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QUESTION: Can you help me with two more question.

1. I scan my comic book and 99.9% accurate (exact).  What happen if it is a little off.  How do I deal with that?

2. They are comic books free given on-line such as google search.  I am not able to determine if it is edit or not.  Should I get those free or not a good idea?

ANSWER: Henry,

1. I don't scan comic books, so I can't help with any technical details about that. If I were you, I would be happy with 99.9% accuracy.

2. Do you mean whether the comics you find online have been changed from the real print versions? I don't know. If they look right, then I think they are right. I'm sure scanned comics are quite accurate. And if they are free, what is there to worry about? :-)

If you have some real comics and you have also found them online in scanned versions, you can just compare them to see if they are accurate. I don't think this is anything you need to worry about.

- Tue Sorensen

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QUESTION: should I download the comic book then, it is free. I just feel it it might edited somehow and we never got the real copy.


I can't advise you on whether it is an edited version if I don't know which specific comic you are referring to. If it is free, I don't see any reason *NOT* to download it.

Be advised, however, if this is your first time downloading and reading scanned comics, a program called CDisplay.exe is usually required to read them. This program can be downloaded from its official site here: and needs to be installed (by clicking on the .exe-file) before it can be used.

- Tue Sorensen

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I can answer questions about the *contents* of most superhero and sci-fi comics (and also fantasy/sword'n'sorcery like Elfquest and Conan the Barbarian) and also about the writers and artists, but not about the *condition* of your comics (i.e. I will not grade your comics or evaluate their value). I am very knowledgable about American comics in general, esp. Marvel, but also DC and indies. I cannot answer questions about Japanese manga comics, which I know very little about. The majority of my expertise spans from comics published between 1960 and 2000, but if you have questions about before or after those dates, I probably know enough to find the info you need.


I was an avid comic book collector from the early 1980s to around 2000 (and have still been buying little bits and pieces thereafter), and I still have my collection of 18,000+ comics, incl. some European ones (I hail from Denmark). I have been an active participant in comics fandom; I have written about comics in fanzines, APAzines, magazines and letter columns, and worked briefly in a comic shop (would love to have done that as a career, but here in Denmark we only have a couple of shops, so that opportunity is hard to come by). I have also attempted to write scripts for comics based on my own ideas - projects which I'm still working on.

I have studied Biology, English and history at university level.

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