Upcoming Cons: July 2012

June 20th, 2012 by

Rustedshut WWC 2010




Florida Supercon

Date: June 29th – July 2nd, 2012
Tickets: 1 Day $15 -25, 3 Day $50, 4 Day $55
Doubletree Miami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL
Exhibition Room hours:
Friday: 2:00PM – 9:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Monday: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Notable Guests:


          Carmine Infatino                Bill Sienkiewicz                Denny O’Neil
          Neal Adams                       Howard Chaykin               Billy West
          George Perez                    Roy Thomas                    Tom Savini

SDCC International


San Diego Comic Con International

Date: July 11th – 16th
Tickets: SOLD OUT
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA


Exhibition Room hours:
Wednesday: Preview Night
Thursday: TBA
Friday: TBA
Saturday: TBA
Sunday: TBA

Notable Guests:


        Sergio Aragones               Mike Carey                  Geof Darrow
        Steve Englehart                Mark Evanier               Rob Guillory
        Larry Hama                     Joe Jusko                     Robert Kirkman
        Jim Lee                            Erik Larsen                Paul Levitz
       Katsuhiro Otomo              James Robinson            John Romita Jr
      Marc Silvestri                    Scott Synder              J. Michael Straczynski
     Angelo Torres                    Jim Valentino             Mark Waid

North Coast Comic Con

North Coast Con

North Coast Con

Date: July 21st – 22nd, 2012
Tickets: $8 a Day Adult, $5 a Day for 12 and under
Tadmor Shrine Hall
3000 Krebs Drive
Akron, OH
Exhibition Room hours:
Saturday: 10:00PM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Notable Guests:


                                  John Ostrander                Gerry Conway          

Other Single Day Cons:


Marvel .1 Nonsense

June 17th, 2012 by

(Read at  your own Risk) Spoiler alert! Fantastic Four 605, 605.1 & 606

Fantastic Four 605

Fantastic Four Vol 3 #605

Fantastic Four 605.1

Fantastic Four vol 3 #605.1

Fantastic Four 606

Fantastic Four Vol 3 #606


I have to admit that I’m not the greatest fan of Marvel. I spent my first years as a comic reader reading Flash, Batman and the Legion of Super-Heros. I did however spend the better part of my pre-teen years (tween I think they call it these days) reading every book with a mutant in it. Eventually over time I started running out of appetite for giant Marvel cross-overs, constant title rebooting and mass floods of popular comic characters in 12 titles a month. That’s not to say that I don’t have my fair share of Marvel comics in my collection. In fact I have a fairly big soft spot for Marvel’s first family. When I take a Marvel Sabbatical, you can count on the Fantastic Four being the first title I reach out for when making my return. Generally speaking, I don’t read much Marvel and FF is what I tend to gravitate to, and thus, turned out to be my first encounter with the Marvel Point One stuff.

About OpenCBDB

June 10th, 2012 by

Hey.  Welcome to OpenCBDB.

One of the things that has bugged me about nearly ever single Comic Collecting software is the reporting tools and how they help in actual comic collecting.  You know, the collecting of comics.  Nearly every comic con I’ve been to I’ve seen tons of collectors rummaging through tables and tables of back issue boxes.  They’ve all had their notebooks or crumbled pieces of paper with a list of the issues they’re missing.  They all look pretty much similar:

Amazing Spider-man

365, 366, 367, 368, 369,…

So one thing I’ve looked for in every comic collecting software is the ability to make this list for me.  I put in the comics I have. It knows the ones I need. Right?  Seems pretty simple.  I’ve tried most of the comic collecting software available for the past 10 years.  Nothing.  I’ve submitted this feature request to nearly every one of them.

I made a quick web DB for my friends to use on my personal web server.  It was pretty neat.  We used it to keep track of our inventories and we built it with the features we wanted.  Then it crashed.  So we figured, if we have to re-write it, might as well open it up for everyone.

One of the problems we had was inputting all the base data.  Most sites online don’t allow for the ability to link or scrape their information.  That’s another reason why we made this site.  It’s open for anyone to do anything they want with the information.  We’re all fans of comics.  This info is the same to all of us.  Who cares who scrapes it or uses it.