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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.5.3: Bug fix for crash in Add screen

April 5th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Crash when adding a comic while the Purchase Price field was active in the Pre-Fill screen

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.5.2: Various bugfixes

April 4th, 2022

Fixed:

  • Templates: Tapping the cover to zoom in on it often caused the cover to flip to the back cover
  • Adding an item to a different collection status caused Pre-fill fields to clear in the existing entry
  • Sorting: When sorting by cover price, comics without a cover price would show “Cover: null” in the list


We are working several improvements for the Add Comics screen of the CLZ Comics mobile app.

The main change will be in the issue list, which will now show as a 3-column grid, with BIG cover images. But still with all the info you had before: Issue Nr, Variant, Variant Description, Release Date and a Key icon.

The main goal here is to make it easier to find your cover, your variant, without having to tap each cover to see the full size version.

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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.5: Back Cover images!

March 29th, 2022

Initially, when we created the mobile apps, we deliberately decided to leave out the back cover images, for performance, storage and bandwidth reasons. But with today’s fast internet speeds and fast devices with large storage.. it is time to change our minds!
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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

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.4: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons!

March 16th, 2022

In this update, no new features, just a nice improvement that makes existing functionality a bit better.

All actions in the app that can take a bit longer are now showing a nice progress bar!
This gives you some idea how long the action will take.
Also, the new Cancel button lets you stop actions, e.g. if you see it will take too long to do at this time.

The new progress bars are now shown when:

  • Adding multiple comics
  • Editing multiple comics
  • Removing multiple comics
  • Updating from Core
  • Updating key comic information

Fixed for Android:

  • App could crash when tapping the Add button in the main screen

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


One of the most popular features we added to the Comic Connect in the past few years is the Pre-fill screen. You know, the screen that pops up when adding new comics from Core and lets you “pre-fill” some fields for the new additions, right there and then. Without having to go back and edit the entries afterwards. A big time-saver for most users.

The set of fields that is available on the Pre-fill screen has always been fixed, limited to Storage Box, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity, Grade, Grading Company, Raw/Slabbed and Tags.

However, after the release of this feature, we instantly started getting requests for more fields to be added to the Pre-fill screen. Which makes sense, I mean, if you always fill in a field that is not on the Pre-fill screen, you would have to “edit after adding” anyway, rendering the entire Pre-fill screen useless…

So today we are taking the Pre-fill feature to the next level by making the screen completely user-configurable. That is, to allow you to choose your own Pre-fill fields!

And while we were at it, we made some other related improvements. Here’s what’s new today:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • Pre-fill: new for personal Date fields: Fill with “Today”
  • Pre-fill: new for Purchase Price: Use “Cover Price” minus your discount percentage.
  • The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

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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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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.3: Mark Multiple Series as Completed in one go!

February 17th, 2022

We’re on a roll! Today marks the release of CLZ Comics 7.3, with an easier and quicker way of marking Series as Completed.

We introduced the “Completed” toggle back in November 2021. It is used to indicate that a Series is “completed”. Until now, the toggle could only be set one series at a time, using the Edit Series screen.

Today, by popular request, we’re introducing a way to mark multiple Series as Completed in one go! Just select multiple series in the Series list, then choose “Mark as Completed” from the Action button menu.

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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.2.2: Two bugs squashed

February 3rd, 2022

Fixed:

  • Crash when adding comics with the Pre-fill screen DISABLED
  • When using “Fill with Cover Price minus Discount” to set the Purchase Price, the discounted price was not calculated correctly

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.2: Improved Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields!

February 2nd, 2022

One of the most popular features we added to the CLZ Comics app in the past few years is the Pre-fill screen. You know, the screen that pops up when adding new comics from Core and lets you “pre-fill” some fields for the new additions, right there and then. Without having to go back and edit the entries afterwards. A big time-saver for most users.

The set of fields that is available on the Pre-fill screen has always been fixed, limited to Storage Box, Owner, Purchase Date/Store/Price, Quantity, Grade, Grading Company and Tags.

However, after the release of this feature, we instantly started getting requests for more fields to be added to the Pre-fill screen. Which makes sense, I mean, if you always fill in a field that is not on the Pre-fill screen, you would have to “edit after adding” anyway, rendering the entire Pre-fill screen useless…

So today we are taking the Pre-fill feature to the next level by making the screen completely user-configurable. That is, to allow you to choose your own Pre-fill fields!

And while we were at it, we made some other related improvements. Here’s what’s new in version 7.2:

  • User-configurable Pre-fill screen: choose your own fields
  • Pre-fill: new for personal Date fields: Use “Today”
  • Pre-fill: new for Purchase Price: Use “Cover Price” minus your discount percentage.
  • The Pre-fill screen is now also used to set field defaults

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Comic Connect

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)

v22.1: 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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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.1: Minor Keys vs Major Keys and Key Categories

January 11th, 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 menu, 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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In today’s update we’re introducing new Add from Core settings screen, that lets you configure exactly which fields you want to download when adding new books.

