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Title: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 12, 2010, 07:30:31 AM
Paper upgrade of Hit Comics #14 is going up right now to the FTP. It's a coverless copy, so the ifc, ibc, and back cover are still fiche, and the front is from Heritage, but the rest of the book is complete.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 12, 2010, 07:44:59 AM
Thanks Eric!
I'll add it as soon as I see it's done uploading.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: krankyboy on October 12, 2010, 12:54:10 PM
Thanks Eric! Glad that you're scanning and uploading these books for us! ;D
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 13, 2010, 03:04:27 PM
Red Circle Comics #4 - Sabu Edition is going up right now.

This is a bit of an odd duck. The first page (story pages 2-3) is damaged, the only thing keeping this from being a "complete" book. Contents appear to be an unpublished issue of Fox's Sabu "Elephant Boy," wrapped in unused cover from Rural Home's Red Circle Comics #4.The book is complete other than the damaged page, even though page 1 of the first story is missing. Fox would have printed that on the inside front cover. Also, the last two pages of the book, which would have been advertisements, are blank newsprint, and thus have been left out of this scan. Variations of Red Circle Comics #4 exist with other Fox leftovers. One known variation features an issue of Dorothy Lamour Comics. The others are unknown.

Because it's a Fox remainder, it might be good to post in in both publishers.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 13, 2010, 09:17:34 PM
Thanks Eric.
It's now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on October 13, 2010, 09:31:39 PM
Just finished up'ing it Yoc, Red Circle Comics 004 (Sabu feature).

I couldn't up the other one Eric up'd, Sabu, The Elephant Boy (Fox) as the file link was bad on GAC.

Thanks Eric.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: narfstar on October 14, 2010, 07:57:06 PM
Hey Geo I just checked the link at GAC-UK and it worked fine. The link in Fox is merely a pointer to the download in Rural which worked.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 14, 2010, 10:02:11 PM
I explained the Fox link was taking you to the Rural Home one where the file was hosted.
It saves the site hosting the same book twice Geo.  It's working just fine as I set it up.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 18, 2010, 12:46:36 PM
Holyoke's Veri Best Sure Fire Comics #1 is going up right now. This reprints various stories from various issues of Captain Aero Comics, none of which have been posted. Also, I believe the contents are the same as Veri Best Sure Shot Comics. Both covers (from Heritage) are included in the upload and are identical except for the title.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 18, 2010, 03:52:12 PM
Thanks Eric!
Going up now.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: krankyboy on October 18, 2010, 07:16:50 PM
Great scans, Eric. The more superhero stuff, the better.  :D
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on October 18, 2010, 07:27:20 PM
Thank you Eric for your upload.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 21, 2011, 11:09:40 AM
"Here he comes, here he comes"....Hopalong Cassidy #66 is going up now! This copy is missing one centerfold, pages 15-18. If Anyone can replace those, it would be much appreciated!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on October 21, 2011, 05:33:37 PM
I don't see it yet, did you up it to the flp Eric?

Found it, it will be up shortly.

Geo

Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 21, 2011, 07:59:02 PM
Thanks very much Eric!
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 23, 2011, 11:24:04 PM
MLJ's Super Duck Comics #42 is going up now with plenty of Al Fagaly goodness and some nice Archie house ads.

The cover (and price) attracted me to this book, having never read Super Duck before. I was a little disappointed by the first story, but the rest of the book, I thought, was fantastic! I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: jfglade on October 23, 2011, 11:33:32 PM
Eric, I had never heard of MLJ's Super-Duck before either. I'll be sure to check the issue out.

Thanks.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 24, 2011, 09:36:34 AM
Now up!
Thanks very much Eric, great to see a new scan from you.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 24, 2011, 11:55:46 AM
A coverless paper copy of Whiz Comics #7 is going up now! I've been meaning to scan this one for a LONG time because it is so brittle. (Little more than a stack of paper really.) However, because of it being brittle, I've put it off, knowing that it would take longer than usual. All pages are readable, but there is damage to the artwork in the last two stories (Dr. Voodoo and Ibis). I've included the fiche copies of those stories, as well as the IFC and IBC. Front and back covers are from Heritage.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 24, 2011, 12:01:04 PM
Ohh, nice!  Looking forward to this Eric.
And congrats on scanning it before it turned to pile of pulp.  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: jfglade on October 24, 2011, 06:05:43 PM
MLJ's Super Duck Comics #42 is going up now with plenty of Al Fagaly goodness and some nice Archie house ads.

The cover (and price) attracted me to this book, having never read Super Duck before. I was a little disappointed by the first story, but the rest of the book, I thought, was fantastic! I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did!

-Eric

 The first story is a bit weak, but the artwork is very interesting on the entire book. Fagely was a very imaginative artist, and I enjoyed the book. I just wondered why the decision was made to use the name "Super-Duck," although I don't have a better title to suggest.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 24, 2011, 06:12:18 PM
The Mighty Mallard?  No?
*sigh*  (tough audience)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 24, 2011, 06:53:43 PM
Super Duck started out as, well, a SUPER Duck. When Jackpot Comics became Jolly Jingles with #10, Super Duck began as a parody of Superman. After the book was cancelled with #16, he received his own title. However, the costume and powers were dropped in favor of red lederhosen and a Barks-esque backdrop. It obviously worked since the title ran until 1960.

I had seen other issues of Super Duck before, and nearly bought them (something about that giant blue and white lettering on the red background really grabs me), but funny animals have never been high on my buy list. I always enjoy them, but they just seem like a low priority. I think I'll be a little more open to more Super Duck in the future.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: jfglade on October 24, 2011, 10:45:11 PM
Super Duck started out as, well, a SUPER Duck. When Jackpot Comics became Jolly Jingles with #10, Super Duck began as a parody of Superman. After the book was cancelled with #16, he received his own title. However, the costume and powers were dropped in favor of red lederhosen and a Barks-esque backdrop. It obviously worked since the title ran until 1960.

I had seen other issues of Super Duck before, and nearly bought them (something about that giant blue and white lettering on the red background really grabs me), but funny animals have never been high on my buy list. I always enjoy them, but they just seem like a low priority. I think I'll be a little more open to more Super Duck in the future.

-Eric

 Ah, then there was a reason for the seemingly misleading title. Come to think of it, some of the Atomic Mouse/Atomic Bunny stories from Charlton in the mid-fifties could have easily have been done without any critter in a costume. If I recall correctly, Mighty Mouse was able to walk the thin line between parody and super-heroic adventure and be both amusing and exciting but I can't think of any other super-critter who really pulled that difficult trick off routinely.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 24, 2011, 11:19:32 PM
It's time to get near to Farr... I noticed we didn't have any issues of Dick Cole up, so one is being posted right now, Dick Cole #9!

Now, this is sort of an oddball book. It's a reprint of a reprint. This copy is the Accepted Publications 1958 reprint of Star Publications' Dick Cole #9 from 1950. Star's book was, in turn, a reprint of two Dick Cole stories from Blue Bolt and "Rip" Rory from Target Comics vol.1 no.2. Other than probably some different ads, Accepted's book has the same contents as Star's, so I've also included the Star covers from Heritage. And, as if the whole matter wasn't confusing enough, Accepted's cover for Dick Cole #9 was Star's cover for Dick Cole #8.

*whew* My head hurts...

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 25, 2011, 09:25:11 AM
Thanks very much Eric, it's now on the site!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 25, 2011, 09:54:19 AM
Did you get Whiz #7, or is there some sort of problem with it?

