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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Why are so many comics missing covers?
« Last post by OtherEric on March 30, 2017, 12:37:54 AM »
They were sending back partial covers as least as late as the mid-70's.  I've got an otherwise Fine or so copy of Giant-Size X-Men #1 missing the logo.  My LCS actually let me borrow a copy they had on the wall long enough to run to the copy shop and get a color photocopy, which I dropped in behind the 3/4 of the cover that survives.  It presents well, is quite readable, and I could actually afford a copy of that **** book to complete my run of the Giant-Size Marvels from the 70's.
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Why are so many comics missing covers?
« Last post by JonTheScanner on March 29, 2017, 10:56:53 PM »
Thanks guys!  I wasn't aware of the fact covers were ripped off and returned for credit back in the day.

I don't know that that was ever literally true. I know in the late 50s and 60s, they ripped off the top third or so of the front cover and returned that. If you see a comic described as remaindered, that's what it means. Of course one the top third is gone, one of the staples will no longer be holding the cover so it will increase the chance of its being lost.  I think most coverless comics are due to wear and tear.  Believe it or not, back in the day, we used to read them, rolled them up and stuff them into a pocket, etc.  Early on, I was one of the picky ones, and even I lost any covers.No one ever heard of near mint, fine, or anything like that back in the day.  We had "good shape", "coverless", and similar terms
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News and Announcements / Re: It's our SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY!
« Last post by darkmark on March 29, 2017, 05:06:01 PM »
The new Terrors is working.  Are more issues in the pipeline?

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News and Announcements / Re: It's our SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY!
« Last post by Geo on March 29, 2017, 03:39:39 PM »
Happy anniversary to us!


I second that!!


Geo
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Fiche Story
« Last post by Yoc on March 29, 2017, 11:14:51 AM »
No worries, we likely can find one on the Heritage Auctions site.  They have a wonderful archive of high resolution front and back covers there from past auctions.  And there is the fiche scan for ifc, ibc fills as well.

-Yoc
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Fiche Story
« Last post by sandmountainslim on March 29, 2017, 11:04:22 AM »
Good deal!  Yeah I would love to help out. I wonder if anyone could make me a faux cover for it?  The copy I bought is coverless.
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Fiche Story
« Last post by Yoc on March 29, 2017, 09:44:35 AM »
I'll put you in touch with a scanner on staff with the site that can take care of it for you slim.
Check your Private Messages.

-Yoc
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Fiche Story
« Last post by sandmountainslim on March 29, 2017, 08:15:45 AM »
I have bought a copy of Captain Marvel Adventures 14 which I notice is only available in microfiche. Unfortunately I do not own a scanner!
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News and Announcements / Re: It's our SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY!
« Last post by OtherEric on March 29, 2017, 12:38:10 AM »
Happy anniversary to us!
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News and Announcements / Re: It's our SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY!
« Last post by darkmark on March 28, 2017, 05:49:53 PM »
Terrors of the Jungle #9 is seriously messed up.   It needs to be reloaded.
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