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Michael R. Wagner

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  1. Good thoughts to consider, Mark, thanks. So far the slow start has been consistent. The db is stored in its default location, as is all other CB install options. I looked at older versions and my db has stayed around 825 mb in size, no noticeable increase or decrease since updating to the 2022 version. I haven't experienced a similar lag in any other programs; they all open the way they have been for a long time. I do periodically perform the deep clean-type of actions that you suggest. It's been a couple of weeks since I last did that, so I'll repeat those and see if there's any improvement.
  2. Yep, no effect. I haven't added/deleted any other software since switching to the new CB 2022.
  3. Comicbase used to take 10-15 seconds from clicking on the icon to the database window open and ready to use. Since installing the 2022 edition, it now takes nearly 3 minutes. The first minute passes with the opening dialog box displayed, the status bar frozen around 2/3 complete. Then, the window frame opens with a black screen while the status bar reads "not responding" for another 2 minutes. I'm running the Archive edition and downloaded/installed the new edition without any deviation from the default procedure. I also haven't made any other changes to my computer since before or after installing the new edition. Any thoughts/ideas? r/ Mike
  4. The cover in the database appears to be preliminary art. I scanned a copy of the published cover, but it didn't appear to upload, possibly because of the size of the existing file. Here's a copy in case that's what happened. r/ MikeW
  5. A few minutes ago I uploaded data and covers for issues 1, 2, and 5. However, the issue numbering is a mystery. Issue 1 is marked as such on the cover and in the indicia, and dated September 1976. Issue 2 is marked as such on the cover and in the indicia, and dated April 1977. There also exists an un-numbered issue dated in the indicia as 1976 (no publication month). The date indicates this should be the first or second issue; but, given that there are two issues marked with those #s, I can't figure out where this fits in the sequence. I've attached a copy of the mystery issue here. Any thoughts?
  6. The book "She Changed Comics: The Untold Story of the Women Who Changed Free Expression in Comics" is currently sitting in Comic Books; it should be moved to Books. r/ MikeW
  7. It lists each book by its title with "(Wheaties Miniature Edition)" appended to the title. https://www.comics.org/series/name/wheaties miniature/sort/alpha/
  8. Trying to clean up my unrecognized titles... CB has created a title called "Fawcett Miniatures" and populated it with the miniature-size giveaways that were taped to Wheaties boxes, regardless of the title of the book. I'm contemplating moving my Captain Marvel Adventures to this title, but there's no issue number to assign, and I don't have the foggiest clue as to how you want these numbered (the title currently has issues numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, and 11). These miniatures didn't carry issue numbers. Help would be appreciated. r/ Mike
  9. I'm trying to find this series in the database and am beginning to think it's not in there. It's an italian edition. According to the Grand Comics Database, it ran for 77 issues between 1967-1970 w/ issue numbers 575-651. I have some issues and would like to upload covers, storylines, etc. Has anyone heard of this series, or perhaps knows within which Superman title it's hiding? r/ Mike
  10. Update: A system restart fixed the problem - though I don't know what caused the problem in the first place.
  11. This is the Bell, Book & Comic store variant. There are two versions of this variant cover; I have both to add, but am not sure about the issue numbering. The trade press cover was a print run of 3,000 copies; the virgin cover was a print run of only 1,000 copies. Since the master db currently goes to issue 1/K, I figure I'll add 1/L and 1/M. Yes? r/ Mike
  12. For some reason unknown to me, I'm unable to check for updates. When I select this command from the drop-down menu, nothing happens until I repeat the action. Then, a dialog box opens and requests my Comicbase account username/password. Unfortunately, the combination isn't recognized when I enter it. Any thoughts? Ideas? r/ Mike
  13. I think this hardcover book should be moved from Comic Books to Books. Granted, there are a few comic panels reprinted here and there throughout the book, but it's at least 95% original text about the creation of WW, with the panel reprints being used to enhance the text. r/ Mike
  14. Same as with Generations Shattered, this title should not have a colon in it.
  15. This DC one-shot w/ cover date March 2021 is titled "Generations Shattered" on its cover and also in the indicia. Based on this, I recommend the colon be removed from the title as listed in the database. r/ Mike
  16. The database has a hardcover copy; this was also published as a softcover edition. Unfortunately, there is no "softcover" entry in the Binding Type category, so I'm wondering how to enter the softcover version.
  17. Today (2/20/2021) I found my signed copy w/ the three autographs. It's not a Dynamic Forces variant. The back of the sealed bag says Beckett & Associates, 675 E. Big Beaver Rd, Troy MI 48083. $4.99 is stamped on the front of the bag. The barcode stamped on the bag is 728192951008. It has the die-cut cover overlay with Batman swinging on the rope; the three autographs are on the half-cover. I think this is a variant distinct from the other variants listed in the master db list.
  18. Just FYI - I'm also not on Facebook. This forum is just about the extent of my online social media participation.
  19. Brian, your description sounds very much like mine; I also use an SSD, and the situation hasn't changed, despite optimizing my computer as Mark described. My gut tells me it's related to the 2020 version, but the delay didn't start immediately upon converting to the 2020 version.
  20. Craig, I find the same situation you describe, re: a corrected error still showing up in the search list, but yielding negative results if I search on it after I've made the correction(s). Rebuilding the list to update the index as Steven recommended fixes that, at least, it always has for me - until the error recurs in the master database and gets downloaded into my database.
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