Comic Book CPR

Comic Book CPR Learn the hidden underground secrets of cleaning and pressing comic books. This book contains all of the vast information covered online at www.kaptainmyke.com and includes all new, never before seen material.
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09/28/2020
S2 E6 Fixing Corner Crunches by KaptainMyke

S2 E6 Fixing Corner Crunches - 1988 Dark Horse Comics ALIENS #1 VG-. https://bit.ly/3n1eZtm

Made a quick 2 minute video of mitigating a nasty corner crunch. I spent 10 minutes working out the nasty corner crunch and deep denting on back cover. Every single page of this book was impacted by the spine trauma. I made this quick video to give you guys hope on an impossible book with corner crunch and black cover. This is the absolute worst possible example on a black cover. You will have better success with a corner crunch on a white or light cover.

S2 E6 Fixing Corner Crunches - 1988 Dark Horse Comics ALIENS #1 VG-. Made a quick 2 minute video of mitigating a nasty corner crunch. I spent 10 minutes work...

NEW! S2 E5 Using a Bone Folder Tool on Brand New Modern Age Comics - Venom #26 1st Virus by KaptainMyke (UPDATE on 9/2/2...
08/12/2020

NEW! S2 E5 Using a Bone Folder Tool on Brand New Modern Age Comics - Venom #26 1st Virus by KaptainMyke (UPDATE on 9/2/2020: All 5 copies at CGC were graded at 9.8)

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by KaptainMyke, owner of http://www.kaptainmyke.com.

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1952 EC Comics MAD 1 GD-· Very brittle· Tan pages· Super fragile· This book seems to fall apart if you look at it funny....
08/11/2020

1952 EC Comics MAD 1 GD-
· Very brittle
· Tan pages
· Super fragile
· This book seems to fall apart if you look at it funny.
· Spent an hour doing a very light dry cleaning on the book.
· Damp Q-Tip to correct folded over tears and misc chips.
· Spine splits at top and bottom.
· Horizontal Spine split at middle through whole book, cover to cover.
· Humidity tank chamber for 24 hours
· Regular high heat damp pressing
· Still a very expensive book in this grade and condition.
· In the $800 range as it currently sits.

This book is more about preservation than anything. For books like this you want to position your 65 lb cardstock paper 2 pages back from both covers and a few sheets of inkjet copy paper 3-4 pages back from there. You don't want to puff the spine out too much but enough to form a rigid surface to press against.

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1952 EC Comics TALES FROM THE CRYPT 30 VG· Nicer lower grade copy· Off White pages· 2 Amateur Tape repairs inside front ...
08/11/2020

1952 EC Comics TALES FROM THE CRYPT 30 VG
· Nicer lower grade copy
· Off White pages
· 2 Amateur Tape repairs inside front cover at outside edge
· White out spots on front cover across title logo
· Subscription fold crease through whole book
· Spine Splits top and bottom
· Damp Q-Tip to correct folded over tears and misc chips.
· Spine splits at top and bottom
· Corner creases with stress lines
· Humidity tank chamber for 24 hours
· Regular high heat damp pressing
· Tight staples, good binding

This book is more about preservation than anything. For books like this you want to position your 65 lb cardstock paper 2 pages back from both covers and a few sheets of inkjet copy paper 3-4 pages back from there. You don't want to puff the spine out too much but enough to form a rigid surface to press against.

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Achieve the highest possible grades using the same supplies and equipment suggested by the authors of Comic Book CPR. 👇 ...
07/12/2020

Achieve the highest possible grades using the same supplies and equipment suggested by the authors of Comic Book CPR. 👇 kaptainmyke.com/products

06/01/2020
S2 E4 Cleaning Pencil Writing from Comic Books by KaptainMyke

S2 E4 Cleaning Pencil Writing from Comic Books
This episode features 1952 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES 11 GD- first printing. This episode focuses on dry cleaning using Absorene Book Cleaner Pads and White polymer pencil eraser caps. You too, can have the same results with your comic book dry cleaning using these simple tricks and tips in this video. https://bit.ly/3dni9SQ

by KaptainMyke, owner of http://www.kaptainmyke.com.

