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Offline krankyboy

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2011, 01:16:48 PM »
Thanks for the uploads, Eric. Glad that you're back again and scanning.

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2011, 04:11:21 PM »
Will do. I was just trying to make it easier to categorize. Not so much for major titles like Whiz, but the "lesser" titles that sometimes require you to think, "now what publisher was this?"

-Eric

Hi Eric, if there's a case like that please include the publishers name in the file name just as you did for the Accepted Pub. Dick Cole you just added.  And I know you'll let us know any interesting stuff here on the forum.  I've been adding your posts to the descriptions for each upload.  Good info like that needs to be shared!
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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2011, 08:44:41 AM »
One of the first two Golden Age comics I ever bought (along with Atlas' Men in Action #3 - wish I could share that one...), is now posted!

Heroic Comics #85 features a cornucopia of artists from Sam Glanzman and H.G. Peter, to Ed Moore and Bill Walton. Among the typical war stories is the sad little tale of 13-year old Richard Tweddell, illustrated by Glanzman. This story has always stuck out to me, and is certainly the most memorable tale in the book.

-Eric

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2011, 09:00:54 AM »
I just did a count of my "text files", and it looks like I've scanned 47 books for this site now. (Including ones originally done for GAC and the ABPC newsgroup.) I'll have to start thinking of a special one to do for my 50th!!!

-Eric
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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2011, 09:19:04 AM »
Congrats Eric!  I'm going to add your Heroic shortly.
Gotta love the HG Peter art!!

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2011, 03:25:02 PM »
I'll have to start thinking of a special one to do for my 50th!!!

A wedding!  Somebody dies!  The scanner you know will never be the same...

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2011, 03:37:02 PM »
HA!  hehehe....

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2011, 10:02:55 AM »
The countdown to my 50th scan continues with one of my personal favorites, Airboy Comics vol.5 no.7, which is going up right now! And just FYI from here on, anything between the lines of asterisks is information about the issue being posted that can be copied for the description. Everything else is just talk for the message board.

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This issue was one of my earliest GA comic purchases from Comic Carnival West (RIP) in Indianapolis. It features a great Airboy drug story by Dick Wood and Dan Zolnerowich, and The Heap by Carmine Infantino and Leonard Starr. Enjoy!!!

-Eric

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Next up will be another of my personal favorites that I used stories from many times in All-Amazing Comics, and my other books. What is it? Well, you'll just have to wait and see.

-Eric

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2011, 10:38:43 AM »
I'll have to start thinking of a special one to do for my 50th!!!

A wedding!  Somebody dies!  The scanner you know will never be the same...

A wedding?
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2338/dcmwedding.jpg
Could be...

Somebody dying?
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6661/dcmdies.jpg
Perhaps...

Me never being the same?
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/7373/dcmscanner.jpg
Nah… I’ll never change.

-Eric

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2011, 08:53:23 PM »
Thanks Eric, AB is now up!

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2011, 02:53:51 PM »
Fawcett's George Pal's Puppetoons #17 is up now! This is one instance where I think the comic adaptation was FAR better than the original film version. Some of the claymation Puppetoon shorts were just plain creepy. The comic on the other hand is fun and kinda cute.

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Missing pages 3, 4, 29, and 30. Pages 1-2 damaged.

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2011, 08:44:56 PM »
Never saw one of the cartoons.  Thanks for the upload Eric.
Now up!

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srca1941's 50th Scan Celebration!!!
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2011, 02:00:13 AM »
Well, here we are, my 50th scan of a public domain book for either the ABPC newsgroup, GAC, or DCM! Actually, I’ve scanned a lot more for my old Golden Years site, but often I would just scan one story at a time as needed, not the whole book. Before we get to what I’ve actually scanned for this occasion, here’s a little bit of my scanning history.

Inspired by Bill Nolan’s Pure Excitement Comics, my first scanning efforts were the full issues of Target Comics vol.7 no.5 and Black Terror #16 for the “library” page of The Golden Years, which was primarily a Golden Age cover gallery site at the time. This was July, 2000, and these early scans were VERY poor quality, just 75dpi. My biggest concern was upload/download speed. My only image software at the time was Ulead’s PhotoImpact, which had no auto color correction, no "levels" controls, and painfully primitive tools compared to what I have now in Photoshop. Plus, I was only 16 years old at the time, and was learning as I went (both about scanning/image editing, and Golden Age comics). By August I was amassing a “large” collection of scans from other places online that I wanted to share on my site, so I borrowed Bill Nolan’s idea for an online reprint book and created “All-Amazing Comics” as a vehicle to share those stories. For the second issue I started incorporating my own scans, which helped spark my collection of Golden Age comics.

In 2001, I “borrowed” another idea from Bill Nolan, and began creating and selling CDs of comics besides posting my free online books. This caused me to upgrade my scanning practices, saving 150 dpi “master scans” in addition to what I used for AAC, and my other online books. I also had some better software, Corel Photo-Paint.

