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  1. Yep. That works. Is there a way to run a check and have any missing pics in my program download automatically?
  2. Certain cover images are not present in my version of ComicBase, but I can see on Atomic Avenue that they exist in the greater system. Specifically, I am seeing this with a few of this year's FCBD books. One example would be Archie Horror Library Presents: The Cursed Library #FCBD 0. The listing is there, but with no pic. My guess is that I missed the download for that week. I have Archive Edition and am current with updates as of now. Is there a way to download any pics that are not present in my program that exist in the master file, hopefully short of doing some full picture re-download? Or at the very least, is there a good way to grab those pics on a one-by-one basis as I come across them?
  3. That's it. Thanks! I shoulda known it was the ",The" sorting issue.
  4. Can someone tell me where the listing for the first Rocketeer collection is located? I am talking about the book titled The Rocketeer (The Rocketeer by Dave Stevens on the cover,) published by Eclipse in TP and HC in 1986 with a Harlan Ellison introduction, which collects the content from Pacific Presents. The second collection (Rocketeer Vol. 2: Cliff's New York Adventure) was published by Dark Horse (collecting Rocketeer Adventure Magazine) and is listed in ComicBase under Rocketeer Adventure Magazine as BK-1, but I forgot where the first volume lives. I looked under each Rocketeer title and Eclipse Graphic Album Series and can't think of any other options. If there is no listing, I will scan my copy and submit one, but I am pretty sure I found it in the past. Thanks. Michael
  5. Can we move Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children back to comics from books? Along the spectrum from comics through to illustrated prose, this title was on the side of comics. Also, since it was formatted, sold and accepted as a comic, the TPB denomination doesn’t work and becomes overly complicated since there were actual trade paperback collections of the issues.
  6. For what it is worth, I have never seen a copy of the second issue. Then again, I have also never run across either of the two issue of Vol. 2 that Mitch Cohn published in 1992, which don't appear to contain the material that was advertised for Vol. 1 #2. The ad does make it seem like it was available through mail order, though, so maybe some copies exist, but I suspect it was never published.
  7. Great tip. It was a gift and I have wondered what it was for decades. Thanks, Steven.
  8. I was cleaning up my data and getting the books that changed categories fixed, but a couple titles didn't take, which doesn't make sense to me considering most of my changes worked. Comico Attractions and DC Direct Currents, to take two examples, used to be in comics and are now in magazines. Rather than copying the issues to the new title and then deleting the duplicates, I just wrote down the issues and grades on a piece of paper and manually input the books into the magazines listing and then deleted them from the comics listing. I am pretty certain I didn't get mixed up and somehow do it backward (which wouldn't really be possible anyway.) After the update they popped up on the unrecognized report again and it is as if I didn't do anything. They are still listed as in-stock as comics, and not as magazines. Does anyone have any idea what happened? Is there a glitch with doing it manually somehow? It doesn't make sense to me, so I figured I would ask before I do the same thing again to see if it works.
  9. Yeah. I noticed this as well when the book turned up on my unrecognized items report. The actual title of the book, by the indicia, is Brotherman. The subtitle only appears on the cover. The correct title was deleted and now it is Brotherman: Dictator of Discipline unless it gets changed. If you run the newest update and click the delete obsolete items tab, there will only be one.
  10. Okay. Works for me. This is why one of my custom fields is Filing Type. It is nice when it matches the ComicBase designation, but not really essential to me knowing where and what it is in my own collection.
  11. History of Grendel, The: Devil in Reflection should be moved to comics.
  12. Good to know. My attention has not been directed to books lately. I will let you know as I find discrepancies.
  13. It seems that staple-bound books are now being classified as TPB. It could just be in the cases I have seen, but it seems curious. There is an option for staple-bound. Why not use it? The two examples I have at hand are the first printing of the Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing and the Powers Encyclopedia. Both are packaged like standard comics, and both used to be listed as staple-bound but got switched to TPB. Also, Powers Encyclopedia should be moved to comics, if you ask me. If OHOTMU and Who's Who are comics (please don't move them), then so is this. It is words and pictures telling a story, or at least fleshing out backstory. A story doesn't have to be a narrative in any strict sense and doesn't need to conform to any standard style to fall into our definition of comics. Epistolary novels are still novels. I'm not trying to open a big can of worms, and I'm not trying to make the argument that any magazine with illustrations should be a comic. I am just trying to appeal to general comic common sense and consistency, and want to make sure everyone is on the same page, so to speak.
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