Scanning comic barcodes is the easiest method of adding new comics to your app:

  1. tap the blue “+” icon at the bottom right of your screen
  2. in the Add Comics screen that opens, switch to the Barcode tab at the top
  3. point at the barcode until it scans and the comic appears in the queue
  4. tap the Add to Collection at the bottom and you’re done!

Of course, there is more to it. Some tips:

Set the scanner to “Auto” and it will automatically scan every barcode you throw at it. It will automatically pick up extensions, whether 2 digits long or 5 digits long. Super easy, super quick.

BTW: in rare cases, the scanner may “give up” on finding the extension too quickly. E.g. with lower quality cameras or in “less than optimal” lighting conditions. In that case, set the scanner to “EXT” mode, which will force it to find the extension.

No results after scanning? Try searching by Series title!

If your barcode scan does not give you any results, that does not immediately mean your comic is not in our Core online comic database. It may be there, but without the barcode listed. So in case of no results, always try a title search on the Series tab!

Finally, some tips for scanning in general

Devices that do not have an autofocus camera can have difficulty scanning. If you are unable to get a good scan, make sure you are in a well lit area.

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