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  1. 1 minute ago, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    Don't know if this is related or not but they were going to be doing some work on the servers. May be a temporary problem.

    I was having trouble submitting changes last night, but it was good today, so I think @Steven L. Dasinger is right; this sounds very much like a "server unavailable due to maintenance" kind of issue.

  2. Apologies if this has been brought up before (I didn't see anything with a quick search and I'm behind by a few weeks on livestreams), but why is there non-consecutive numbering on issues that just came out.  For example, Blue Beetle (7th series) had the issues just out this week as 2/A, 2/C, and 2/D and no 2/B (which I guess answers Hamlet's question... 😁)  The picture below illustrates what I'm referring to (the UPCs match, meaning there is 76194138175600211, 76194138175600231, and 76194138175600241, but not 76194138175600221).



    If there's a reason, I'd like to know.  I guess I can live with it, but it's killing my OCD.

    Much obliged.

  3. 1 hour ago, William Steel said:

    I bought a copy this week, but neither it nor its variants have been added to CB. I know that the original series was moved to magazines. This however, is a collection of six comic stories about superheroes celebrating sixty years of the Marvel Age of Comics. So any suggestions how should I enter this?

    You're timing is fantastic!  I was about to ask the same thing.

  4. 15 hours ago, Margaret Walsh said:

    When you say <first name> do you mean a person's given name?  And <last name> do you mean their family name?  But what about those creators who have their family name first?  In some countries, that's how it's done vs the family name last.

    Whichever is appropriate.  Honestly, I didn't put that much thought into it.  <Given name> <Family name> is the format for most of the creators in the database, but there's nothing stopping the reverse order if that's what's called for.

    All that being said, I'm fine with whatever the editors decide (it may not be my preferred solution, but that doesn't make it wrong).

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  5. On 8/7/2023 at 12:46 PM, Mark J. Castaneda said:

    In the case of this creator, the name is listed so many ways it gets confusing. We've decided to list her as Lesley “Leirix” Li

    If it's not already too late, I'd really love to standardize on <first name> <last name> and put any nicknames in the item description (if appropriate), but I defer to the editors' decisions.

  6. Apologies if this has been brought up before and I missed it:  what's the policy on artists and their nicknames?  I've seen a lot of nicknames used in artist credits that I've been correcting when I see them (keeping the nickname in the item description), but I don't want to waste time (mine or the editors) if that's not the policy.  For example, correcting Lesley "Leirix" Li to be Lesley Li  and making sure the credits read Cover by Lesley "Leirix" Li.

    Can someone provide some guidance?  Should I keep making these corrections?



  7. This one-shot is really Archie and Friends (2nd Series) issue 16 as indicated by the indicia.  I suspect this title is similar to B&V Friends Forever in that the issues each have a different "title" on the cover.  There may several more Archie and Friends "titles" that should be moved under this title.


    This looks like a job for... Item Title Field! 😁

  8. It seems the entries for the new Titans (5th Series) and it's variants are all messed up.  I'm not about to try to guess what issue numbers should be what, so I'm listing them hear for editorial to determine what needs to be corrected

    The variant cover artists in the issue are listed as

    • Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and Alex Sinclair
    • Jen Bartel
    • Bruno Redondo
    • Dan Mora
    • Simone Di Meo

    However, the following table shows what I have in my copy of the database (having updated contents today):

    Num. UPC                             Item Description

    1/A               76194138022300111  
    1/B               76194138022300191 The 616 Comics Variant Cover by Nathan Szerdy
    1/C               76194138022300122 The 616 Comics Virgin Variant Cover by Nathan Szerdy
    1/D               76194138022300123 The 616 Comics Foil Virgin Variant Cover by Nathan Szerdy
    1/I               76194138022300191 The 616 Comics Variant Cover by Nathan Szerdy
    1/J               76194138022300122 The 616 Comics Virgin Variant Cover by Nathan Szerdy
    1/K               76194138022300123 The 616 Comics Foil Virgin Variant Cover by Nathan Szerdy
    1/L                 The 616 Comics Foil Virgin Variant Cover by Nathan Szerdy
  9. I'm going to try a full rebuild lists and see if that helps.  One thought occurs to me is that I think the issue had been marked Wanted, with Wanted issues set to automatically add to my AA want list, but the issue transferred titles.  I don't see it in my wish list, but it wouldn't surprised me if something got out of whack in the back end.  I do have some new issues behaving the same way, only these issues have a UPC, and when I search on it, I get a bad search result, and clicking on it takes me to some seemingly random title:


  10. On 2/12/2023 at 10:48 AM, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    What happens if you copy the name with the space and Paste it into the Find box at the top? Does that find it?

    No, it goes to the title with no space


    On 2/12/2023 at 10:48 AM, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    Alternately, since it is appearing in the Unknown report, that should mean you have Qty in stock set to 1 or more (or CB would have deleted it

    No, the issue in question has quantity 0, although the other issue in this title has qty > 0


    On 2/12/2023 at 10:48 AM, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    If you bring up the Title selection box (CTRL+T), click the Series in Stock radio button, does it show up in the list of Titles?

    Just the one title (without the ellipsis) shows up:


  11. Street Date should be a good indication of what Fred is looking for (that's the calendar date a book is released, not to be confused w/ Cover Date).  However, I've often seen that when an issue is delayed, that field doesn't get updated, so it's only about 95% accurate, I'd say.

  12. I noticed that the numbering for Action Comics 1050 and its multitude of variant covers went from 1050 to 1050/D (skipping 1050/A, 1050/B, and 1050/C).  Also, the UPCs went from 76194134388405011 to 76194134388405041 (skipping ...21 and ...31).  The implication is that either 1050 should really be 1050/A, or the UPCs just don't match up with the issue variants.

    Is it possible to get the numbering/UPCs fixed, for the sake of data integrity?

  13. On 12/11/2022 at 2:23 AM, Randall J. Paske said:

    Because the title had been in the database for a long time as "Grandpa," I didn't submit the correction to "Grampa" (as on the cover and in the indicia) from within ComicBase but instead sent a message to Support in case they didn't want to change it. So I'm responsible for it changing, but I'm not responsible for the typo with the remaining "d."

    @Randall J. Paske, I'm sorry if you thought I was blaming you (or anyone); that wasn't my intent.  Just trying to add some potential background on what may have happened.

    Mark Castaneda, I propose this title change as Gregory suggests and use "Grampa" instead of "Gramdpa" (and how can I tag you anyway; your name never shows up in the '@' dropdown for me! 😆)

  14. On 12/9/2022 at 2:44 PM, Gregory Hecht said:

    Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Gramdpa was added to the database.  Should that really be Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Grampa ?  [note spelling]

    This had been in the database as Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Grandpa; I suspect that someone inadvertently made a typo when editing and it got submitted as a correction?   The Grand Comics Database agrees with you, @Gregory Hecht:   Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Grampa

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