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Title: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: Yoc on September 05, 2016, 03:24:18 PM
(http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/images/DCM banner38-Most-Wanted List.gif)

Welcome to the new Wanted Comics List. (1)
*Anyone curious what those comics are in the Wanted Comics List banner you can go to this topic. (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php/topic,6958.msg59928.html#msg59928)*

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

This is a comprehensive list of comics which are either unscanned, or for which partial or lesser quality scans exist. The list can be searched, filtered and sorted in various ways, so that collectors can check to see if they have books or scans that we still need help with on DCM.  (Note, if you own a book or scan that you feel is an upgrade to one already on DCM you are still welcome to upload it.  Please read Question 11 in the FAQ here. (http://tinyurl.com/gly3sy5))

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

If you do happen to have one of the books on the list in your collection please skip down to reply #2 below the tutorial using THIS LINK (http://tinyurl.com/zy357lk).

A tutorial of how to search and filter the list is at THIS LINK. (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php/topic,6943.msg59850.html#msg59850)


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(1) This list is a work in progress!
Title: Wanted List Tutorial
Post by: Yoc on September 05, 2016, 03:25:50 PM
Filters, Page Navigation, and Data. The Filters allow you to narrow down the amount of information shown; the Page Navigation arrows let you page forward and back one screen at a time; and the Data is the information for each book.

First let's talk about the Data section.

Data

Note that you can click on the headings for any of the columns, and the list will be sorted by that value. One click will sort in ascending (A-Z) order, while a second click will sort in descending (Z-A) order.

Filters

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

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

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

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

Page Navigation

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

There is one more small gadget on the screen, in the upper right corner, a vertical ellipsis (⋮). Clicking this will show a drop-down menu with three choices:
Title: Do you have a book or scan we could use on DCM?
Post by: Yoc on September 05, 2016, 03:27:54 PM
Hi!
So, did you find something in your collection of books or scans you think we could use?  Wonderful!!   ^-^

Here are some simple steps you need to follow next:

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

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

Remember, only books that ARE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN can be shared. Please check this list of titles and characters (http://tinyurl.com/ydtbwgy) that ARE NOT ALLOWED on the site. We also have this list of titles and publishers (http://tinyurl.com/plfjzln) that ARE ALLOWED on the site.

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

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

Is your comic a physical book?
If you own a physical copy of a comic we need for DCM, we would love for you to scan and share it here.  We have a very detailed scanning tutorial for how to scan your own book shared here. (http://tinyurl.com/hnf9gtu)

OR,  you can mail your comic to Trusted DCM Staff Members RANGERHOUSE or SOOTHSAYR to do it for you!  Both own an amazing scanner you can see here (http://tinyurl.com/ndtzg5z) which allows them to quickly scan your comic book safely and with little danger to your comic and return it to you.  We can take care of the rest of the steps of getting the book onto the site for sharing.  If you see any books with JVJ in the title, these comic books were sent out to us for scanning by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr starting way back in 2008 which has resulted in several thousand scans being shared here on DCM!

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

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

Our heartfelt thanks to MOVIELOVER and A NONNY MOOSE for all their amazing work on bringing this new Wanted List together for sharing on DCM!
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: bminor on September 06, 2016, 07:09:22 AM
This is a great addition to DCM.
My thanks to our members who put this together.
Now to hunt through my books to see if I have any that I can contribute.
B.
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: Yoc on September 06, 2016, 09:42:42 AM
Thanks B.
Yep, it's a Huge Addition to the site.  Fingers crossed it brings some more books to the site for everyone.

-Yoc
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: movielover on September 09, 2016, 12:58:13 PM
Please note, that while Superior is now among the list, it is only for Original material
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: darkmark on November 13, 2016, 06:45:31 PM
I cannot get the list to load for me.  What do I gotta do?
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: Yoc on November 14, 2016, 07:49:24 AM
Hi DM,
Did it work before?
The list does take a minute or two to load depending on your connection.
I'd give it time and if that fails perhaps try a different browser.

-Yoc
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: darkmark on February 24, 2017, 04:47:07 PM
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #20 needs to be dumped from the list.  That's the first one I noticed.
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: darkmark on April 27, 2017, 04:54:52 PM
BULLETMAN #7 is complete.  Needs to be dumped from list.
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: movielover on April 27, 2017, 05:28:58 PM
Nope, a lot of GM in there, so doesn't come off
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: Crimson-Blue-Green on May 08, 2017, 08:28:32 AM
I see a mistake.  It's "Spy Smasher" #10, not 9, that has some fiche pages.  An upgrade for #10 is something I'd like to see.   
Title: Re: The ALL-NEW WANTED COMICS List
Post by: a nonny moose on May 08, 2017, 03:32:51 PM
Actually, both #9 and #10 have fiche pages (the former has ifc, ibc, the latter has 2 missing centerfolds). But the list was still incorrect, so I've made the necessary additions/corrections.
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: OtherEric on November 03, 2019, 12:07:25 AM
Saw some books on the list we actually do have.  The three St. John "3-D comics" issues are actually the 3-D issues of TOR.  The indicia is weird on those
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: a nonny moose on November 03, 2019, 03:22:01 AM
Saw some books on the list we actually do have.  The three St. John "3-D comics" issues are actually the 3-D issues of TOR.  The indicia is weird on those

