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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2012, 08:05:17 PM »
Great call Eric!

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2012, 05:19:18 AM »
I apologize for this being slightly off-topic, but I wished to ask if you know someone selling Great Comics #3 (a low grade copy, of course).

Rangerhouse scan, already on DCM, is great, but I have an idea of translating and maybe printing the story, so I wished to have a copy with the Futuro story complete. I tried to bid on eBay on an incomplete copy (missing centerfold) but it was sold for an excessive price.

Also, it seems to me Choice Comics #3 (with the conclusion of the "Lost World" movie adaptation) is also missing from the DCM.
Another book difficult to find at a reasonable price.

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2012, 06:29:53 AM »
Futuro was reprinted in B&W.
http://www.comics.org/series/15317/covers/

I honestly never realized there was a Choice Comics #3. It has jumped up near the top of my want list for sure.

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2012, 11:01:20 AM »
Hi narf.

thank you. I was aware of the "Anti-Hitler comics" b/w reprints, and the scans here at DCM are excellent, but I had a broader view about that story, it has something, unlike the dozens of Hitler and/or axis centered stories of the golden age.
It would be my desire to locate a copy, to have it scanner at my desired resolution. I am going to experiment with restoration of art, trying for example to reconstruct the black plate, while the colors could be kept on another layer, with a lot less resolution (in most cases).
As of now, itís just experiments I wish to do, also with some italian comics of the same period, which I have a dream to reprint.

Great Comics #3 is terribly sought after, so it goes for a few hundred dollars even in fair condition. The copy I tried to acquire was poor (centerfold missing), but it would be enough for me to have the Hitler story complete.

Choice Comics #3, from what I get, is tough. Not tough as much as Great Comics #3, but since itís actually where the "Lost World" story has its conclusion it becomes a sort of "appendix" to it. :)

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2012, 05:01:20 PM »
Books like this are why I wish we could get a good fund going. With several hundred dollars and consensus we could get some great books to scan and resale. We would be likely to take a loss but we may even profit on occasion. Please keep an eye and and posting for Choice 3

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2012, 07:28:22 PM »
Books like this are why I wish we could get a good fund going. With several hundred dollars and consensus we could get some great books to scan and resale. We would be likely to take a loss but we may even profit on occasion. Please keep an eye and and posting for Choice 3


The fund you desire should be easily achieveable with a membership as great as this site boasts.

You can put me down for a monthly contribution of a minimum of $10.00.

If only 25 or 30 more of you join in, we will be able to read some great books that would otherwise never be possible.

As far as concensus...Narfstar has my proxy.

Now is the time to get on board with this project folks!


 

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2012, 11:21:18 PM »
I wish the group all the best but speaking for the staff, we are more concerned about seeing the DCM server costs covered each month. 
Personally speaking it seems to me a donation to the JVJ Postage Fund would bring far more new comic scans to the site for the same amount of money that one big ticket purchase might cost.  But that's just me.

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2012, 11:58:19 PM »
Yoc,
PLEASE, we don't need any more donations to the fund! We've got over $200 and we aren't using it up very fast. There must be a way to contribute to the maintenance of the site. I'll let people know when I need an injection of donations. I really don't want to solicit and hold other people's money. I just want to cover the postage costs WHEN THEY OCCUR.

Okay?

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2012, 08:29:38 AM »

Fair enough Jim.  Of course you'll let us know when the fund needs some help.  All thanks to you for opening your collection up for scanning.  I'm very proud to play a small part in such an important endeavour.
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DCM appreciates any donations big or small towards our monthly server bill here - http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php?action=treasury

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2012, 10:49:11 AM »
Books like this are why I wish we could get a good fund going. With several hundred dollars and consensus we could get some great books to scan and resale. We would be likely to take a loss but we may even profit on occasion. Please keep an eye and and posting for Choice 3

I think that, even if it may not be completely easy to manage, itís a good idea.
Henry Peter's warning, however, is sound advice. On a personal level, my interest in comic books is threefold:

1) I am interested in scanned comics to discover the golden age, and to explore its variety, which has just opened for me, and for reference.
This is a basic level, for which I am not interested in buying the books.

