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  1. Great tip. It was a gift and I have wondered what it was for decades. Thanks, Steven.
  2. 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 b
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. History of Grendel, The: Devil in Reflection should be moved to comics.
  6. Good to know. My attention has not been directed to books lately. I will let you know as I find discrepancies.
  7. 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
  8. A few weeks ago in the livestream, Pete was saying how everyone needed to run some sort of report to identify and fix stranded or changed items that got moved from comics to magazines or books or the like when there was a lot of category changing going on behind the scenes. I finally got a chance to do it, and can't find the portion of the livestream where it was mentioned, nor any mention in the forums. It seemed pretty important at the time, and I am sure I had quite a few things affected. Can anyone clue me in on how to run the report or do whatever it was I am supposed to do to get things
  9. I agree. I have the same book sitting in my pile of problem inputting issues to deal with. The title should be changed from Red Prequel to Red: Eyes Only. I will send an email to support so it gets fixed.
  10. Reactor Girl Vol. 2 is actually Vol. 1, and Reactor Girl Vol. 2 is listed as Reactor Girl. There was one issue of Vol. 1 in 1991 and then 6 issues of Vol. 2 starting in 1992. The titles should be swapped in Comicbase if possible. Indicias and dates in books and Comicbase confirm this.
  11. The title Jinx needs some help in Comicbase. I applaud the effort to attempt putting them all in one listing with a sort of Bendis-approved legacy numbering system of sorts, but it seems to have failed. As far as I know, there were 7 issues from Caliber and then 2 specials. Then five issues of Vol 2 from Image and two specials (three if you count the Hoo-Hah special which has its own listing in Comicbase. Then, the six issue series Jinx: Torso. The Comicbase listings fall apart after the fifth issue of volume two. It appears that there are two issues of Torso, followed by something called Fire
  12. The title Java Town from Slave Labor Graphics had a previous volume that was free. I have the second issue only, which was published in 1992. It was most likely the final issue of the first volume, as the cover date of Volume 2 #1 is May 1992. The first volume had a slightly shorter page count and newsprint covers. The title known as Java Town in Comicbase should probably be changed to Java Town (2nd Series). I could then add at least the second issue of Volume 1. Another option would be to add it as MC2 under the existing listing, but that is more of a dirty end-around and not technically cor
  13. This is all correct. Can we get this to happen?
  14. The book Industriacide has the trade paperback collection listed as the first issue. If that can be changed to BK 1 I can upload the correct info and cover scan. Additionally, the publisher should be changed to Broken Tree Publications and the notes for the TP changed to reflect that it was published by Rorshach. Two of the proposed six issues were published by Broken Tree and then a TP was released of the complete series from Rorshach.
  15. The comic High Caliber, published by Caliber has a 9.95 TP listed as #1. The item type for that listing should be changed to BK 1 so I can add the actual 1, which was $3.95 and published in 1997. I'm not sure what that 9.95 TP actually is, to be honest. As far as I know, there was not a trade paperback collection of the 4-issue anthology series. Possibly it was an OGN of some sort that came out three years prior to issue #1 with the same title? That would explain the 1994 year given in Comicbase. If anyone knows, let me know. Either way, I can provide the scans and info for the real #1 if I ca
  16. By the way, the Ghost Rider Toy Biz mini is listed as Ghost Rider Special Edition #6 in the indicia. I forgot to mention that in my first post. That info should be added to the notes.
  17. Here is the indicia scan. There is really no doubt in my mind that the M logo GI Joe #3 is a second print, for the reason of the M logo Alan DeCamp mentions, and the ones I mentioned earlier. It has never been recognized as such anywhere I have seen to date, but it has been tagged as a second print in my collections for many years. At the risk of opening a Pandora's box, the first post in this attached thread should probably be the last word on Whitman variants, and has a wealth of information regarding the exact identification of early Marvel direct market editions and the so-called Whit
  18. Here is a 150dpi scan of the cover requested, plus the other two that don't appear to be in the system. A little deeper look seems to have answered some questions about the Francis comic. It appears to be a second printing. The indicia is the same on the two books, with the exception that the date of 1980 as it appears after the issue number has been removed, leaving an empty space, on the one with the $1 cover. Both mention the cover price is the same in the US and Canada, and both mention that Paulist Press has exclusive rights to religious market distribution. It appears that there was only
  19. I have come across four books that should be added to the database. First off, I would like to know what is the optimal way to go about it. It seems that if I put a post here, it allows the community to find the item if it is indeed hidden somewhere with a non-intuitive title or something. That said, I am pretty sure these are simply not in the system. I can of course provide any info for database population if needed as I have the books on my desk. Francis, Brother of the Universe #1 Direct Market $1.00 Variant -at least that is what I call it. It may in fact be a second prin
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