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 25, 2011, 10:10:48 AM
Hi Eric,
Sorry, been a bit busy here.  Going up now.
Listen, in the future please just upload anything to your default 'srca1941' folder and don't worry about publisher folders Ok?  Then I'll know if something is there a bit easier. 
Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 25, 2011, 10:43:57 AM
I just added Eric's original 300dpi version of Target Comics v02 08 to the collection.
Thanks Eric!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 25, 2011, 11:00:02 AM
Hi Eric,
Sorry, been a bit busy here.  Going up now.
Listen, in the future please just upload anything to your default 'srca1941' folder and don't worry about publisher folders Ok?  Then I'll know if something is there a bit easier. 
Thanks.  :)

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
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: krankyboy on October 25, 2011, 01:16:48 PM
Thanks for the uploads, Eric. Glad that you're back again and scanning.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc 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!
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 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
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 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
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 26, 2011, 09:19:04 AM
Congrats Eric!  I'm going to add your Heroic shortly.
Gotta love the HG Peter art!!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: John C 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...
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 26, 2011, 03:37:02 PM
HA!  hehehe....
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 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
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 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
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on November 19, 2011, 08:53:23 PM
Thanks Eric, AB is now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 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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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on November 20, 2011, 08:44:56 PM
Never saw one of the cartoons.  Thanks for the upload Eric.
Now up!
Title: srca1941's 50th Scan Celebration!!!
Post by: srca1941 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
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: builderboy 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.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc 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!  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on November 21, 2011, 07:11:06 AM
Thanks, for the kind words guys, and I too would like to hear some other people's scanning histories. Just for completeness, besides those PD scans, I've also done the following for ABPC:

1. All-Star Comics #43 (2001: 75dpi)*
2. The Flash #139 (5/12/03)*
3. All-American Comics #45 (2001: 75dpi & 1/17/04: 150dpi)*
4. Blonde Phantom Comics #17 (10/26/05)*
5. Catman (Australian) #19 (10/26/05)*

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: jfglade on November 21, 2011, 03:49:43 PM
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!...

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.

-Eric

 I'm a couple of days behind, so I just read that Airboy issue which is quite good. I enjoyed the Heap story very much, since the ending caught me completely offguard.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: freddyfly on November 23, 2011, 01:43:26 AM
Plas 40 (the final missing issue with new stories) at last! I can give up my never-ending search.
Much thx!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 07, 2011, 05:42:23 PM
Big Shot Comics #32 is going up now.

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This issue features the debut of Vic Jordan, plus  Joe Palooka, Charlie Chan, Captain Yank, and Big Shot's regulars, Skyman, The Face, Sparky Watts, Dixie Dugan, and Bo.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on December 07, 2011, 06:12:24 PM
Now up, thanks very much Eric.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: cooperway4 on December 07, 2011, 06:55:29 PM
Note on Big Shot Comics #32 - Not sure what the missing page is - but images 5 and 6 are the same page, so there's only 67 pages. I'm just going to post this now so it can be addressed and thank you for all your great work later.  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 07, 2011, 07:03:57 PM
Well, that's a first. It looks like I scanned page 3 twice, mislabeled page 4 as 5, and skipped the real page 5. Thanks for catching that! I'm correcting it now, and will let you know when the file is fixed.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 07, 2011, 07:27:22 PM
The fixed file is going up now!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on December 07, 2011, 09:31:35 PM
Thank you Eric for the "fast" fix on this.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on December 08, 2011, 09:28:14 AM
Sorry for the delay, I thought Geo had already added the fixed version.

Fixed file now on the site, thanks for the correction Eric!
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 09, 2011, 08:33:52 AM
Another issue of Big Shot is going up - #39!!!

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This issue features Sparky Watts, Joe Palooka, Charlie Chan, Bo, Captain Yank, Dixie Dugan, Skyman (with art probably by Mart Baily while Ogden Whitney was in the army), Vic Jordan, and The Face.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on December 09, 2011, 11:24:49 AM
Thanks again Eric, you're on a roll!
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 09, 2012, 08:32:18 AM
My first upload of 2012! Charlton's Atomic Rabbit #4 is going up right now. This was one of my Christmas presents this year, and I haven't even had time to read it. You'll have to let me know if it's any good.

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From July 1956, this issue features Atomic Rabbit by Al Fago (of course), Bercy Penguin, Orsen Buggy, Fuzzy the Bear, Li'l Foxes, and Li'l Rabbit.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on January 09, 2012, 11:13:32 AM
Thanks Eric, it should be up in a minute or two.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 11, 2012, 04:04:26 PM
Harvey's (True) Love Problems and Advice Illustrated #15 is going up now!

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May, 1952. Romance books aren't exactly my forte, but it looks like the first two stories, "Love for Sale!" and "My Phantom Lover," could be Al Avison, and "Too Good at Love!" might be Jack Sparling. Cover by Lee Elias.

-Eric

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Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on January 11, 2012, 04:13:49 PM
Thank you Eric.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: JVJ on January 11, 2012, 11:57:10 PM
Harvey's (True) Love Problems and Advice Illustrated #15 is going up now!

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May, 1952. Romance books aren't exactly my forte, but it looks like the first two stories, "Love for Sale!" and "My Phantom Lover," could be Al Avison, and "Too Good at Love!" might be Jack Sparling. Cover by Lee Elias.

-Eric

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A quick Art-Spotting lesson before I go to bed:
Love For Sale is Lee Elias over Warren Kremer layouts
My Phantom Lover is John Sink
Too Good at Love IS by Jack Sparling !!!
My Life Was a Lie is Tom Hickey

Good night. (|:{>
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 12, 2012, 12:11:38 AM
Thanks! I guess I should have gone with my first instinct on "Love for Sale!" which was Elias (although I wouldn't have come up with Warren Kremer). But then I saw Avison was linked to Love Problems in '52, and some of the work in those two stories reminded me of some Green Hornet attributed to him. I don't believe I've ever seen anything by Sink on Hickey before, so I would have never spotted them, but they're on my radar now. Like I said, romance books aren't my forte.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: josemas on January 12, 2012, 06:02:34 AM
Harvey's (True) Love Problems and Advice Illustrated #15 is going up now!

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May, 1952. Romance books aren't exactly my forte, but it looks like the first two stories, "Love for Sale!" and "My Phantom Lover," could be Al Avison, and "Too Good at Love!" might be Jack Sparling. Cover by Lee Elias.

-Eric

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A quick Art-Spotting lesson before I go to bed:
Love For Sale is Lee Elias over Warren Kremer layouts
My Phantom Lover is John Sink
Too Good at Love IS by Jack Sparling !!!
My Life Was a Lie is Tom Hickey

Good night. (|:{>

And, unless I'm mistaken, the one-pager in the center-fold ("Should I Give Up My Career For Marriage?") is by a rather sedate Bob Powell (and studio?).

Best

Joe
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 12, 2012, 09:43:45 AM
I could see that. It looked familiar, especially the expressive eyes (something I associate with Powell), but nobody came to mind. The illo. in the text "Suspicious of Love" is nagging at me too, but again I can't place it. The woman almost looks like an Eisner-swipe to me in some ways, maybe that's it. I know I've seen a drawing similar...

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: JVJ on January 12, 2012, 02:23:48 PM
Centerfold strip is by Bob Powell (don't know about "shop" here - looks pretty typical to me) and the text illo is by Sparling. If I can be blunt here: looking for "a similar drawing" is one of the best ways to drive yourself crazy. Looking for "HOW" someone draws is much more productive than trying to memorize "WHAT" they drew. IMHO and FWIW.

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 14, 2012, 10:05:36 AM
Fawcett's Tex Ritter Western #7 is going up now!

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October, 1952. This issue features three Tex Ritter stories drawn by Pete Riss, plus Clothes Plenty Pickens, Pinto Pete, and Loonie Les.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on January 14, 2012, 10:23:22 AM
Now up, thanks Eric!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: jfglade on January 14, 2012, 08:53:23 PM
Fawcett's Tex Ritter Western #7 is going up now!

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October, 1952. This issue features three Tex Ritter stories drawn by Pete Riss, plus Clothes Plenty Pickens, Pinto Pete, and Loonie Les.

