CBR: Pipeline - Nov 17, 2009
If you're looking for the best way to catalog your comic book collection, Augie will tell you about one solution you'll probably want to avoid. Plus, Tyler Page wraps up 'Stylish Vittles' with the long-awaited fourth and final volume.
Full article here.
I've had ComicBase v.14 for a few months now and I have the scanner too - AND I LOVE IT!!!
Is it aninvestment? Sure. Does it have to be expensive? No. Here:
Because I upgraded from a prior version (that I got off a guy on a message board for $30) I went for the archive edition. But you can use a scanner for all but the free editions.
If anyone has any questions about this lemme know.
FYI - I went to a con last month. Before I went, I ran a report of:
- for every title I had at least 1 book
- show me all the missing issues for ALL those titles
- and as an HTML doc
Then, I took that report and loaded it onto my Palm Centro (my phone). So all I had to do was check my PHONE when diving into issue bins. Plus, it was an HTML doc, so there were quick links in the doc and was easy to use.
Why would I need a database of my comic collection?
I'm at nearly 16,000 comics and counting. I want it catalogued so I can insure it, for one. Also, when you have this many it's tough to remember what you have and don't. Did you read above on how I was able to run a report of missing issues too?
Originally Posted by lead sharp
ComicBase is also filled with thousands of covers, pricing data, creator information, issue notes, and even a buy / sell function.
Believe me, membership has it's privilages.
OK yeah I suppose if you have one that big.