Welcome Guest Active Topics
CCL Messageboard » Collecting » Please Grade My Book » What is that weird thing that looks like a crater on the front of my comic?

What is that weird thing that looks like a crater on the front of my comic?

MoonKnight1
Friday, March 19, 2021 3:54:06 PM
Rank: Beyonder
Groups: Forum Admin, Guru, Member, Moderator, Sports Host, Super Seller
Location: Richmond, VA
Joined: 5/24/2010 | Posts: 8,940 | Points: 39,113
Shop at My Store
You know what I'm saying? I know about things like creasing, foxing, spotting, splitting, tearing, watering and all of that jazz.

But what do you call that defect where it looks like someone might have put down a can of soda or some other libation that causes a circle looking ring with odd stress marks coming out of it that makes it look like a meteor just crashed into the moon?

I'm trying to get a good scan of one but it doesn't translate well to digital images apparently. Confused

I mostly see them on Bronze and earlier comics but have also noticed some Modern books with them.


Howie's Quote of the Week

You better watch what you say, You better watch what you do to me, Don't get carried away - Tom Petty


My eBay Store Hall Liquidations
Thundercron
Friday, March 19, 2021 5:01:15 PM
Rank: Celestial
Groups: Member, Super Seller
Location: Redland, Oregon
Joined: 9/14/2008 | Posts: 4,654 | Points: 65,014
Shop at My Store
MoonKnight1 wrote:
You know what I'm saying? I know about things like creasing, foxing, spotting, splitting, tearing, watering and all of that jazz.

But what do you call that defect where it looks like someone might have put down a can of soda or some other libation that causes a circle looking ring with odd stress marks coming out of it that makes it look like a meteor just crashed into the moon?

I'm trying to get a good scan of one but it doesn't translate well to digital images apparently. Confused

I mostly see them on Bronze and earlier comics but have also noticed some Modern books with them.


Are the stress marks coming out of the ring more like wrinkles?
MoonKnight1
Friday, March 19, 2021 5:36:44 PM
Rank: Beyonder
Groups: Forum Admin, Guru, Member, Moderator, Sports Host, Super Seller
Location: Richmond, VA
Joined: 5/24/2010 | Posts: 8,940 | Points: 39,113
Shop at My Store
Yeah, it ends up kind of looking like a smashed spider. I've found some with more than one of those spots. Sometimes they're huge and other times about quarter sized.

I have been noticing it for years. Been buying books from a bunch of private collectors and store overstock. Still can't get a clear pic to post.


Howie's Quote of the Week

You better watch what you say, You better watch what you do to me, Don't get carried away - Tom Petty


My eBay Store Hall Liquidations
lcfrick
Friday, March 19, 2021 7:58:19 PM
Rank: Herald of Galactus
Groups: Member
Joined: 9/29/2014 | Posts: 1,417 | Points: 5,126
I used to work in powder coating and it sounds similar to an effect that we saw there... funnily enough it was called cratering.

The cause was usually a contaminant on the surface that the coating was being sprayed onto, so I wonder if it's something similar with the printing process for comics where a contaminant gets on the paper... (or maybe on the rollers?) and causes the cratering effect when the ink is processed onto the paper.
MoonKnight1
Saturday, March 20, 2021 1:57:12 PM
Rank: Beyonder
Groups: Forum Admin, Guru, Member, Moderator, Sports Host, Super Seller
Location: Richmond, VA
Joined: 5/24/2010 | Posts: 8,940 | Points: 39,113
Shop at My Store
Here are a few pics of what I'm talking about. Can you see? I intentionally got some glare on them so to make it show up. Not sure if I was successful...Confused







It's a circle with lines radiating out of it like a kid trying to draw the sun. Most of the times I see it is on older books but I have seen it on some modern ones as well. And from several different collections, not all from the same place.

Very hard to capture the image. I tried a scan of it and I didn't notice it at all. Looked like a VF/NM book. Hypnotized


Howie's Quote of the Week

You better watch what you say, You better watch what you do to me, Don't get carried away - Tom Petty


My eBay Store Hall Liquidations
Thundercron
Saturday, March 20, 2021 5:06:04 PM
Rank: Celestial
Groups: Member, Super Seller
Location: Redland, Oregon
Joined: 9/14/2008 | Posts: 4,654 | Points: 65,014
Shop at My Store
Oh, that? I always assumed it was from what you originally suspected--someone used the comic as a coaster. Lousy kids leaving their funny books on the dining room table!
pottersan
Sunday, May 09, 2021 9:56:51 AM
Rank: Beyonder
Groups: Member, Super Seller
Location: Hiding amongst the 1%
Joined: 9/28/2007 | Posts: 5,294 | Points: 48,581
Shop at My Store
Looks likes pressure stress marks from something heavy, possibly a gorilla.


If I don't have what you need, please check out these other great CCL Stores;
BlueMoon Comics, ComicVortex,The Goblin's Cavern, Manhattan on Mars, Edgewood Comics,Hall of Heroes
,



Please visit my wonderfully amazing eBay store for loose figures, CDs, DVDs and much more; Alpha Comics.

pottersan
Sunday, May 09, 2021 9:59:09 AM
Rank: Beyonder
Groups: Member, Super Seller
Location: Hiding amongst the 1%
Joined: 9/28/2007 | Posts: 5,294 | Points: 48,581
Shop at My Store
Looks likes pressure stress marks from something heavy, possibly a gorilla.


If I don't have what you need, please check out these other great CCL Stores;
BlueMoon Comics, ComicVortex,The Goblin's Cavern, Manhattan on Mars, Edgewood Comics,Hall of Heroes
,



Please visit my wonderfully amazing eBay store for loose figures, CDs, DVDs and much more; Alpha Comics.

Users browsing this topic
Guest

Forum Jump

Access

You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Main Forum RSS : RSS

This page was generated in 0.344 seconds.
(0.259 seconds)

All images on comic collector live copyright of their respective publishers. © Copyright 2015, MidTen Media Inc. P-WIN-IIS02