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-Eric

 Nice issue, Eric. Clothes Plenty Pickens is an odd little feature.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 16, 2012, 05:08:08 PM
Eastern Color's Heroic Comics #24 is going up now!

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May, 1944. Heroic's shift from superheroes to war heroes was becoming obvious by the time this book came out. Hydroman, Man O'Metal, and Music Master had been religated to the back of the book, with just 6 pages each. However, Music Master managed to squeeze in a 7th in the form of a PSA drawn by Jimmy Thompson.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on January 16, 2012, 08:44:18 PM
Going up now!
Thanks Eric.  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on July 03, 2012, 02:41:40 PM
Wow, it's been WAY too long since I stopped in here, let alone posted anything! Well, I'm rectifying that now. True Comics #53 from the Parents Magazine Institute is going up now!

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October, 1946. Among this issue's features are Eleanor Roosevelt, "Lady of Democracy," "Tom Paine and his Mighty Pen," and Wyatt Earp in "Sheriff's Secret." The book features art by Al Plastino and Jack Sparling.

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[EDIT: Removed Chas. Quinlan's name from possible credits.]

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: JVJ on July 03, 2012, 03:48:31 PM
Wow, it's been WAY too long since I stopped in here, let alone posted anything! Well, I'm rectifying that now. True Comics #53 from the Parents Magazine Institute is going up now!

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October, 1946. Among this issue's features are Eleanor Roosevelt, "Lady of Democracy," "Tom Paine and his Mighty Pen," and Wyatt Earp in "Sheriff's Secret." The book features art by Al Plastino, Jack Sparling, and possibly Charles M. Quinlan.

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-Eric
I don't see any Quinlan here, Eric, and I would dearly love to know what Plastino looked like here. Can you ID the feature(s) that he did? Thanks.

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on July 03, 2012, 04:55:53 PM
"Monkey Business on Wall St." is what I most strongly believe to be Plastino. "Tom Paine and His Mighty Pen" is one I thought was possibly Plastino, but was uncertain.

As for Quinlan, that was a goof that I didn't catch (but I'm glad you did). I was looking at True #54, seeing if I could I.D. any artists that did both issues, and saw a story I thought looked kind of like Quinlan ("Beloved Composer"). I must have forgotten what I was looking at because I put him down as a possible for "Sheriff's Secret" in #53. I've removed him from my text file credits now, thanks for noticing!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on July 03, 2012, 08:41:02 PM
Thanks very much Eric and great to see you again!
Please don't be such a stranger around here.  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on July 04, 2012, 10:24:09 AM
A paper copy of Master Comics #129 is going up now to replace the fiche!

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August, 1952. Front cover from Heritage, inside front, inside back, and back covers from fiche. This issue features Captain Marvel Jr., Ozzie, Nyoka the Jungle Girl, and Tom Mix.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on July 04, 2012, 11:09:56 AM
Thanks Eric!
Small request.  If it makes no difference to you could you please use ZIP or CBZ file formats?
The gang over on CB+ have stated a preference for it and it makes sense for us to suggest the same as we can use either.

Master 129 going live shortly.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on July 04, 2012, 11:17:18 AM
Just checked and it says 35pgs Eric.  It looks like you forgot the bc.
Did you want to add it or just leave it as-is?
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on July 04, 2012, 11:51:34 AM
ZIP is fine by me. That's what I had been using, but it seemed like I was just about the only one, so I switched to RAR. Makes no difference to me either way.

Strange, the back cover was there when I opened the RAR file just now. I have no idea why it didn't show for you. There are 37 files, the 36 pages of the comic and its cover, and a .txt file. At any rate, I'm uploading a new ZIP file now.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: JVJ on July 04, 2012, 05:07:22 PM
"Monkey Business on Wall St." is what I most strongly believe to be Plastino. "Tom Paine and His Mighty Pen" is one I thought was possibly Plastino, but was uncertain.

As for Quinlan, that was a goof that I didn't catch (but I'm glad you did). I was looking at True #54, seeing if I could I.D. any artists that did both issues, and saw a story I thought looked kind of like Quinlan ("Beloved Composer"). I must have forgotten what I was looking at because I put him down as a possible for "Sheriff's Secret" in #53. I've removed him from my text file credits now, thanks for noticing!

-Eric
Hi, Eric,
Tom Paine and Monkey Business are both by Ernie Schroeder. I updated the entire issue for GCD. There's a lot more there. Sheriff's Secret is Lorence Bjorklund.

In #54, Beloved Composer is Corrine Boyd Dillon.

Plastino is definitely at True, but I've only seen him earlier than this. Haven't looked at the series for years, though, so I might be wrong.

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on July 04, 2012, 06:02:33 PM
You're right, I see it now. Monkey Business and Tom Paine looked very familiar to me, but I didn't think my spotting skills had gotten THAT rusty! Yikes!

The miscredit wasn't entirely without reason however. Plastino IS in the issue. He did (and signed) the "U.S." Royal ad on the inside front cover. I just remembered when I first got the book back at Christmas that Plastino did some work in there, but forgot what it was. Now how I could think Schroeder was Plastino...well that's just embarasing!  :(

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on July 06, 2012, 05:23:21 PM
Thanks for the fix Eric.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on July 07, 2012, 01:33:03 PM
An upgraded copy of Marvel Family #65 is going up now to replace the lower-res. paper/fiche version.

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November, 1951. Scans are C2C paper, but fiche copies of the IBC and BC have also been included as extras since the paper versions are damaged. This issue features the 3 chapter story "The Marvel Family Battles the Tenement Terror" by Otto Binder and Pete Costanza.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on July 07, 2012, 03:53:13 PM
Thanks Eric, now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 03, 2013, 05:13:51 PM
Wow, I didn't realize that's been over a year since I last uploaded! Yeesh! Anyway, I'm back again with a new old book, or at least with most of one... Nedor's Startling Comics #16 (mostly paper with b&w microfilm fills) is going up now!!!

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August, 1942. Paper with black and white microfilm fills. Cover from GCD, IFC, IBC, BC, pages 1-8, and 53-64 are digital photos of b&w microfilm. Partial paper scan of Fighting Yank, microfilm of Don Davis, Masked Rider, and Happy (humor filler). Complete paper scans of Captain Future, Four Comrades (origin/1st app.), Biff Powers, Mystico, and two texts. The microfilm is hard to read, but it's better than nothing (but just barely).

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 03, 2013, 05:50:53 PM
Time does fly!  Great to see a new scan from you Eric.  :)
I've added it to the site (with a slight name tweak) and included a plea to anyone out there that owns it to please scan it.
If we are lucky, perhaps the LOC will have a copy.

Don't be a stranger!
-Yoc

BTW, I've got a new Startling scan here to edit as well so keep an eye open for it.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on November 30, 2013, 11:13:35 PM
Hillman's Western Fighters vol.2 no.10 is up in my folder now!

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September, 1950, C2C paper - 52 pages. Art by Gerald McCann, Ross Andru, Mike Suchorsky, Michael Becker, and possibly John Daly.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on December 01, 2013, 08:27:34 AM
Thanks very much Eric!
It's now up.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: JVJ on December 01, 2013, 07:16:47 PM
Hillman's Western Fighters vol.2 no.10 is up in my folder now!

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September, 1950, C2C paper - 52 pages. Art by Gerald McCann, Ross Andru, Mike Suchorsky, Michael Becker, and possibly John Daly.

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-Eric

Nice book, Eric,

but I don't see any Ross Andru or Mike Surchorsky or John Daly. The second story is penciled by Ed Smalle, I think, and the third is definitely penciled by Gene Colan. I don't know who does "Tobacco Tom" and the last story is penciled by Art Peddy.

Thanks for the post.

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 01, 2013, 08:28:58 PM
The Daly attribute was the one I was least certain of and almost removed it. I knew it looked familiar, and of the suspects presented in Who's Who, that was my best guess. I can see Peddy's facial expressions on the sheriff now that you point him out.

