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What is this and will dry clean portion of Press help?12882

Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
I recently picked up a run of Lone Wolf & Cub to read and enjoy. To varying degrees, each issue has some type spotting on the front and back covers. You cannot see it unless you angle for some light reflection. (see photos). I don't know if this is manufacture thing or some type of mold. None of my collection has ever had this.

Any thoughts here?


Here are few spots that can be seen in the light glare to the right of the foot. Now you see them...

Now you don't...But instead at this angle you see them in the U of Cub and between the face and Title.



And on the back cover, now you see them...





Now you don't



Will dry clean from press process remove?
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
I’m not sure what that is. It almost looks like something scraped the back of the book resulting in some color loss. If that’s what it is then cleaning wouldn’t help.

If it is some sort of substance that had dried on top of the book then a cleaning would help.
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@dielinfinite That's just it, there is no color loss.

That said, I just Fracked that #2 issue as I just pulled it back out of the bag and board to look at with a magnifying glass and stupidly set it down on the adhesive of the bag.
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TRA LA LA esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator - Ouch! I was thinking it could be small water drops/moisture damage possibly?
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Collector sportshort private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Scifinator
@dielinfinite That's just it, there is no color loss.

That said, I just Fracked that #2 issue as I just pulled it back out of the bag and board to look at with a magnifying glass and stupidly set it down on the adhesive of the bag.


You've just hurt me emotionally.
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Collector Noblebeast315 private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator do any of the books smell
Musky at all? Mold can not grow with out the presence of moister which would leave a musky smell.

If it were me I would attempt to clean the white back covers with an eraser, but if it is not surface grime this will not help. I could send you a piece of The appropriate type eraser If you want to try. DM me.
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
No smell and no feel of texture / grime when running bare or gloved finger over them.
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Collector Terry88 private msg quote post Address this user
Those adhesive bags are literally the devil. I can't believe that they were invented.
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Collector DrWatson private msg quote post Address this user
Looks almost like ink transfer from the rollers.
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator Sorry, I mean gloss loss...is that the term?
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Collector EbaySeller private msg quote post Address this user
@Scifinator I apologize for hijacking your thread, but has anyone ever seen an old Lone Wolf and Cub movie (presumably from Japan)? I had no idea they existed until I saw one on cable last year. It was freaking awesome. If you like the comic, go find the movies. I'm guessing probably from the '60s-'70s.
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COLLECTOR CFP_Comics private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by DrWatson
Looks almost like ink transfer from the rollers.


Seems that way, or some artifact of production. I have seen many books grade out 9.8 with these issues.
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Collector Scifinator private msg quote post Address this user
@CFP_Comics - Thank you for the input. I would ask though, those that you have seen in a 9.8, would that be from CBCS or your cgc?
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@CFP_Comics - Thank you for the input. I would ask though, those that you have seen in a 9.8, would that be from CBCS or your cgc?


CGC
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