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G. Hecht

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  1. To be honest, it evokes a feeling not unlike opening the warehouse seen at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. And, for many of us, our collections are of similar magnitude! 😉 So count me among those that miss the musical drama of launching CB.
  2. The product page for Express explicitly lists a number of covers and the ability to add your own. The product page for the Free version doesn't include any mention of those items, so my guess would be that Express does not allow you to add additional covers and that it will only display the issue #1's as you describe.
  3. If you find titles that are listed under the wrong type of media -- and you're certain that the title doesn't already exist under the correct media type -- you might consider posting on the boards and/or sending an email to Human Computing so that they know to also make the change in the master database.
  4. Pete announced a sale today on the Livestream. So now is your chance until Sunday night 9/13!
  5. The Flesk site says $39.95. https://www.fleskpublications.com/books/the-art-of-frank-cho-paperback-edition
  6. The database includes the title Dr. Grordbort Presents: Victory. I don't believe that the colon should be included in the title. I am not seeing a colon on the front cover, on the title page or indicia page, or on the book spine.
  7. The title They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years is listed in the database. It lists issues #1 HC and #4 HC. In my database, I am seeing the title under Comic Books. This title should be moved to Books as these are all art books with no comics content. Also, the "Hidden Art of Disney's Musical Years" is a subtitle for the first volume only; each of the six volumes has a different sub-title. Each volume is numbered on the spine. I suggest that this title should be shortened to They Drew As They Pleased and that each book be listed as HC 1 through 6. Today I made a submission for all six volumes under the proposed new title (sorry, only a scan for volume 6... I won't be able to get to scanning the five volumes for a while).
  8. The database recently added the title The Art of Frank Cho: A Twenty-Year Retrospective. The only issue that is listed in the database is HC. I would like to propose the following changes: 1. There is also a trade paperback version that should be added. Info for that is available at the Flesk website. 2. I would also like to propose that the current HC entry in the database be designated as DLX since it comes with a slipcase. If Flesk decides to publish a non-slipcased hardcover edition in the future, this proposed change would make it easier to catalog that issue.
  9. Hi Mark -- *Usually* you simply add the issue using the next variant letter in the alphabet. Sometimes, however, there are so many variants for a particular issue that ComicBase runs out of letters of the alphabet for the variants. (See the infamous "Crisis of Infinite Godzillas" thread over on the old message boards for more info on that.) For which specific comic book issue are you trying to add a variant? EDITED TO ADD: The mechanics of adding the issue and scan etc to your database are covered in ComicBase Livestream #14 starting at roughly the 30 minute mark.
  10. The most recent update added the following title as a comic book title: Fifty-Year Mission, The: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek Are you sure that is a comic book rather than a book?
  11. Hi folks! During today's Livestream, Pete suggested that we set up a dedicated thread here in the forum for people to post their syntax etc. for the Advanced Searches that they do. I set up the thread over in the "Tech Support" section of the boards and pinned it, so it should be easy to find. Or you can just click here and go straight to the thread!
  12. Hi folks! During today's Livestream, Pete suggested that we set up a dedicated thread here in the forum for people to post their syntax etc. for Advanced Searches that they do. I've pinned the thread so it should be easy to find. I confess, I have not done much with Advanced Search b/c I don't know the syntax. But if I knew the syntax, then I feel confident that I can readily do things with it. I would not be surprised if there are other CB users in the same or similar boat. Does anybody have a link to a simple, straightforward document listing out the basics for Advanced Search syntax etc?
  13. The following should have a category change: The All-Star Companion: move from comics to books I Have to Live with This Guy: move from comics to books The Batcave Companion: move from comics to books Comic Book Fever: A Celebration of Comics 1976-1986: move from comics to books Comics Gone Ape: The Missing Link to Primates in Comics: move from comics to books I would suggest checking all of the TwoMorrows titles to verify that they are all posted in the correct category. As a side note: when I go to the TwoMorrows search results on Atomic Avenue, not all TwoMorrows titles appear. It seems like only the titles currently categorized as comics show up there. This has the effect of hiding sellers' non-comics inventory from potential buyers, and that is obviously not helpful. I would recommend that the AA team prioritize getting a fix for that. Thanks!
