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New: Comic values powered by GoCollect!

July 11th, 2019

Yes, it is finally happening! After being a daily feature request for many years, our comic database tools are finally going to deliver comic values, thanks to our new collaboration with the popular GoCollect.com comic book price guide.
And the cloud-based Comic Connect software is the first to get this cool new feature!

New in today’s Comic Connect update:

  • Get comic values from Core, powered by GoCollect.com
    Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection. Just set a Grade for your comics, then Update Values from GoCollect based on that grade.
    Finally, view Value Stats in the updated Statistics screens.

  • Lots of new editable fields:
    Many new value related fields are now available. Grade, Slabbed vs Raw, Grading Company, Grader Notes, Signed By, Is Key Comic (yes/no) and Key Reason.
    Other new fields: Back Cover, Plot, Nr of Pages, Genres, Country and Language.

Get comic pricing from Core, powered by GoCollect.com

Find out which are the most valuable comics in your collection, by downloading comic values from our Core online comic database, based on their Grades. Values are updated daily from GoCollect.com.

  • Batch update values for all comics in your database.
  • When adding new comics, get values based on default Grade.
  • New Value Totals and Statistics in Statistics screen.

IMPORTANT:

  • GoCollect determines values based on actual sales on auction sites.
  • Also, values are based on sales of of CGC/CBCS graded comics only.

The above is an excellent way to determine reliable and up-to-date values, but it also means that they cannot provide values for each and every comic that exists. If for a specific comic there are no recent transactions of slabbed copies, its’ value is unknown.

In other words, this new feature is a very cool way to find the most valuable comics in your collection, but, for now, it will not help to automatically determine the value of your entire collection!


How to get values for your comics:

Here’s how to get values downloaded for existing comics in your database:

  • First set a Grade for all of them using the Edit Multiple feature:
    • Click All Comics in the folder panel, to make the list panel show all comics.
    • Click one of the checkboxes in the list to enter Selection Mode.
    • In the blue bar at the top, check the “All” checkbox on the left.
    • Now click Edit in the blue bar to open the Edit Multiple screen.
    • In the Edit Multiple screen, go to the Value tab.
    • Click the checkbox above “Grade”, set a Grade (e.g. 7.0), then click OK.

      (Note that for large databases this Edit Multiple action may take a while!)
  • Now, from the menu, choose Update All Values, under TOOLS.
    (this too may take a while on large collections!).

TIP: Set a default value for the Grade field, using Field Defaults from the menu. This will ensure future additions always have a Grade set.

Value Statistics

Open the Statistics screen from the menu to find nice new value based stats, like Total Value, Average Value, a list of the top 5 Most Valuable Comics, charts of Value by Series, etc…

Lots of new editable fields

To accompany the automatic comic pricing feature, we have introduced several new pricing related fields, all to be found in the new Value tab of the Edit Comic screen:

  • Grade, replaces the Condition field
    (all your existing Condition values have been moved to the Grade field (if it matches with one of the fixed Grade values). In cases where it does not match, your Condition info has been placed into the Grader Notes field).

  • Slabbed vs Raw
  • Grading Company
  • Grader Notes
  • Signed By
  • Is Key Comic (yes/no)
  • Key Reason

Next to that, the following fields are now fully editable (previously only automatically delivered from Core).

  • Back Cover
  • Plot
  • Nr of Pages
  • Genres
  • Country
  • Language


Recent changes

Connect is now available in Swedish! February 21st, 2024 Connect is now available in Danish! January 30th, 2024 Improvements to the Collections and Edit Multiple features November 20th, 2023 Add Comics : better “In Collection” indicators when using Hide Variants mode October 31st, 2023 Complete re-design of Edit Multiple feature October 30th, 2023 Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 30th, 2023 Filter your Series list by Completed status October 25th, 2023 Improved search results in the Link with Core screen October 12th, 2023 Connect is now available in French, Spanish and Hungarian! September 29th, 2023 Modify the Creators and Character lists of your comic entries! August 17th, 2023 Improved Import from CSV/TXT screen August 16th, 2023 Printing / Exporting a selection is now much easier August 10th, 2023 Connect is now available in German! July 4th, 2023 Re-designed collection tab-bar May 4th, 2023 New look for the Series folders May 2nd, 2023 Connect is now available in Dutch! April 27th, 2023 Three new slab-related fields, plus a new look for slabs! March 1st, 2023 New report after Updating Key Info January 30th, 2023 View Last “Update Values” Report November 2nd, 2022 CovrPrice Values: Export to CSV or Print to PDF October 28th, 2022 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View August 5th, 2022 Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! July 29th, 2022 Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen July 18th, 2022

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