While we are at it, we also tweaked the UI of the existing Update from Core settings and… we combined the two into ONE screens, with Add from Core / Update from Core tabs at top.

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Comic Connect

New: Progress bars for slower actions

November 24th, 2021

A nice update for all five Connect flavors today, in which we’ve added new progress bars to all actions in the software that can take a while.

(In the past, the software would just show a rotating symbol, not giving you any indication of actual progress or how long it could still take.)

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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!

CLZ Comics (iOS)

v7.0.2: Small tweaks and fixes

November 22nd, 2021

Some small tweaks and fixes based on the feedback we received after the big v7 release:

Tweaks:

  • Download key comic info from Core can now be switched OFF in Settings
  • Pre-fill popup: Quantity is now always reset to 1
  • For debugging and support purposes the Edit Series screen now shows Core SeriesID

Fixes:

  • Clear Database didn’t clear the Pull List

CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.0.2: Small tweaks and fixes

November 22nd, 2021

Some small tweaks and fixes based on the feedback we received after the big v7 release:

Tweaks:

  • Download key comic info from Core can now be switched OFF in Settings
  • Pre-fill popup: Quantity is now always reset to 1
  • For debugging and support purposes the Edit Series screen now shows Core SeriesID

Fixes:

  • Add Comics: Adding from pull list wasn’t working
  • Statistics: The “paid” information was not calculated correctly
  • Folders: “a”/”b” folders showing up instead of Yes/No
  • Update from Core: some comics kept getting an update
  • Clear Database didn’t clear the Pull List

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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CLZ Comics (Android)

v7.0: Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more

November 12th, 2021

A huge 7.0 update for your CLZ Comics apps 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, Series Completed, Slab Cert Nr, Bag/Board date)
  • Improved List View entries, showing Key/Slabbed icons and Qty
  • Improved Add Comics screen: Show/Hide Variants, enlarge thumbs, new beeps
  • Improved “Missing Comics” screen (Show/Hide On Order and Unreleased)
  • Use barcode scanner to search your own database
  • Your Pull List now syncs between devices and software platforms
  • New Collection Status icons and colors

IMPORTANT: For this v7 update, we have changed the database format (because of the new fields), so the first time you start version 7, the app will have to migrate your database to the new format. Depending on the speed of your device and the size of your database, this may take anywhere between 15 seconds and several minutes.

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Comic Connect

Improved Missing Comics screen

November 10th, 2021

After the huge update for Comic Connect on Monday, I have another one for you, an improved Missing Comics screen. After we introduced the Missing Comics screen, about a year ago, we kept receiving the same two complaints from you all:

  1. It should not list my “On Order” comics as missing !!
  2. It should not list unreleased issues as missing !!

Both very good points, so with today’s update we are introducing 2 new settings.

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Comic Connect

Automatic key comic info from Core and lots more

November 8th, 2021

A huge update for your Comic Connect software is now live in your account, 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, Series Completed, Slab Cert Nr, Bag/Board date)
  • Add Comics: new toggle for hiding Variants
  • New Collection Status icons and colors
  • Update Card View, now showing Quantity and Slab & Key icons
  • Your Pull List now syncs between devices and software platforms

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Recent changes

New report after Updating Key Info January 30th, 2023 v8.2: New report after Updating Key Info January 24th, 2023 v23.3.2: Fixed a couple of issues in the Add Comics screen January 5th, 2023 v23.3: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! January 4th, 2023 CLZ Comics Wrap-up 2022 December 29th, 2022 v8.1.4: Updated menu and improved messaging for subscription status November 21st, 2022 v8.1.5: Improved messaging for subscription status November 19th, 2022 v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen November 9th, 2022 v8.1.3: Fixed person icon for comics with “My Value” November 8th, 2022 v8.1.3: New features for the Update Values report screen November 8th, 2022 View Last “Update Values” Report November 2nd, 2022 v23.2: ReLink Core Variant November 2nd, 2022 CovrPrice Values: Export to CSV or Print to PDF October 28th, 2022 v8.1.2: Fix for Statistics and List/Card View October 28th, 2022 v23.1.3: Couple of bug fixes October 27th, 2022 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v23.1: Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.0.3: Couple of bug fixes October 8th, 2022 v23.0.3: Fixed a sorting problem October 7th, 2022 v8.0.5: A couple of bug fixes October 7th, 2022 v23.0.2: Fixed a problem with converting from older versions October 4th, 2022 v8.0.3: Fixed a crash in Update Values October 4th, 2022 Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 v23.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022