Every year there is a new release of ComicBase.Â It means I have to spend some money to get the next year’s worth of updates, comic covers, and all the other little goodies the company throw in, but this year, there’s something extra in the update – ComicBase Atlas.
The things I’m most interested in are iPhone access (which I hope includes iPod Touch), and finally cover downloads for those who purchase the Archive Edition.Â Complete press release with all the details after the jump.
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Peter Bickford from Human Computing, the makers of that awesome ComicBase comic inventory system, sent us a quick note letting everyone know about the company’s Wizard World LA schedule.
In a matter of hours, weâ€™re heading down to the fabulous Los Angeles Convention center where weâ€™ll be showing off both ComicBase 12 and Atomic Avenue under a giant rocket ship at Booth #335 (right next to Artist Alley). Come on by and say â€œHi!â€ to Joe, Mark, me, and the rest of the crew. Weâ€™ll be running some very cool Show Specials on both new and upgrade versions of ComicBase that you wonâ€™t want to miss.
Iâ€™ll also be holding a special ComicBase/Atomic Avenue User Group meeting on Friday, March 14th from 5:30-6:30pm in the Wizard School Room. The user group gives us a great chance to meet up face to face, find out whatâ€™s planned for future releases, and talk directly to the development staff. Hope to see you there!
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Pete Bickford over at Human Computing dropped us an email to let us know all you first day adopters of Windows Vista will be able to run ComicBase without a problem. The company says it will push out version 11.1 in a few weeks.
The bad news? If you have a version of ComicBase prior to version 11, it will not work with Vista.
Pete Bickford assured us ComicBase 11 (and future updates to the software) will still wr with Windows XP.
ComicBase has a great application to help you keep track of all your comics. DrawerBoxes are a great way to keep your collection organized and at your fingertips. It makes perfect sense for ComicBase to use DrawerBoxes to organize their massive collection.
And I thought I had a large collection! I’m truly impressed.
You can read the reviews of ComicBase Express by clicking here, and my review of DrawerBoxes by clicking here.
Inexpensive way to organize your collection
–by Stephen Schleicher
If you have a large number of comics you need to keep track of, but don’t have a lot of money to spend, check out ComicBase Express. This entry level program gives you access to titles and helps you organize your comic book collection.
I’ve previously raved about the ComicBase Archive edition on this site, but I think the $250 price tag caused a lot of people to shy away – instead spending their valuable money on new issues and titles.
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Good news for everyone who wants to keep track of their collection like a pro. Human Computing sent an email to us this morning letting us know ComicBase Professional 11 (formerly the Standard Edition), and ComicBase Archive 11 are now available. 30,000 new titles added this, which means you have over a quarter million issues to access.
It’s been a big year for us, and ComicBase 11 is our biggest and best ever. This year, you’ve seen us add a staggering 30,000 comics, along with thousands of notes, artist and writer credits, and storyline entries. All this has been made available as part of ComicBase’s new weekly downloadable price and title updates.
When you upgrade to ComicBase 11, you get to start in with over 275,000 issue listings, but you’ll get another year of weekly price and issue updates, letting you keep up with all the new releases, as well as new pricing trends. We’ve also added some great new features, including:
- Hypertext-based searches that let you view a favorite creator’s entire comicography just by clicking his name! (This also works for storylines, publishers and cover dates!)
- Built-in support for CGC grading
- New barcode-driven Batch commands to let you turbocharge your comic management. Use the new Batch Add Comics to Inventory command to enter a whole stack of comics at once by simply bleeping their barcodes; There’s also a new Batch “Sell Comics” command which lets you work ComicBase like a simple Point of Sale Cash Register system: just bleep in the comics you’re selling and ComicBase will compute a running sale total, complete with sales tax and shipping charges. When the sale is completed, they comics are deducted from your inventory—you can even have it print an itemized sales receipt!
- “Submit New Or Corrected Data” command lets you submit your own additions and corrections to help make ComicBase even better.
- Over 20,000 comic covers are now contained in the 2-CD Professional Edition—and the Archive Edition now includes a whopping 150,000+ scans, more than 60,000 of which are in full-size, high-definition format.
ComicBase Professional (formerly known as the Standard Edition) is available for $129. Current ComicBase 10 users can upgrade for just $49.95 ($69.95 from older versions of ComicBase).
The 2-DVD ComicBase Archive Edition is available for $299. As a special incentive to get folks to move up to the coolest comic software on the planet, users of any version of ComicBase (except ComicBase Express) can upgrade to ComicBase Archive Edition for just $99.95—but only until October 1st, 2006.
To get your copy, order online at www.comicbase.com or give us a call at 408/266-6883 and we’ll get your order shipped out straightaway.
All the best ,
ComicBase, creators of the best database and cataloguing system for comic books out there, have announced version 11 that will begin shipping July 14, 2006. The latest release comes in four different flavors for Windows PCs: ComicBase Express ($39.95), which includes 5000 cover scans and the complete database, The Professional Edition ($129), with over 20,000 cover scans, The Archive Edition ($299), which comes with over 2GB of content, and the newly announced Blu-ray Archive ($399).
Each version has more feature than the previous. Currently I have the Archive Edition (v10), and will be reviewing ComicBase Express in the next few days. Of all of the editions, the one that should generate the most buzz is the Blu-ray Archive. This edition is the first PC based software to be released on Blu-ray disc and includes the companies entire art archive on the 26GB disc – that’s over 150,000 cover scans. The Blu-ray archive edition will also include a quarterly update with even more cover scans. This looks to be the must have edition of the program, but you need to get a Blu-ray drive for your computer first.
I’ll have more on this stoy as the program prepares for launch this week.
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