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  1. I am certain these two titles are one and the same but The Spirit (7th Series) #1 & #2 mistakenly has the covers to The Spirit (6th Series) #1 & #2. The Spirit (Funny Paper Book Store) has more detailed information in the individual issues, making it my choice for the title that should remain, but it should really be changed to The Spirit (7th Series) since that's where it falls in the chronology. To make matters worse, The Spirit (Funny Paper Book Store) #1 has a second printing that is indistinguishable from the first without opening it to read the indicia. Also, the credits on both 7th and FPBS need to be changed. According to Eisner's own introduction in the first issue of the FPBS series, he stated that he did roughly the first six weeks of strips then Lou Fine took over the art with Eisner's writing when the latter was drafted into the service. Initially, he smuggled out rough drawings for Fine to work over but that became too complicated and Jack Cole was brought in. He started working from Eisner's story summaries but eventually took over the full duties of writing and drawing the entire strip. Cat Yronwode contributed a history on the back cover of the 4th issue of the FPBS series. There she echoes much of what Eisner wrote in the first issue but changed the order of the artists contributions, claiming that Cole took over before Fine but I believe Eisner was correct. Fine worked on The Spirit sundays very early on and it makes sense that he would have initially taken on the dailies as well. Given that both Fine and Cole were excellent artists and both were mimicking Eisner's style, I don't know that we will ever be able to fully separate the chores on the dailies.
  2. Deep Beyond #3/B has the cover for #3/F. I tried to submit a bigger cover to no avail. The correct cover is below.
  3. In looking at the title "Flashback (1968-1975)," there's a lot going on here that needs attention. The publisher wasn't "Special" it was Alan Light according to the indicia. It's an American series, not Canadian as indicated in the listing. Mr. Light was based in Moline, Illinois. There are no actual cover prices but there are ads in the book to order other editions at $3 each or 4 for $10. This probably needs a price check as well. While $85 seems high for the first issue, $3 is a fantastic price for the rest of the books. I can't recall ever having seen a copy of any of these for less than $10 and in looking at eBay, the prices hover around the $10-20 mark for an average (F-VF) copy. I would think that $30 is pretty fair for a nice high grade issue although I usually saw them at conventions for $50-60.
  4. I just looked at the update and see that Red Sonja: The Superpowers #1 has seen some changes since I submitted it. There are currently 31 variants of this book and I am confident that there are at least an additional 5 variants but I'm still working to confirm them. I used the Variation A, Printing X system to enter them because I knew of 28 variants when I started and none of those include the so called "CGC Covers" that are included in the update. Unlike Dynamic Forces, there is no such thing as a CGC variant. This is a regular copy of the book that has been graded, it's an option for ordering but is not an actual variant.
  5. Deleting the reports in mobile appears to have worked and I have online access to my current db. I still have the option of choosing databases with no information attached to them. I tried removing the databases themselves to no avail. Do I need to do it from somewhere other than the CB site?
  6. Progress has been made! The 2021 db appears to be correct on the mobile feature. The 2020 is unchanged. I'm attempting to delete the reports currently on mobile and start over.
  7. We're halfway home. The 2021 database updated and is available on mobile. Still nothing on the 2020db. I changed the names of the uploads to match the databases and once I did that 2021 worked. I downloaded the new content update and I'm up to $498,515. Unfortunately, I didn't think to check the values before updating.
  8. The Complete Collection 2021 was added last night and showed up but had no information in it apparently. I've used the "Save to Web" function repeatedly but haven't seen the updates on the Mobile Reports. The other two databases have been in use for quite awhile. I'll have to look tonight to see if they're associated with SK. Thank you!
  9. Also, in trying to get a new report up and running, I exported all my current data and imported it into a new database. There were some issues with fields not found in the new database which I worked around, but the real concern is that my collection lost about $1500 in value in the database that I imported and when I went back to confirm the data where I had exported it, it now matches the new database. Again, probably not something I would have caught but I just tipped the scales at a value of $500,000 so it stood out. I'm now down to $498,500 or so. The most recent higher value books are there, as are the last 5 or so regular books.
  10. I'm having some trouble using Mobile Reports. Nothing I do updates my collection and adding a new collection only gets me this message "No reports are available for that database. ComicBase Pro and Archive users can use the Save to Web command under Reports to generate these." The database I have been using was last updated on 9/22/19. I honestly probably still would not have noticed it to be so old had I not tried to look up a couple of specific recent issues. I have had Sidekick save to the web and done the same in CB under reports but nothing changes. Any ideas? Thanks!
  11. No problem with the program itself, but I have problems when I try to download the pictures. Instead of the download simply beginning, I am taken to another site, http://www.mediafire.com/file/xfup7q8qsqrjoua/Pictures_1.zip/file which is kind of spammy. Is this the new way to download pics?
