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Gregory Hecht

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  1. There continues to be an ongoing problem with mass market paperback reprints of comics and comic strips ending up in the Book category. This week the following Book titles were created, but they belong in the Comics category: Kittycat’s Motor Is Running MAD About MAD! MAD as the Devil! MAD Marginals MAD’s Don Martin Cooks Up More Tales MAD’s Don Martin Steps Further Out MAD’s Maddest Artist Don Martin Drops 13 Stories Oops! We’re Out of Juice! Pick Up What Things? Viva MAD! Wanna Be Smiled At? Who Invented Rain? (BTW: Large and Loveable: Marmaduke is still hanging around in Books; it should be moved to Comics... see this thread) This week's update added The Adventures of JP Cummings. Shouldn't that really be Adventures of JP Cummings, The ? The Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus title still needs clean-up (see this thread).
  2. Looks like the Alan Moore absolute got a re-name in the 12/28/2022 content update.
  3. See my comment over in the earlier Schiff's Shoes thread. I'm not sure that each shoe store should get its own variant designation. @Mark J. Castaneda: After reading these two threads, what is ComicBase's position on this?
  4. Does the indicia for the Alan Moore edition include "by Alan Moore" in the title? Or does it just say "Absolute Swamp Thing"?
  5. The variation and the printing number are separate fields... so you can have issue #1/A 3rd printing, for example. But in looking at the Fantastic Four by John Byrne Omnibus title, it looks like it needs some clean up, so I am pinging @Mark J. Castaneda on this thread. 1. AFAIK, there were only two versions of volume 1 first printing. Issue #1 and Issue #1/B look like duplicates. One of those needs to go away. If it matters in the decision making, I believe that what is shown as #1/A was the DM variant (as indicated in the Notes field). 2. I am pretty sure that both versions of volume 1 had second printings and third printings. So those need to be added once Mark decides how to handle the above item. 3. Similarly, volume 2 had only two versions. Again, what is shown as #2/A is the DM variant (as indicated in the Notes field). The entry for #2/HC is superfluous. Volume 2 should be listed as either #2 and #2/A **or** as #2/A and #2/B. I recommend using the same convention as for volume 1 (so again, what gets used will be determined by Mark's decision re: volume 1). 4. I am pretty sure that both versions of Volume 2 have had second printings, and I think that third printings have either been solicited or they are expected to be solicited soon.
  6. This week's update added two titles that look like they are reprints of the Family Circus comic: I Could Hear Chewing, It's Muddy Out Today, and Jeffy's Lookin' At Me! They were both added as Books, but they should really be in Comics. • This is the second instance this month where I have seen mmpb reprints of panel cartoons getting posted to the Books section of the database. So a heads-up on this to the beleaguered folks who field all of the user-generated CB data submissions. • Not sure why, but the Jeffy's Lookin' At Me title is acting wonky on the AA site. I can type "Jeffy" into the search box and it shows up as an option, but clicking on it takes me to an error page.
  7. Yes, the Title comments would be a very helpful resource for somebody who is trying to track down those flipbook issues.
  8. So in yesterday's Livestream, @Peter R. Bickford said that we should be posting our drink recipes. I checked with Pete, and he said the recipes should go in this thread rather than start a new one. My Gingerbread Old Fashioned recipe: • 1 part Bittermilk #7 (Bittermilk website; Amazon link for Bittermilk #7) • 4 parts bourbon whiskey or rye whiskey (with higher proof whiskeys, I will often 2 parts whiskey and 2 parts ginger ale) • stir and add ice • optional: garnish with an orange wedge and/or maraschino cherry You can also make a "Shirley Temple" version for people and/or occasions where alcohol not preferred: • add a generous drop of maraschino syrup to an old fashioned glass • 1 part Bittermilk #7 • 4 parts ginger ale • stir and add ice Stay tuned for Pete's Sugar Cookie Martini recipe! If he doesn't post it in a couple of days, I will start pestering him on Slack. I hope that everybody has a great set of holidays (no matter which ones you observe)!
  9. In the mid-1990's, Caliber reprinted the Wordsmith series from Renegade. The first four issues were reprinted as their own title (and are correctly indexed in ComicBase) but issues 5, 6, 7, and 8 were reprinted as flipbooks as follows: • issue #5 in Searchers #3 • issue #6 in Raven Chronicles #10 • issue #7 in Nowheresville #3 • issue #8 in Silent Invasion #4 ComicBase currently double-lists issues #5-8 as issues of Wordsmith (Caliber), but they should be deleted. (Note that somebody is listing #6 for sale on AA.) The database also lists issue #9, and AFAIK that was indeed published as a separate issue and should therefore NOT be deleted.
