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Michael R. Wagner

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  1. I have a copy of Masked Raider #4 (Charlton) to put in my database, but not sure how to enter it. It's a giveaway variant from Schiff's Shoes back in the late 1950s. This was a brief occurrence with a number of shoe stores at the time, including Big Shoe Stores, GallenKamp's, and R&S Shoes. Any advice on how to enter it in the database? r/ Mike
  2. Like many others, I also didn't like the new requirement to click the far-left cell to select a whole line, but I have to admit that I'm getting used to selecting a specific cell in a row when it's the only cell I want to change, and I now like being able to do that. Opening a row still hangs up the program for 30-40 seconds for me (been that way since I started using 2020), so I find opening a single cell is prefereable a lot of the time. r/ Mike
  3. That's a good start, thanks. Does "Bk" apply to trade paperbacks or squarebound special issues? I know Anl is used for Annuals, not sure about the other types of comic book products available, and there are a couple of dozen types of publications in the drop down menu for binding type.
  4. Is there some guidance online to instruct one on how to properly name an issue so that it links properly with the issue in the database? I've added a couple of new items recently - not regular issues that would be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc. I've looked around a bit but can't find anything on the site. I usually end up searching the database for a similar issue (e.g., a "trade paperback collector's special edition" to use an exaggerated example), but this is painfully slow and often unsuccessful, so I end up repeatedly renaming the file until it shows up in the proper row. Knowing when to use a slash, a dash, a space, and the correct combination of letters and numbers would be helpful. r/ Mike
  5. I encountered this error message and clicked "yes" to fix it. The software then updated every list and removed every date entry from my database - every date entry. It also removed every bit of data contained in one of the custom fields I use. The latter wasn't a date, but text identifying the location of the issue in my collection (Box001, Box002, Box003, etc.) I couldn't find any way to undo the changes, so resorted to deleting the database and opening the last backup version I had prior to receiving the error message. Had to reenter all the data I had put in over 48 hours or so, which was frustrating. The error hasn't reappeared since.
  6. Uploaded the title, issue and cover image today - thanks again for the help.
  7. Here's another title I can't find under Magazines, only in Comic Books. Based on its content, this looks like another title that should be moved under Magazines. r/ Mike
  8. I can't bring this title up in the Magazine category, only in the Comic Books category. Based on its content, it seems like Magazine would be a better fit. r/ Mike
  9. This issue has an image of its back cover. I submitted a copy of the front cover, but the system response to my download was only the standard "thank you" window, without asking if I wanted to upload the cover image I have. Here's a copy: r/ Mike
  10. I've searched the db using a variety of names, but don't see this title. Its title is "Let's Read The Newspaper" and was published by King Features and printed by Charlton Press. Before I enter it as a new record, I just want to check with you to find out if it's perhaps listed by something other than its name. r/ Mike
  11. My signed copy has a numbered COA contained in the shrink wrap with the book, one of 9500 signed copies, if memory serves correctly.
  12. I have both a signed copy and an unsigned copy, so I'd say it's a variant.
  13. The cover image for Batman #500 should be removed and replaced with the correct image. The correct image has Batman swinging on his batrope and also has the three autographs on the cover. r/ Mike
  14. I can't get Hero Illustrated to show up in the magazine view, only in the Comic Books view. Is this just me? This seems like a title that should have been reclassified into the Magazine view. r/ Mike
  15. Issue listed as #3/I ("Bucks Exclusive Cover") has the cover to the Bucks Exclusive variant issue #1. This variant wasn't showing, so I created it. I didn't rename the existing #3 variant using the cover because I don't know if there is a Bucks Exclusive variant for issue #3, but I did copy the cover image and rename the copy for the variant issue I created. r/ Mike
  16. I think that makes sense, Mark; it matches up with the header card, which seems to be the only common name for all of the issues. r/ Mike
  17. The Grand Comics Database lists them here: https://www.comics.org/series/26711/ You might consider using the issue numbering as recorded in the GCD. It's basically the year of distribution, followed by a dash and then a sequential number for each issue. r/ Mike
  18. Will do. As of this morning, build 3162 has become the version available (replacing 3157), so I installed that. I'll follow up with status as to how this affects the issue I described. Thanks, Mike
  19. I'm wondering if this is just me, or if others are experiencing this... For the past week or so, everytime I upload new or corrected information and am also uploading a cover image, I get an remote server error (426) telling me that the connection closed and the transfer was aborted while sending data. If I try a repeat upload, sometimes I get the same error and sometimes I don't. r/ Mike
  20. The database has the cover for issue #2 displayed as #1. I've submitted a correct copy of #1.
  21. This issue is really messed up, title-wise. It's not a reprint of Green Lantern (4th Series) issue #30. It contains a reprint of the story in that issue, but also contains a lot of pages of new material that was not in issue #30. The indicia for this issue is: "FCBD 2011 Green Lantern Flashpoint Special Edition 1." None of that was included in the renaming of this issue for the database. The Notes include an incorrect statement of what the indicia says, so searching using the Notes field was fruitless. I know the rule of using the indicia is frequently ignored, but this time I think it went too far. r/ Mike
  22. I think this hardcover has been re-published more than once since 2003. I have a 2018 version w/ Wonder Woman on the front cover (instead of Superman) and Catwoman on the back cover. Should I enter this as HC-2? r/ Mike
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