Has Anyone seen this error before?
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I thought it was fading at first, but the paper is completely white without a hint of color, and while cyan is always last to go, it looks deliberate and clear

 

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Just to add, not my book, asking for an lcs owner

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1 hour ago, valiantman said:

Can you show us the back?

I don’t have access to it right now, the back did have red on the somerset Holmes logo. That led me to believe it was fading, but after looking at it longer, it doesn’t appear any other plate was used on the front.

it could be fading, but I have never seen it so complete if it is

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just for perspective here's what it's supposed to look like:

 

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21 minutes ago, shiverbones said:

I don’t have access to it right now, the back did have red on the somerset Holmes logo. That led me to believe it was fading, but after looking at it longer, it doesn’t appear any other plate was used on the front.

it could be fading, but I have never seen it so complete if it is

I've seen a few 'blue and whites' in my time and this does appear to be what extreme sun fade looks like. The red on the back is telling.

Here's another example which I found in the files:

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Blue always goes last. I remember a Hulk key in a similar state too. 

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That is pretty extreme, looks like there may still be some remnants of red and yellow, but yes almost completely bleached, thanks!

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On 10/16/2019 at 2:13 PM, Get Marwood & I said:

I've seen a few 'blue and whites' in my time and this does appear to be what extreme sun fade looks like. The red on the back is telling.

Here's another example which I found in the files:

2027374246_138blueonly.thumb.jpg.cd02635c72bc121533a17ba2ce9ce779.jpg

 

Blue always goes last. I remember a Hulk key in a similar state too. 

I have never seen a comic bleach out to this extreme and not affect every color including Cyan. In this example the Cyan looks untouched. Spidey's suit is still the appropriate % of Cyan (100%). Is there any evidence of other colors on the cover (beside K)? A good place to look would be under the larger areas of black in the logo over Mindworm's hair. If you have a jewelers loop you would be able to see some magenta as the K plate usually overprints other colors except in dialogue boxes with color. The back would have its own plates so would not give any indication to me of this covers issues.

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35 minutes ago, WoWitHurts said:

I have never seen a comic bleach out to this extreme and not affect every color including Cyan. In this example the Cyan looks untouched. Spidey's suit is still the appropriate % of Cyan (100%). Is there any evidence of other colors on the cover (beside K)? A good place to look would be under the larger areas of black in the logo over Mindworm's hair. If you have a jewelers loop you would be able to see some magenta as the K plate usually overprints other colors except in dialogue boxes with color. The back would have its own plates so would not give any indication to me of this covers issues.

Alas, not one I owned, just saved the image years back. I think I'll try an experiment and stick a comparable book in a window. See what happens. 

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2 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

Alas, not one I owned, just saved the image years back. I think I'll try an experiment and stick a comparable book in a window. See what happens. 

Sun fade in England? Ain't gonna happen. :sumo:

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1 minute ago, Harry Lime said:

Sun fade in England? Ain't gonna happen. :sumo:

You've got a point there Harry, yes hm

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