TPB problem, pages coming away from the spine, any help?

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  1. Recall

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    About a month ago a bought a bunch of Batman TPB's at the recomendation of some people here. The box they were delivered in has been untouched until today when I finally got around to reading the first and within 40 pages the spine has literally fell away from the pages and what ever adhesive was holding them in place was clearly lost its texture.

    I'm not the kind of guy to be rough with my books so this happening is very surprising.

    Any suggestions on how to fix the pages back in place or is it gonna have to be a case of me using cellotape to bodge it all together? :( 
     
  2. Digilaut

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    Get bookglue? I dunno what it's called in English..but there's special glue you can use to stick pages into the spine. You can find it at an art supply shop, probably.

    Sorry to hear about it!
     
  3. Recall

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    Ah. Didn't even think of glue. I'll see what i can find. Cheers :) 

    The book was mint in its limited edition box too. Maybe its punishment for opening it :lol 
     
  4. RabidYak

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    Send it back for replacement, then ask for a refund if the entire batch has the problem.
     
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    My Rex Mundi TPBs had that problem and I just used craft glue to glue it all back.
     
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    Does the spine have fine webbing like Duct tape?
    I'm confused about how big the spine is. If the book is big and the spine is wide, glue should do fine. If it's a comic book, get some clear packing tape and fold it neatly along the two edges.
     
  7. Recall

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    Its the Batman Long Halloween TPB, the spine is about 3/4 of an inch thick. So yeah I think glue will have to be used.

    Thanks for suggestions everyone.
     
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    I had the same thing happen with, well, all of the IDW Trades I own. Good advice about the book glue!
     
  9. LemonPrime

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    Same thing happened to mine! The entire cover came off, then the pages became unglued from each other leaving my Long Halloween broken into about 3 or 4 chunks of pages. I'm really careful with my comics and even wash my hands before handling them, so it was a bummer to have that happen.
     
  10. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Same thing happened to me and my War Within Omnibus. Sucks. :/
     
  11. Optimus1986

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    My Doctor Who TPB of The Forgotten has done that. I just stick it back in there and hope I don't lose the pages.
     
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    Reminds me of a giant good housekeeping cook book we have. Binding is trashed, so the book is in 10 or 11 parts.
     
  13. Razorclaw

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    Don't you have companies or local stores that do various prints, brochures, catalogs, call cards and such material? If it's more than one page I'd take the book to such an establishment and see if they can fix it. It might cost the same as getting a brand new copy though.
     

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