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HOW TO CLEAN COMIC BOOKS: https://www.kaptainmyke.com/comics/ho...
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S2 E4 Cleaning Pencil Writing from Comic Books - This episode features 1952 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES 11 GD- first printing. This episode focuses on dry ...

1952 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES 11 GD-· Brittle Pages· Spine Tears· Staple Tears· Heavy Creasing to covers· Spine Rol...
06/01/2020

1952 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES 11 GD-
· Brittle Pages
· Spine Tears
· Staple Tears
· Heavy Creasing to covers
· Spine Roll
· Deep dents to covers
· Folded over corners
· Creaselines to covers
· Color breaking (CB) spine ticks
· Heavy deep pencil writing to front cover
· Deep pencil writing scribbling interior pages
· Edgewear top and bottom
· Low grade
· Tanning and foxing, front and back cover
· Staining to rear cover
· 1" spine split, rear cover

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1952 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES 11 GD-· Brittle Pages· Spine Tears· Staple Tears· Heavy Creasing to covers· Spine Rol...
06/01/2020

1952 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES 11 GD-
· Brittle Pages
· Spine Tears
· Staple Tears
· Heavy Creasing to covers
· Spine Roll
· Deep dents to covers
· Folded over corners
· Creaselines to covers
· Color breaking (CB) spine ticks
· Heavy deep pencil writing to front cover
· Deep pencil writing scribbling interior pages
· Edgewear top and bottom
· Low grade
· Tanning and foxing, front and back cover
· Staining to rear cover
· 1" spine split, rear cover

1952 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES 11 GD-
· Brittle Pages
· Spine Tears
· Staple Tears
· Heavy Creasing to covers
· Spine Roll
· Deep dents to covers
· Folded over corners
· Creaselines to covers
· Color breaking (CB) spine ticks
· Heavy deep pencil writing to front cover
· Deep pencil writing scribbling interior pages
· Edgewear top and bottom
· Low grade
· Tanning and foxing, front and back cover
· Staining to rear cover
· 1" spine split, rear cover

04/27/2020

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04/27/2020

All orders placed on April 27 appear to be shipping out 5/15-5/18. Amazon and Publisher are prioritizing medical and food shipments so there are delays due to Coronavirus Covid-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

04/27/2020

Due to Covid-19, Please allow 2-3 weeks of delivery once printed. We appreciate the feedback and a review at https://amzn.to/2SeKQsF once you have the book. Thank you all for your support during these difficult times! 😷🙂

04/15/2020

All orders placed on April 15 appear to be shipping out 4/28-4/30. Amazon and Publisher are prioritizing medical and food shipments so there are delays due to Coronavirus Covid-19. It's harder for postal carriers to find a plane to put their parcels on for interstate travel.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

04/09/2020
COMIC BOOK CPR: The Only 156 Page FULL COLOR Instructional Guide Book

For those of you still debating on buying this book: This is a 156 page, FULL COLOR instructional guide book! This book is crammed full of charts, diagrams, full color photos, and inspection forms in the back for you to use.

This book is well worth the $40 price! You will not regret buying this book! Most comic book collectors will drop $40 on a variant cover that ends up being worthless in 6 months. What are you waiting for?

04/09/2020

All orders placed on April 1 appear to be shipping out 4/16-4/17. Amazon and Publisher are prioritizing medical and food shipments so there are delays due to Coronavirus.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

1950 EC Comics HAUNT OF FEAR #17 (#3) VG+· Stacking curl· Slight spine roll· Pencil writing on "FEAR" logo· Date stamp o...
02/28/2020

1950 EC Comics HAUNT OF FEAR #17 (#3) VG+
· Stacking curl
· Slight spine roll
· Pencil writing on "FEAR" logo
· Date stamp on "FEAR" logo
· Four ballpoint pen small red lowercase "X" on "FEAR" logo
· Pin holes along spine with tears
· Edgewear along top and bottom, rounded corners
· Light foxing, front and back cover
· Wavy ripples along bottom edge, back cover
· Light moisture detected, whole book
· Small red ballpoint pen ink mark, lower inside edge back cover
· Diagonal creaseline, half of back cover

KEY BOOK Origin of the Crypt of Terror, Vault of Horror, and Haunt of Fear. Used in Seduction Of The Innocent. Johnny Craig cover. Craig, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, and Graham Ingels art. Used in SOTI pg. 43, (also N.Y. Legislative Commission used the Frankenstein "Monster Maker" story)

Humidity tank, 1 standard regular press, 24 hours. Did not attempt to lighten the foxing.

