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Comic Collector (Windows)

v22.2.5: Bug fixes

April 11th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Various “Access Violation” errors fixed in the Link Comics screen
  • Edit Screen: File paths for missing cover images weren’t showing
  • Main Screen: filtering on Collection Status “Sold” didn’t show correct filter text in the bottom of the screen

Comic Collector (Windows)

v22.2.4: Various bug fixes

March 21st, 2022

Fixed:

  • Various “Access Violation” errors fixed in the Link Comics screen
  • User Defined Fields: default values weren’t used when adding comics
  • Pre-fill: User Defined Fields weren’t remembered between sessions
  • Light Skin: Rating stars weren’t visible

Comic Collector (Windows)

v22.2.3: Various bug fixes

March 14th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Edit screen: Pick list popups for certain fields didn’t remember their sort order
  • Pre-fill screen: It wasn’t possible to clear out certain fields (such as Tags)
  • Pre-fill wasn’t working after the “move to other collection status” popup
  • Print/Export of “Sold Date” field wasn’t working

Comic Collector (Windows)

v22.2.2: Bug fixes

March 3rd, 2022

Fixed:

  • The add/update settings screen didn’t fit on smaller screens
  • Fields in the Pre-fill screen could look bad on screens with high DPI


Another big update for your Comic Collector software already. Today, version 22.2 brings you 4 cool new features:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • More configuration settings for Add / Update from Core
  • An easier and quicker way of marking Series as Completed
  • Support for WebP images

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v22.1: Minor Keys vs Major Keys and Key Categories

January 12th, 2022

The “Automatic key comic info” feature, introduced early November, has proven to be enormously popular… BUT it is also easily THE most controversial feature that we have ever introduced to any of our software titles!
Most users are loving the extra little trivia about their comics. But others are annoyed by too many comics being “key” for reasons that are not important enough in their opinion.

Soo… let’s see if we can improve this feature, so that we can remove most of the annoyance and make it useful for a larger part of our audience.
Today, we introduce the following improvements to the key comics feature:

  • Distinction between Minor Keys (blue icon) and Major Keys (yellow icon)
  • New “Key Category” field, automatically delivered from Core, e.g. “First appearance”, “Death”, “Cameo appearance”, “Iconic cover”, etc..
  • New “Update Key Info” tool in the CLZ Core, that is fully configurable (Minor/Major Keys, Allow Overwrite/Clear). No more need to use Update from Core.
  • Key icons now also show in issue lists in Add Comics screen.
  • New charts in Statistics screen, for Key Comics and Key Category.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v22.0.2: Updated Cards view and some fixes

November 22nd, 2021

Updated Cards view:

A small re-design of the Cards View card, to make it closer to the look of the CLZ Comics mobile app list entries and the Card View in Comic Connect. So Card view now also shows the new Slabbed icon, grade, value and quantity.

Fixed:

  • Add multiple comics manually was broken (Error “Ancestor for ‘pnAdditional’ not found”
  • Statistics screen: “Top most valuable comics” and “Most valuable series” are back!

Comic Collector (Windows)

v22.0: Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more

November 18th, 2021

A huge 22.0 update for your Comic Collector software is now available, with one big new feature (key comic info!), many new fields and several improvements to existing features. All in one go and all based on your feedback!

New today:

  • NEW: Automatic key comic information from Core!
  • Many new fields (Sold date/price, Slab Cert Nr, Bag/Board date)
  • Improved Add Comics screen: Hide Variants / Hide Owned / Sort Asc/Desc
  • Improved “Missing Comics” screen (Show/Hide On Order and Unreleased)
  • Your Pull List now syncs between devices and software platforms
  • New Collection Status icons and colors

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.6 Improved Submit to Core system

October 8th, 2021

In this update, we are improving the Submit to Core system.

We have created a completely new site for processing your submitted entries, which is now fully responsive to your browser size and therefore now fully mobile-compatible.

At the same time, we created a new auto-login system, making submitting easier and more seamless.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.5: Sync web-links with CLZ Cloud

September 28th, 2021

Another update for your Comic Collector software! In this latest version we’ve added the web-links field to the sync (including their description)!

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.4: Bar chart in folder panel background

September 14th, 2021

Version 21.4 is now available for your Comic Collector software, with a nice graphical update for your folder panel. The folder panel now show horizontal bars in the background behind the folder entries, representing the “relative size” of the folder, that is, relative to the biggest folder in your collection.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.3.2: Transfer Field Data: fix for Date fields

August 12th, 2021

Fixed:

  • Date fields didn’t always transfer correctly

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.3: New “Transfer Field Data” tool

August 9th, 2021

A nice new v21.3 update is available for Comic Collector now, in which we introduce a new super useful database management tool, called Transfer Field Data (new in the Tools menu).

