The copies listed below suffer from one or more of the following conditions:

Light - There is too little contrast between the page and the text because the text is a shade of gray, rather than black. Most or all of the text is readable, but may be harder on the eyes due to the low contrast.

Dark - There is too little contrast between the page and the text because the page is some mottled shade of gray, rather than white. Most or all of the text is readble, but may be harder on the eyes due to the low contrast.

Burned - One edge of the page (the edge that would have been in the center fold of the original magazine) was turned black in the copy process, as a result of the page not being pressed flat when the copy was made. One or more letters of the last word on each of several lines, or even one complete word on each of several lines, may not be readable. It is still possible to follow the context of the narrative, but who wants to mess with that?

Angled - The page was not placed perfectly upright on the copier glass, creating copied text that is offset from the paper by as much as 20 degrees tilt. This is not considered cause for a Poor grade, unless it results in the copy being...

Clipped - One or more letters of the last word on each of several lines, or even one complete word on each of several lines, have been clipped off the copy, because the edge of the original page went past the 8.5" margin line on the copier when the copy was made. This usually happens as a result of an Angled copy, so that only a few lines at the top of the page are affected.

What makes 35 The Black Hush a POOR copy:
"Burned" margins on 89-90% of all the pages in the pulp; slight, in most cases, but still annoying.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 81 The Fate Joss a POOR copy:
"Burned" margins on 30-35 pages. Slight, in most cases.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 117 Vengeance Is Mine a POOR copy:
"Dark" copies on the margins of pages 14-16,19,25,27,31,33,35,37,39, 48,51,65,69-70...possibly others
"Burning" in the margins of pages 28-29,34,43-44,54,57-58,60,62-64, 66...possibly others
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 119 Loot of Death a POOR copy:
"Dark" copies on a couple of pages.
There's really very little wrong with this one, but I wanted a replacement because the print is so tiny. It's a 2:1 copy, and was reduced so that the block of text on each original page only takes up a 4" x 6.5" area, so even at 2:1, there's a wide top (or right) margin on the copied pages.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 121 Death Token a POOR copy:
"Clipped" text on pages 12-27. I had these pages turned the wrong way when I punched them for 3-ring, and the holes punch out a word or part of a word in as many as three places on each of the 8 (or 16, since they were copies 2:1) pages.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 127 Brothers of Doom a POOR copy:
It's a 2:1 photocopy of a Thrilling Novel reproduction of the original pulp, with much of the print on the left-hand side of the page too faded to be easily read. No chance of this producing an acceptable next-generation copy.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 150 The Hand a POOR copy:
"Clipped" text - this one should either have been copied 1:1, or reduced slightly to fit. It wasn't. Whoever did the original copying got too close to the edge several times, and sliced off the beginning of every line on a half dozen or more pages, and in a couple of cases cut off the top line on the page.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 178 Death From Nowhere a POOR copy:
"Light" print throughout copy, on at least half the pages. It is all readable, however.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 181 The Crime Ray a POOR copy:
"Dark" copies on pages 11,12,16,22,26,30,33,34,35,39,40,43,44,47,48, 97,98,99,103,107,111,117,and 126. It's all readable, but it's not pretty.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 246 Death's Bright Finger a POOR copy:
It's a 2:1 photocopy of a Thrilling Novel reproduction of the original pulp, and cannot be read flat. You must fold it into booklet form and staple it in order to read it, because the 2:1 copying put pages 3 and 82 side by side, pages 4 and 81 side by side, pages 5 and 80 side by side, and so forth. Anyone who wants this format should just buy the Thrilling Novel, not a knockoff of one.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 278 Crime Caravan a POOR copy:
"Light" print throughout most of the copy.
"Burned" margins on perhaps a half dozen pages.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 297 The White Skulls a POOR copy:
"Clipped" text - this one might have been better copied 1:1, or reduced slightly to fit. It wasn't. Whoever did the original copying got too close to the edge several times, or angled the page, and sliced off the beginning of several lines on a half dozen or so pages.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 303 The Curse of Thoth a POOR copy:
"Clipped" text - the original wasn't pressed flat enough when the copy was made. As a result, some pages are angled, and text is lost at the edge of the page; on other pages, text disappears into the center fold.
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

What makes 312 Murder in White a POOR copy:
"Clipped" text - text disappears into the center margin on 12 (or 24, since it was copied 2:1) pages -- and the whole story is only 18 (36) pages long!
See explanantion of terms at the top of the page.

Other flaws that may exist:

1.25 Copy - The entire page, and as much as 25% of the facing page, all appear on one photocopied sheet. This is more likely to happen with the later, digest-size pulps and is best avoided by 2:1 copying. This is not considered cause for a Poor grade.

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