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Randall J. Paske

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  1. Similarly, these new titles contain incorrectly capitalized words: Earthworm Jim 2: Fight The Fish! Life Of Pope John Paul II In Comics, The Little Trees That Went To School, The
  2. The newly-added title Jam, The: Urban Adventure is a duplicate of the existing Jam, The Urban Adventure: Beginnings. I'm guessing the new entry was triggered by the recent solicitation of the book through Diamond, but the book has been available on demand for over a year. I see that the new entry has a different UPC number than the existing entry, and it has a Diamond order code and stock number. Maybe this means it should be Bk 1-2? I don't know for sure how it should be handled in the database, but the publisher indicates that the contents will be exactly the same.
  3. Isn't the first book just titled Reckless? With the latest update, that's an unrecognized title in my database. I moved my quantities of the second and third books to the new titles, but I think the first book should stay put. And the title should not have been deleted from the master database. Or have I missed something?
  4. This week's update also adds Unofficial Guide to the World of Studio Ghibli, The in the Comic Books category when it should be in Books. Also, I am unsure about these two titles actually contain comics (I have my suspicions; maybe someone can verify one way or the other): Faro’s Lounge Ashoka In Action Cosplay Indiana Jane Cosplay Danejo Artbook Whether it's a comic or not, the first of those two titles contains an error, transposing the second and third letters of the character name Ahsoka.
  5. The annuals are listed with the main title, in the Magazines category. From the descriptions in the database, it doesn't look like all four annuals were 100% comics. (I only have #3, and it's a mix of comics and articles.) If any of them were 100% comics, it probably still makes sense to keep them with the rest of the series under magazines rather than make a separate listing under comics. It could be considered an "all-comics issue" of a series that presents magazine content for all (or nearly all) the rest of its issues.
  6. FWIW, I think Marvel Age One-Shot would be confusing in the future, because One-Shot is nowhere in the title on the cover or indicia. And it may not always be a one-shot if they decide to do more in the future. My "vote" would be for what @Gregory Hecht suggested: Marvel Age (2nd Series).
  7. On a separate note, I noticed this in your Unrecognized Comics list: Strangers, The (Oni) 1 This title was corrected to Mysterious Strangers, The, so you can just add your quantity of #1 to that title and remove it from Strangers, The (Oni). Then it will stop showing up in your Unrecognized Comics list.
  8. I believe the ComicBase policy is to not distinguish between newsstand and direct market versions of comics unless there is some difference other than the absence or presence of a bar code or diamond box. So if you submitted items as "DM" variants, they may not have been accepted into the master database. (I am only speculating. I have no inside knowledge.) If you want to distinguish your DM variants, they'll probably have to remain unrecognized, and their listed values won't be updated. As for the "MJ" variants, I'd think they would be accepted, as I see quite a few of those in the database and don't know of an editorial reason for them to be rejected. Have you tried submitting those entries again (with the "Submit New or Corrected Data" feature)? Maybe there was some technical reason they weren't transmitted before, or maybe you forgot to submit them after adding them to your own database. (Just speculating again.)
  9. Some sites show the solicitation cover, but it looks preliminary. Even the publisher's website shows the regular and signed editions with the same cover as above. https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?CAT=DF-The_Art_of_Ramona_Fradon
  10. I'd like to see more guidance on this, too. I think artists' real names have been preferred over pseudonyms in ComicBase in the past, but that policy may have evolved. I also know that work has been done recently to standardize names in the creator fields to include characters like é and ñ. But I'm not sure how much standardization has been done for other naming quirks. Many artists use pseudonyms and different forms of their names at different points in their careers. Maika Sozo is sometimes credited that way, but other times as Sozomaika. The artist whose real name is Danai Kilaidoni has been credited variously as Dani K, Dani Strips, DaNi, and Dani. The real name of Disney cartoonist Vicar is Víctor José Arriagada Ríos. Jackson Guice and Butch Guice are the same person. Chynna Clugston Flores was credited as Chynna Clugston-Major during her first marriage, and I think I've also seen just Chynna Clugston. The artist known as Jok is not the artist known as Jock. There's Stanley Lau, Artgerm, and Stanley "Artgerm" Lau. The artist Justine Frany is more often credited as simply Frany, especially lately, but it isn't like her first name is a secret. I think the correct style for InHyuk Lee is just that, but I see In-Hyuk Lee (with hyphen) all the time in ComicBase. Those are just a few quick examples; there are plenty more (like Lesley Li, Leirix, Leirix Li, Lesley "Leirix" Li...). Sometimes I'm not sure how to handle these naming differences, and it would be nice to have a reference that included the preferred form in ComicBase as well as the pseudonyms and variations. Of course, that means dealing with thousands of names and variants thereof, so it may not be feasible. Ideally the credits in the comics would be consistent, but in reality they're not.
  11. They appear to be correctly matched in my database, and on Atomic Avenue. Are you missing an update?
  12. That's Vampirella (7th Series) in ComicBase.
  13. Will the extra capitals in those titles be fixed?
  14. Some new comic book titles have been added that don't follow capitalization standards: Behind The Line Cheech And Chong’s Chronicles: A Brief History of Weed Learning To Use Energy Marvel-Verse: Ant-Man And The Wasp Marvel-Verse: Guardians Of The Galaxy Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster The Mighty Thor I would normally expect these to be: Behind the Line Cheech and Chong’s Chronicles: A Brief History of Weed Learning to Use Energy Marvel-Verse: Ant-Man and the Wasp Marvel-Verse: Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel-Verse: Jane Foster the Mighty Thor I'd also expect a comma after "Foster" in that last title, but I haven't seen the indicia.
  15. Dawn of DC Primer Special Edition 2023
  16. I've seen this for other titles from Avalon, as well as GBP wrongly shown for "Fleetway Quality" publications that were published in the 1980s in the U.S. (for an example, see Judge Dredd (Vol. 2)). I've submitted fixes sometimes, but I'm not sure how well they've stuck; nor have I gone looking for mismatches on titles I don't own any copies of.
  17. Clearly a decision was made to separate Scout's various imprints. Personally, I'm not sure that was necessary, especially for existing titles, given the limitations imposed on correcting other types of faulty listings. But I'll roll with it.
  18. Wow, I never noticed the Circulation field.
  19. Thanks. I'm not sure at this point how my Pictures folder and the location specified for the folder got so screwed up, but I've reset it to use the default location and I'm now in the process of consolidating different versions of the folder to that location. Thumbnails and pictures are working as they should.
  20. That seems to have no effect on whether thumbnails load. Nor does switching to album view.
  21. OK, so here's what happens. I go to a title that I haven't visited since upgrading my hard drive. No images are loaded. No images will load at all, until I select a row. Then the thumbnail shows up. If I click the thumbnail, it shows the full-size image. The image at the top remains the generic image for the publisher. If I leave the title and then come back, the image at the top changes to the one I've loaded. So ComicBase can find my pictures, but it will not do so until I select a row in the grid. Obviously, I would prefer that they show up without my having to take that action.
  22. It's a new WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB SATA III internal drive. I don't know what all of that means, but I had it installed at a local shop and I'm reading it off the product box. I don't know how to check the firmware version. (I don't see anything clearly labeled Firmware Version in Device Manager.) Windows says the drivers are up to date. Windows Update is supposed to check for updates weekly. I'm not having issues with any other software or applications. A thumbnail comes up fast when I select a row, but no thumbnails are shown for rows I haven't specifically selected.
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