Pressing of the week

It’s been a while, very busy summer, I should start calling it pressing of the month, but I am always optimistic. I usually post older books not because I don’t do moderns, or they don’t yield results, but mostly because they don’t have major defects that show well in pictures. This Preacher #1 is a great example of how even moderns can be pressed properly, and removing serious defects. I was praying these creases would come out, and it worked!

 

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Pressing of the Week

Thought this time I would do a double shot of two hot books right now, X-Factor #6, and Marvel Comics Super Special #1 (Kiss), the blood in the ink issue. Both had common issue, a corner that got crunched, and a spine crease from the book bending, nothing a little extra work couldn’t repair.

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Comic Restoration of the Month

STARRO LIVES!

I have restored much worse off books than this Brave & Bold #28, but this book was not without its challenges. The tape on back cover was tough, requiring aggression to the point the black inks ran. Front cover had a few small pieces missing, two tough colors to match since they were made up of dots.

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Pressing result of the day

This copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 looked pretty good but suffered from some minor water damage which left its front cover wavy and covered with small wrinkles. These defects however make it an excellent candidate for pressing as there is only structural warping to the paper (no colour loss or missing pieces)!

After a quick & affordable pressing by yours truly both the appearance & grade certainly improved. Click on the images below to take a closer look at the results.

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Adventure Comics #61 – A restoration star

This major key, the first appearance of Starman, had no where to go but up. It had been restored by an amateur a long time ago so it graded at an aproximate 1.5 extensive amateur which is almost worse case senerio.

Work performed was remove old restoration, wash cover and pages, leaf cast the cover and the first page, color touch cover and first page, clean staples and a final pressing.

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Journey Into Mystery…and restoration!

This first appearance of Thor also featured an appearance by the dreaded SUBSCRIPTION CREASE!!! See how I defeated this vile defect and restored Thor to his rightful glory!

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The subscription crease might be hard to see so be sure to click on each image to view a larger size. These types of defects do not always disappear with restoration, but on this book it did. The last picture shows how well the book graded at CGC.

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