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What's new in CLZ Comics for iOS?


I know it was a long wait, but here it finally is: CLZ Comics 8.5, with the long awaited editing tools for your creator and character lists!

The entire CLZ development team has been working on this major feature for several months. A huge project that we have been postponing for many years, because of the complexity and the enormous amount of work. But today we can finally go public with it, resulting in a major 8.5 update for the CLZ Comics mobile app:

As of today, it is finally possible to modify the CREATORS and CHARACTERS lists of your comic entries! And of course, to sync your customized lists to and from the CLZ Cloud.

Modifying the Creator list for a comic

To modify the creator list, use Edit Comic, then the Creator tab. Flip the toggle to Custom Creators to enable edit mode.

Now you can:

  • Easily add creators by searching our central (e.g.) Cover Artist / Writer lists in Core. Just type a few letters of the person’s name and the Find Cover Artist / Writer screen will show you the most popular persons that match what you typed (the bars on the right are popularity indicator bars, based on the number of comics he/she worked on and the popularity of those comics)
  • Drag and drop creator entries to change the order (just drag the drag icon on the left)
  • Remove creator entries (using the “x” on the right)

Modifying the Character list for a comic

Modifying the Character list is also done in the Edit Comic screen, on the new Character tab. At the top, flip the toggle from “Core Characters” to “Custom Characters”. This will change the character list to edit mode.

Now you can:

  • Easily add characters by searching our central character list in Core. Just type a few letters of the character’s name and the Find Character screen will show you the most popular character that match what you typed (the bars on the right are popularity indicator bars, based on the number of comics this character appears in and on the popularity of those comics)
  • Drag and drop characters to change the order (just drag the drag icon on the left)
  • Remove characters (using the “x” on the right)

Improved display format for characters

Previously, characters were shown as one text, with their name and their optional “real name” between brackets, e.g. “Spider-man (Peter Parker)”.

But with this update, we also changed the way characters are stored in the database and have separate the Name and the Real Name into separate fields. Which makes it possible to improve the way characters are listed on screen, with the actual character name displayed more prominently (like in the folder panel screenshot below) or even as separate columns (like in the screenshot of the details page).


Recent changes

v9.2: Improved “Updated Values” screen, after updating from CovrPrice May 16th, 2024 v9.1 Use Edit Multiple to set Creators & Characters March 28th, 2024 v9.0: Check Value / Collection Tabs / Issue Search and more! November 30th, 2023 v8.10: Improvements for Search box and Hide Variants mode November 2nd, 2023 v8.9: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.8: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.7.1: New in-app getting started tips September 14th, 2023 v8.6: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.5: Modify the Creators and Character lists of your comic entries! August 21st, 2023 v8.4: Use multiple folder levels May 21st, 2023 v8.3: A new look for slabbed comics, plus 3 new slab-related fields March 6th, 2023 v8.2: New report after Updating Key Info January 24th, 2023 v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen November 9th, 2022 v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 v7.11.1: Configurable Update from Core August 9th, 2022 v7.10: ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View July 31st, 2022 v7.9 Filter your Series list by Completed status July 1st, 2022 v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! June 16th, 2022 v7.7 New “Card View” / List View is back in the Add screen! May 19th, 2022 v7.6 Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen April 17th, 2022 v7.5: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.4: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 16th, 2022 v7.3: Mark Multiple Series as Completed in one go! February 17th, 2022 v7.2: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields! February 2nd, 2022