  14. There is something like that at midtowncomics.com There is a pulldown item for weekly releases on their homepage. And *obviously* they will include DC's comics!
  15. Not sure. I do know for certain that Street Fighter #100 and Zoo Patrol Squad are already in the database as those arrived in stores before the Diamond shutdown and I had no trouble scanning them into my database at the time.
  16. If I am understanding the OP correctly, he is saying that he did not get that initial dialog box asking about cover submission.
  17. A reminder to everybody to bring your "beverage of choice" to this Wednesday's ComicBase livestream session and to share what you're enjoying in the chat!
  18. I was getting the light blue loading screen with the HR superdude icon and "ComicBase Mobile" logo. That screen would hang for a while, then it would crash out. Not that I am complaining, but the problem mysteriously vanished at some point today. When the app is loading, I assume that it needs to call on the HR servers. Is it possible that there was a server issue of some sort going on yesterday at around the time that I posted the issue?
  19. I have recently started to encounter a problem where my ComicBase Mobile app will not open properly. I get the opening load screen and that hangs there for a time, and then crashes. I tried rebooting the phone as well as deleting and then re-downloading the app. I am running iOS 13.5.1 on an iPhone XS Max.
  20. Hi folks! Just in case you didn't know, Battlin' Pete Bickford has been running a livestream on the ComicBase YouTube channel each Wednesday at 4pm Central US Time. You can use this thread to make topic suggestions, request demos, or post questions for Pete to answer!
  21. Unless things have changed recently, The New Yorker was for quite some time handling things by cover date only. They do have an archive, but it is behind a paywall for subscribers. There might be other online resources for them, but I am not sure. I understand the volume/number approach, but is that a convention that collectors of those magazines routinely use? Or do they tend to use cover date? (I'm guessing that it is the latter -- but that is just a guess on my part.) The answer to that question is important since you want to encourage those collectors to use Atomic Avenue.
  22. As weekly magazines get added to the database, I wanted to ask this question before these titles are in the database for such a long time that people are afraid to make corrections "because it will mess up everybody's inventory." Many weekly magazines do not number their issues sequentially. Instead, they often have a volume and issue number. A few don't even do that. And in recent years, many magazines that are supposed to be weekly actually have occasional issues that count as two issues, i.e., the magazine has a "skip week." (Time and The New Yorker are good examples of this.) This situation increases the chances of a numbering mistake if the issues are all sequentially numbered in the database. Hypothetically, if the database includes Weekly Magazine issues #1 through #7562 and later on it is discovered that there actually was no #6451, then everything from #6452 on up needs to be corrected. I can imagine that magazines that change their frequency from weekly to biweekly (or vice versa) would be especially susceptible to these types of errors. In addition, I suspect collectors of these magazines don't normally think of them in sequential numbers, but instead think of them in terms of their cover date. Would it make more sense to enter weekly magazine issues into the database using an eight digit number? So the December 15, 2008 issue of New Yorker would be entered into the database as #20081215 (first four digits for the year, next two digits for the month, last two digits for the day). This would allow the database to list all of the issues chronologically and make it easier for a collector to zero in on a specific issue they are looking for when browsing on Atomic Avenue. For issues that list two dates (i.e., an issue that is covering two weeks instead of one), the convention could be to simply use the earliest date. This method also has the benefit of allowing users to submit random issues of weekly magazines that they know exist and/or have in their collection without having to try to do detective work (or guesswork) as to the prior publication history of that title. For some magazines this wouldn't be too hard, but for more obscure magazines the suggested approach should reduce the time spent by HC personnel on correcting errors in the database listings for magazine titles that have a large number of issues. This practice would also work well if ComicBase expands to include weekly (or even daily) newspapers. Thoughts on this?
  23. Pizzazz had a few pages of comic stories per issue, but otherwise was almost entirely articles, correct? If so, then that title should be moved from Comics to Magazines.
  24. This should be high on the list of features to put into CB2020 IMO. In addition to the reasons that Steven listed, it is also helpful for folks who were adding non-comics to their older versions of CB and then convert to CB2020. I was keeping track of a lot of art books in CB, and it is laborious to go through and figure out what needs to get moved to a new category. This aspect of my collection database shouldn't be a chore!
  25. Hi James -- Your best bet for a prompt reply would be to send an email to supprt@atomicavenue.com
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