The Andru spot was my second least sure (thus the question mark for both of them). I've seen little of Andru or Colan from this period, so I'll take your word on it, but I still see things that remind me of Andru in the Silver Age.

As for Suchorsky, I probably should have question marked him too, but there were a few attributes that reminded me of his work, especially the boy's face in the third panel of page 2. I think it reminiscent of some of Suchorsky's Black Terror work. However, the more I look at it, the more I'm inclined to agree with you on this one too. I'm bothered by the stiffness of the action and lack of creative composition. It's also a little flat for Suchorsky who liked to play more with shadows than this artist.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 01, 2013, 09:59:07 PM
Fawcett's Wow Comics #5 is up now!!!

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January, 1942. This issue features 3 Mr. Scarlet stories, The Hunchback, Rick O'Shay, Jim Dolan, and Atom Blake. This is a coverless copy with the front and back covers from Heritage and the ifc and ibc from fiche.

This particular copy is interesting because of the stamp, "Greetings from Congressman TENEROWICZ," which is found on numerous pages throughout the book. Rudolph G. Tenerowicz (D-Michigan) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1939-1943, and it's easy to picture one of his children, or the child of one of his staff members, getting bored in his office and playing with the stamp. A fascinating connection to the book's original owner.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on December 02, 2013, 08:59:57 AM
Very nice!
Now up.  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 02, 2013, 07:50:53 PM
Here comes another new scan, Prize Comics' Young Romance #49!

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September, 1952 - Featuring "Witch Girl," "Honeymooners - Not Wanted!," "You'll Wish You'd Never Met Me!," and "Prince Charmin' Himself!"

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I've also re-uploaded Western Fighters vol.2 no.10 to both reflect the corrected credits and fix the cover thumbnail.

The art on some of these looked so familiar, but other than possibly Bill Draut for "Honeymooners," I have no good guesses as to who drew the stories in this issue. If the book was a year later, I'd be tempted to suggest Ditko had some involvement in "You'll Wish You'd Never Met Me!," but I know it's too early for him. The characters just have "Ditko eyes" to me. I'd really love to know who actually drew it.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on December 02, 2013, 08:07:35 PM
Thanks Eric.
Both are now up!

Great to see you around the old place again.
;)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: JVJ on December 02, 2013, 08:29:33 PM
"You'll Wish You'd Never Met Me!," but I know it's too early for him. The characters just have "Ditko eyes" to me. I'd really love to know who actually drew it.

-Eric

Your wish is my command: Bob McCarty.

(|:{>
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 02, 2013, 08:49:26 PM
Thanks to both of you!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 07, 2015, 01:27:57 PM
At last, after over a year away, a new old Canadian book that I got for Christmas this year: Superior's Super Funnies #4! We're half way to having this title complete now!!!

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September, 1954 - Featuring "Phantom Ranger," "El Tigre, Robin Hood of Mexico," and more!

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 07, 2015, 07:27:34 PM
Look! Going up in srca1941's FTP folder! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a Will Eisner Artists' Edition? Well, no, but it's the next best thing! It's a full-sized, uncompressed 300dpi scan of a tabloid Spirit Section!!!

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January 26, 1947 - Featuring the Spirit and Jonesy in full tabloid size from the Philadelphia Record!

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 07, 2015, 11:20:45 PM
Very nice!
Both are now up.  Thanks Eric.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 08, 2015, 08:06:49 PM
The corrected version of Super Funnies #4 (with page 2!) is going up now!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 08, 2015, 09:36:41 PM
Thanks for the fix Eric.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 08, 2015, 10:35:06 PM
A new cover to cover scan of Blue Beetle #35 is going up now! Well, mostly cover to cover. My copy is missing the centerfold, which I have taken from the existing scan here, and the back cover is damaged, but otherwise it is complete.

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October, 1944 - Featuring Blue Beetle in three stories (one is part two of a serial), plus Joan Mason, and The O'Brine Twins.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 08, 2015, 11:51:06 PM
Nice!  Going up shortly.
Title: srca1941's Countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary - Part 1
Post by: srca1941 on March 24, 2015, 07:20:56 PM
As I can't recall being around to participate in any of the prior anniversaries, I'm going to try and make up for that with a countdown leading up to DCM's 5th on Saturday. Five books. Five days. Five different publishers. One for each year of DCM's existence.

First up, in commemoration of DCM's first anniversary, a small (but mighty) token from Fawcett, the Minute Man Mighty Midget is up in my FTP folder!

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1943 - 600dpi scan. Part 1 of srca1941's countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary.

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Tomorrow: a new 300 dpi scan of one of the books I originally scanned in 2002 at half that resolution.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 25, 2015, 10:46:31 AM
Thanks so much Eric!
It's now up gang.
:)
Title: srca1941's Countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary - Part 2
Post by: srca1941 on March 25, 2015, 09:52:24 PM
Day 2 of the DCM 5th anniversary countdown! Today I present a 300 dpi upgrade of one of my old scans which I posted to alt.binaries.pictures.comics WAY back in 2002, Centaur's Amazing Man Comics #15! Now with a back cover scan from Heritage!!!

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August, 1940 - 300dpi rescan. Part 2 of srca1941's countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary. Coverless copy with front and back covers from Heritage. Missing IFC and IBC.

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Tomorrow: Calling all boys...calling all boys...

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 25, 2015, 10:14:56 PM
Thanks Eric, it's now up!
Title: srca1941's Countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary - Part 3
Post by: srca1941 on March 26, 2015, 12:04:25 PM
Day 3 of the DCM 5th anniversary countdown! Today's feature is an entirely new book to DCM, Calling All Boys #14. Unfortunately I discovered while scanning it that pages 9 and 10 were missing from the book, so if anyone else out there has this issue...

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November, 1947 - Part 3 of srca1941's countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary. Incomplete copy missing pages 9 and 10. An unusual note about this issue is that three of the four cover features are text pieces, one of which continues unceremoniously in the middle of an ad page at the back of the book.

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Tomorrow: Something truly startling...

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 26, 2015, 01:35:36 PM
Thanks Eric.
Hey, I see there's a new bigger version of Amazing Man 15 on the ftp now.  I added the smaller one to the site.  Did I add the wrong one?
I see you have a larger version of Mighty Midget Comics -Minute Man 012 as well.  Should this be added to?

Is the Calling all Boys books the wanted size?

I'll hold off adding any until I hear back. 
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 26, 2015, 03:53:26 PM
Calling All Boys is correct and ready to upload. The others can be added as well if you want to do them. When I was finalizing Calling All Boys I noticed how much I was compressing the pages and how much artifacting was occurring. At first I thought something had become messed up in the Photoshop action that I use to batch compress and save, so I re-compressed Amazing Man, Minute Man, and Blue Beetle and re-uploaded them. Then I remembered that the compression level wasn't a mistake after all, that back when I recorded and first started using that action, people were posting much smaller scans here, and that setting was keeping in line with those file sizes. Nowadays, the ZIP file sizes for many 36 page books here are larger than those for my 68 pagers, so I have adjusted the compression accordingly. My new scans have a much smoother and more natural look, even though they are still heavily compressed from my raw files.

Calling All Boys is my new normal, and you are welcome to replace the others if you want to go to the trouble. I can re-compress past scans as well if you would like me to, but if it's too much trouble to replace them it's not a big deal. The artifacting seems to mainly be in the blacks and reds, and isn't so prominent that it hurts the quality of the scan that much. I think I started using Photoshop compression back with Atomic Rabbit #4 which would mean that there are at least 13 other scans that could be upgraded. Prior to that I was using Ulead's JPEG SmartSaver to compress files for web use. I don't know what they did different in their compression algorithms, but I was able to get less artifacting and smaller file sizes with that program than with Photoshop. Unfortunately the version I was using came with my first scanner back in 1998, and doesn't work on new 64-bit operating systems.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 26, 2015, 04:11:52 PM
Hi Eric,
Thanks for the explination.  I'm curious what compression level were you using before and what is it at now?