 It wasn’t until about 2002, after a hard drive crash, that I began to scan full books rather than just a story at a time (although I still did that too), and more importantly, that I began backing up my master scans to CD. In 2003, I started sharing some of the books I scanned on the alt.binaries.pictures.comics newsgroup. Many of these would later wind up on GAC, and now here.

Eventually, All-Amazing Comics and my other books became too much. Prep. work wasn’t too bad, but I was having issues finding good storage space for the books online. I’ve drifted in and out of scanning since then, but it’s always been a love of mine. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for this site, and everybody who contributes to it. I’d love to have time to contribute more, but I’m just happy to be a small part of it, and share the books that I can.

Now, just one last item of business before I announce my 50th scan, a checklist of the first 49 “srca1941 Scans” (TM). Collect ‘em all!!!

* indicates the date first posted online. All other dates are dates the books were scanned.
1.   Black Terror #16 (bet. 8/27/01 & 7/19/02)
2.   Super-Mystery Comics vol.4 no.4 (bet. 2/1/02 & 12/1/02)
3.   Big Shot Comics #19 (2/12-13/02)
4.   Jumbo Comics #76 (2/21/02)
5.   Amazing-Man Comics #15 (bet. 2/23/02 & 7/15/02)
6.   Doll Man #43 (2/27-28/02)
7.   Black Terror #12 (3/4/02)
8.   Wings Comics #78 (3/17/02)
9.   Big Shot Comics #101 (4/16/02)
10.   Crack Comics #23 (5/13/02)
11.   Punch Comics #14 (7/13/02)
12.   Thrilling Comics #25 (7/15/02)
13.   Green Lama #3 (7/19/02)
14.   Blue Bolt vol.2 no.11 (8/26/02)
15.   Crack Comics #22 (9/6/02)
16.   Grand Slam Comics vol.2 no.3 (#15) (9/19/02)
17.   Black Terror #25 (Canadian) (9/26/02)
18.   Feature Comics #89 (12/3/02)
19.   Skyman #3 (12/3/02)
20.   Tony Trent #3 (12/4/02)
21.   Blackhawk #41 (2/21/03)*
22.   Exciting Comics #46 (5/10/03)*
23.   Boy Comics #47 (5/24/03)
24.   Speed Comics #10 (5/27/03)*
25.   Marvel Family #52 (1/16/04)*
26.   Wonderworld Comics #4 (1/18/04)*
27.   Crime Does Not Pay #48 (1/21/04)
28.   Blazing Comics #4 (1/30/04)
29.   4 Most Comics vol.2 no.2 (1/31/04)* Possibly posted in early 2003.
30.   America’s Best Comics #22 (1/31/04)*
31.   Blazing Comics #4 (1/31/04)*
32.   Captain Marvel Jr. #61 (1/31/04)*
33.   Target Comics vol.6 no.10 (1/31/04)*
34.   Target Comics vol.7 no.11 (1/31/04)*
35.   Whiz Comics #84 (1/31/04)*
36.   America’s Best Comics #26 (6/14/07)
37.   Exciting Comics #51 (6/14/07)
38.   Target Comics vol.2 no.8 (2/28/09)
39.   Thrilling Comics #8 (2/14-15/10)
40.   Black Cobra #6 (#2) (10/9/10)
41.   Hit Comics #14 (10/10-11/10)
42.   Veri Best Sure-Fire Comics #1 (10/14-17/10)
43.   Hopalong Cassidy #66 (10/9/11)
44.   Super Duck Comics #42 (10/24/11)
45.   Whiz Comics #7 (10/24/11)
46.   Dick Cole #9 (10/24/11)
47.   Heroic Comics #85 (10/26/11)
48.   Airboy Comics vol.5 no.7 (11/18/11)
49.   George Pal’s Puppetoons #17 (11/19-20/11)

Honorable Mention:
1.   Spirit Section #55: June 15, 1941 (1/31/04)* Not counted with the rest because it is a newspaper insert, not a full-sized comic.

And now, the 50th scan is…

PLASTIC MAN #40!!! This issue fills one of our last holes in the series, and is the last of the issues with new material that is completely unscanned! And now, the issue notes:

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At some point in this book’s history it suffered from moisture problems and the pages became “wavy.” A heavy book was placed on it when scanning to help flatten, but some waves are still noticeable. Also, the text story was intended to be two pages, but only one was printed, so it is incomplete. There is not a page missing from the scan.

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-Eric

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2011, 05:14:44 AM »
Eric,

This a wonderful post, not only from the perspective of your evolution of involvement and practices, but also the chronicle of the pieces you have produced.  I would love to see similar postings from some of the other scanners I admire (too numerous to name).  It has made me think about my record-keeping practices, and keeping a running sheet of the pieces I have done.

Thanks for all your hard work, high standards and willingness to share.

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Re: srca1941's uploads
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2011, 06:38:28 AM »
Congrats on #50 Eric!
I agree your personal history was fun to read.
The book is now on the site!  :)