TCWN: CATALOG THOSE BOOKS

Something I figured out pretty quickly after attending a big 60% off sale of all back issues at the local comic shop was, I had no idea what I really had and did not have when it came to back issues. I wasted the biggest sale and biggest opportunity I have had to plug holes in my sets just by not knowing what was missing. After that, I realized I had to do something to be able to track what books I had and what I needed.

So I started looking for a comic database that would allow me to track all of my books. And one that would let me print my list so I could take it with me to shops and shows. I am not going to go in depth about each one or tell you why one is better than the other. What I am going to do is list the ones I know of with links so you can go save them and study what works best for you. I will also list them as paid subscriptions, software or free sites. Now before we start, there is one other way you can start to catalog your books. If you have Microsoft Word, Access or Excel. You can build your own database. Just a thought for you adventurous types.

Preacher

Free database with price guide, but does accept donations. Ability to buy and sell, with plenty of user interactions.

www.comicbookrealm.com

Web based with user fees.

www.comicspriceguide.com

www.comicbookdb.com

Purchased software.

www.collectorlive.com

www.collectorz.com

www.comicbase.com

I am told Wizard World use to have a site to save collections, but has since been closed down. If anyone has info to the contrary, please let us know. Also, at one time, mycomicshop.com was setting up a place to store your collections. But 4 years later, it still isn’t in place. So take some time to study each one and find the one that will work best for what you need and what you want to do

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Comic collector, Movie aficionado, Photographer, Guitar player, Oakland Raider fan, Texas Longhorn fanatic, Autograph collector, and English Bulldog owner!
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  1. There’s also stash my comics which seems pretty good for me.

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