I'll add the previous Fawcett and Centaur books again as well as this new Parent book.  I'll mark those as upgrade #2 to be clear it's not the same as the first.

If you'd like to continue with any of those other 13 books they would be most welcome but it's your call.  I know you are a busy guy.

Thanks so much for making the days leading up to the next anniversary something special.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 26, 2015, 06:21:03 PM
I hope I can explain this clearly enough. Back when I was using the Ulead JPEG SmartSaver, my compression level was 75% of the original. This produced something small enough to post and download reasonably quickly without too much loss of quality. I'm a big detail person, so I'm very picky about that sort of thing. I used this setting for the books on my Golden Years site, ABPC, and then when posting here. When I could see that the SmartSaver program would not work on a 64-bit system, I knew I had to figure something out with Photoshop and get in the habit of using it before I got a new computer and was forced to do so. For all the many good things about the program, efficient web compression doesn't seem to be one of them. At least not that I've found in comparison to Ulead's compression.

There isn't a direct comparison between the two compression systems either. In Photoshop if you are using basic JPEG saving (File>Save or File>Save As), you have a quality setting between 1 and 12, not like Ulead's percentage. Photoshop's "Save for Web" command (File>Save for Web) is closer to Ulead's program in that it uses percentage compression, but compressing at 75% with Photoshop's "Save for Web" results in MUCH larger files than Ulead's JPEG SmartSaver. To match the file size I was getting from Ulead, I had to use the "Save for Web" command in Photoshop with a quality setting of "3" and set for "optimized" compression. The resulting image was a little more degraded than with the SmartSaver, but it was acceptable at the time to keep from uploading books here that were too large in comparison to what everyone else was doing. Since I started using this new compression system, and have drifted away and come back here several times, people have started uploading larger files. Using a quality setting of "30" now seems to produce scans of comparable size to what others are doing and artifacting is either gone, or greatly reduced.

As for re-compressing and upgrading the older scans, it doesn't take long at all to do. Just a few minutes actually, and it's much easier than the old way with the SmartSaver. I just have to open all of the files in Photoshop, run the automated action on all of the open files (which then saves them to a folder I use as a staging area of sorts for uploading here). Then I just zip them up along with the text file and upload. Very easy. I was mostly worried about it being work for you having to replace all of those old scans. In addition, there are also many that I down-converted to 150 dpi that need upgrading. I really need to look at my old uploads and see what I have better scans of readily available. I'll wait until next week to start work on them so I don't bog you down and also so that they don't distract from the anniversary books that will be going up.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 26, 2015, 10:27:56 PM
Hi Eric,
Thanks, I followed that just fine.
Sure, if at some point later you'd like to do more upgrades please feel free.  It's not a huge bother on my end.
Title: srca1941's Countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary - Part 4
Post by: srca1941 on March 27, 2015, 07:50:22 PM
Day 4 of the DCM 5th anniversary countdown! Today another fiche scan bites the dust! A cover to cover paper scan of Nedor's Startling Comics #28 is up now!

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July, 1944 - Cover to cover paper. Part 4 of srca1941's countdown to the DCM 5th Anniversary.

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Tomorrow: My DCM 5th Anniversary book. This one's guaranteed to be a hit!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 27, 2015, 09:32:19 PM
Hi Eric,
Sorry for being tardy with these.  I've now added everything you've mentioned here.

Thanks very much for the goodies!
:D
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 28, 2015, 11:16:18 AM
Eric's Bringing Up Father 02 (C+L1919)-srca1941+Yoc
Is also up as part of today's special flood!
Title: srca1941's DCM 5th Anniversary Entry
Post by: srca1941 on March 28, 2015, 04:40:03 PM
The 5th Anniversary is here and with it a coverless but otherwise complete copy of Hit Comics #19 which is up now!

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January, 1942 - Coverless copy featuring Stormy Foster, Ghost of Flanders, Hercules, the Red Bee, and more! Front and back covers from Heritage. Inside front and back covers from fiche by darkmark. Happy 5th Anniversary DCM!!!

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Tomorrow: NOTHING! *Whew* I'm tired!!!

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 28, 2015, 08:49:20 PM
Thanks Eric!  It's now up.

Should I add your larger Blue Beetle 035 [dif ver][rescan]-srca1941.cbz as well?
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 28, 2015, 09:22:40 PM
Yeah, you can go ahead with that one too. Thanks.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 29, 2015, 10:53:42 AM
Hehe, pretty nice when you can release one in without even remembering eh Eric?
;)

Thanks again for making the anniversary so much better.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 18, 2015, 02:54:37 AM
It's been awhile, but I'm back with a rescan/different version upgrade! Holyoke's Cat-Man Comics #15, which I may or may not have posted to Alt.Binaries.Pictures.Comics back in 2002, is going up now. Since I don't have a text file for it, and there was a scan by someone else here, I imagine that I probably never posted it and just scanned it for use in All-Amazing Comics or some of my other online reprints.

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November, 1942 - Coverless copy with front and back covers from Heritage. 300 dpi upgrade scan. Featuring Cat-Man and the Kitten, The Deacon, Ragman, Little Leaders, Blackout, Phantom Falcon (death), The Hood, and Poncho Villa's Yankee Captain.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 18, 2015, 09:18:02 AM
Thanks Eric!
It's now up on the site.  Wonderful to see you here again.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 18, 2015, 01:26:46 PM
Thanks. Incidentally, I'm the original scanner for Cat-Man Comics #3 (currently listed as unknown scanner). I'll try to get around to upgrading those to 300dpi scans sometime soon.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 18, 2015, 04:06:55 PM
Thanks Eric, I've updated the #3 listing.  Looking for more upgrades.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 20, 2015, 10:02:58 AM
My latest upgrade is not a re-scan, but a re-post of the same scans at a larger size. Holyoke's Veri Best Sure Fire Comics #1 is in my FTP folder with my original 300dpi scans. (What I posted originally in 2010 were 150dpi.)

No new description of the book is needed, but I'm copying the stats and comments for posterity:

Veri Best Sure Fire Comics 001 (inc)
Added: 18-October-2010 5:59 pm
Filesize:    37.26 MB
Uploader:    srca1941
Downloads:    630
Views:    3487
Rating:    Admin Rating: n/a    Avg. User Rating: 8.6   with 25 votes

   
> Description
Holyoke's Veri Best Sure Fire Comics #1. This reprints various stories from various issues of Captain Aero Comics, none of which have been posted. Also, I believe the contents are the same as Veri Best Sure Shot Comics. Both covers (from Heritage) are included in the upload and are identical except for the title.

Missing ifc,ibc,bc

> Comments
18-October-2010 7:02 pm    
Username:    Fortress Keeper
Comment:    Very nice scans. Great comic! Thank you!!!

8-May-2011 7:58 pm    
Username:    rangerhouse
Comment:    also missing at least 4 pages of b/w ads

Incidentally, no ad pages were or are missing. All 64 interior pages are there, albeit with damage to page 1. The only missing pages are the IFC, IBC, and BC.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 20, 2015, 01:00:30 PM
One thing does need to be updated on the Holyoke page. Veri Best Sure Fire Comics issue does not contain reprints, but rather inventory stories from Captain Aero Comics. Now that we (thankfully) have all of the issues of that title, I was able to look over them and didn't find any of these stories in there. In fact, I was able to determine that the Captain Aero story precedes his story in Captain Aero Comics #15 and Alias X and Hammerhead Hawley both precede their stories in Captain Aero Comics #11.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 20, 2015, 01:22:50 PM
A coverless paper copy of Whiz Comics #38 is going up now!