In short, this tool lets you copy field values from one field to another, in batch, so for your entire database, or for a selection of comics.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.2.2: A couple of fixes

July 7th, 2021

We’ve received a couple of reports that the checkboxes in the Add Comics screen were very slow in big lists of results. That has now been fixed in this new build!

Fixed:

  • More responsive checkboxes in Add Comics screen
  • The Sort button in the main screen would sometimes not open the Sort Settings screen

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.2: New Link Comics with Core screen

June 8th, 2021

It is important to have your local comic entries linked to the corresponding entries in our Core online comic database, especially when syncing to the CLZ Cloud and/or the CLZ Comics mobile app. Because a correct Core link is what gives you all automatic comic details, like cover images, values, creators, characters, plots, etc..

All comic entries you added through the Add Comics from Core screen, will of course be linked with a Core entry automatically. However, if you added a comic manually, or if you imported a list of comics, e.g. from a CSV file, some of your entries may arrive “unlinked”. In which case you would need to do the linking afterwards.

Previously, linking comics with Core was done in an old and clunky screen, based on a very old version of the Add Comics from Core screen. But not anymore!
As of today, Comic Collector has a completely new Link Comics with Core screen.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.1: Now download values in other currencies

April 6th, 2021

This one is for the non-US users our Comic Collector software!

Now download GoCollect values in currencies other than USD!

To select your preferred currency for the comic value, cover price and purchase price fields, use the Option screen(choose Tools / Options from the menu). Then under Customization > Currency, choose your desired currency.
Choose from USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, AUD, NZD, CHF, NOK, SEK or DKK.

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Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.4 Extra Collection Status dropdown button in Add Screen

March 17th, 2021

Add Screen: Select Collection Status with the extra dropdown button

The Collection Status field has been moved out of the Pre-Fill screen and into a dropdown in the regular Add Screen for quick access. We already added it under the “preview panel” in the last build, but after many request, we’ve now also added the dropdown button beneath the left hand panel:

Fixed:

  • Update from Core: could give an access violation error if a comic did not have a grade set
  • Options: “Use Field Default” option for Collection Status didn’t work
  • Add Screen: Various text and color fixes

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.3 Various improvements and fixes

March 4th, 2021

Instead of jumping on the next big feature update, we decided to take a couple of weeks to work on various small improvements and fixes. Here’s what’s new and fixed in today’s update:

New: Clear your CLZ Cloud right from the Sync screen

No more need to login to the CLZ Cloud site and use “Clear Database” there. It is now possible to clear/reset your CLZ Cloud straight from the Sync screen, using the Clear CLZ Cloud button at the bottom.

BTW: please only use this when strictly necessary, in case of problems. Clearing the cloud and re-syncing all items is a heavy operation and causes seriously load on our servers. Thank you!

New: Find Duplicates results can now be exported to a TEXT file

By popular demand: you can now export the results of the Find Duplicates screen, either to take with you as a text file, or for printing.

New: Use the Statistics screen on a selection

Something that “got lost” when we replaced the old Database Totals screen with the fancy new Statistics screen: being able to see totals for the selected items in the main screen.
So… now that feature is back! Just select items in the main screen, using the checkboxes or Select All, then open Tools / Statistics to see totals and charts for just those items.

New: Filter area in status bar now highlights when a filter is active

A common question in support: “Why don’t I see all my items anymore”. Always turns out that a filter is active, either in the Quick Filter Panel, the Alphabet Bar or the search box.
To make this clearer, the Filter area in the status bar at the bottom now highlights in yellow when a filter is active.

Improved right-mouse click context menus, with sub-headers

Through the years, new commands kept being added to the right click context menus, and to be honest, they became a bit messy. So about time we cleaned them up.
All main screen context menu’s have now been cleaned up, re-ordered and re-grouped with nice sub-headers.

Add Screen: Select Collection Status with the new dropdown button

The Collection Status field has been moved out of the Pre-Fill screen and into a dropdown in the regular Add Screen for quick access.

Fixed:

  • Have/Want list did not show for Series marked as completed
  • Find Missing Comics screen now also takes issues within TPBs into account
  • Card View: mouse wheel scrolling was broken
  • After Select All in list, some action bar button did not show up
  • After editing, the list did not scroll to the edited item anymore
  • Statistics: rare Access Violation while loading the screen
  • Picklist item images are now automatically resolved when folder changes
  • Update File Links: manual mode missing trailing slash by default

Comic Collector (Windows)

v21.0.2 Fixed “List Index out of bounds” errors

December 7th, 2020

After the v21.0 release, we received several reports from users that they were getting “List Index out of Bounds” error, mainly when editing comics.
Luckily, with the help of these users, we were able to close in on the problem and find that it only happened on comics that had 1 or more entries on the Contents tab, so mostly on TPBs. That helped us to quickly reproduce and fix the problem!

