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Fred Slota

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  1. Thank you. These should get added. Should they be 2/A and 3/A? I primarily ask because #2 has a #2 and 2/B, but no current 2/A. To your general sentiment, yes, visually a cover might have the earmarks of a connecting cover. Usually (exceptions do happen), when I bring these up, I'm asking because there was already a statement in the Notes/Item Description and the cover really, really looks like it should. In this case, the Item Description reads "The One Stop Shop Comics Exclusive Connecting Cover Variant Cover by Ben Bishop" and the arms begged for a body. I am confused by why you say they are not connecting covers. The arms, the smoke, the lightning, and the webs all look like they would reasonably link up, and thus these would be a true triptych. I so far haven't asked in many cases where I think comments like this were in error. Like the adjacent #1/P. I'm waiting to look to see if they seem like copy-paste errors, and to post them all at once.
  2. That is the Item Description for a 4-ptych. All four cover scans should be rotated, as the individual images combine in landscape, not portrait.
  3. First pass complete. 1,257 issues identified, 388 connected covers, including 267 that had no indication of their being part of connected covers.
  4. Also, is #14/D the B&W virgin companion of 13/G?
  5. Oh, Liefeld... *sigh* I'm having a little difficulty accepting this one. There's only one pair with a non-wall crossover, and there has to be a gap between them to accommodate the upper arm cuff. Is 1/D the 1st of a 6-ptych, or is the gap between 1/C and 1/D so large that the entire arm falls in the gutter? The rest of them, well again, there would have to be gaps, accommodating the small slivers of characters that might cross over, and that the wall cracks don't line up. And to top that off, the horizontal wall lines are spaced differently on 1/A vs. 1/B vs 1/C, vs. the rest. Do I throw my hands up, call it a 6-ptych, and say "Liefled tried?"
  6. WWE, there's a 12-ptych by Brent Schoonover across variants of issues 1-12. There's the start of another large -ptych across variants of 13-16, and 17 looks like it fits under 13&14. Brent Schoonoevr has additional variant covers for issues 18-24, but we have no cover scans. Anyone have scans or info on these covers?
  7. non-standard scan - not a wraparound cover.
  8. -ptych covers reasonably connect seamlessly edge-to-edge into a single related image. But there are are some situations that are close, but don't fit the classic definition. Proposed keywords Partial -ptych - Wolverine (Vol. 3) 6-4, 67-3, 68-3, 9-2 70-4 - Some elements obviously connect, while other elements do not. Overlap - Witchcraft 1-2-3 - a perfect collage, but with overlapping, not connected covers Contrast - White Widow 1/V44-1/V45 - a semi-mirrored image, usually showing contrasting scenes, or sometimes splitting two faces
  9. In lookin at connecting covers, I found myself in the title "WildC.A.Ts. (6th series)", and that looked odd. Looking at the title on the cover of #1, It is punctuated with the third period after the "T", not the "s". Looking at the list of titles, there's a number of different ways this team name is capitalized and punctuated. Looking at the cover scans, okay, it looks like they were inconsistent. But, I have to wonder if we've represented each of these as they were meant to be, specifically with the final "S" or "s".