The Wanted List shows 3 unscanned 3-D Comics issues: 2a, 2b and 2c.  On DCM, there are two different scans of Tor 2a and one scan of 2b. However, comparing the front covers of these 3 scans with those on GCD would seem to indicate that the two 2a scans are actually 2a, and the 2b scan we have is actually 2c. One of the 2a scans on DCM is missing the ifc and back cover, and the front cover is a fill from elsewhere.  GCD also states that the 2a and 2b contents are identical, and that the 2b issue was magazine sized, while 2a was comic book sized.

In summary, I think that the DCM issues need to be renamed to be consistent with GCD (assuming that we trust GCD's indexing on these issues). The two JVJon scans should be labeled as 2a and 2c, and the unknown scanner scan should be labeled as incomplete and is either 2a or 2b.  As for the list, I think we can safely remove 2a and 2c, and probably 2b as well, since it's only a magazine-sized reprint of 2a.  Let me know if you agree with all of this.

EDIT: After looking more closely at the JVJon scans for 2a, I see that he included a scan of the oversize cover (i.e. 2b). So that helps with the decision to mark issue 2b as scanned for the Wanted List.
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: Yoc on November 03, 2019, 08:29:51 AM
Sounds fine Moose.
I'm a bit confused on the JVJon renaming.  Could you tell me file size and new name for each?
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: OtherEric on November 03, 2019, 11:07:38 AM
I personally don't think matching the GCD naming in this case is helpful.  All the indicia says in the actual books (and I'm actually checking the physical books here for the magazine size version of the 1st #2, and the 2nd #2) is

Vol. 1 No. 2                 3-D Comics                               Oct. 1953
Vol. 1 No. 2                 3-D Comics                               November 1953

My suggestion for naming would be something like

Tor (3-D Comics) 2a (October)
Tor (3-D Comics) 2b (November)

I don't like using 2a and 2b for the different versions of the first #2 for a few reasons; starting with the fact I don't think anybody knows for sure which of the two versions, if either, released first.  They are editorially identical other than the trim size.  It also makes it seem like there is either 1 or 3 issues worth of content, when in reality there are two.

On the plus side:  If for some reason people feel we still need a scan of the magazine-sized version of the first #2, I do have a copy and can scan it.
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: a nonny moose on November 03, 2019, 05:51:59 PM
Since DCM links to and displays the GCD information for each book, I think it is inconsistent (and confusing) for the November book to be named 002B in the description, while the GCD text calls it #2 [c]. But maybe it's just me who finds this inconsistent.  I've also noticed that Lone Star is using the GCD numbering/naming for the books they have for sale.

But I will let OtherEric and Yoc decide how to name them. By the way, I have already removed these books from the wanted list, since we appear to have scans of the relevant content.
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: Yoc on November 03, 2019, 05:58:10 PM
I don't think a new scan is needed if the two are identical otherwise.

Eric, could you please take charge of renaming these and having the GCD # pointing to the proper version?  You know far more about the books than I do.

Thanks!
-Yoc
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: OtherEric on November 04, 2019, 12:54:13 AM
I have updated the listings.  They all now point to the correct GCD listings.  For titles, I went with Tor 002 (10/1953) and Tor 002 (11/1953), to avoid the a/b/c confusion with the GCD, and with Tor rather than 3-D comics to match Overstreet and, honestly, how people normally refer to them.  I also added notes to the issues explaining the specifics of each issue as best I could.  I will stand by the accuracy of my notes, but would appreciate people checking them for clarity.  Let me know if this works for everybody.

Thank you for updating the list, a nonny moose.
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: OtherEric on November 04, 2019, 12:55:27 AM
One final note:  I highly encourage anybody who hasn't to read the series, it features some amazing artwork by Kubert and others.
Title: Re: The WANTED COMICS List
Post by: a nonny moose on November 04, 2019, 02:27:24 AM
I have updated the listings.  They all now point to the correct GCD listings.  For titles, I went with Tor 002 (10/1953) and Tor 002 (11/1953), to avoid the a/b/c confusion with the GCD, and with Tor rather than 3-D comics to match Overstreet and, honestly, how people normally refer to them.  I also added notes to the issues explaining the specifics of each issue as best I could.  I will stand by the accuracy of my notes, but would appreciate people checking them for clarity.  Let me know if this works for everybody.

Thank you for updating the list, a nonny moose.

You're very welcome. As long as we are updating the titles/descriptions, I noticed one other thing that should probably be amended. The book titled "Tor 002 (10/1953) (in 3D)(diff ver) -fixed" should mention that the scan is incomplete; it is missing the inside front and and inside back covers. Also, I think the back cover that is included is the wrong page. (It is different than the one on the JVJon scan). From cover scans I have seen on eBay and Heritage, I am pretty sure that the two October versions have the same back cover.