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Margaret Walsh

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  1. Little Red Wolf was reprinted by Oni Press this year as a softcover edition.  I added it to the entry with the Hardback version and designated the softcover as "Bk 1" and submitted for review.  Just realized that the Hardcover was actually under the Lion Forge imprint of Oni.  I updated the publisher tonight for the soft cover as well as publication year.  Will that help get it recognized?

  2. On 8/16/2023 at 9:14 PM, Adam Sternberg said:

    If it's not already too late, I'd really love to standardize on <first name> <last name> and put any nicknames in the item description (if appropriate), but I defer to the editors' decisions.

    When you say <first name> do you mean a person's given name?  And <last name> do you mean their family name?  But what about those creators who have their family name first?  In some countries, that's how it's done vs the family name last.

  3. On 8/5/2023 at 1:35 AM, Fred Slota said:

    Dealing with names is something that is being worked on.  With the recent addition of a full unicode(?) alphabet, so ability to use many foreign alphabets, diacriticals, etc, they've been working on standardizing spelling, accenting and various other multiple naming.  I'm not sure if the final form is to have a in-program list of aliases backing up a single, definitive form of a name, or if that is something to be cleaned up in the mothership's editorial.


    Feedback is a good thing.  Ideas is a good thing.

    Another example that comes to mind is Dennis Hopeless.  He decided to use Dennis Hallum for Sea of Stars, a creator-owned series at Image.  In the CB Writers Search, he comes up as Dennis Hopeless (599 entries), Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum (86 entries of which Sea of Stars shows up), and Dennis Hallum (19 entries).  I think this is also a good example of needing to merge a creator's lists together.  And the suggestion above is a good one to list aliases for a creator so that no matter how one searches, you find everything by that creator.

    Related to this, I'm glad there's been a cleanup of names to make sure they're correct.  That's been one of my frustrations trying to find someone's full list when there's misspellings, etc.

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  4. 22 hours ago, Steven L. Dasinger said:

    I just found a Uncanny X-men #129 with 12p on the cover where I can see the indicia.

    Comparing this to the US version, the indicia is identical indicating to me that the insides were printed at the same time but different covers were attached depending on where they would be sold.

    So, yes, it should belong in the UK Edition title.

    Thanks for researching this!  This will help me better electronically catalog what I own.  Physically, however, they'll all live together in numerical order because that seems a superficial difference.  If there were content or advert differences, that would be a different story.

  5. 8 hours ago, Gregory Hecht said:

    That entire title (located here on Atomic Avenue) was moved to magazines some time ago.  You should update your inventory, but I'm not sure that there are any corrections that need to be submitted for that title. 

    That's cool if the corrections are declined.  Since I have so few magazines, I deselected updates for that category to  save time.  I'll remember to select it on my next update.

  6. Thank you all for your help!

    Randall: the unrecognized issue of Mysterious Strangers is actually the FCBD issue, not regular issue #1.  I see that they have an "official" entry now so I switched that over.

    Gregory: Classic X-Men #11: My copy has a barcode, no MJ insert.  I'll just migrate that over and make a note about the bar code.  X-Men (1st series): cover says 12p, not 35 cents.  So is that enough to be considered a variant?


  7. To finish my thought, the main entry for the MJ items could either be with a barcode and no mention of the insert OR it is a DM version without the barcode.  An example of an issue with the MJ insert is Uncanny X-Men #144.  DB entry shows barcode but no notes about having this insert.  I've attached my most recent log list, if that helps.  Do I try to merge my duplicate entry with the main one or just live with the situation I have now?  I'm wondering if my duplicate entries have value increases/decreases over time or not because they're unrecognized.  ComicBase Database.cbdb Unknown Items 23-Aug-2023 09-26.htm

  8. Need some guidance on what I should do with my Unrecognized Mark Jewelers and Direct Market versions.  Over the past couple of months, I've started reviewing the Unrecognized Titles and Comics log after my weekly updates.  After cleaning up a lot of the list, there's still two dozen or more issues that I originally logged as either an MJ (Mark Jewelers insert) or DM (Direct Market).  For the DM items, I uploaded a copy of my cover because it didn't have the bar code.  For the MJ items (Newstand?), the opposite is true:" the main entry in the DB

  9. I tried to download this week's update via both Sidekick and through CB itself.  I got two different error messages and the update failed in both cases.  I tried closing the programs and rebooting and got the same messages.


    CB update error.jpg

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  10. I'm on build and tried the suggestion mentioned by Joel in the post above.  But when I ran "Collection Statistics", the Selling Price field on at least one comic hasn't changed and yet the Value keeps increasing.  As far as I can see, no boxes are checked to lock the price.  So why is the Selling Price not changing along with the Value?

  11. Hi Mark.  Thanks!  For MJIV covers, I discovered the following.  Sometimes, the image for the pre-loaded regular issue is the same as my MJIV.  For those instances, I made a copy and labeled it "xx-MJ".  I can take a photo of mine, but then if I submit new or corrected info, you're still going to have a duplicate of the cover.  A good example would be FF vol 1 issue 212 where I think it's of a Newstand rather than a Direct Edition (see attached).

    For others, in the "picture file" I saw a few issues that were labeled "xx-a" and yet, there is no record for a "A" variant. Example: Fantastic Four Vol 1 issue 215.  The regular cover has Spider-Man's head in the bottom left corner, which I understand is a Direct Edition.  The 215-a cover has a bar code in that corner as well as a few other tell-tales that indicate it's a Newstand edition and possibly an MJIV.  For this issue, the image looks exactly like mine so I just relabeled the 215-a to 215-MJ (ditto attachments).

    Per your request, I'll upload images for my MJIV issues if they are visually different than the regular covers.




  12. Hello!  I'm coming across some Mark Jeweler Insert Variants as I catalog my collection.  On other forums, I've seen discussions about possible rarity.  What I haven't really found are guidelines for how to adjust the price.  Should I just default a standard markup or is it more like a sliding scale?  For example, FF #269 MJ shows a markup of 4.00 for Near Mint vs $2.25 for the regular.  But FF #274 and 275 MJ variants are $28 and $42 respectively for the same grade while their regular versions are only $3-3.50.  Or are these differences based on Atomic Avenue listings?

    Regardless of what I do, I'm submitting these variants to CB to show that they exist.

    Thanks for your advice!

    PS - for now, I'm just duplicating the regular issue covers rather than taking photos of my copies.

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