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AJD's comic notebook

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Welcome to my Journal. I'll update it from time to time when something noteworthy happens with my collection. I hope you find something of interest here.First up I thought it might be fun to bring the Class of 2013 together for an end of year bash. Let's start with the ECs...

 

I've been pecking away at runs of Two Fisted Tales and the Sci-Fi titles for the last four or five years, and I picked up a few nice ones this year.

 

Here are the Two-Fisted Tales. Very pleased to pick this one up on eBay.

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I got this one at Metropolis back in March when I visited their office in Manhattan (highly recommended - the stuff on their walls is amazing).
 

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The remaining two fill out my run from 34 - 41 (final), also from eBay.

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Next up will be the Sci-Fi titles.

 

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Well, this is disappointing. The transfer to the new Journals format results in everything but the first post of the old format being abandoned.

And one cannot comment "back there". I'll post the last couple of your entries, AJD:

One like and one "response", such as it was. Thus heartened, I shall continue. Here are the other couple of pulps I bought.

The first is Vol 1 #4, fall of 1940. Like Duffman said, the covers are often fragile because they were made with an overhang. (They are often trimmed because the edges got ragged too.) But with careful handling I've been enjoying reading these. In the VGish grades they are, they're solid enough to read but already dinged enough that I don't worry too much about harming them.

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This one (Fall 1946) was a must have for me. The Bradbury story The creatures that time forgot is one of my absolute favourites. I first read it in a Scholastic books edition of R is for Rocket sometime in the first half of the 1970s. In that edition it had the much better and appropriate title Frost and fire, being a tale of the lives of the descendants of humans shipwrecked on Mercury and eking out an existence in the hour of twilight between extreme heat and cold. (Synopsis here.)  It was nice to be able to read it in its first printing, but I must check the ending in the anthologised version - this one didn't gel with my (probably faulty) memory.

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Anyway, here's a comment. I like Bradbury stories (and so did EC,  of course) and I also like the detail (risque or otherwise) that pulp covers usually contain.

Style point. Is "novelet" an acceptable variant spelling of the more traditional "novelette"?

 

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Well, that's a bit of a disappointment. Almost everything I've added to my journal thread in the past five years is now marooned. :( And to add insult to injury, @Duffman_Comics has migrated across as well. Will the indignity never end? :cry: (Thanks for dragging that last entry across Peter.)

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As for 'novelet', my style guide of choice, Garner's modern English usage, prefers 'novella' as the description of a short novel. In the entry for diminutives, he notes that french has -ette (feminine) and -et (masculine) forms, and since English does not have gendered nouns, either will do. Hence either bassinet or bassinette is acceptable. Same for novelet or novelette, I suppose.

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3 hours ago, Point Five said:

Oh man! This new format is a disaster in every way. :(

 

Yes. Not happy.

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1 minute ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Must....not....post...dwarf jokes. Must....resist...

That would be dopey. Though this format might work for them. I hear that fart jokes go OK.

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1 minute ago, AJD said:

That would be dopey. Though this format might work for them. I hear that fart jokes go OK.

The boards are an unappealing place lately. It's all arguments and nasty one upmanship. And no body listens.

Your journal shows what the boards can be. Fun, informative, intelligent. And they've killed it just to use new available functionally.  

No one listens to the members here or tailors functions for our benefit. It's a poor show. 

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...Thank goodness we still have your 'Gallery' intact, showcasing your great collection! And the pulps are Super btw! (thumbsu

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I can't believe this has yet to be fixed.Porcupine angry.Porcupine SMASH.Porcupine lays forty eight porcine farts of complaint against this awfulness.

excuse me.

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1 hour ago, porcupine48 said:

I can't believe this has yet to be fixed.Porcupine angry.Porcupine SMASH.Porcupine lays forty eight porcine farts of complaint against this awfulness.

excuse me.

Hulk like Porcupine journal anger. Porcupine journal anger is pure. But if Porcupine should later change his tune, and suddenly say he is 'getting used' to new journals, then Hulk will smash! hulk-smile.gif.82fd5f5b0c5cde81bb8b1b16a3728e4d.gif

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Well, I just discovered that I have to "re-follow" the "new" Journal thread in order to keep up. It's difficult to find specific Journal threads in the new system.

*sigh*

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As the least bad option, I've put in a request to move my old journal holus bolus to Gold. In the past I posted cover scans in gold threads and repeated them, with interior pages and commentary in my journal. I think I'll do the same, but to avoid looking like I'm spamming, I'll probably only cross post significant books to other threads.

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18 minutes ago, AJD said:

As the least bad option, I've put in a request to move my old journal holus bolus to Gold. In the past I posted cover scans in gold threads and repeated them, with interior pages and commentary in my journal. I think I'll do the same, but to avoid looking like I'm spamming, I'll probably only cross post significant books to other threads.

I don't think anyone would see that as spamming. I wouldn't.  There's precious little traffic lately as it is. Duplicating cool books with additional commentary is not a problem at all and sod anyone who says otherwise. Please, get the old journal reopened and carry on as you were AJD.  :foryou:

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