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  1. Orders for The Darques: Soulside one-shot have been cancelled, with apparently no plans to re-solicit. The title should be removed from the database.
  2. This week's update added the title Legend of the Five Ring: Poster Book. Based on the cover, that should actually be Legend of the Five Rings: Poster Book . Also added was the Book title Classic Marvel Super Heroes (Barnes & Noble). This is apparently a trade paperback written by Peter Sanderson, released in 2005. There also exists in the database a book title Classic Marvel Super Heroes. According to the CB database, this was also written by Peter Sanderson and published in 2005, but it is a hardcover and is listed under a different publisher. I suspect that these two books are the same thing, just different format (hc vs. tpb). Does it make more sense to keep them as separate titles in the database or to put them together under a single title? My preference would be the latter, but YMMV.
  3. Also, it looks like creator names have been appended to the storyline titles for Abyss #1. AFAIK this hasn't been done before. @Mark J. Castaneda @Peter Bickford Is this a new editorial policy?
  4. This update added the comic title Cottage Classics: Their Makers* & The Making. I see that there is a link to an Amazon product listing in the title description. Is that intentional? There is also an outside link in the title description for Das Kampf. Again, is this intentional? @Mark J. Castaneda @Peter Bickford Is there an official editorial policy regarding links to places outside of ComicBase and Atomic Avenue within the title descriptions?
  5. To the extent that the conventions adopted by IMDB matter to what conventions CB has adopted, I would point out that IMDB doesn't move "The" or any other articles to the end of their titles. Just because "El" is part of the name of a place, that doesn't mean that it should exempted from CB's style conventions. "The" is part of the name of "The Grand Canyon," and if there were a book or comic entitled "The Grand Canyon" I would expect that the CB editors would file that title under "G" rather than "T". Your point about Los Angeles is relevant, however, and it does suggest that maintaining consistency of the CB conventions would require that the existing title Los Angeles Ink Stains should be filed under "A" rather than "L". Thoughts on this @Mark J. Castaneda @Peter Bickford ?
  6. This update added the following title to the Books category: …And Then We’ll Get Him! (Gahan Wilson) Is this a primarily prose book or is this a collection of Wilson's cartoons? If the latter, then this should be moved to the Comic category.
  7. The first of these books is entitled "The Bus" (with no volume number) but the second one is entitled "The Bus 2", so it would make sense to move them into the same title.
  8. Is there a particular reason why Bus, The (Vol. 1) and Bus, The (Vol. 2) are separate titles? I would have assumed that these would be issues #1/HC and #2/HC under a single title such as Bus, The .
  9. The convention that ComicBase has adopted is that returns to the numbering of an earlier series get those issues filed under the older title. That's not what I would have chosen to do, but that is what the folks at ComicBase decided to do quite some years ago.
  10. The convention that ComicBase has adopted is that returns to the numbering of an earlier series get those issues filed under the older title. That's not what I would have chosen to do, but that is what the folks at ComicBase have decided to do.
  11. Comic adaptations of movies that begin with an article still get the article moved to the end. For example, Marvel's adaptation of The Deep is listed in the database as "Deep, The". By that same convention, El Dorado should be listed as "Dorado, El".
  12. The most recent content update deleted the GL issue, so the combined title is the one to use.
  13. @Mark J. Castaneda Any updates on this? Eternal Warrior #26 and Archer & Armstrong #26 is exactly the same type of situation as Green Lantern #28 and Red Lanterns #28. Thanks!
  14. You can't create a new media type AFAIK. But you could, in theory, create new "titles" in any of the existing media categories. So you could, for instance, create new titles for your Venus de Milo statue. Or a single title for a particular series of statues that you are collecting, with each "issue" representing one of the statues in the set. Because these won't be represented in the master database, there are a number of things that you can't do with your statue entries in ComicBase (for instance: track their values via the ComicBase weekly update, sell them on Atomic Avenue, or track them on the ComicBase app). Also, if you have statues listed in your database that you haven't marked as being "in stock" (i.e., statues that you don't own), any weekly update will remove those listings depending on the settings you have checked off during the update process. So if you are going to do something like this, it would be best to do it in a database that is separate from you comic collection database. But, yes, what you are asking for *can* be done even if it isn't especially elegant. (In fact, Pete likes to tell the story that there is apparently a university research lab somewhere that uses ComicBase to keep track of their vast insect collection.)
  15. Actually, this book is already double-listed in the database. There is a note under the Red Lanterns title that "Issue #28 listed under the title Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28". And, indeed, there is a title Green Lantern/Red Lanterns in the database dedicated to handling this flipbook issue (it also contains a title note indicating "Serves as issue #28 for both Green Lantern (5th Series) & Red Lanterns". But there is also apparently a listing for Green Lantern (5th series) #28 even though there is a title note for Green Lantern (5th series) stating that "Issue #28 listed under the title Green Lantern/Red Lanterns #28". So it looks like Green Lantern (5th series) issue #28 should be deleted. Unfortunately, I don't think that there is a way to handle this type of situation that would satisfy automated "collection hole" finders *and* not double count the flipbook issue. Now that this topic has been brought up, is there any chance that we can set up an Eternal Warrior/Archer & Armstrong title to handle the similar flipbook situation there for EW #26 and A&A #26?
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