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December 25, 1942. Coverless paper copy missing outer wrap. Front and back covers from Heritage. Inside front and inside back covers from fiche scanned by darkmark. 300dpi outer wrap scans by freddyfly, the rest by srca1941. Featuring Captain Marvel, Golden Arrow, Spy Smasher, Lance O'Casey, Ibis, and Colonel Porterhouse (in Spy Smasher costume).

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 20, 2015, 04:33:41 PM
Now up!
I added it was 300dpi in the description and that this is an upgrade.  I know you could call it something else but to most people they will just see it as an upgrade to the older version you uploaded.

Thanks very much for sharing these Eric!
Bravo!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 20, 2015, 04:36:20 PM
I've added this to the description Eric.  Thanks for digging into this.

One thing does need to be updated on the Holyoke page. Veri Best Sure Fire Comics issue does not contain reprints, but rather inventory stories from Captain Aero Comics. Now that we (thankfully) have all of the issues of that title, I was able to look over them and didn't find any of these stories in there. In fact, I was able to determine that the Captain Aero story precedes his story in Captain Aero Comics #15 and Alias X and Hammerhead Hawley both precede their stories in Captain Aero Comics #11.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 20, 2015, 04:38:45 PM
Hi Eric,
I see a folder with Whiz38 individual pages (each close to 2mb) inside it.  Is this what you intended?  I can create a new cbz file for you if needed.

A coverless paper copy of Whiz Comics #38 is going up now!

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December 25, 1942. Coverless paper copy missing outer wrap. Front and back covers from Heritage. Inside front and inside back covers from fiche scanned by darkmark. 300dpi outer wrap scans by freddyfly, the rest by srca1941. Featuring Captain Marvel, Golden Arrow, Spy Smasher, Lance O'Casey, Ibis, and Colonel Porterhouse (in Spy Smasher costume).

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 20, 2015, 05:16:50 PM
No, those pages are already in my zip file. They were freddyfly's 300dpi scans of the outer wrap to go with my incomplete book.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 21, 2015, 12:23:16 PM
Hi Eric,
I don't see the Whiz38 file on the ftp.  Just those pages from Len are there.

-Yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 22, 2015, 08:15:13 AM
Not sure what happened to it in my initial posting attempt, but it's going up now! Sorry about that.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 22, 2015, 09:55:49 AM
No worries.  It's now up.
Thanks again for all the new uploads!
:D
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on September 12, 2015, 12:03:05 AM
A different (larger) version of MLJ's Zip Comics #42 is up now! Honestly, I'm kinda surprised that nobody has been upgrading these MLJ superhero books. It looks like they've been left alone (other than some superficial fixes) since arriving from their original Goldcomics.com home. I have a few more that I'll get to eventually. Incidentally, I know that at least Jackpot Comics #1 is my scan.


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December, 1943 - 300 dpi re-scan. Missing front cover; back cover damaged. Front and complete back covers from Heritage. Inside front and complete inside back covers from existing scan, original scanner unknown. Featuring Steel Sterling, Senor Banana, Applejacks, Ginger, Red Rube, Chimpy, and Wilbur.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on September 12, 2015, 10:13:20 AM
Thanks Eric, it's now up!
I completely agree many of the MLJ scans here could use an upgrade or new versions.  Some are available from the LOC (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php/topic,4710.msg45956.html#msg45956) but I've no idea if they will ever get scanned.  Scanners like Len, DDB, BBoy and Brian haven't shown much interest in them and JVJ's list of books in his collection had just a handful of non-hero books.  So yes, Please Do scan your other MLJ books when you have time!
:D

-Yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on September 13, 2015, 12:16:06 PM
A cover to cover Canadian upgrade is going up now, United States Fighting Air Force #6 from Superior Publishers Limited! This is a book I've had for years, but for some reason I never read it until yesterday. I think it came in a lot of books I bought on eBay, some of which were very brittle. I always thought of this as being brittle as well, thus I never take it out of its plastic. In reality, it's not brittle, other than the cover which is only slightly. Anyway, it was a pleasant surprise to read. All of the stories were pretty good, even if they are pretty politically incorrect.  ;)

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January, 1954 (on sale Oct. 30, 1953) - 300dpi, cover to cover scan. Damage to front cover. Small complete front cover from Grand Comics Database, complete IFC reconstructed.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on September 14, 2015, 01:09:30 PM
Thanks Eric.
Now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on September 18, 2015, 09:11:15 PM
Archie's Suzie Comics #89 is going up now!

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October, 1952 - 300dpi cover to cover scan featuring Suzie and Katy Keene.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on September 18, 2015, 10:45:29 PM
Now up!
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 27, 2015, 10:22:41 PM
Time to dust this thread off again for a belated Christmas posting! (Hey, I only bought it yesterday for $7!) A cover to cover scan of Fawcett's Funny Animals #37 is going up now!

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April, 1945 - 300dpi cover to cover scan featuring 2 Hoppy the Marvel Bunny stories, plus Wilie the Worm and Sammy, Billy the Kid and Oscar, Sherlock the Monk and Chuck, and Benny Beaver and Fuzzy Bear. Art by Chad Grothkopf and Bill Brady.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on December 27, 2015, 10:51:37 PM
Thanks Eric, now up.
Nice hat.
;)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 28, 2015, 08:34:03 AM
One small edit, it's April 1946, not 45. The 6 wasn't printed completely in the indicia and it looked like a 5 at first glance. That also means that my text file is inaccurate, but I think it's more trouble than it's worth to fix it. A simple correction of the description will suffice.

(http://images.yuku.com/image/png/a9a26df10364a956e5e829e43cd4f103d30d0ce0_t.jpg)"Nice hat."

Thanks, it's my "Santa Cap." [audible groans] [/audible groans]

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 09, 2016, 06:59:07 PM
A new larger scan of Blackhawk #64 is up now!


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May, 1953 - 300dpi cover to cover scan. Scanned in memory of Carl Wahlberg (fan777) who scanned it first.

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Strangely enough, I had planned to just scan a random upgrade for my "memorial scan," and I selected Blackhawk #64 not realizing that Carl was the one who scanned the first c2c version back in 2012! A rather serendipitous choice.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on January 10, 2016, 10:32:03 AM
Thanks Eric, that is an odd co-incidence.
Now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 15, 2016, 09:08:54 PM
Another different version upgrade. Smash Comics #7 is going up now!

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February, 1940 - 300 dpi coverless comic, 150dpi cover scans by Henry Peters to make a complete cover to cover comic. Featuring Espionage and Archie O'Toole by Will Eisner, plus work by Paul Gustavson, George Brenner, Gill Fox, Stanley Aschmeier, Vernon Henkel, and more!

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I've actually had this scan sitting around since January, 2005 when I first uploaded it to ABPC. It may be the first book I fully scanned at 300dpi, but I put it on a CD and forgot about it until I came across it again today.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on January 15, 2016, 10:28:07 PM
Thanks Eric, now up!
:D
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: titansfan on January 18, 2016, 07:13:36 AM
Thanks for the upgrades.  Quality is my favorite.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 18, 2016, 04:28:41 PM
Another upgrade! Black Terror #16, one of my first and favorite public domain Golden Age books is going up now! Same copy as is up now, just new larger scans.

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October, 1946 - 300dpi cover to cover scans. Featuring Black Terror stories by Mike Suchorsky and Ed Moritz, plus Crime Crushers by Al Cammarata.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on January 18, 2016, 11:00:35 PM
Thanks Eric!
Now up.
I've removed the older, smaller scan though.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on January 22, 2016, 12:00:43 PM
A snow day upgrade! A different copy of The Marvel Family #62 is going up now!

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August, 1951 - 300 dpi scan, minus the missing centerfold. CF from a 150 dpi scan replaces it, making a cover to cover scan. Featuring the Marvel Family vs. "Sivana's Undersea Kingdom."

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on January 22, 2016, 02:23:43 PM
Thanks Eric!
Now up.

