What can you do? Things to do in the site.

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What can you do? Things to do in the site.

Postby Chris » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:03 pm

We often hear people talk about how they enjoy contributing to the site but due to the fact that they've already added all of the issues in their collection, they have nothing left to add.

There is definitely no shortage of things that can be done! Below you'll find a list of contributions that can be made to make the database that much more useful for everyone involved.

Feel free to add your own suggestions, I'll keep the list updated.

1. Character Appearances!
One of our big pushes right now is that we want to get more characters tied to the issues they appeared in. We get a lot of people looking for issues with specific characters and the more thorough we can make these entries, the better!

2. Report collected volumes that don't have the proper numbering format.
Trade paperbacks and hardcovers (and other collected works) should have the proper numbering format such as "TPB vol. 01" or "HC vol. 03". We'll often find books that don't follow the format (capitalization, punctuation, leading-zero number) and it throws things out of whack. When you find these, please submit a problem report so that we can change them.

3. Add issue reprint information to collected volumes.
Many collected editions (especially those that were entered into the site before the feature was available) don't have any information on what issues they collect. You can choose the "Edit this Issue" link for the book and then choose "If this entry collects or reprints other issues, add an issue to this entry". This will let you assign the appropriate issues to the collected volume.

4. Images, images, images.
Whether it's adding covers for issues that don't have them or images of characters that are currently blank, we love images! Additionally, we're under 170 issues left that still have the old variant cover functionality. If those could be taken care of (and I know some of them require new functionality to deal with flipbook covers), I would love to get rid of that old code.

5. Fill in any of the information in the Missing Entries section.
You can find a ton of work that remains to be done - issues missing covers, characters, creators, cover prices and so on.

What else can be done?

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Postby acomica » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:03 pm

Further on images...

Go through your collection on the database, and make sure that each cover is an actual cover, not a promo piece from the publisher (which, generally, doesn't include the logo, etc). Also, click on each cover while you're there. It'll either not have a larger scan for a pop up (in which case please upload one), or no pop up at all (in which case please upload one).

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Postby Skyhawke » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:57 pm

Synopsis When you come across someone using add copy as the synopsis; Please either delete it or reword it.

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Papercutter (Re: What can you do? Things to do in the site.

Postby EarthFurst » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:19 am

This week i discovered a comic book series named Papercutter exists and it is not listed at ComicBookDB.

I have no copies of the series yet, so I suggest:
Contributors to ComicBookDB order issues of Papercutter and add them to the ComicBookDB
.

(I procrastinate when it comes to ordering things .. so probably won't order them for a few months)

Series is published by Tugboat Press (tugboatpress.com). Series is apparently an "anthology series dedicated to showcasing the best young, underexposed and emerging comic book artists."

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Re: What can you do? Things to do in the site.

Postby avianblue » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:35 pm

I think this is a great idea to update the database

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Slam Bang (1985-90, 2003-05 & 2006-now) Re: What can you do?

Postby EarthFurst » Mon May 24, 2010 8:44 pm

This week i discovered a comics anthology published by Fan-Atic Press named Slam Bang and it is not listed at ComicBookDB.

I have no copies of the series yet, so I suggest:
Contributors to ComicBookDB order issues of Slam Bang and add them to the ComicBookDB.

(I procrastinate when it comes to ordering things .. so probably won't order any for a few months.)

Comic Art Collection at Michigan State University Libraries apparently has four issues (#20,22,28-29) from the first series.
http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/record=b5220699~S39a

According to the publisher's website there are
* 33 issues of Slam Bang volume 1 (1985-1990) (plus Slam Bang Yearbook)
* a SLAM BANG Greatest Hits #1 (2003) (cover says #1 of 4 .. so there may be three more issues)
* 7 issues of Slam Bang volume 2 (2003 to 2005)
* 5 issues so far of Slam Bang volume 3 (2006 to now)

Publisher is selling copies of SB Greatest Hits #1, most of volume 2, and all of volume 3.
http://www.fanaticpress.com/store.html

Publisher main URL is http://www.fanaticpress.com (was also at http://www.slambang.us/ )
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Re: What can you do? Things to do in the site.

Postby shamus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:11 pm

How about a 'Lightbox' slideshow feature for viewing covers in a personal collection? This would put the site in 2011. In any case thank you for creating this site. As a comic book collector it is invaluable.

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Re: What can you do? Things to do in the site.

