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Old 05-06-14, 05:28 PM   #101
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No. More like .80˘ ish each for everything. $4 a pound at 5ish pounds was over $20 with tax.
Anything under $1 is pennies in my mind. Makes explaining mass purchases to the wife better too

I really need to find stores like some of you have. My local stores might have one of two dollar boxes if I'm lucky.

How do you organize/database your books Vale?
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Old 05-06-14, 05:42 PM   #102
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Anything under $1 is pennies in my mind. Makes explaining mass purchases to the wife better too

I really need to find stores like some of you have. My local stores might have one of two dollar boxes if I'm lucky.

How do you organize/database your books Vale?

If you ever come to Los Angeles, I have such sights to show you!


I organize by company first then alphabetically. I keep imprints with the main company.

DC A to Z
- Milestone A to Z
- Vertigo A to Z

Marvel A to Z
- Marvel Knights A to Z
- New Universe A to Z


I also have a Misc. section for companies I only have 10 books or less for (like Caliber Press).


To keep track of everything, I created a catalogue system in File Maker back in the mid-90s (before things like CollectorZ were available) and have been using it ever since.



There's a NOTES section to keep track of alternate types of numbering (like #0, -1, ∞ and one million) and any other information.

It's not pretty but it's better than the physical card system I had before this.
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Old 05-06-14, 06:11 PM   #103
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I should have started this in our cataloging thread, but I really really need to do something. Humor me just this one rant.

I love my physical Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide.


I ignore the prices but it has almost every comic from 1961 to 2000 listed, with easy to use check marks next to each issue number. I'd carry that book with me to shops, or the computer, and easily know exactly what I have and 'need'. My few comics owned that weren't in the book (older titles and a few obscure series) I would just write in the appropriate area margins. Well, even though I now own the updated 2010 book (that was the last one they made) I'm pretty sure that I need to move on to something digital. There just isn't a font small enough to list every issue number of every book published in a book small enough to carry around. So I guess I'm retiring my fond Checklist, and never even used the 2010 one, I just wrote in newer books in my 2000.

It would be great to use a full featured website database or program like CollectorZ, for the simpler entry of my 12,000 or so books, but I'm worried about another DVDSpot scenario.

So I think I want a simple system like your's, but with an easy to note way of differentiating between floppies, digital, and collected-in-trade issues. I'm so darn lazy though. I need a clone willing to stay home and work while I work to pay the bills.

I'm thinking of a google doc spreadsheet with a few columns (title, publisher, issue numbers, digital vs single vs trade, and notes for special storyline or guest stars). But wow, that would take at least a few hours per long box I'm sure, and I have 40 or 50.

Rant off. I think I'll cut and paste this to the more appropriate thread and mine it for ideas again.
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Re: What's the last comic (single issue) you bought?

If you bump that thread (I believe I posted my little set up there as well way back when), I'll follow up with my comments there.
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Old 05-06-14, 06:47 PM   #105
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If you bump that thread (I believe I posted my little set up there as well way back when), I'll follow up with my comments there.
Done.

And to get back on topic, I just bought Action #900; it's on sale at Comixology.

They'll have to switch back to the old numbering when they get to #1000, right?

Wait, does digital count in these "last" threads?
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Old 05-06-14, 08:05 PM   #106
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NO!

(Just kidding).

Action Comics #1000 - It depends on what's going on at DC at the time. I thought they'd switch to #900 for Detective Comics #19 last year but they didn't (tho they did a double-sized story featuring The 900). It's a shame to ignore historic numbering but it's the age we live in now.
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Old 05-07-14, 10:37 PM   #107
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Re: What's the last comic (single issue) you bought?

my local shop has the dungeon with like 30-40 long boxes of random stuff mostly pre 52 dc and up to house of M marvels they sell for five to fifty cents and issue. they keep em organized too so you can easily grab full runs.
another shop has 15-25$ depending on the sale to fill a short box.
anyways today i picked up

American Vampire Anthology one shot
JL Europe #1-10
Aquaman and the others 2
Miracleman 5
Veil 3
batman eternal
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JL Europe #1-10
The first 15-20 issues of that series are really fun and entertaining.
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Old 05-08-14, 07:06 AM   #109
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That's it, I'm taking a roadtrip to visit Andrew, terry, and their stores.

