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  1. I am assuming that these comics from the 1980's or so. At that time, Marvel comics were distributed to the newsstands on a returnable basis and to comic shops on a non-returnable basis (aka "direct sale"). Newsstands could get credit for copies that weren't sold, but to prove that the comics weren't sold they had to send back the covers (in earlier times, they had to send back the entire comic, but sending back just the covers made that less expensive). Direct sales had a bigger discount, but if the retailer didn't sell all of their copies, they couldn't return them. To prevent
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  2. I would put your collection in some kind of order first. It can alphabetical, divided by publisher, divided by character, whatever works for you. Putting the books into CB won't be an overnight process and having some system in place will make it a lot easier to step away whether it is for a day or two or a few months and get right back into the groove when you return. Creating a space is a great thing to do if you can. Setting up on the dining room table is fine until you have to clear it off for dinner. If you can have some little corner to yourself, you can bring in a box at a ti
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  3. I would suggest getting a barcode scanner (assuming you don't have one or that you can afford one). Barcodes started in the mid-70's. However, at the beginning, they used the same numbers over every year (i.e. the number used for Feb 1978 would be the same number used for Feb 1979). By the 80's, I believe, they were using the longer, more unique codes. CB has a lot of these already in the system (but not all, by any means). By using a barcode scanner, assuming the number is already in CB, with the 'Add by Barcode' menu item, it will find the issue being scanned, even if it is a non-intuiti
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  4. I'm just wondering if it would be possible to allow us to format the ID labels a bit before printing. When a title has an especially long name the resulting label is almost illegible. It would be nice if we could enter a line break so that the title isn't squeezed into one line of text. I was also wondering if it would be possible to select other information to include in the label. I personally would like to be able to add the publication date and have the option of using the original barcode instead of the custom one generated by ComicBase. And as long we we are talking about lab
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  5. Sounds like this will be addressed at this week's ComicBase Livestream!
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  6. I think that it ended up as Fables Book #22.
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  7. I'd also like to have the ability to use the original UPC barcode...A number of comics either don't include the barcode (older direct sales) or have the barcode on the back of the issue, which is obviously not visible when bagged.
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  8. Just finished watching the livestream #43 where Pete asks for ideas for the picture for the front of the next version of comicbase. Previous covers have covered golden age horror, crime, sci fi, and super hero genres. The one category missing is romance. Many of the golden age publishers did romance titles. For example a cover based on for example any of the issues of Secret Love by Ajax or similar would be my shout. Take care folks.
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