  10. Sure looks like there's at least one right to this cover's left...
  11. Here's the scenario. I currently am using Custom Field 4 to hold some of my information I'm recording about Connected Covers. I'm cleaning up some of my temporary notes. I currently have a few issues with "test" in CF4. So, I use regular (not advanced) search for Custom Field 4 contains "test", and get 11 returns - 5 issues have the single word "test", and 6 have my current entries about one of the connected covers, "6-ptych covers across Contest of Champions 1/D, 2/A, 3/B, 4/C, 5/B, 6/B". I click the header for Custom Field 4 to sort, bringing my 5 "test" entries to the bottom of the grid. I scroll to the first one in row 7, click the CF4 cell, scroll to the bottom of the grid and shift click on the CF4 cell. I have now highlighted the CF4 cells of the last 5 rows. And I press the DELTE key. The intention being to delete the word "test" from those 5 issues. But, what I get instead is 3 "test"s deleted, and 2 "6-ptych covers across Contest of Champions 1/D, 2/A, 3/B, 4/C, 5/B, 6/B" deleted. When the grid was first sorted by CF4, the issue numbers were in this order: 1/D, 2/A, 3/B, 4/C, 5/B, 6/B (the Contest of Champions) and 13/C, 13/D, 14/C, 14/D, 14/F (the 5 "test"s). After the deletes, still sorted by CF4, the issue numbers were in this order: 4/C, 6/B, 13/D, 14/D, 14/F (the 5 with CF4 deleted), then 1/D, 2/A, 3/B, 5/B, 13/C, 14/C. I believe this is the process that happened. First it deleted in row 10, 14/D, and resorted. Then it deleted in new row 9, 13/D, and resorted. Then it deleted in new new row 8, 6/B, and resorted. Then it deleted in new new new row 7, 4/C, and resorted. Then is deleted in new new new new row 11, 14/F, and resorted.
  12. Titles, Notes, Item Title, Artist, Cover Artist, Cover Inks, Editor, Inker, Letterer, Writer al currently clean. Cleaned and submitted 33 from Storylines, 16 from Appearances, 133 from Item Description, and 17 from Colorist.
  13. But first, let's start with the invisible member, the space. No initial spaces. In any field. LIKE " %" No final spaces. In any field. LIKE "% " No double spaces. (Even after sentences.) In any field. LIKE "% %" Spacing around punctuation best handled on a mark-by-mark basis. Any other rules?
  14. Starting a ComicBase style guide. It is my intention/hope that this will lead to regularization of usage in the program and in the data, which will lead to consistent usage and reliable functionality. I intend to collect information about basic English use, basic ComicBase use, usual spacing, differences in different fields, differences in ways the program handles them, and search syntaxes. I hope to be able to clean the current database of inconsistencies and that this can be carried forward. Feel free to join in on the… fun? Punctuation (by primary use English (not CB) use; hey, I had to organize this somehow) Separators Comma , Semicolon ; Colon : Terminators Period . Ellipses … Question ? Exclamation ! Horizontal lines Em Dash — En Dash – Hyphen - Minus - Other Vertical Lines Slash / Backslash \ Pipe | Quotes Apostrophe ‘ Quotation “ ” Foot ' Inch " Groupings Parenthesis ( ) Brackets [ ] Braces { } Pointed Brackets < > Less than/Greater than < > Currency Dollar $ Other Other Tilde ~ At @ Number # Percent % Carat ^ Ampersand & Asterisk * Plus + Bullet • Other
  15. No, you're right, I meant Regular find.
  16. Ummmmmm... my head hurts. There are 10 covers with a background map image, each map segment shows one of the 10 realms War of the Realms 1/A, 2/B, 3/C, 4/C, 5/B, 6/B War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery 1/A War of the Realms: New Agents of Atlas 1/B War of the Realms: Punisher 1/C War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men 1/A The map appears to be similar to the image I found at https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Glossary:Ten_Realms The covers appear to fit together as this 10-ptych, left-to-right, top-to-bottom?
  17. 5/B is a wrong cover scan, duplicate of 5/C 5/B should finish a 5-ptych from 1/A-4/A
  18. Advanced Find, Item Description, 'contains', "Unknown" - 1,298 found. Okay so far... Advanced Find, Item Description, 'is', "Unknown" - 1,298 found. Hmmm? I would have thought that 'is' would have searched for = "Unknown" and 'contains' would have searched for LIKE "%Unknown%", but apparently not?
  19. Tyler Kirkham diptych. Regular, 32/J & 33/J Virgin 32/??? & 33/K Any info on a virgin variant for #32?
  20. Diptych 28-29 by Valerio Giangiordano B&W virgin, 28/T (scan) & 29/I (scan) virgin, 28/R (no scan) & 29/Q (scan) standard, 28/Q (no scan) and 29/???? Any info on the standard variant for #29?
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