  10. Based on Steven's answer, this sounds a lot like March of Comics in that various retail stores would have their name and/or logo printed on the cover of the issues that they were giving away in their store. The database doesn't treat these as different variants and AFAIK the collector's market as a whole doesn't distinguish between the different retailers when determining a value for a particular issue. With that in mind, IMO the database probably shouldn't track each of the different shoe stores as a different variant for this title. (These shoe retailer issues should be tracked differently from the regular newsstand editions, certainly, just not an individual variant for each individual shoe store.)
  11. Matthew, are you talking about a Thor Masterworks volume or some other trade paperback or hardcover? (Archive editions were DC's hardcover reprint series, so I suspect you're really asking about Masterworks or some other collected edition.)
  12. Wow, I had no idea that Westfield was still around. I remember that they were one of the early mail-order subscription pioneers way back in the 80's (long before home internet was a thing).
  13. I think that the three biggest online subscription services (in no particular order) are mycomicshop.com, dcbservice.com, and midtowncomics.com
  14. The sale is posted here. I don't see an end date for the sale, but it does say order by 12/17 (that would be today) 2pm Central Time for guaranteed Xmas delivery. (I assume that is for postal delivery of scanners or disks).
  15. The database includes a listing for Incredible Hulk Epic Collection #23. I don't believe that vol. 23 exists. Vol. 22 certainly does exist, and vol. 24 was recently solicited, but I can't find evidence that vol. 23 was published in Feb 2019 or at any other time.
  16. The "New Book Titles" list for this week includes Sleeping Beauty,, The (Luna). Should that really have two commas? And the corrections for last week's content update still need to be addressed.
  17. This week's update added Large and Lovable: Marmaduke to the Book category. Based on the cover, this looks like a reprint of Marmaduke comics. If this is true, then it should be moved to the Comics category. Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Gramdpa was added to the database. Should that really be Simpsons One-Shot Wonders: Grampa ? [note spelling]
  18. I'm not totally positive, but I believe that you can't have two of the same title in CB even if they are in separate categories. Best route for your book would be to include the publisher in your title. So I believe that your hardcover would go under the title Eye of the World, The (Tor) or something along those lines.
  19. The database includes the title Sherlock Holmes in the Case of the Missing Martian (published by Eternity in 1990) and Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Missing Martian (published by Caliber in 2022). The Caliber title is actually a trade paperback collecting all four issues of the Eternity title. With that in mind, the following updates shouuld be made: • issue #1 from the Caliber title should be moved to the Eternity title as Book #1; and • the Caliber title should be deleted.
  20. Hi folks -- No Livestream today after Server Hardware and OS Issues teamed up to battle our heroes at Human Computing HQ. (Fortunately, no trips to the Lazarus Pit are necessary, everybody just needs a little time for their healing factor to kick in.) So kick back with some of those Thanksgiving leftovers and some of your favorite comics, and we expect to back next week.
  21. "any content corrections" Content corrections that are pretty routine (including cover scans) can be sent directly from your database. Cover scans that don't upload from your database can be sent to support via email. There isn't a mechanism for sending deletions of titles or issues from your database. So those should either be emailed to CB support or posted on the message boards. Any sort of correction that seems unusually complicated, which has some level of uncertainty associated with it, or which might benefit from discussion from CB users (for example, "I can't find this... is it in the database?") should be posted to the message boards. @Mark J. Castaneda can correct me if I am wrong on the above.
  22. One might argue that situation would be an incentive to buy more comics on Atomic Avenue!
  23. Plus things like Amazing Heroes and even one issue of Comic Book Artist were comic sized, but they are clearly magazines and not comics. As you say, categorizing by size leads to obvious problems.
  24. It isn't a question of size or physical format that makes something eligible for the Comic Book category, it is a question of what the content is.
  25. There may well be items that were cataloged in ComicBase prior to the creation of the Book and Magazine categories that have escaped (so far) a move to the appropriate category. In the case of The Amazing World of Superman, that contains articles but also several comic stories. More than half of the pages are comics, so I assume that is the reason why HC decided to keep it in the Comic category.
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