#1 Edited by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio

If you've run across an issue cover that you think:  

  • is too small
  • has watermarks of any type  
  • isn't the proper retail cover  
  • or is a horrible quality image
and you: 
  • don't want to replace it yourself
  • can't replace it yourself
  • don't have any image sources

place a request here and someone in the community will hopefully replace it. 
 
Wiki editors if you don't have anything to do and you are bored please see if you can help with any open requests and make sure you post deletion requests for anything you replace and reply to the requester to let them know the request is complete. 

Large Open Requests 

Walt Disney's Comics & Stories216-224, 226-254, 256, 258-263, 286, 288, 290-294, 296, 298-309, 311-356, 358-388, 390-391, 394-395, 399-406, 408-409, 411, 413-416, 418, 420-425, 427-430, 432-434, 437-446, 448-499, 501, 503-505, 511-517, 519-540, 542-573, 575, 577-586, 588-599, 602, 610, 615 
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#2 Posted by Digifiend (581 posts) - - Show Bio

Good idea! Moderators, sticky please!

#3 Posted by Mercy_ (91881 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome idea. Well done.

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#4 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: okay, I thought of another one (rather then posting a huge list, I'll just post as I think of them)

American Freak: A Tale of the Un-Men #1-5...they all have the same watermark, same version of the cover is used on the other big comic databases, retail sites have their own watermark, the usual

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#5 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:

@pikahyper: okay, I thought of another one (rather then posting a huge list, I'll just post as I think of them)

American Freak: A Tale of the Un-Men #1-5...they all have the same watermark, same version of the cover is used on the other big comic databases, retail sites have their own watermark, the usual

Done, unfortunately I was only able to add larger covers for 1 & 2 but I removed the watermarks for all of them.
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#6 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper said:

@aztek_the_lost said:

@pikahyper: okay, I thought of another one (rather then posting a huge list, I'll just post as I think of them)

American Freak: A Tale of the Un-Men #1-5...they all have the same watermark, same version of the cover is used on the other big comic databases, retail sites have their own watermark, the usual

Done, unfortunately I was only able to add larger covers for 1 & 2 but I removed the watermarks for all of them.

thank you! and my first goal is to provide a place on the Internet where people can find covers without the watermarks that particular titles seem to have on every site, I'll worry about cover sizes later...there's nothing I hate more then someone who scans a cover to the Internet...and then places their personal watermark all over it...I mean seriously, you've just cancelled out your usefulness shakes head

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#7 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost: ya I'm glad it is a trend that is fading away cause it really does belong in the past, in this day and age everything should be high quality full sized scans with an eye for perfect replication of the original covers for preservation for future generations, it never made sense to me why people would shrink them to begin with since when they are scanned they are always saved at a large size why take that extra step to shrink it such a waste.
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#8 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: maybe they were afraid they'd break the Internet with huge file sizes? :P

I know GCD automatically shrinks an image no matter how large it was when you submitted it, kind of annoys me which is why I don't really add covers over there anymore

I think the reason people don't watermark covers anymore is because if they do, someone else is just going to scan a better image and there's will be obsolete...although I have still seen users on CV upload covers for new comics with scanner watermarks on them

I've considered cropping the GL banner off of those DC comics that came out in June so future generations won't have to know it existed :D

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#9 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Digifiend said:

Good idea! Moderators, sticky please!

there's too many threads pinned on this forum, in fact I've been meaning to trim it down but I'll do that some other day...for now, I edited a link to this thread in the OP of the Cover Removal thread as it's just a spin-off of that to avoid cluttering up that thread when mods want ease of use to fulfill requests

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#10 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok here is a request for the community, I've wanted to do it for a while but have too much on my plate already, Walt Disney's Comics & Stories, obviously there are thousands of Disney's issues that need larger or better quality images but the following ones need even more help cause they have watermarks: 
 