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1950 EC Comics HAUNT OF FEAR #17 (#3) VG+
· Stacking curl
· Slight spine roll
· Pencil writing on "FEAR" logo
· Date stamp on "FEAR" logo
· Four ballpoint pen small red lowercase "X" on "FEAR" logo
· Pin holes along spine with tears
· Edgewear along top and bottom, rounded corners
· Light foxing, front and back cover
· Wavy ripples along bottom edge, back cover
· Light moisture detected, whole book
· Small red ballpoint pen ink mark, lower inside edge back cover
· Diagonal creaseline, half of back cover

KEY BOOK Origin of the Crypt of Terror, Vault of Horror, and Haunt of Fear. Used in Seduction Of The Innocent. Johnny Craig cover. Craig, Al Feldstein, Harvey Kurtzman, and Graham Ingels art. Used in SOTI pg. 43, (also N.Y. Legislative Commission used the Frankenstein "Monster Maker" story)

Humidity tank, 1 standard regular press, 24 hours. Did not attempt to lighten the foxing.

#goldenage #comicbookCPR #comicbooks #comicpressing #comiccleaning #igcomicfamily #igcomics #igcomicbooks #kaptainmyke #makemoney #cgccomics #ECComics #shocksuspenstories #crimesuspenstories #vaultofhorror #talesfromthecrypt #goldenagehorror #hauntoffear #SOTI #cryptofterror #seductionoftheinnocent #johnnycraig #alfeldstein #horror

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1954 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #25 GD-· Stacking curl· Spine roll· Rusty Staples· Cover detached· Pin holes along sp...
02/28/2020

1954 EC Comics CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #25 GD-
· Stacking curl
· Spine roll
· Rusty Staples
· Cover detached
· Pin holes along spine

Jack Kamen cover. Kamen, Reed Crandall, Bernie Krigstein, and George Evans art.

🤔 What happens when you press a detached cover with rusty staples? 👀 Humidity tank, Spine roll alignment, 1 standard regular press, 24 hours.

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1978 Marvel Comics WHAT IF? #10 VG-·  Spine Twist·  Heavy Soiling, front and back cover·  Glued Squarebound Stapled Spin...
02/19/2020

1978 Marvel Comics WHAT IF? #10 VG-

· Spine Twist
· Heavy Soiling, front and back cover
· Glued Squarebound Stapled Spine
· Corner crease, outside lower rear cover
· Light Foxing spots, rear cover
· Heavy creaseline vertical top to bottom, outside edge front cover
· Heavy Lifting, outside edge front cover due to crease

Pressing glued square-bound stapled spines are tricky. You don't want to melt the glue to one side of the spine, or have crushed staples. Staples can poke through front and rear cover as well. Flip book around so orientation has outside edge facing inside toward control unit. Use less pressure, less temperature. In some cases you can use a tack iron to melt the glue in order to straighten a crooked spine. You may need to do several repeat pressings to straighten any spine twisting or stacking curls.

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1978 Marvel Comics WHAT IF? #10 VG-

· Spine Twist
· Heavy Soiling, front and back cover
· Glued Squarebound Stapled Spine
· Corner crease, outside lower rear cover
· Light Foxing spots, rear cover
· Heavy creaseline vertical top to bottom, outside edge front cover
· Heavy Lifting, outside edge front cover due to crease

Pressing glued square-bound stapled spines are tricky. You don't want to melt the glue to one side of the spine, or have crushed staples. Staples can poke through front and rear cover as well. Flip book around so orientation has outside edge facing inside toward control unit. Use less pressure, less temperature. In some cases you can use a tack iron to melt the glue in order to straighten a crooked spine. You may need to do several repeat pressings to straighten any spine twisting or stacking curls.