I hope you weren't hit too bad by all the snow.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on February 15, 2016, 02:49:47 PM
I've uploaded an incomplete different version of part of Exciting Comics #11 (NMS). I'll let you decide what to do with it. There are just 21 pages (Black Terror and The Sphinx), and they are slightly smaller than the GM scans up now, but there is no GM marker. You could put them up as is, or someone could use them to edit out the GM on the larger scans if they were so inclined. I think they came from a Yahoo group years ago, but I forget who uploaded them. I just thought I would share to help make the site a little more "GM" free.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on February 15, 2016, 03:59:17 PM
Thanks Eric.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 27, 2016, 11:20:05 PM
For DCM's 6th Anniversary: Thrilling Comics #32 is going up! This replaces the small scans of The Ghost and Hale of the Herald which were previously posted. Although not marked as such, they were my scans from my site and from this copy which had been picked up by the Nedor-A-Day blog.

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January 1943 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan. Featuring Doc Strange, American Crusader, Jimmy Cole, Lucky Lawrence, The Ghost, Hale of the Herald, and a Golden Age rarity, a letters page! Part of the DCM 6th Anniversary event.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on March 28, 2016, 11:08:40 AM
Thanks for sharing this Eric!
Now up.  :)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on April 16, 2016, 03:07:41 PM
I'm uploading a different version of Smash Comics #36 that I found online right now. Unknown scanner. Unfortunately it's only marginally better than the small scans we have now, but comparing several pages, I think it is slightly cleaner (i.e. fewer compression artifacts), so I thought it was worth uploading. It also has some curling at the spine that our current version doesn't have, so it's hard to say which scans are better to read. This book, and Smash #18, are still badly in need of better scans.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on April 16, 2016, 10:45:36 PM
I also uploaded Hit Comics #39. It's the exact same scans as what we currently have, but slightly larger (by about 15%). Not any better other than that though. I'm not sure if someone up-sized these from what we have, or down-sized what we have from these. I'll leave it up to you Yoc as to what to do with them. Either way, it's another book that needs a true upgrade.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on April 16, 2016, 11:26:05 PM
Thanks Eric for the uploads. I'm sure Yoc will check it out and decide one  way or the other on it.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on April 17, 2016, 09:38:24 AM
Thanks Eric.
Both going up now.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on April 18, 2016, 02:36:41 PM
More found scans, this time Doll Man #21. They are the same scans as we have right now for that issue, but larger. This time I'm sure that ours were downsized from these and not the other way around. There's just more detail in the first splash page in this new version. Unfortunately, it also has the same weird compression after page 15 that muddies everything up. *sigh*

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: a nonny moose on April 18, 2016, 06:59:05 PM
More found scans, this time Doll Man #21. They are the same scans as we have right now for that issue, but larger. This time I'm sure that ours were downsized from these and not the other way around. There's just more detail in the first splash page in this new version. Unfortunately, it also has the same weird compression after page 15 that muddies everything up. *sigh*

-Eric
I have a different scan of this book, that doesn't seem to have the blur/focus issues. Colors are a bit brighter, though. I am uploading it so people can choose the one they like best.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on April 18, 2016, 07:38:40 PM
Thanks! It's always nice to have choices. :D

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on April 18, 2016, 07:47:58 PM
Thanks Moose.
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 12, 2016, 06:50:39 PM
A Rangerhouse scan of JVJ's Romantic Secrets #9 is going up now.

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August, 1950 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan by Rangerhouse from the JVJ collection. srca1941 edits.

Admin Note: If you are enjoying these scans PLEASE consider donating to the JVJ Postage Fund, which goes towards his costs to send books to DCM scanners for sharing. Jim is retired and on a fixed income. Without his help the site is a shadow of what it might be. Every dollar helps! PayPal your donations to: orders@bpib.com

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: movielover on June 12, 2016, 07:09:16 PM
Actually, I believe the JVJ rangerhouse books were scanned originally at 600dpi
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 12, 2016, 08:20:02 PM
They are, sort of, but the book has been downsized to 300dpi. Actually the scans I got were 96dpi with 600dpi dimensions, I re-sampled them to 600, and then downsized to 300dpi.

I'm re-posting the book now. I uploaded the wrong version (uncompressed) here and at CB+ before which was over 100mb. The compressed one is 23.7mb.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on June 12, 2016, 10:20:32 PM
Thanks guys.  Now up.
Wow, nice of you to help with an edit Eric!
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 13, 2016, 04:27:54 PM
Romantic Secrets #10 from the JVJ collection is going up now!

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September, 1950 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan by Rangerhouse from the JVJ collection. srca1941 edits.

Admin Note: If you are enjoying these scans PLEASE consider donating to the JVJ Postage Fund, which goes towards his costs to send books to DCM scanners for sharing. Jim is retired and on a fixed income. Without his help the site is a shadow of what it might be. Every dollar helps! PayPal your donations to: orders@bpib.com

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on June 14, 2016, 07:53:23 AM
Now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 16, 2016, 10:55:01 PM
Romantic Secrets #11 from the JVJ collection is going up now!

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October, 1950 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan by Rangerhouse from the JVJ collection. srca1941 edits. A previous owner of this copy drew extensively on the first story in blue ink. Restoration work has been applied to remove much of this and hopefully make it easier and more enjoyable to read. The unaltered version of the first story is also included for archival purposes.

Admin Note: If you are enjoying these scans PLEASE consider donating to the JVJ Postage Fund, which goes towards his costs to send books to DCM scanners for sharing. Jim is retired and on a fixed income. Without his help the site is a shadow of what it might be. Every dollar helps! PayPal your donations to: orders@bpib.com

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on June 17, 2016, 08:47:56 AM
Now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 17, 2016, 11:43:37 AM
Romantic Secrets #25 from the JVJ collection is going up now!

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December, 1951 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan by Rangerhouse from the JVJ collection. srca1941 edits.

Admin Note: If you are enjoying these scans PLEASE consider donating to the JVJ Postage Fund, which goes towards his costs to send books to DCM scanners for sharing. Jim is retired and on a fixed income. Without his help the site is a shadow of what it might be. Every dollar helps! PayPal your donations to: orders@bpib.com

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on June 18, 2016, 02:33:54 AM
Thanks Eric.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 19, 2016, 04:30:27 PM
Romantic Secrets #26 from the JVJ collection is going up now!

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January, 1952 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan by Rangerhouse from the JVJ collection. srca1941 edits.

Admin Note: If you are enjoying these scans PLEASE consider donating to the JVJ Postage Fund, which goes towards his costs to send books to DCM scanners for sharing. Jim is retired and on a fixed income. Without his help the site is a shadow of what it might be. Every dollar helps! PayPal your donations to: orders@bpib.com

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on June 19, 2016, 09:38:25 PM
Thanks Eric, now up!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 20, 2016, 11:44:38 AM
A damaged and incomplete copy of Romantic Secrets #27 from the JVJ collection is going up now!

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February, 1952 - 300 dpi scan by Rangerhouse from the JVJ collection. srca1941 edits. Pages 15 and 16 are damaged. Pages 17 and 18 are missing.

Admin Note: If you are enjoying these scans PLEASE consider donating to the JVJ Postage Fund, which goes towards his costs to send books to DCM scanners for sharing. Jim is retired and on a fixed income. Without his help the site is a shadow of what it might be. Every dollar helps! PayPal your donations to: orders@bpib.com

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 20, 2016, 04:55:59 PM
A British one-shot, Bulletman #10 (my scans) is going up now!

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1951 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan. British one-shot. Reprints material from Bulletman (U.S.) #16.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 20, 2016, 08:55:06 PM
Wow! Three in one day, that's unusual for me. Mike Barnett, Man Against Crime #3 from the JVJ collection is going up now!

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April, 1952 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan by Rangerhouse from the JVJ collection. srca1941 edits.