216-224, 226-254, 256, 258-263, 286, 288, 290-294, 296, 298-309, 311-356, 358-388, 390-391, 394-395, 399-406, 408-409, 411, 413-416, 418, 420-425, 427-430, 432-434, 437-446, 448-499, 501, 503-505, 511-517, 519-540, 542-573, 575, 577-586, 588-599, 602, 610, 615 
 
hundreds of WDC&S issues have tiny little images with a stupid strip at the bottom, please somebody add better covers !!! (example below) 
 

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#11 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper said:

Ok here is a request for the community, I've wanted to do it for a while but have too much on my plate already, Walt Disney's Comics & Stories, obviously there are thousands of Disney's issues that need larger or better quality images but the following ones need even more help cause they have watermarks:

216-224, 226-254, 256, 258-263, 286, 288, 290-294, 296, 298-309, 311-356, 358-388, 390-391, 394-395, 399-406, 408-409, 411, 413-416, 418, 420-425, 427-430, 432-434, 437-446, 448-499, 501, 503-505, 511-517, 519-540, 542-573, 575, 577-586, 588-599, 602, 610, 615

hundreds of WDC&S issues have tiny little images with a stupid strip at the bottom, please somebody add better covers !!! (example below)

I'd suggest using the OP as a place to house outstanding (incomplete, not excellent) requests for the benefit of everyone (those looking for requests to fill out and those who don't want their request getting lost

and thus, I add to your request, my own small list of watermarked covers:

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#12 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said: 
Added larger covers for all 16 issues, those were some damn tricky watermarks to remove cause of the background patterns, had to get a little creative and as an added bonus I added larger covers for the three issue mini series. That Obi person should be shot, stupid big ass watermark.
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#13 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper said:

@aztek_the_lost said:
Added larger covers for all 16 issues, those were some damn tricky watermarks to remove cause of the background patterns, had to get a little creative and as an added bonus I added larger covers for the three issue mini series. That Obi person should be shot, stupid big ass watermark.

I would gladly pay for the ammunition, the bastard

removed the duplicate covers of all issues

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#14 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost said:
Added larger unwatermarked covers for all eight issues. 
 
I'll start on the Superman Legends/DC Presents after I finish lunch :D
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#15 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: woot! fixed

(note: I will be going for the second half of my night's/day's sleep soon so I'll probably be asleep when you do that so I'll try and take care of it tomorrow, or later today after I wake up if possible)

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#16 Posted by Digifiend (581 posts) - - Show Bio

Current image for Beano #2649

New one somebody posted on Comics UK, without the chew bar on it! 
Better clarity, but it's smaller and on an angle. Should I bother to replace it, or do you maybe have a better scan of it?
#17 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
@Digifiend: I can't find any other cover images for that issue and those angled ones are nasty and shouldn't exist so just leave the one it has already and maybe someone else will be able to find a better one.
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#18 Edited by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio

If anyone is interested in Cat-Man Comics the following issues need replacements due to watermarks or smallness, #'s 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 23, 26a-29 (and yes there are two issue #26's).

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#19 Posted by Kurisu86 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Just submitted new images for Cat-man 6, 24, 25, and 30. It's about time for my catnap, so over the next few days I'll keep on the prowl for better images for the rest. But bad jokes aside, it definitely feels good to be helping the community out.

#20 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kurisu86: Much appreciated, hopefully you can get live edits soon so you don't have to wait in the mod queue :D

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#21 Posted by Kurisu86 (12 posts) - - Show Bio

Submitted covers for 14, 19-22, and 26 (the one with the yellow cover).

@pikahyper: Yeah, hopefully that happens soon. Maybe once I get the rest of my comics out of storage and start to catalog them, I'll be able to submit some new things and rack up those points.

#22 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio
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#23 Posted by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio
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#24 Edited by pikahyper (12721 posts) - - Show Bio

Conan #24-31 all have watermarks instead of barcodes...

Conan: Book of Thoth #1 & 4 have watermarks instead of barcodes as well.

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#25 Posted by Billy Batson (58356 posts) - - Show Bio