Postby LeeWIlson » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:29 pm

The most valuable thing I can think of is a way to manage autographs. Everyone I know into comics collect signed books and needs ways to track what they have / still need for each creator, etc.

1. A way to indicate which creators have signed the book in you collection

2. A way to see in the marketplace that the item listed for sale is signed.

3. When viewing a creator's page, to see which issues he's credited with that are in your collection, and whether they are autographed by that creator or not.

Thanks for the site. Great place IMO.
I've been adding content and images, although my scans suck with my new scanner when sizing them down to meet the 100k. Trying to get that resolved....

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Re: What can you do? Things to do in the site.

Postby onewhoknows » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:27 am

Has anyone seen or heard of xowcomics? Another database ripping off the Grand Comic Book Database.

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Re: Papercutter and Slam Bang (1985-90, ...) Re: What can yo

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:13 pm

EarthFurst wrote:This week i discovered a comic book series named Papercutter exists and it is not listed at ComicBookDB. ...


Thanks to Mikebo for adding Papercutter #6 to comicbookdb ( http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=34958 )

EarthFurst wrote:This week i discovered a comics anthology published by Fan-Atic Press named Slam Bang and it is not listed at ComicBookDB. ...


And more thanks to those who contributed to comicbookdb pages about Slam Bang volume3 ( http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=30318 )
(Not sure why v3#3 is shown as "Error Edition")
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Re: Papercutter and Slam Bang (1985-90, ...) Re: What can yo

Postby mikebo » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:39 pm

EarthFurst wrote:Thanks to Mikebo for adding Papercutter #6 to comicbookdb ( http://www.comicbookdb.com/title.php?ID=34958 )


No problem. I think I picked it up from Alec Longstreth at SPX many years ago now, but had not gotten to the box it was in at the time of your original posting. There's 16 other issues of the series so far, but it's the only one I own.

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Main Enterprises (Re: What can you do? Things to do in the s

Postby EarthFurst » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:29 pm

Today i discovered publisher Main Enterprises and most of the publications are not listed at ComicBookDB.

(Thanks to Truck Target for adding Cosmic Man (2007) #1
and to areophile for adding *Ppfszt! (2011) #29.
http://www.comicbookdb.com/publisher.php?ID=2987 )

I suck at ordering stuff where no local shop is involved (mostly because of limited cash), so I suggest:
Contributors to ComicBookDB order Main Enterprises publications and add them to the ComicBookDB.

There doesn't seem to be a way to sort items by title, so I've made an alphabetical list of publications currently at the
publisher's website ( http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/ ).

{Note: partial words searches usually won't work (searching for "gree" will not find "green"), but for some reason "saddle" will find "saddles"}
{Unclear to me why they have two horror publications: The Attic and Dark Corridor.}

Ack! : humor publication

All Nukes : illustration

The Attic (#1-2): "tales of horror, fantasy and suspense". Unclear if they are comics or illustrated stories.

The B.P.P. Special #4: "comic strips" plus an article and a fiction piece.
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/13 ... -special-4
(BPP banner)

Boot Hill #1-2: "comic anthology"
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Cavaliers #1: "fantasy comic"
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/22 ... avaliers-1

Chase! #1-14: comics. First eight issues minicomic size. Switched to regular size at #9.
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Comic Fan! #1-6: magazine about comics
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Dark Corridor #1-4: apparently illustrated fiction

EC For Me, See?! #1: probably illustration with no comics. "illustrations that pay tribute to the late, great EC Comics"

Edgar Allan Poe #1: "illustrations and strips "

Forever Green #1: “the work of comic fandom legend, the late Richard "Grass" Green”
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/38 ... er-green-1

Frankie's Frightmare #1 : comic
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/17 ... ightmare-1 (when publisher name was Cat's Paw Comics)

The Gallery #1-3: artist spotlight zine (does not seem to have comics)

Get the Message! #1: "illustrations and comics"

Halloween #1: illustrations

Happy Valentine's Day #1: probably all card-style illustrations
(store title "HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! #1")

Holiday Out #1: comic
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/69 ... iday-out-1
(apparently reprints Holiday Out comics published by Renegade)

Magnet Man #1: "reprinting of the ... minicomic character" plus new material
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/16 ... n-volume-1
(published under Excalibur Press banner)

Main Enterprises Presents! (#1-7) : comics anthology
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Make Mine Monsters #2-3: magazine

Model Scene #4: magazine

Myths & Legends #1: "mini-comic"
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/11 ... -legends-1

Phantascape #1-2: "magazine sized comic"
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Satyr #6-12: Contains "strips", so possibly all comic.
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Say Cheesecake #1: images of female characters from comics & animation.