Admin Note: If you are enjoying these scans PLEASE consider donating to the JVJ Postage Fund, which goes towards his costs to send books to DCM scanners for sharing. Jim is retired and on a fixed income. Without his help the site is a shadow of what it might be. Every dollar helps! PayPal your donations to: orders@bpib.com

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on June 21, 2016, 09:29:53 AM
Great work Eric, all are now up!
:D
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 20, 2016, 12:56:25 PM
Work and life has kept me busy for a little while, but I'm back with a new book...just not here. For those interested, I just uploaded Charlton's Six-Gun Heroes #58 to Comic Book Plus. Published with an August, 1960 cover date, it falls just outside of DCM's purview, but I thought I'd mention it here anyway for anyone like myself who follows this site more regularly. This book features Gunmaster's second appearance.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 20, 2016, 01:10:07 PM
Thanks for the pointer Eric.
I hope life settles down for you.  We've missed you.

-Yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 01, 2016, 07:24:37 PM
An incomplete placeholder of Harvey's All New Comics #1 is going up now.

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January, 1943 - Very incomplete internet find. Two scanned stories (NMS), original art of two complete stories, several original art pages of a third story, plus front and back covers.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on October 01, 2016, 11:18:42 PM
Eric I don't see it anywhere at this time.


Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 02, 2016, 09:57:00 AM
Hi Eric,
Thanks but we're not comfortable with files that are more than a few pages of original art culled from sites like Heritage.  I've seen this and I don't this it's right for DCM.
But CB+ might feel differently.

Thanks for your efforts though,
-Yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 02, 2016, 11:10:15 AM
There are still two scanned stories in there. Those and the covers can at least go up.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 02, 2016, 11:25:18 AM
Ok, thanks Eric.
Going up shortly.
Thanks for understanding.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 13, 2016, 05:21:42 PM
Nedor's Coo Coo Comics #15 is going up now!


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January, 1945 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan. Featuring Supermouse, The Goop, Rufus, Hiram the Helpful Horse, Trotter, Whammy the Zimzam Kid, and Iglik the Eskimo.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 14, 2016, 09:15:39 AM
Thanks again Eric!
:)
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on December 30, 2016, 07:50:19 AM
Nothing new here, just adding these books here from Christmas for future reference:

Boy Comics #33:
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April, 1947 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan. Two Crimebuster stories and Little Dynamite.

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Boy Comics #50:
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February, 1950 - 300 dpi cover to cover upgrade scan. Water damaged. Replacement HAG front cover and lower resolution back cover added.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on May 09, 2017, 09:31:55 PM
Two new books added. The first is a belated anniversary gift that I started scanning back in March:

Speed Comics #28:
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September, 1943 - 300 dpi scan. Coverless and incomplete copy. Heritage covers added and two pages from a previous scan have been added to supplement damaged pages. Still missing 5 pages from Padlock Homes and the first page of the text story. Featuring Captain Freedom, Black Cat, Girl Commandos, Shock Gibson, and more.

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Modern Comics #95:
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March, 1950 - 300 dpi cover to cover scan. Featuring Blackhawk, Torchy, Will Bragg, Ezra, and a Blackhawk text story.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on May 09, 2017, 10:23:01 PM
Thanks very much Eric.
Both books are now up gang!

-Yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on July 28, 2017, 10:42:47 AM
Charlton's Blue Beetle #20 is going up now!

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June, 1955 - 300 dpi scan. Coverless copy. Front and back covers from Heritage. IFC and IBC from a scan by narfstar. Featuring Blue Beetle and Joan Mason.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on July 28, 2017, 11:07:44 AM
Thanks Eric, it's snow up gang!

-Yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on August 31, 2017, 07:13:38 PM
Another unscanned book bites the dust! Fawcett's Captain Midnight #47 is going up now!

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December, 1946 - 300 dpi scan. Two damaged pages in "Johnny Blair in the Air" preventing this from being a c2c scan.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on August 31, 2017, 08:02:22 PM
Now up.
I wonder what was so interesting about those two pages?  DM's earlier version had the exact same problem.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: darkmark on August 31, 2017, 11:03:48 PM
I used to have this ish, but I liquidated my collection before i could get everything scanned.  Thanks.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 03, 2017, 07:09:48 PM
Charlton's Lash LaRue Western #66 is going up now!

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November, 1957 - 300 dpi c2c scan. Complete with restored front cover.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 03, 2017, 08:19:29 PM
Now up.  Excellent work on the cover restoration!

-yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 21, 2018, 01:50:18 PM
Green Publishing's Roly-Poly Comics #10 is going up now! I actually scanned this back in October, but just now got around to finishing the edits on it.

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1945 - 300 dpi c2c scan. Reprint of most of MLJ's Zip Comics #41 (sans cover, ads, and "Wilbur" story). Featuring Steel Sterling, Red Rube, Ginger, and more!

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Also in my upload folder is an improved version of Captain Marvel Adventures #50 (NMS). The front cover and first 19 pages are larger, but otherwise identical to the ones we have up now. I got these scans from Richard Croxton, but I don't know if he was the original scanner or not. Hopefully the larger version of the rest of the book will turn up somewhere or, even better, someone will make a new 300dpi scan someday.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Geo (RIP) on June 21, 2018, 06:07:54 PM
I don't see it yet Eric, please try again. Thanks.

Geo
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 21, 2018, 07:06:31 PM
I just checked two different FTP programs and they show up in my folder in both of them.

-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on June 21, 2018, 07:57:57 PM
To compliment all of the Fawcett material being posted lately, Monte Hale Western #75 is going up now.

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August, 1952 - 300 dpi c2c scan. Featuring Monte Hale and Gabby Hayes. This is the last comic scanned on my HP Scanjet 3570c (2002-2018 R.I.P.)

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on June 22, 2018, 09:10:10 AM
Hi Eric,
Sorry, but I can't see either of your recent uploads to the ftp.  :(
I will send you are Private Message here about it.

-Yoc
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: movielover on June 22, 2018, 10:08:49 AM
I found them on the ftp, so who knows.
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on June 22, 2018, 11:48:25 AM
I see them now.  Weird.
They are now all up!
Thanks Eric!
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on March 28, 2019, 03:59:18 PM
This post can be ignored. I'm just adding these books that went up for the 9th Anniversary to keep a record of what I've posted.

Blackhawk #16
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Autumn, 1947 - 300 dpi c2c scan. Featuring Blackhawk and Chop Chop

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Exciting Comics #50
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August, 1946 - 300 dpi c2c scan. Coverless copy missing a centerfold (replaced from JVJ's copy), featuring Black Terror, American Eagle, Crime Crushers, and Sgt. Bill King.

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Flash/Thrill Comics #1 - Recreation
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1939 Recreation. A meticulous recreation of the famous ashcan comics which introduced Captain Marvel as Captain Thunder. Original covers from Heritage have been used with Photoshop techniques to accurately reconstruct the never before reprinted inside front covers. Scans of Whiz Comics #2 and the aforementioned cover scans have been utilized and compared with the 1992 reprint of the Captain Thunder story to, as accurately as possible, reconstruct the content and placement of the original text. Also included are an original 4 page introduction and the probable contents of the ultra-rare Golden Arrow variant to Flash Comics #1.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: srca1941 on October 02, 2019, 01:25:45 PM
Boy Comics #17 with fiche fills is up in my FTP folder now.

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August, 1944 - 300 dpi scan. Coverless copy, missing centerfold. Front and back covers from Heritage, damaged paper IBC from Daredevil Comics #26. IFC, IBC, and CF pages (Boy Comics Hero of the Month) from fiche. Featuring Crimebuster, Swoop Storm (by Bob Montana), Boy Comics Hero of the Month, Young Robinhood, Yankee Longago (by Dick Briefer),  Little Dynamite, and a Daredevil text story.

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-Eric
Title: Re: srca1941's uploads
Post by: Yoc on October 02, 2019, 05:20:26 PM
Thanks Eric, it's now on the site.
:D