2) since this interest's flame rekindled thanks to an interest I had started to develop for italian inter-war comics of the same period, some WWII-themed material interests me merely as a reference as above, while for particular material Iíd love to have high resolution scans of single stories (this would have been the case of narfstar's Man of War story) but not primarily in collecting the comic itself.

3) if something actually come to interest me both on a research and collecting level, I wish to buy a copy of my own, also for having it at hand to perform some high-resolution scans, if I should come to need it. In fact, DCM has been precious for me to discover comics I went on to buy.

A few possibilities come to my mind:

A) who agrees may contribute with a small fixed amount. This would be lighter on everyone's wallet, but since small amount by small amount we could afford more costly comics, in the end the comic book could be placed on sale (eBay or elsewhere) and funds used for additional costly comics.

B) same as A, but with a poll of previous suggestions taking into account whose comics may be of collecting interest to someone. This way, who wishes to buy a comic could advance a good percentage of its cost, while the rest could be paid by the funds' participants lighter contributions. After the book is scanned (and of course, this would work mostly for a PR/FR-to-VG copies, we know a FN comic suffers from scanning) the collector could have it to keep with a slight delay (a sort of "time payment", huh?)

C) same as B, with the difference of the final buyer being also the scanner. This way, shipping costs would be optimized, and he would handle the scanning.

What do you think?
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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2012, 10:54:33 AM »
Additional note: I also think it would be good to have a fixed resolution as a guide for the scans.
If the books are meant for onscreen reading/consultation, I think the average resolution (which appears to be 180/240ppi) would be fine.
Possible high-resolution versions (300ppi and more) could be asked to the original scanner, in case of particular reproduction needs.

ItĎs not to complicate things, but while itĎs good to have better resolution, itís really not so needed if we are speaking of onscreen reading, and I think itís fair, if someone really needs better quality for personal purposes, to contact the scanner and maybe give him some small aid for his work.

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2012, 07:07:17 AM »
I would like to personally thank JVJ for opening his collection to the entire world to enjoy.
Every time I see his initials linked to a download I think of the legacy he is leaving to the entire world for generations to come.
These comics are a snapshot of the American culture as it was at a particular moment in time.
Thanks again to Mr. JVJ.
O.K. now everybody, three cheers.
Hip Hip Hurrah!

Hip Hip Hurrah!

Hip Hip Hurrah!

Thank you.

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2012, 08:21:17 AM »
The problem with 300 ppi is time. It takes much longer to scan at 300 than 150. I have a stack of books sitting to scan.
If it was only a few books it would not be a problem.

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2012, 01:04:10 PM »
I would like to personally thank JVJ for opening his collection to the entire world to enjoy.
Every time I see his initials linked to a download I think of the legacy he is leaving to the entire world for generations to come.
These comics are a snapshot of the American culture as it was at a particular moment in time.
Thanks again to Mr. JVJ.
O.K. now everybody, three cheers.
Hip Hip Hurrah!

Hip Hip Hurrah!

Hip Hip Hurrah!

Thank you.

B.

Let's all calm down, b,
They're just comics.

And, narf, if it's worth doing it's worth doing right, not necessarily fast. YMMV, but part of my criteria for supplying these books is that the scans be at least 300 ppi. We only might have one chance and the cbr files might be lower rez, but we'll at least have the raw scans at a printable depth.

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Re: What is the number 1 most wanted comic that DCM does not have?
« Reply #44 on: March 06, 2012, 01:42:08 PM »
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The problem with 300 ppi is time. It takes much longer to scan at 300 than 150. I have a stack of books sitting to scan.
If it was only a few books it would not be a problem.
Yes, I understand that. And this is fine for onscreen files, I was mostly speaking of specific issues, or specific needs, as I have explained here and there. In my case, certain war-themed super-hero stories.

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And, narf, if it's worth doing it's worth doing right, not necessarily fast. YMMV, but part of my criteria for supplying these books is that the scans be at least 300 ppi. We only might have one chance and the cbr files might be lower rez, but we'll at least have the raw scans at a printable depth.
Thatís my point. I understand narf's desire to build the library, but I am a little obsessed with quality, and I think Ė and this goes especially for comics which are either rare or fragile, since the book suffers always at least a little damage Ė itís worth to take the time.
Of course, I understand there must be dozens of low-quality comic books or even titles, but for more relevant things, no matter if I have a printing idea in mind, I intend to scan high-res. :)