I'm just curious what kind of software is out there for keeping track of comic collections? I'm thinking of getting this one I saw once in Diamonds Preview but the dang thing was $300 for the DVD-ROM. It sounded pretty sweet though.
Right now I have Collectorz.com Comic Collector 2.9 Pro
Myself, I'd like something where i can have pics of variant covers to go with the book. I can do that with Comic Collectr 2.9 but I have to scan the cover and keep in on file. Once I delete the pic it's gone.
Putting the books in order would be great too. With Comic Collector 2.9 Pro, it will put all numbers begining with 1's or 2's in together. Even if one is 100 or 10, they are right with eachother.
Heck who knows, I just might not be using it right. Never did read the instructions.
I also use ComicPriceGuide.com at times. It kind of gives me an idea of what my more valuable books are worth.
Please anyone know of any others please let us know?
I didn't even know they had anything like that! I could sure use something. Not necessarily for value, but to help generate lists, so that when I go comic hunting in other towns, I can do a quick search, and print up a list.
Just for a checklist for myself, I have a word document I created. I had a computer-junkie friend of mine generate a script that would just generate the numbers 1 through 1000. Then I used a website (Usually Mile High Comic's site, though sometimes other stuff if they don't have what I want) to figure out how many issues of a particular comic there are. Then I just type the name of the comic, and put the publisher in parenthases. Next, I copy the requisite number of numbers out of my little wordpad document into my Word document. Finally, I format in Arial size eight with six columns per page. For most of my comics, I even go in with the "Strikethrough" formating option and strikethrough the stuff I have. I have a simmilar doccument for my clix - got all those checklists down to three pages!
What do you care about a leggy dame in nylons? Or did I just answer my own qestion? - Zatanna, in BTAS.
Yes, it is costly to start, but if you can shop around and buy a old copy it is cheap to upgrade. Each year they update the database with new comics and more pictures. The last upgrade cost $99 for the deluxe DVD. It has some useful features that excel can't give like a search function for writers, artists, first appearance, any appearance, etc.
I have bought a couple of old back issues based on info from Comicbase.
Is it worth it - depends on the size of your collection, I have a collection of about 3500 comics.
The CD version is cheaper but doesn't have all the pictures, but if you have a scanner, it is all set up to accept the images.
"When they come to take control every Ogre must play his role"
I was hoping I'd hear from someone who had that program! I have a collection of at least 6000 books. The system I use now isn't too bad but I know there has to something better. I'll probably save the money up and get the DVD version of Comicbase.
Thanks for all the info people! I've posted this on other sites too. I'll be getting all the info and post all here. Thanks again!