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Lance Fittro

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  1. Having read through the old message board posts regarding Heavy Metal, and their shift to a sequential issue numbering rather than the previous annual volume/issue number method, I am understanding that their records and those of CB apparently differ by about 10 issues. Currently, the first series numbering stops at #258 in ComicBase and on AA, with those last few issues before the shift being absent from both Series 1 and Series 2. Presumably this was done to avoid confusion, but with the side effect being that those 10 issues or so are no longer indexed or available on AA in either series.
  2. Heavy Metal #293/A is showing the incorrect cover, and lists 2 artists in the Notes section. The A cover should be the one attached below, by Flavio Greco Paglia. The cover currently shown in ComicBase is also correctly displayed for the C cover, and is by Wanjin Gim. I attempted to upload the correct cover via the Submit New Or Corrected Data link, but apparently the master database image is larger, because it did not ask me for my image.
  3. The title "Walt & Skeezix" has both a 1 and 1/HC which appear to be the same book (same UPC shown for both, but no cover image for 1). Looks like there is not a non-hardcover version of #1, and this item should be eliminated as a duplicate?
  4. A more in-depth discussion of UPC's, Alt-UPC's, ISBN's (including difference between ISBN-10 and ISBN-13) might help clear up some confusion. In addition to the newsstand vs direct market UPC differences for the same issue (perhaps not a universal thing for all publishers, but definitely there for post-"Spidey face box" Marvel for instance), it appears a large number of floppy comics in the database show ISBN's which I would expect to apply only to books, or at least comics bound in a book format. Are these auto-generated based on the UPC input? Also, it appears the ISBN-10 format is generally
  5. No it does not, or at least, the newsstand copy that I have neither mentions nor contains a mini poster. So that may be reason enough to maintain the newsstand edition as 1/A, but removing the "Special Justoys Collector's Edition" note currently showing for 1/A. And adding the red-bordered cover scan to 1/B should help to visually clarify the difference. Thanks!
  6. It appears that the cover image for #1/A on file is actually the newsstand edition of #1, and that the #1/A and 1/B issues which both have notes as being the Justoys Variant are referring to the same cover/printing. Unless there is some reason I'm overlooking to distinguish newsstand from direct market edition on this one, it appears there should just be a 1/A, and 1/B should be deleted. Judging by the images in the image folder, it appears that the direct market and newsstand covers for each issue in this 3-issue mini-series were at one time listed as # and #/A, but when the newsstand co
  7. The database is showing a cover and description for the second print of this book as the later Boom! Studios Facsimile Edition, which appears to have been printed in 2011 and would have been at least the 7th printing. I don't have a cover scan of the 2nd printing, so don't know how it differs in appearance from the 1st or 3rd printing, but even if the Boom! printing states "Second Printing" in the indicia, there was an earlier second printing. I can submit the Boom! printing as a new 7th printing for the database, but will need some help from the team in removing the incorrect info from the ex
  8. Came across this one this morning when logging in a collection I picked up. Noted in the indicia as being a second print, but I do not have any other printings of the 2003 series #1 to compare contents and verify it is the same. This one does not appear to be represented in the master database, unless I'm overlooking something?
  9. The cover shown in CB for the Battle Chasers Anthology basic paperback is actually the Spanish-language hardcover produced by Planeta DeAgostini. I don't have either in hand, so can't speak to whether the content is the same otherwise. My image folder has a "Bk 1" with the correct (but Preliminary) artwork for this issue. I'll let the CB team decide how best to represent these different issues in the database, but a higher-res cover image is attached below. Also for reference, this item currently listed on eBay gives a little more info for the Spanish-language version: https://www.ebay.co
  10. Ah, I see I've just been overlooking them. I'll see to it that I include any that I stumble across in my cataloging then. Thanks!
  11. As I've been going through and entering comics lately, I've been making a point of scanning and submitting the full layout of wraparound and gatefold covers so that they may be appreciated in all their glory rather than just seeing the one front cover panel as it appears when bagged and boarded. I'm wondering, is there similar value, and would the community like to see full "Flipbook" covers as well? I'm not referring to those where the back cover is just a pin-up, but those where there is a full separate cover with issue number and pricing that can be seen by "flipping" the book over. In some
  12. It would be interesting (to me at least) to have a better understanding of how database corrections are processed when they are submitted through CB via the "Submit New or Corrected Data" feature. Filling in an empty field seems pretty straightforward, but what if the correction is deleting duplicate or extraneous information? If someone thinks they have found a new title, is it appropriate to create an entry in CB first and submit it that way, or would that be better for the message board? How much headache do I cause when I upload a correction, immediately realize that I left something out o
  13. Is there a way through the CB software to submit JUST a cover correction? I love the simplicity of filling in missing creator information, adding a cover image where there is none, and submitting it all with a couple of clicks of the mouse. However, if I am simply correcting a cover image (example: submitting a 1970s Gold Key cover for an issue where the Whitman edition is showing for the standard cover), the only way to get the CB software to send the image appears to be if the corrected image is larger than the current image on file. In most cases, this works out fine, as I can just scan the
  14. Am I correct that this is just the bare weight of the comic or book? Or is there some additional packaging estimate to get to a true shipping weight that should be added? And should I round up to the next even ounce? I rarely fill this in, but occasionally do when a book or comic is abnormally heavy so that sellers don't get hosed on shipping cost. I don't want to cause buyers to overpay either though by entering the wrong value. Than ks!
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