Eager COLLECTORBASE.net readers via Facebook and here on the blog already know that I am a comics’ fan of the old school. Coming from the time when the crossover of Superheroes was the exception and there was only ONE Spider-Man and alternative worlds were short guest appearances rather than fixed facilities…. now I sometimes just feel terribly old!
Today’s comic world – especially the Marvel one – rather frightens me more than makes me want to explore them. It’s just “too much”. Désirée still has me with her article “MARVEL AND DC COMICS – read for newcomers” in which she tries to explain today’s comics.
Nevertheless, despite being ‘old school’, I know most of the superheroes, their nemeses, villains and they are all in their own ways works of art.
You would like to read Marvel and DC comics. But where to start? If you look around in a comic shop as a beginner you are a bit shocked by the variety you can read. For every hero there are multiple series. But once you start to deal with the matter it’ is not as complicated as it seems at first.
As new Marvel and/or DC reader you should not be scared by the long history of both publishers who brought out their first comics in the 1930s. Throughout the years there have been perfect starting points for new readers, but in fact you can start wherever you want. If you get a number 1 of a series, that’s fine. If not then just start in the middle.
The search tool of COLLECTORBASE.net is designed for the high demands and needs of collectors and is the most powerful tool of its kind!
Collectors have been fed up with very simple / cheap search tools for a long time. While these tools are easy to use, they deliver very little and are not useful. So we’ve put together our own search tool, one that is simple to use AND which can deliver the results that we’ve all wanted. This tool’s great advantages are:
+ The searches are storable and retrievable
+ You can search for highly specific, exact points
+ It is unlimited in the number of search parameters
The object overview link makes the three tools within it the ultimate combination. You can display as many different object types (for example, action figures) or groups of objects (e.g., show me everything about STAR WARS) as you wish, and all with only one mouse click / finger tip.
Object Overview - Shortcut
If you want to know what possibilities you have with the object overview, please read the tutorials of for the search, sorting and table functions. These tutorials will show you how to make a unit from all these tools; how to save your desired sort, search and table settings; and how to create a new link to access your saved settings.
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If you are interested in the development of STAR WARS, you will inevitably encounter THE ART OF STAR WARS series. Since 1979, the series has supplied and shown many conceptual drawings. Over time, the series has changed substantially, going from a simple collection, to developing into a kind of “making of” from an artistic point of view.
DC once again arrived – like many times before – at a perfect beginning for new readers. This event is called DC Rebirth. But before I will provide you with a little insight to the new monthly comic series I would like to show you my personal comeback to the DC comic universe. It starts with the two Superman paperback: Superman: Lois und Clark.
Flash Destroys Everything
Before I start a short explanation why it is a comeback for me.
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All the best sorting and searching of data is worthless if you cannot display the filtered object you have found as you like.
From my own experience I know how annoying it is when you have to reorganize the table again and again, even if you just want to see some figures from a slightly different perspective. This led me to create a table setting that preferably suits most objects. Even if you have an action-figure or comic-database sometimes you also need different data fields to capture everything that you want.
It was important to me to be able to save table settings within the collecting database of COLLECTORBASE.net, so that you can easily recall them as needed and don’t have to start again from the beginning. This is a luxury I have always missed, but you will soon also recognize how practical it is. However, this is not the only feature that will be provided in this table view of our collecting database.