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Douglas W. McCratic

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  1. It may be time to rethink the whole "newsstands aren't actually variants" stance. CGC now recognizes them and the market has been placing greater value on high grade copies of newsstand editions for some time. If I have the option of getting a book of the same grade for the same price in either newsstand or direct market, I'll take newsstand every day of the week. Newsstand editions were rarely treated as collectibles, making them less likely to survive in high grade. Also, as the direct market rose, the number of newsstand editions compared to direct market books dropped making them less common.
  2. Sorry, I was looking for info on another newsstand edition and found this. The problem on Prime #4 isn't that the newsstand has one UPC and direct has another, the direct has no UPC at all. Not on the front cover, not on the back cover....nowhere. Additionally, #4 newsstand is a higher price, $2.50 which appears to be an exception on the other issues of this title. The other newsstand versions all have the same price.
  3. I've been trying to update to the newest version of CB but had absolutely no luck at all. I used the updater, uninstalled the previous version and installed the latest only to find that I still had the old version. I did this a few times with the same result. I then uninstalled CB, went to the website and downloaded the "latest" version from My Registrations and still get On top of that, the 2772 version no longer has the proper icons. It's just a blank page. When I turn down the update, I am unable to update with the latest issue information as the update process simply ends. Has anyone else had this problem?
  4. In the 2008 Dark Horse series, there are three versions of #1 ( 1, 1-A, and 1-B). I not aware of three versions, only the two pictured as #1 and #1-B. Should #1 become #1-A? Is anyone aware of a third version out there?
  5. Sorry for the long delay. I didn't do anything but they did finally appear. I can't recall how long it took, but lets say 3-4 days as a fair guess. I came back to try again and they were there.
  6. Here we go again. I tried saving reports to the web and got nothing. I changed the name of my database and set Sidekick on it to back everything up. Nothing showed up online. I tried saving reports directly but nothing happened there either. Sidekick has the new database saved in it and reports that it has saved to the web. I have the "Save Reports" checked as well but absolutely nothing came up online. The connection is good and I have no trouble getting downloads or browsing. Nothing turns up on the app either.
  7. #1-D is the Jill Thompson cover with the logo
  8. #1-C is by Dave Johnson and has his sig in the lower right corner in red
  9. #1-B is the foil cover by Oeming, note the word "Blue" in the title isn't actually blue.
  10. Blue Book from Dark Horse is kind of a mess. Based on the UPC, I have #1-B but the pic in CB for #1-B is actually for #1-C which also shares a pic with #1-D. #1-E has a pic that appears to be a virgin variant of the pic for #1-B but the pic for #1-B was wrong to begin with. #1-F should have the pic to #1-E. #1-G has the same pic as #1-F. #1-C has a pic that fits the description of #1-D. Based on the description, #1-C should have the pic for #1-B as it has Dave Johnson's signature in the lower right of the cover. I'm sure none of that makes sense, so let's try this:
  11. I deleted the first one on the drop down, "ComicBase Database" and it took 2022 and 2023 with it. "ComicBase DataBase(1)" still has the ID ending in f9214. Under "My Comics," everything is gone, not a database at all. On the mobile app, all four databases are there but empty. I typed the update above and went back to confirm everything only to find that "ComicBase Database(1)" has nothing in it now. The mobile app shows that it is the sole survivor of my purge. It shows it empty though. It took a few minutes to spread everywhere but it appears to have worked!
  12. Well that made it all more confusing. There is nothing at all for any database in the mobile app and the renamed database isn't there. In My Account>My Comics, there are two other mysterious databases "ComicBase Database" and "ComicBase Database (1)." The second one has no reports under it. The 2022 and 2023 are in the drop down but both change back to the "ComicBase Database" and have the error message "Could not find a part of the path "C:\ReportStore\MedicAR\{3e...f9214}" next to the "Remove Report" button but I can view any of the reports. If I select the "ComicBase Database" directly, it also has the message about the path. At a a glance, it looks like maybe one database has three names associated with it and has a fourth name that is empty. But then again, looking on My Profile page, all four databases are in the drop down but there are only two database ID numbers when I select any of them. Just like on the "My Comics" page, the 2022 and 2023 change over to "ComicBase Database" when I select them. Regardless of whether I select CB DB, 2022, or 2023, the ID number is the same, ending in d12d6. If I select "ComicBase Database (1)" the ID number ends in f9214. The f9214 ID is associated with the other database on the other page. Did I make that complicated enough? I'm thinking the best answer is to go on the website and delete everything and start over, what do you think?
  13. Disregard on the AtomicAvenue thing...I had "Show only in-stock items" checked.
  14. I found about a half dozen in my copy of CB this weekend. I was entering books and ran into a few Wizard 1/2s. Each one I pulled up had multiple copies listed of only the 0.5 issues. It didn't matter how many different versions of 0.5 there were, they were duplicated multiple times. Heroes Reborn comes to mind. I had a regular copy and a platinum(?) version. Both were in CB and there were probably between four and six identical entries for each of them. All of the Wizard 1/2s (0.5s) I added were the same. Additionally, no other issues in the titles were duplicated. I really didn't give it much of a thought on the first one. Or the second one. By the third I was questioning my sanity! On a related note, in looking at AtomicAvenue, there is no platinum edition. I didn't create an entry for mine, it was in CB already.
  15. This weekend, I cleaned up my saved information on the site. I renamed by primary database from "Complete Collection 2022" to "Complete Collection 2023" which I didn't think would be a big deal. I deleted my old stuff and went into CB where I thought that I saved my reports to the web. I've saved these more times than I can count and never had a problem beyond it taking up to half an hour for them to become available. I didn't give it a thought when they didn't turn up on the app right away and assumed that they would be there later. I received the usual messages about how they had been successfully saved and asked whether I wanted to go to the site. We're over 24 hours now and they're still not there. Has there been a known problem? Is anyone else experiencing similar issues? None of my overviews or reports are there and the db I was using isn't even listed as an option. I updated Sidekick with the new db name and had it perform all tasks. My backup shows up on the CB site but the upload time is wrong. It shows 9:52 PM but I know it was hours earlier, probably closer to 4 or 4:30 because I was making dinner by 5.
  16. Something Is Killing The Children #12-C has the wrong image associated with it. The image in CB is actually for #12-E and has been used on both issues. I tried to submit a correction but I didn't receive a message about the image so I am assuming that it did not go through. The correct image is:
  17. Thank you! My work around was to move the title to comics, added what I needed to add, then moved them all back.
  18. #1-H of this title has the wrong picture associated with it. It currently has: But it should be: I don't know where the version with only Kermit the Frog on the cover belongs but I am guessing it should be 1-I. I'm basing this on it being based on the second print cover which, according to Midtown Comics was released on 5/28/2009 and that would put it close to the Heroes Con. I'm certain the group pic cover is from Emerald City because that's where I got it.
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