shopping trip. :)
NOTE: This does not work for Mac Computers at this time.

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Do you have a book or scan we could use on DCM?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 03:27:54 PM »
Hi!
So, did you find something in your collection of books or scans you think we could use?  Wonderful!!   ^-^

Here are some simple steps you need to follow next:
  • Double check that we don't already have your book, and it isn't already being scanned by someone else (check the list above under status).
  • Make sure we can allow the book.
  • If it's a scan, can it be shared on DCM?
  • Is your comic a physical book?  Can you scan it, and if not, are you willing to let a trusted staffer do so for you?
  • If you still have questions or a book to share - please use the CONTACT US LINK to send us a message.

Have you double checked it's not already on the list or the site?
Please be sure to look very close at the Wanted List for your book or scan.   Please check for it or any other issue numbers for the same title on the DCM Download site.  You can use the Search Bar above the DCM banner.  (Warning: the search is picky about spelling, etc.  It is not recommended to use 'The' in any search.)

Are you sure we can use your book or scan on the site?
Was your book published after December, 1959?  If so, we can't use it here, sorry.   :(
If you can't find a single example of your book on the site, then please check to make sure your book isn't by a publisher or contains content that cannot be shared on the site.

Remember, only books that ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN can be shared. Please check this list of titles and characters that ARE NOT ALLOWED on the site. We also have this list of titles and publishers that ARE ALLOWED on the site.

Note: Some books are shared incomplete on purpose.
Famous Funnies - no Buck Rogers
Popular - No Felix
Crackajack - no Tarzan

If it's a scan you have, can it be shared on DCM?
If you have a CBZ or CBR file (under 120mb) and are a member you can upload it to the site.  We have a tutorial of How To Upload A File to the site at this link.
NOTE:  PDF or 7Zip files CANNOT be shared on DCM.  These type of files can be converted.  If needed use the CONTACT US LINK HERE and we can help.

Is your comic a physical book?
If you own a physical copy of a comic we need for DCM, we would love for you to scan and share it here.  We have a very detailed scanning tutorial for how to scan your own book shared here.

OR,  you can mail your comic to Trusted DCM Staff Members RANGERHOUSE or SOOTHSAYR to do it for you!  Both own an amazing scanner you can see here which allows them to quickly scan your comic book safely and with little danger to your comic and return it to you.  We can take care of the rest of the steps of getting the book onto the site for sharing.  If you see any books with JVJ in the title, these comic books were sent out to us for scanning by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr starting way back in 2008 which has resulted in several thousand scans being shared here on DCM!

Questions or have a book you'd like to send us?
If you have a book you'd like for us to scan, or if you have any other questions, please let us know.  You can use the CONTACT US LINK HERE to send us a message.

Thanks for taking the time to check the list and read the tutorial. It's our hope that we can get as many of these book scanned and shared on the site as possible.

Our heartfelt thanks to MOVIELOVER and A NONNY MOOSE for all their amazing work on bringing this new Wanted List together for sharing on DCM!

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 07:09:22 AM »
This is a great addition to DCM.
My thanks to our members who put this together.
Now to hunt through my books to see if I have any that I can contribute.
B.

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 09:42:42 AM »
Thanks B.
Yep, it's a Huge Addition to the site.  Fingers crossed it brings some more books to the site for everyone.

-Yoc

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 12:58:13 PM »
Please note, that while Superior is now among the list, it is only for Original material

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 06:45:31 PM »
I cannot get the list to load for me.  What do I gotta do?

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 07:49:24 AM »
Hi DM,
Did it work before?
The list does take a minute or two to load depending on your connection.
I'd give it time and if that fails perhaps try a different browser.

-Yoc

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 04:47:07 PM »
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #20 needs to be dumped from the list.  That's the first one I noticed.

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 04:54:52 PM »
BULLETMAN #7 is complete.  Needs to be dumped from list.

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2017, 05:28:58 PM »
Nope, a lot of GM in there, so doesn't come off

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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 08:28:32 AM »
I see a mistake.  It's "Spy Smasher" #10, not 9, that has some fiche pages.  An upgrade for #10 is something I'd like to see.   
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Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 03:32:51 PM »
Actually, both #9 and #10 have fiche pages (the former has ifc, ibc, the latter has 2 missing centerfolds). But the list was still incorrect, so I've made the necessary additions/corrections.