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Uploader: RustlingsTim / tilliban
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tilliban edit of the raw files from RustlingsTim.

  

27-March-2014 11:54 am
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Username: tilliban
Comment: Thank you again, RustlingsTim, for slamming this ragged copy under a scanner and preserving it for posterity. This is a fantastic pre-code horror book I couldn't get my hands on in years! The point of DCM is to share old comic books and let people see what's inside.
27-March-2014 12:21 pm
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Username: papoopsy
Comment: Hi...the jpegs originally were well over 2800p. wide. Now they are around 1100p. Why reduce the size so much? Would'nt it be better to leave them at least 1280p? No harm to anyone intended.
27-March-2014 1:28 pm
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Username: tilliban
Comment: That is just my dictatorial stance of presenting old books, papoopsy. To my experience these shabby, miserably printed books don't look any better if you add 500 pixels of width. I want to read them, not print them. But you could bargain me to widen the range to 1200... :- )
27-March-2014 7:37 pm
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Username: ArKay
Comment: Well, you scan them at 400 DPI and then shrink them down to around 150, or even less DPI. Why? Displays are getting bigger and bigger, my cellphone already does 1920 x 1080 pixels (it has close to 400DPI) so even on that 5,3" display it would have to upscale your 1600 x 1100 images. Now imagine that I have to zoom in in order to read since 5,3" is actually quite small. What do you think that looks like? Even on my 10" 1280 x 800 tablet I zoom in on panels (bad eyes). I'm thankful for every extra pixel.
28-March-2014 8:47 am
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Username: mcannon
Comment: Don't worry about the image size - I'm just grateful to get every Pre -Code horror book that we can! Many, many thanks!
28-March-2014 9:10 am
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Username: jessfranco
Comment: Thank you both RustlingsTim and tilliban for Dark Mysteries 18. I would love to see this series completed if anyone has the missing issues to scan and post.
28-March-2014 10:16 am
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Username: tilliban
Comment: Jeez, people! Everything has to be high-definition today! Golden Age comic book creators turn in their graves! :- ) Allright, allright, I'll upscale my pixel magic for future uploads! And of course we're working on completing pre-code horror. Still some books to come in the next weeks and months...
28-March-2014 2:16 pm
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Username: ArKay
Comment: Sorry, that's the IT guy side of me talking! :) Of course I am always thinking about what will happen to my own scans in a couple of years. Looking at old holiday pics on my homepage it makes me a little sad how small they are on my 27" high definition screen. So even my 1920 scans will probably look like crap in a couple of years. Since this is about preservation, and I doubt that you would like to redo your work anytime soon, it only makes sense to "look over the edge of the plate" (as we say in Germany :P ) from time to time.
29-March-2014 11:59 am
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Username: RustlingsTim
Comment: I always look over the edge of the plate - in case some peas have fallen off! Don't worry - I scanned as tiff files so reasonably future proofed - until scanners themselves get better.
29-March-2014 11:26 pm
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Username: Poztron
Comment: With displays getting better and better and storage getting cheaper and cheaper, it doesn't hurt to up the resolution above what seemed more than adequate just a couple of years ago. With a lot of comics, the one-time scan may be the only one that'll ever be done, so I support higher rez. That said, this issue's stories are real Wertham bait. Thanks for the comic.
 
 

Issue: #18
Published: June 1954, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Terror of the Burning Corpse
Credits: Pencils: Hy Fleishman ? | Inks: Hy Fleishman ?
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (7 pages) Terror of the Burning Corpse
Synopsis: Lovely Nikki is in love with the juggler Tony. Her colleague Corey, a brilliant impersonator, is jealous of Tony and devises an evil scheme: Corey murders Tony and takes his place. All goes smoothly until Tony's avenging corpse shows up.
Credits: Pencils: Hy Fleishman ? | Inks: Hy Fleishman ?
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (6 pages) House of Horror
Synopsis: A vampire from the spooky Tennant house on the hill terrorizes the town. The three councilmen burn down the building, but fall prey to further vampire attacks. Is young and mysterious Gena, last of the Tennants, the fiend - or someone else? The townsfolk discover the truth when Gena is lynched.
Credits: Pencils: John D'Agostino (signed) | Inks: John D'Agostino (signed)
Genre: Horror-suspense

Text Story (2 pages) Horror of the Drowned
Synopsis: Arlene's fiancé Tom drowns on his tour of duty in Korea. Arlene fantasizes about him waiting for her on the bottom of the local lake and follows him to a watery grave.
Credits: Script: Ellen Lynn | Letters: typeset
Genre: Horror-suspense

Comic Story (6 pages) Terror of the Stolen Legs
Synopsis: In a Nazi Concentration Camp Dr. Franz Burch experiments on finding the secret to bring the dead back to life. Most prisoners are too weak to survive the process, until Burch gets his hands on the handsome and healthy political renegade Rolfe. Rolfe's skeletal corpse keeps coming back from the grave to haunt the sadistic doctor.
Credits: Pencils: Gerald Altman (signed) | Inks: Gerald Altman (signed)
Genre: Horror-suspense
Characters: Dr. Franz Burch Commandant Paullus Margaret Paullus Rolfe

Comic Story (6 pages) Some Die Twice
Synopsis: Slave trader Barney Degris takes aboard a tribe of cannibals in Africa. His wife Marna detests his cruelty. When Degris murders a native witch doctor and Marna's friend Philip, Marna throws her husband between the cannibals.
Credits: Pencils: Alvin Hollingsworth (signed) | Inks: Alvin Hollingsworth (signed)
Genre: Horror-suspense

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