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v23.2: ReLink Core Variant

November 2nd, 2022

Another update for your Comic Collector software, version 23.2, in which we introduce the “Re-Link Core Variant” feature, a new and easier way to link your local entries to a different variant in Core.

Relink Core variant

For most comic issues, Core often has multiple variants listed, e.g. Direct and Newsstand Editions, or for modern comics many different cover variants by different cover artists and in different variations (trade dress, virgin, etc…).

Having your local entries linked to the correct is important for many reasons, like getting the correct data when using Update from Core, for getting the correct key information, for syncing with the CLZ Cloud. etc…
And with the recent CovrPrice integration, being linked to correct variant has become essential for getting the correct value from CovrPrice.

Now, of course you could already “Unlink from Core”, then “Link with Core” again, but today’s new Re-Link Core Variant tool makes re-linking much easier. It lets you link your local entry to a different variant in Core, e.g. from Direct to Newsstand. Doing so will automatically update and overwrite all relevant information, like the Variant letter, the Variant Description, the cover image, barcode, cover date, etc…

You can find the Relink Core Variant command in the right click menu for a comic, or in the action menu of the comic details panel. In screen that pops up, just select the correct variant, then click the blue “Link to variant” button at the bottom right.

REMINDER: How to sign up for CovrPrice and get comic values in Comic Collector

To get access to the comic values from CovrPrice, you will need a subscription to the CovrPrice “UNLIMITED” plan (US $6.95 per month or US $60 per year).

Here’s how to subscribe:

  1. Visit the special CLZ/CovrPrice sign up page here.

    Follow the steps there to:

  2. Create a CovrPrice account
  3. Pay for the Unlimited plan
  4. and finally, to link your CovrPrice and CLZ accounts

It’s super-easy, just follow the steps on-screen.

Now, to finally get the actual CovrPrice values into your app, for your entire collection, use Update Values from the menu!

TIP: CovrPrice is providing fresh values continuously, so to keep your values up-to-date, regularly run Update Values again, e.g. daily or weekly. Each time you do, you will get a nice report of which values have changed and by how much!

Recent changes

v23.6: New report after Updating Key Info April 14th, 2023 v23.5: Now supports our new CLZ Scanner barcode scanner app March 29th, 2023 v23.4: Three new slab-related fields, plus a new look for slabs! March 14th, 2023 v23.3: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! January 4th, 2023 v23.2: ReLink Core Variant November 2nd, 2022 v23.1: Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v23.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 v22.2: Configurable Pre-fill, more configurable Update from Core fields + WebP support March 2nd, 2022 v22.1: Minor Keys vs Major Keys and Key Categories January 12th, 2022 v22.0: Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more November 18th, 2021 v21.6 Improved Submit to Core system October 8th, 2021 v21.5: Sync web-links with CLZ Cloud September 28th, 2021 v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background September 14th, 2021 v21.3: New “Transfer Field Data” tool August 9th, 2021 v21.2: New Link Comics with Core screen June 8th, 2021 v21.1: Now download values in other currencies April 6th, 2021 v21.0.4 Extra Collection Status dropdown button in Add Screen March 17th, 2021 v21.0.3 Various improvements and fixes March 4th, 2021 v21.0: Add by Issue, Update Values report and a new Missing Comics tool! December 2nd, 2020 v20.6 Easier access to the Manage Pick Lists screen August 25th, 2020 v20.5: Changing your folder field is now much easier July 30th, 2020 v20.4: Faster image downloads, faster Update from Core June 25th, 2020 v20.3: Faster Shelves View + 2 new Shelf Styles June 8th, 2020 v20.2 Faster CLZ Cloud syncing! March 23rd, 2020 v20.1: Easily add and report comics with “unrecognized barcodes” March 11th, 2020