And I agree with Phantom, that early JL Europe run was fun.

Hey Phantom, I used the 50% off sale Saturday to buy your recent full run. Am I looking forward to reading them, or is it like most of the new DC?
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Old 05-08-14, 09:36 AM   #110
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That's it, I'm taking a roadtrip to visit Andrew, terry, and their stores.
I been reading about a yr now and it drives my gf nuts but everytime im on vacation or out of town for the day i google the nearest comic shops. we are going to Pa in july so the checklist goes

Day one:
Hershey Park
local comic shop
day two:
Lake Tobias
comic book shop
day three:
Lancaster
local comic book shop

and looking foward to reading jl europe run now
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From Wednesday's new releases:

Batman: Eternal #5
Miracleman #5
Epic #1
Original Sin #1

My shop didn't get the Watcher eyeball. Have to track that down now.

Also, this week's Satellite Sam release had a retailer incentive of a Tijuana Bible. I hit a couple of stores looking for it but no one had them. Damn it.
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Old 05-08-14, 01:44 PM   #112
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^^ Terry, I'm only an hour or two from Hershey and Lancaster. Haven't explored the shops up there, except for a decent-for-a-mall-shop in the Lancaster Mall iirc.
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if you goto lancaster theres a discount comic shop in the basement of a church. i went there two yrs ago is had a bunch of stuff i spent 2 hours in it and got thru a fraction of what they had. Ill have to track down the name of the store bc id love to revisit it.
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^ I want to go to there!
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Hey Phantom, I used the 50% off sale Saturday to buy your recent full run. Am I looking forward to reading them, or is it like most of the new DC?
Remember that I am contractually bound by a higher power to endorse it.

The art is decent and most people have liked the second trade better over the first trade. I am just glad they gave me a monthly series again.
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Old 05-13-14, 09:12 AM   #116
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if you goto lancaster theres a discount comic shop in the basement of a church. i went there two yrs ago is had a bunch of stuff i spent 2 hours in it and got thru a fraction of what they had. Ill have to track down the name of the store bc id love to revisit it.
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I bought Forever Evil #4 yesterday. I was at a shop in Virginia that I rarely get to, the guy on duty was talkative and informative, picked up a few FCBD books, so felt obligated to buy a little something.

I think it's new and not officially part of FCBD, but there is a new Image sampler freebie in stores apparently. Edit to add: Nevermind, it's from January.
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Old 05-27-14, 04:41 PM   #117
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I have a weekly pull-list with my old local shop (in Northridge, CA), however, those books are delivered to me in batches when my family comes up a few times a year for a visit.

The last book that I purchased with my own hands was a gorgeous replacement copy of Jonah Hex (original series) 8. I picked this issue up at the Big Wow show.
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I was at the Big Wow show, also. Seems like every year it gets more crowded. I picked these up. I wasn't going to get the Shogun Warriors but for a buck I couldn't pass it up.

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I'm thinking I want to track down all those Fatal Five books someday.
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This one is my favorite Fatal Five story. I was skimming through it an noticed that Mike Nassar wasn't credited with doing the artwork on the 2nd part of the story. He was way better than James Sherman. The guy who eventually took over from Grell.


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Forgot I had a pull list at my LCBS, so I just went and collected it all. I got:

Sandman Overture SE #1 and #2
Sandman Overture #2
Miracleman #2-#6
The Maxx Maximized #4-#7
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Some of the fun in my $500 Mile High order to get all the FCBD books.

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On the way home from work yesterday, I found a new store in Pasadena, CA. Picked up:



Super Team Family #4 - $3.00. Giant-Sized reprint title featuring the Golden Age story "The Revenge of Solomon Grundy."




World's Finest #232 - $2.00. As soon as I saw this cover, I remembered owning it as a child. So, immediate re-buy.




Super-Villain Classics: Galactus - The Origin - $2.00. Been looking for this book for awhile.



New Teen Titans #1 - $3.00. Missed out on this title when it was first released in the 80s. This copy isn't perfect with slightly yellow pages and a crease down the middle but for 3 bucks I figured what the hell.
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DC should really do a modern series with retro-style covers. Why have all covers trended towards being pin-ups with no words?
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A bunch of Judge Dredd issues/series ones. I just scooped up Judge Dredd: Anderson #1 from IDW through Comixology.
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