Hi mloptino,
Well-spotted - although they each have separate Wikipedia entries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Ni%C3%B1o and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Talaoc). They're noted as contemporaries but I can't find any reference to them being the same person. We'll hold off on merging them for now, but if you find any extra info please let us know. In the meantime I'll merge those two Alex Niño pages. Thanks!

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/67110-mike-decarlo
https://www.comicogs.com/credit/15629-mike-decarlo

https://www.comicogs.com/comic/80608-by-hatred-possessed (use this one; most updated)
https://www.comicogs.com/comic/83823-by-hatred-possessed (Dr Boot noted that this is different from the other but it is not. One has the barcode UPC the other does not.)

Thanks Matt, i've merged those now

merged, thanks mlopinto

I wonder whether these two guys' names are spelt incorrectly due to missing accents

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/5649-david-lopez seems to have been spelt David López in some comics and
https://www.comicogs.com/credit/5133-alvaro-lopez seems to have been spelt Alvaró López in some comics.

What is the preferred practice here, especially as some comics write without the accents?

I think these two credits are the same person

Spelling mistake: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/84014-steve-eptig
Correct: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/5664-steve-epting

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/15737-jack-cole
https://www.comicogs.com/credit/15736-jack-cole/edit

When you guys merge these does all the info from both entries get combined? ie; link, image, etc?? If not, let me know that way I can go back and add the image, link, etc.
thanks,
Matt

I think these are probably the same person

Incorrect spelling? https://www.comicogs.com/credit/19769-drew-hennessy
Correct spelling: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/13774-drew-hennessey

I think these two are probably the same person

Incorrect spelling? https://www.comicogs.com/credit/9082-karl-kessel
Correct spelling: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/6017-karl-kesel

I think these two are probably the same person

Incorrect spelling? https://www.comicogs.com/credit/72468-ive-scorcina
Correct spelling: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/5978-ive-svorcina

There was a problem with submitting, so this one was submitted twice:

WildC.A.T.s #16
https://www.comicogs.com/comic/96127-end-program
https://www.comicogs.com/comic/96126-end-program

I think these two are the same person but the credits I've seen spell the surname with an acute accent and not a grave accent ...

Wrong spelling: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/11210-andre-araujo
Better (perhaps correct) spelling: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/72594-andre-araujo

I think these two are the same person

Spelling mistake: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/6369-ralph-machio
Correct spelling: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/6695-ralph-macchio

You guys have been busy! Thanks for pulling these out, merged most of these now. I'm a little hesitant to merge comic issues that don't both have identifying codes included in the submission just in case they're not exactly the same. We may be able to merge these at a later date.

What is the preferred practice here, especially as some comics write without the accents?

This can definitely be tricky. I usually look them up and go with how they spell their name on their own website, social media, or go with the most common spelling of their name across other sites.

When you guys merge these does all the info from both entries get combined? ie; link, image, etc?

When merged, all the submissions under that name get reassigned under the name we merge into, but the links and images don't get merged.

Thanks again!

I guess Dr Boots and I both had a lot of time on our hands to keep you guys busy.
What do you mean "both have identifying codes included" for the comic duplicates? Are you saying the Identifier numbers?

I've been noticing the accents over names a little more often. I know there is a shortcut on the keyboard to add them but I don't know where it is & where it should be correctly used. Sometimes I just cut and paste from another site with the accent already on there. That will only work if the accent is used correctly and in the right place.

@falsepriest, I would say that if two entries appear to be identical then they are identical. From my perspective as someone who enters data into the system, how am I to tell apart two seemingly identical versions of a given issue? Suppose I have a third edition. What should I do? Add a third almost- identical issue or update one, any one, of the other two? Assuming all of the data already in the system really do match with the hypothetical third edition then I'd be inclined to simply add "Third edition" to one of them at random.

What do you think? From a usage perspective for me this would mean that apparently identical entries are in fact duplicates, until someone enriches one so it no longer is an exact duplicate.

These look the same - the one without the image has more numbers in the UPC

https://www.comicogs.com/comic/38-v-for-vendetta
https://www.comicogs.com/comic/20599-v-for-vendetta

Two more dupes ... not sure which is the correct spelling though

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/19963-hi-fi-design
https://www.comicogs.com/credit/88201-hifi-design

This https://www.comicogs.com/comic/13873-infinity-part-2-of-6 looks like the same comic as this: https://www.comicogs.com/comic/89182-fall. The first one is consistent with the rest of the series.

In fact, I suspect those two are both misspellings of https://www.comicogs.com/credit/97212-tom-wegryzyn

Slowly getting through these. Apologies for the delay.

I would say that if two entries appear to be identical then they are identical.