Sheesh! #1-4: humor comics
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

The Shadow of Dracula #3: Unclear if there are any comics

Sherlock Holmes: A Series Of Illustrations : illustrations

Six-guns and Saddles #1-2: magazine about westerns (includes reviews of comics)

Soundwaves #1 "contains various illustrations and comics"
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/p/12 ... undwaves-1

SQUINT #1: illustrations

Strange Space Stories #1-2: apparently mix of "strips" (comics?) and illustrations.
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Thrills & Chills #4: magazine

Toy Collectors Journal #2 : magazine about toys

Tribute #1-5: seems to be pin-ups by various artists (including art of heroes and villains)

WTF!? #1-2: "comics and illustrations"
http://mainenterprises.ecrater.com/sear ... ew=gallery

Zeroes #1A-1E: mini size parody of superhero trading cards

Zine of Bronze #4-8: seems to be a zine that is not a comic.
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Re: What can you do? Things to do in the site.

Postby EarthFurst » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:16 am

Today i wandered across publisher Wide Awake Press and most of the publications are not listed at ComicBookDB.

(Thanks to mikebo for adding Double Click (2006)
http://www.comicbookdb.com/publisher.php?ID=4617 )

I still suck at ordering stuff where no local shop is involved (mostly because of limited cash), so I suggest:
Contributors to ComicBookDB order Wide Awake Press publications and add them to the ComicBookDB.

Wide Awake Press mainpage doesn't link to their catalog ... so unclear if you can still buy the comics at the moment.
http://wideawakepress.com/Catalog/index.html

(EDIT: catalog page archived at http://web.archive.org/web/200902280629 ... index.html
and out of print webpage archived at
http://web.archive.org/web/200809080840 ... print.html )
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Dollar Bin anthology (Re: What can you do? Things to do ...

Postby EarthFurst » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:03 am

EDIT: thing to do : Find one (or more) issues of Dollar Bin anthology and add them to the ComicBookDB.

Wandered across mentions of a Dollar Bin anthology that is apparently named "Dollar Bin Friends Assembled".

I haven't seen a copy in person, but there are apparently five issues:

1) a 2008 anthology
http://forums.thedollarbin.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=254 "Dollar Bin Friends Assembled Digitized"

2) a 2nd issue (referred to in a forum thread as "Dollar Bin Friends Assembled #2")

3) a Dollar Bin anthology Friends Assembled Volume 3: The Wedding Special (according to http://www.thedollarbin.net/articles/jo ... -sale.html .
Page apparently from wedding special at http://forums.thedollarbin.net/viewtopi ... =80#p10680 / http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f388/ ... g_post.jpg )

4) Buried Treasure issue from 2011 (4th in the series according to http://exileonplainstreet.blogspot.ca/2 ... -loot.html )
Buried Treasure mentioned at webpages such as
http://www.richbarrett.com/comics/the-nuke/ ,
http://patrickdeancomics.blogspot.ca/20 ... r-bin.html
and http://www.sketchcharlotte.com/tag/fcbd ... equential/ )

Covers of the Buried Treasure anthology
a) included at http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5CnyKLbfU9M/T ... G_2866.JPG near the bottom of image, just above the Owly on the right
(via that exileonplainstreet.blogspot.ca webpage)
b) "variant cover" http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sLCw8SICTcU/T ... larbin.JPG (via http://www.curls-studio.com/curls/?p=1348 )

5) Fifth issue
http://www.curls-studio.com/curls/?p=1693 "5th annual Friends Assembled anthology. This year’s theme is “Showcase”"
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Fluke festival's anthology (Re: What can you do? Things to d

Postby EarthFurst » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:07 am

EDIT: thing to do : Find one (or more) issues of Fluke anthology and add them to the ComicBookDB.

While trying to find info about Dollar Bin's "Buried Treasure" anthology,

I wandered across Fluke anthology
(Fluke being a festival of minicomics and zines in Georgia, USA. http://flukeisawesome.blogspot.ca/ )

2010 anthology http://flukeisawesome.blogspot.ca/2010/ ... eview.html

and there might have been a Fluke anthology in 2009
http://web.archive.org/web/200901311421 ... .com/2009/
http://web.archive.org/web/200904230221 ... .com/?p=51

The Fluke festival in 2011 was billed as "tenth anniversary spectacular" so there may be other issues of Fluke anthology.
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