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General Discussion / Any cool female comic names?
« Last post by Jassim on February 26, 2020, 12:24:12 AM »
Hello everyone,,
My girlfriend is in a sports team and has to make up a name to play under. She asked me to think of any cool names she can go by but I am hopeless with this sort of thing so help me out guys/girls.

Can you think of any cool names to use in a female contact sport either comic related or just any.

I will then pass best names on to her and see if she likes any.

Thanks,
Jassim.
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Welcome and Introductions / Hi from France..
« Last post by Jassim on February 26, 2020, 12:20:14 AM »
Hello everyone,,
I've just discovered your fantastic website.
All these fantastic golden age comic books are so beautiful, difficult to find (and expensive!) that I am completely indebted with all the people involved in this incredible online adventure.
I hope to keep my loggin and be member of your forum all my life.

Thank you so much!....

Best regards from France.
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Obituaries
« Last post by bminor on February 25, 2020, 01:11:51 PM »
Thank you Russ for collecting the EC volumes in a great series of volumes.
Your work will be missed.
B.
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Obituaries
« Last post by Yoc on February 25, 2020, 10:12:00 AM »
Russ Cochran (July 3, 1937 - Feb. 23, 2020), keeper of the EC flame passed away very recently.

https://www.cbr.com/ec-comics-russ-cochran-death/

-Yoc
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Scanner recommendations for Comic Books!
« Last post by Yoc on February 25, 2020, 09:43:02 AM »
Good luck with this B.
And thanks for all your reviews gang!
:)
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Scanner recommendations for Comic Books!
« Last post by bminor on February 25, 2020, 07:26:51 AM »
Thanks, everybody!

I thought those inexpensive overhead scanners were not so hot!

I am looking at an older Epson GT-1500. It does 11x17.
It is a bit older, but Vuescan works with it.

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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Scanner recommendations for Comic Books!
« Last post by larrytalbot on February 25, 2020, 06:46:11 AM »
Have used Epson Perfection V600 scanner several years now. Works really well & can recommend it highly. Nice color repro. Scanning time is about 5 sec. Trouble-free, so-far.
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Scanner recommendations for Comic Books!
« Last post by srca1941 on February 24, 2020, 03:50:12 PM »
I had an HP scanner that I loved for many years until it conked out a couple of years ago. Then I got an Epson Perfection V550. I've had no complaints with it.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/epson-perfection-v550-photo-scanner-black/1695454.p?skuId=1695454&irclickid=WEQXPv1FnxyOTfq0TWXZ0S3wUknVJFVtTzevyo0&irgwc=1&ref=198&loc=WEQXPv1FnxyOTfq0TWXZ0S3wUknVJFVtTzevyo0&acampID=614286&mpid=78091

I use Vuescan software, which I started using with my HP when I went to Windows 7 and it's native software was no longer supported. There are several great things about Vuescan. It covers MANY models with more added continuously, you can purchase a pro version with lifetime updates, and no matter what scanner you use you have the same software interface with a lot more control over your scan than the manufacturer's software.

https://www.hamrick.com/

-Eric
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Scanner recommendations for Comic Books!
« Last post by Soothsayr on February 24, 2020, 03:44:49 PM »
I now see these new scanners that are on a pedestal that point down and take a digital shot of the comic book.
Some even have "auto flattening" software.
Any of these any good?

I use an overhead scanner, as Yoc has mentioned - the Mintolta PS5000c.  I bought it for a pretty penny years ago.  I see one up on ebay for around $500 now.  Those are great overhead scanners, but require a computer to operate (windows), and requires you to run a 32 bit environment.  Minolta has not upgraded the drivers for 64 bit for the ps5000c series.  the ps7000c if you can find them, can run in full 64 bit glory.

As for those "new" pedestal based scanners - I've experimented with a couple - the adage "you get what you pay for" is never more truer than here.  they're crap.

I don't know about the $500 Fujitsu Snapscan SV600 overhead scanner.  Never checked this one out, so I will reserve judgment.

For good cheap scans, stay with a good quality flatbed scanner, unless you're ready to jump feetfirst into the $500+ territory and try those overheads.


Sooth
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Comic Related Discussion / Re: Scanner recommendations for Comic Books!
« Last post by a nonny moose on February 24, 2020, 02:36:13 PM »
I will try to make my reply brief. Overhead scanners are nice if you have a lot of books to scan and you want to get the job done quickly. But unless they are very expensive (such as the ones owned by the Library of Congress, which are over $20,000), the quality of scans will be poorer than you will get using even a sub $100 flatbed scanner.

In short, I recommend a flatbed scanner with a CCD sensor. I would avoid CIS sensors, as they have poor depth of field and will produce scans that are blurry if the paper isn't firmly on the glass.
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