Other fixes:

  • In Missing Comics and Update Values screens, the series Sort Names were not used for sorting.
  • Several Access Violations


It is December 2, 2020, so about time for Comic Collector 21!
With this huge v21 update, we are responding to the most common feature requests we have been receiving from Comic Collector users in the past few years. This has resulted in what may be the biggest Comic Collector update in years, with 3 completely new comic specific features and 1 improvement to an existing tool.

Here’s what’s new:

New Add Issue tab in Add Comics screen

In the Add Comics screen, when searching for a comic “By Series Title”, you are sometimes getting so many series results, that it can be hard to find the exact comic you have in your hands. You may find yourself expanding series after series, to find the issue you need.

But not anymore, as today’s update will make this a lot easier: Just use the new “Add Issue” tab in the Add Comics screen to search by Series title AND Issue number in one go.
E.g. search for “iron man 17” and it will instantly show you a simple flat list of all issues 17 of matching Iron Man series.

Note that the list of matches will automatically be a lot shorter, because the results will only include the series that actually have the issue number you are looking. For example, search for “action comics 214” and it will instantly give you the exact comic you are looking for.

Update Values report

Since we introduced the Update Values from GoCollect feature, one of the most common questions we received at customer support has been:

After I update the values for my comics, is there any way I can see which comics have been updated?

So, after one year of having to say “sorry, no that is not possible”, we figured, let’s make it possible.

And of course, we went way beyond just showing which comics have been updated. As of today, after you run Update Values, you will get a nice “Updated Values” report, showing you:

  • which comics have been updated
  • their previous values and the new values
  • the value change, in green when increased, in red when decreased
  • links to GoCollect to see further historic values
  • total value changes for the updated comics and for your entire collection

Missing Comics screen

Another common request that we have been hearing from many years:

Is there any way I can find which comics I am MISSING for my series

Definitely not an easy feature to implement, because the first question immediately is “what about variants?”. If you own issue 13A, do you regard issue 13B, 13C and 13D as missing or not?

So our UI/US designed AJ and I (Alwin) sat down to design a flexible “Missing Comics” screen that gives you full flexibility to conjure up the missing comics list you are looking for.

Based on our ideas, web-developer Sven created a super-fast search engine on our servers, that can instantly return issue number lists for any series. Still not sure how he made it this fast, but you’ll definitely love the speed of this too.

Then finally, Windows developer Joe created the new Missing Comics tool that you can now find in the Tools menu of version 21. Alternatively, open it from the “Find missing comics” link next to you Have list in the details area.

Use the checkboxes and sort toggle at the top to:

  • Show or Hide missing variants.
  • Switch between a compact list and a verbose list. (the compact view lists missing comics in “ranges”.)
  • Show or Hide series that are completed already.
  • Order the missing issue lists in Ascending or Descending order.

IMPORTANT: the Missing Comics tool is a new online service that always requires an ACTIVE Comic Collector subscription.

Use the button on bottom left to generate a nice text file that you can print off, for taking with you to the store or to a show:

Improved Pre-fill screen (previously called Quick-Fill)

The Quick-Fill screen is a time-saving tool that lets you set some fields immediately when adding new comics.
In today’s update, we changed the screen to a 2-column layout and have added several fields to the screen (Grading Company, Slabbed vs Raw, Tags, plus the ability to “Auto-fill Purchase Price with Cover Price”.

Also, we have renamed the screen to “Pre-fill Comic Details” to make the purpose a bit clearer.

Completed Series folders are now hilited in blue

In the Edit Series screen, you can mark a series a “Completed”. Previously this only change the icon of the series in the folder panel, but with version 21, the program now also hi-lites the folder name in bold and blue:


Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.6.2: Fixed an error popup

August 25th, 2020

Fixed:

  • Using Add Multiple Comics Manually popped up an error

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.6 Easier access to the Manage Pick Lists screen

August 25th, 2020

The Manage Pick Lists screen is one of the most important screens of your Comic Collector software. This is the screen you need for:

  • Merging duplicate series entries
  • Correct a Series sort name
  • Fixing typos in Series, Tags, Locations, etc…
  • Removing unused pick list entries
  • etc… etc…

But… judging from daily questions in our support channels, many users don’t even know of its existence. (Hint: it can be opened from the Edit menu). So with today’s update we are aiming to increase the awareness the Manage Pick Lists screen and to make it easier to access from anywhere.

