Where can I find the 1984 DC Comics series of Star Trek?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by KlingonCereal, Jul 20, 2021 at 4:21 PM.

  1. KlingonCereal

    KlingonCereal Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The wear and tear tell a story! It shows they were loved and enjoyed - far better than something that stays pristine and ignored on a shelf imo! Regardless, that’s a neat collection. I wish I could build up a physical comic book collection, but I know I must wait until I’m no longer in a career that moves me all over lol
     
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    Donald G Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Last year, I used eBay to fill the few holes in my collection and had the eighties newsprint DC series custom bound into three hardback volumes. At the same time, I had the post-TMP Marvel comics done in one volume.

    Currently, the last three volumes of my five volume post Final Frontier "New Format" DC run are at the bindery.

    Since my comics were mid-grade copies rather than high grade "investments," I didn't have many qualms about having them shaved and trimmed and sewed in the binding process.
     
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  3. KlingonCereal

    KlingonCereal Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    After it was suggested here I placed an order for the "Star Trek The Complete Comic Book Collection". It arrived today, but unfortunately the comics are not formatted how I expected. They used double-page scans, so it definitely makes the reading experience less than ideal. Does anyone know of a way to automatically split these pages into halves (so that they can be stored as individual pages)? I've already put together a script to extract the individual pages, reformat them, and compile everything back into .CBR files - but just need to figure out how to get the pages themselves split without having to manually go page by page for every comic.
     
  4. publiusr

    publiusr Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I’d like to see that
     
  5. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ugh, what a crime!

    Some suggestions here: https://superuser.com/questions/791...lf-a-double-page-scanned-pdf-in-a-single-pass

    I can't claim to have tried any; I usually do this kind of thing manually, but I wouldn't want to on this scale!
     
  6. KlingonCereal

    KlingonCereal Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Thank you! In the time I posted that I've put together a functioning Bash script that:
    1. Retrieves all pages from the pdf and stores as jpg
    2. Splits those images into 50/50 splits (works a lot better than i expected tbh)
    3. Detects pages that are mostly black/empty and deletes them (this is because these are present and can mess up cover art)
    4. Sequentially orders them
    5. Compresses them into a .CBR file for use in any regular comic book reader
    It's a very niche script that works only in this specific case, but it is sure to save a TON of time :P And yea I would absolutely hate to do this manually.
     
  7. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I get a lot of scanned articles from academic journals or book chapters via interlibrary loan that have been scanned two pages at a time, and I like to have one page at a time because then I can straighten them better. My usual approach is to CTRL+C CTRL+V every page in Acrobat, and then crop the evens and odds... it's not too bad for one 30-page article every so often. I wouldn't mind something more efficient, though, I should try it out.
     
  8. KlingonCereal

    KlingonCereal Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Once I'm done tidying it up so that it's more adaptable to other user systems I can share it - from there it shouldn't be difficult to adjust to meet your needs. It's rather basic and uses rar and imagemagick for most of the work.
     
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  9. KlingonCereal

    KlingonCereal Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey everyone - not sure if there was much interest, but just shared my script in another thread - which can be found here!