So, I’ve put in a bit of time here and there, but I’m starting to get pretty heavily into building the Marvel database. This post is for Marc and all you other Marvel fans out there – what are your favorite resources for finding lists of Marvel Collected Editions and Graphic Novels?
Ideally, I’m looking for lists of everything but I’m not sure if that exists (yet! We’d like our database here to be comprehensive as well as ordered.)
Here are some good resources I’ve found so far:
Kind of hidden under the “Release Schedule” link on the front page of Collected Comics Library there are some awesome checklists for Marvel Masterworks, Omnibus, Premiere Classic, and Essentials titles. At first glance, they seem to be very complete and some up to date even to upcoming releases! I wish I knew about this resource when I was building the DC list – he’s got listings of Archives and Showcase books as well!
Detailed information on the Masterworks and awesome forums. Also some other listings, but seems kind of out of date. As much as I love this site, it’s not gonna help me keep up with modern trades.
Good for looking by character or title, but also out of date.
I’ll be checking dates and going through here to see if there’s anything I’ve missed for certain characters, but if you don’t know what you’re looking for (say a one off trade for an obscure 90s character or title, like “Witchcraft” for DC) it’s really easy to never even know something exists.
Those are the few I’ve got earmarked so far. There’s the official Marvel Catalog, which seems search-able, but I’m not sure how to get it to display a long list of trades for me. And if it’s anything like the DC one, there will probably be a lot missing!
Any good resources you use to find trades? Especially rare releases – those are the ones I’m gonna have the most trouble finding (I’m still finding the odd DC book, though I’m sure that we’re 99% up to date in the database, just gotta keep placing and filling in info for the titles already in.)
I gotta get a head start on this Marvel thing so I can upload it all as soon as I’m done with DC!
(Remember, act like I’m a Marvel newbie here. Sure, I’ve got about 155 Marvel books in my collection and I’ve read 99% of them, but compared to the almost 2000 other books, that’s just a dent. So lets start from the top!)