This is why the Identifying Codes section is so important, often the best way to identify if two submissions are the same or if they are different printings, releases or whatever.

  • For that Shadows of the Future Past comics you mention for instance, one has a different cover (or cover variant) with a barcode?
  • For the V For Vendetta ones I'm wondering if the difference in UPC means that it is a different printing?
  • The cover of the Infinity duplicates differs a bit.

I agree with the above .. although I'd say that if the images are different then the entries are different. Same applies to the id codes. I found a couple of issues that were sparsely populated which I thought I could update .. but on investigation I discovered the images were slightly different to the covers of my version so .. they're different issues and I created a new entry. However, where they're the same then they're the same, that's what I think.

https://www.comicogs.com/comic/90893-miracles
https://www.comicogs.com/comic/93581-miracles

Just went through collection and added links, so shouldn't be too many more merges from me.
Matt

Thanks DrBoots and mlopinto, I've merged most of these now, apart from the 'Miracles' and 'Heart of Oak and Heads to Match' issues as one has a barcode and one doesn't I'd assume these are variants, correct?

falsepriest
Staff
13 hours ago
Thanks DrBoots and mlopinto, I've merged most of these now, apart from the 'Miracles' and 'Heart of Oak and Heads to Match' issues as one has a barcode and one doesn't I'd assume these are variants, correct?

Yes, they look like variants of each other. We're considering issues with & w/out barcodes variants of the same issue, right? I have been submitting them together with both images. Just as I have been doing with issues with variant covers by different artists.
Matt

I'm entering variants, reprints etc as new entries in their own right. I assume that's the right thing to do although I still have an issue with the way collections to single issues are connected.

Thanks all, i've merged these now.

Yes, they look like variants of each other. We're considering issues with & w/out barcodes variants of the same issue, right? I have been submitting them together with both images. Just as I have been doing with issues with variant covers by different artists.

Variants such as reprints, differing details with identifying codes (e.g. with barcode and without) and cover variants qualify for a separate submission. With regard to cover variants, do you think it would make sense to have a new field in the submission form for this?

I think cover variants would be classified the same way as a reprint, ie a different entry. I think the actual issue is that the db is missing a 'work' entry from which all these variants could derive.

Here's another potential duplicate

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/89031-mike-mcavennie (correct spelling)
https://www.comicogs.com/credit/6158-mike-mcayennie (incorrect spelling)

falsepriest;
Variants such as reprints, differing details with identifying codes (e.g. with barcode and without) and cover variants qualify for a separate submission. With regard to cover variants, do you think it would make sense to have a new field in the submission form for this?
My response:
Well I think separating cover variants and covers w/ & w/out barcodes will be confusing for the fact that comics mainly go by the issue numbers.
However, for this application where these books will be for sale I guess categorizing them separately will make it possible for customers to buy whichever cover that they want.
I really don't want to go back through my 3,000k submissions and separate them. I mainly use fandom (formerly wikia) for the cover image as theirs is clearer than my camera phone image & scanning all my comics is way out of the question.
As I do updated, etc I will separate them out.
Maybe you can add some sort of field that annotates that this is a variant of the same issue (not talking at all about reprints).
Matt

Here are two entries I'm sure are the same person.

with diacritic: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/55848-jorge-fornes
without: https://www.comicogs.com/credit/53122-jorge-fornes

I'd say so. It's impossible to say from that French book what story he worked on (something to add to the feature requests - the ability to break up credits if they're broken up in the collected edition).

This has to be a mis-spelling rather than someone's actual name, surely?

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/38245-brain-bolland

I imagine the original entry was supposed to be

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/7414-brian-bolland

I found a couple of different versions of Raúl

https://www.comicogs.com/credit/77899-raul-fernandez
https://www.comicogs.com/credit/6989-raul-fernandez

As far as the credits I have at hand, neither of them are correct. I'm seeing Raúl Fernandez (with no accents on the last name)

Are these two series the same one?

https://www.comicogs.com/series/91652-justice-society-of-america
https://www.comicogs.com/series/76931-justice-society-of-america

I only ask because of the capitalisation differences

Hey all,
Apologies for being a little slow on these merges - we were having some problems with the merge function but all good now and tried to add notes in the Profile section of the page if the spelling is ambiguous or for translations. Hope that helps!

merged those, thanks DrBoots.

Thanks DrBoots and Darthemed, I've merged these now.
As far as I can tell Rick Ketchum and Rick Ketcham seem to be two legitimate people - anyone know otherwise?

Hi,

can you remove this series please? I created it mistakenly and I've since moved the contents out into the other version of the same series. Ta

https://www.comicogs.com/series/97523-spider-man-deadpool

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