From the main screen folder panel

In the main screen, you can now easily access the Manage Pick Lists screen for the selected folder field. Just click the new button right above the folder panel:

From the Edit Comic screen

The Edit Comic screen now has a big Manage [..] List button at the bottom, that automatically changes to match the field you are currently at:

From the Add/Edit item screen

Fixed:

  • Add Comic: If you add a comic that’s already on wish list, and you move it to wish list, the program now updates that entry with the information from the Quick Fill pop up.
  • Quick Fill popup: now remembers which date you used last for “purchase date” (unless you’re using “set today as purchase date” in Field Defaults).
  • User Defined Yes/No fields are now available as options for the folder panel.
  • Edit Multiple: Updating date fields wasn’t always working correctly if you only filled in a year.
  • Edit in List: Editing the Collection Status field did not work.
  • Folder panel: “Collection Status” folder option has been moved to “Personal” heading.
  • Folder panel: contained “creators” folder option twice.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.5: Changing your folder field is now much easier

July 30th, 2020

A big update for the Comic Collector software today, with several improvements and fixes, all based on the daily feedback we are getting from our users.

Changing your folder field is now much easier

The folder panel is one of the most powerful tools of your Comic Collector software. However, in our support conversations with users, we are finding that most users are always leaving their software on the out-of-the-box Series folders and never use anything else.

Which is sad, as they are missing out on a great tool. The folder panel instantly lets you group and filter your database on other fields too, e.g. by Publisher, by Grade, by Storage Box, etc.. Super useful and fun!

Now… I must admit that changing your folder panel to a different field was not very easy or obvious. As you had to create a “preset”, add your desired field(s), give the preset a name, save it, then finally activate the new preset in the folder panel.

So… we decided to make this all *much* easier, especially for single field folder settings.

  • You can now directly select any folder field for the folder panel, without having to create a preset first. Just instantly pick your desired folder field under the “Folders” heading in the menu of the Folder button.
  • Presets are now called Favorites.
  • You can still create your own Favorite folder options, e.g. for multi-level folder settings (e.g. Series Group, then Series), or just to make a specific 1-field setting easily accessible.
  • Your Favorite folder settings are listed at the top of the menu, under the Favorites heading.
  • New: no more need to manually name your Favorites. Sensible names are created automatically (the selected fields separated by slashes).

Columns and Sorting

  • For Columns and Sorting, “Presets” have been renamed to “Favorites” too.
  • For Sort Favorites: no more need to manually name your Favorites. Sensible names are created automatically (the selected fields separated by slashes).

Edit Comic: add multiple Creators, Characters, etc.. in one go

The Select screen for adding creators, characters, etc… now includes checkboxes, so that you can multiple in one go. No more need to go back and fort between the Select and Edit screen to add multiple.

The new checkboxes for selecting multiple values in one go are now available in the Select screen for the following fields:

  • Credits
  • Characters
  • Signed by
  • Tags

Fixed:

  • Using “Select All” in your list was very slow. Super fast again now 🙂
  • Print screen: “Field ID 221 has no XML tagname” error, when printing the Collection Status field as a column.
  • Removed the annoying “beep” when searching in the Add Comics screen.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.4.4: Access Violation error and backdrop fix

July 3rd, 2020

Fixed:

  • An access violation error could occur when canceling the “unrecognized barcode” pop-up.
  • Backdrop image could be cleared from the Series pick list item when adding a comic.

Comic Collector (Windows)

v20.4.3: Couple of fixes

June 30th, 2020

Fixed:

  • If no rating was set, it would show with rating “0” in the rating column. It now shows “nothing” in the column again.
  • If no rating has been set for a comic, it would show in a “0” folder, and now shows in a “[None]” folder in your folder panel.

Recent changes

v22.2.5: Bug fixes April 11th, 2022 v22.2.4: Various bug fixes March 21st, 2022 v22.2.3: Various bug fixes March 14th, 2022 v22.2.2: Bug fixes March 3rd, 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 v22.0.2: Updated Cards view and some fixes November 22nd, 2021 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 v21.3.2: Transfer Field Data: fix for Date fields August 12th, 2021 v21.3: New “Transfer Field Data” tool August 9th, 2021 v21.2.2: A couple of fixes July 7th, 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 v21.0.2 Fixed “List Index out of bounds” errors December 7th, 2020 v21.0: Add by Issue, Update Values report and a new Missing Comics tool! December 2nd, 2020 v20.6.2: Fixed an error popup August 25th, 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 v20.4.4: Access Violation error and backdrop fix July 3rd, 2020 v20.4.3: Couple of fixes June 30th, 2020