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Learn about cleaning and pressing comic books: https://amzn.to/2XfC6XV ·  Restoration detection·  Shipping comics·  Unde...
02/19/2020

Learn about cleaning and pressing comic books: https://amzn.to/2XfC6XV

· Restoration detection
· Shipping comics
· Understanding grader notes
· Improve grades
· Cleaning comics
· Pressing comics
· Formula charts based off era
· Fixing mistakes
· Equipment checklists
· For beginners or professionals
· Recommended for all comic collectors

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Break out those JNCOS"My only complaint about the book is its size. It’s as big as a magazine and I wish they made a ver...
02/17/2020
Book Review: ‘Comic Book CPR: How to Clean and Press Comic Books’ by Michael Frederik Sorensen

Break out those JNCOS

"My only complaint about the book is its size. It’s as big as a magazine and I wish they made a version that was more compact, so that I could fit it in my pocket and pull it out for reference or study when I’ve got a bit of time to kill in a waiting room, a long line or a diner.

Rating: 9/10
Pairs well with: other books on comic book collecting and maintenance."

https://talkingpulp.com/2020/02/02/book-review-comic-book-cpr-how-to-clean-and-press-comic-books-by-michael-frederik-sorensen/

Since I’ve been collecting much older and more prestigious comic books lately, I’ve been more concerned with the overall value and condition of the marquee things in my collection. So I…

1956 EC Comics Magazine Size TERROR ILLUSTRATED #2 VG·  1/2" Spine Roll·  1/4" Stacking Curl·  2" outside upper corner c...
02/16/2020

1956 EC Comics Magazine Size TERROR ILLUSTRATED #2 VG
· 1/2" Spine Roll
· 1/4" Stacking Curl
· 2" outside upper corner crease, whole book
· Heavy spine denting, whole book
· Inside lower corner crunch/twist, whole book
· Light surface grime, front and back cover

Humidity tank, 2 standard regular presses, 2 days.

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1956 EC Comics Magazine Size TERROR ILLUSTRATED #2 VG
· 1/2" Spine Roll
· 1/4" Stacking Curl
· 2" outside upper corner crease, whole book
· Heavy spine denting, whole book
· Inside lower corner crunch/twist, whole book
· Light surface grime, front and back cover

Humidity tank, 2 standard regular presses, 2 days.

#goldenage #comicbookCPR #comicbooks #comicpressing #comiccleaning #igcomicfamily #igcomics #igcomicbooks #kaptainmyke #makemoney #cgccomics #ECComics #shocksuspenstories #crimesuspenstories #vaultofhorror #talesfromthecrypt #goldenagehorror #horror

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1956 EC Comics Magazine Size TERROR ILLUSTRATED #1 VG·  Heavy spine denting, whole book·  Inside lower corner crunch/twi...
02/16/2020

1956 EC Comics Magazine Size TERROR ILLUSTRATED #1 VG
· Heavy spine denting, whole book
· Inside lower corner crunch/twist, whole book
· Light surface grime, front and back cover

Humidity tank, 2 standard regular presses, 2 days.

#goldenage #comicbookCPR #comicbooks #comicpressing #comiccleaning #igcomicfamily #igcomics #igcomicbooks #kaptainmyke #makemoney #cgccomics #ECComics #shocksuspenstories #crimesuspenstories #vaultofhorror #talesfromthecrypt #goldenagehorror #horror

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1956 EC Comics Magazine Size TERROR ILLUSTRATED #1 VG
· Heavy spine denting, whole book
· Inside lower corner crunch/twist, whole book
· Light surface grime, front and back cover

Humidity tank, 2 standard regular presses, 2 days.

#goldenage #comicbookCPR #comicbooks #comicpressing #comiccleaning #igcomicfamily #igcomics #igcomicbooks #kaptainmyke #makemoney #cgccomics #ECComics #shocksuspenstories #crimesuspenstories #vaultofhorror #talesfromthecrypt #goldenagehorror #horror

@comicbookcpr @kaptainmyke

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This 156 page field guide and training manual is a must-have for any comic book collector. Comic Book CPR teaches awareness on proper comic book handling, shipping, selling, and buying tactics. This is the collaborated effort of over 25 people and 4 writers! Includes all new, never before seen material. Paperback Edition: https://amzn.to/2XfC6XV $39.99 Digital Edition: https://amzn.to/2NeuTmf $29.99 KAPTAINMYKE PRESS © 2019


  • Total rewrite of the free online guide. All new, never-before-seen content.

  • Properly photograph and handle comic books to prevent damage.

  • Obtain the highest grades possible when submitting to grading companies.
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