  12. I have been unable to update my db, getting the message "Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. SQ: logic error no such table" Update_ComicIssues See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. ************** Exception Text ************** code = Error (1), message = System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteException (0x800007BF): SQL logic error no such table: Update_ComicIssues at System.Data.SQLite.SQLite3.Prepare(SQLiteConnection cnn, String strSql, SQLiteStatement previous, UInt32 timeoutMS, String& strRemain) at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.BuildNextCommand() at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.GetStatement(Int32 index) at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteDataReader.NextResult() at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteDataReader..ctor(SQLiteCommand cmd, CommandBehavior behave) at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior) at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.ExecuteScalar(CommandBehavior behavior) at System.Data.SQLite.SQLiteCommand.ExecuteScalar() at System.Data.Common.DbCommand.ExecuteScalarAsync(CancellationToken cancellationToken) --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at ProjectX.ContentUpdates.VB$StateMachine_37_UpdaterSQLLoadedOKAsync.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter`1.GetResult() at ProjectX.ContentUpdates.VB$StateMachine_4_UpdateDatabaseAsync.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at ProjectX.ContentUpdates.VB$StateMachine_1_DoContentUpdateAsync.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ValidateEnd(Task task) at ProjectX.Globals.VB$StateMachine_312_CheckForUpdatesAsync.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task) at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task) at ProjectX.FrmMain.VB$StateMachine_167_CheckForUpdatesToolStripMenuItem_Click.MoveNext() --- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown --- at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.AsyncMethodBuilderCore.<>c.<ThrowAsync>b__6_0(Object state) ************** 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************** JIT Debugging ************** To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this application or computer (machine.config) must have the jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section. The application must also be compiled with debugging enabled. For example: <configuration> <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" /> </configuration> When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer rather than be handled by this dialog box. I am currently running version 20.0.2.3360 but that is only because I just downloaded it after getting the same error on my previous build. I get the same error when Sidekick attempts to update as well.
  13. I have tried to keep up with all of the FCBD issues, pulling together a set each year. I always struggled to get them organized to suit me in ComicBase but with the CB2020, there is a great way to do it while leaving each of them in their respective titles. In reality, it would have worked all along, but I can be kind of thick sometimes. What I propose is entering the title where it belongs, Savage Dragon #148 comes to mind, so it would go in the Savage Dragon title but instead of using #148, the issue number would be FCBD 2009. A really tough one for me to find was Free Comic Book Day: Aliens/Predator #1, I renumbered it from #1 to FCBD #2009 and voila! It's a quick and easy find. It would allow users to search for "FCBD 2009" and find all of the issues in one place. I know it's a big project but I would be willing to do the legwork if this is an acceptable idea, as I have been entering my books in this way. I guess what I am ultimately saying is that this is a system that works well for me, but is it worth submitting?
  14. Thank you! It seems odd that the default isn't to show all columns available but as long as it's actually there, I guess it doesn't matter.
  15. I know it came up in the beta discussions but have we revisited the idea of selecting an item by simply clicking on any field on that item rather than having to go to the far left? It seems like such a small thing, but it is really making me nuts. I get in a rhythm and panic when I look up and see one book shown in the top area while I'm working on another. Maybe it's something that could be an option?
  16. I'm sorry if I've missed this discussion, but are there no art credits on magazines under the Magazine category? Some of these have some great covers by regular artists that aren't seen anywhere else, particularly the on the fanzines. I've bounced between Magazines and Comics repeatedly and shut down and restarted but there is nothing listed under magazines to the right of "writer." I would think editor would be an important field in magazines as well.
  17. I've noticed the same problem. I'm guessing somewhere between 30 and 50 contributions without an update to my points. It's hard to be sure because I just assumed that they were waiting to be approved.
  18. Found another one, Shazam #10 (4th Series) had preliminary art for Teen Titans Go! (2nd Series) #36
  19. I'm having a similar problem with Sidekick. I begins with the arrow in the circle, makes it about 75% around and freezes. Nothing else happens until I get the message that the program is not responding and I shut it down. I've done this three times now, same each time.
  20. Following the latest update, these are all still Preliminary Covers. All of the Basketful of Heads covers are Preliminary except #3. Fantastici Quattro (Edizioni Star) #16 is the cover for Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #244 with Italian trade dress. You're saying yours don't have "Preliminary Cover" down the left side? Beyond that, they are slightly different covers, with different ones missing different things like UPC codes, price boxes, credits, and such. Fantastic Four (6th Series) #16 on Atomic Avenue has the Preliminary Cover as the thumbnail but the correct cover in the listing for the book.
  21. Here's a few... Basketful of Heads #1 Berserker Unbound #3B & 4A Black Hammer 3 for $1 Black Hammer/Justice League #5B Captain America (9th Series) #16 Chrononauts: Futureshock #1C, 2A, 3A, and 4A DCeased #6A Doctor Doom #2 Fantastic Four (6th Series) #16 (not listed as Preliminary Artwork but lacks trade dress and title is shifted left on actual book) Fight Club 3 #10B Gideon Falls #18A Hazel and Cha Cha Save Christmas #1A & 1B The Infected: King Shazam #1 Manor Black #3A & 4 X-Man (5trh Series) #2
  22. I've been noticing a ton of preliminary artwork being downloaded despite having "Don't download preliminary artwork" checked. I would say about 50% of my newest additions to my inventory last week are showing preliminary artwork. Is the checkbox working for others? Is there something I can do to correct it? On the same topic, once final art is released does CB replace the preliminary?
  23. I can't resize the window enough to tell that I have made a change. Maybe a millimeter or two?
  24. The latest version fixed it. Sorry it took a couple of days!
  25. I had a similar problem with reading the tables or some such. As I recall, I uninstalled CB, downloaded the file again and installed the new file to fix it. I'm not 100% certain that was my fix but I think it was.
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