Comic Connect is built around our central online database: Core for Comics. All factual comic details and cover images are used and shown directly from Core for Comics.
This factual comic data is not stored per user. Instead, it is stored only once, inside Core for Comics then linked to for every CLZ Cloud user that owns that comic.
So in order to see full comic details and cover images in CLZ Cloud, it is essential that your comic entries are linked to the corresponding entries in Core for Comics.
Without linking, your comic entries will show up as simple Title entries, with just the personal data you may have filled in.
How to link your comics
If you have been using the Add Comics screen to catalog your comics, then most, if not all of your comics will already be linked.
Comics that you’ve added manually can be linked to entries in the central database.
You can also link comics to a specific edition to get specific edition information if you want.
- Click on the comic you want to link.
- Click the “More” icon and click “Link”
- The “Link Comic” page opens.
- Search for the comic and pick the correct result.
- Click the blue “Link this Comic” button to finish.
The advantages of linking and central shared data in Core for Comics
Automatic Updates: When our content managers or other users update the comic information in Core for Comics (e.g. to add a better cover image, to improve data, or to fix a typo), you will immediately see those changes in your collection, so your collection always automatically shows the latest version of the data and cover art.
It’s fast: Sharing the factual comic data means that its retrieval can be optimized (e.g. by caching), resulting in a smooth experience when browsing your collection.
It’s efficient: Shared factual comic data is only stored once, which means our servers are not clogged by duplicate copies of data and images (that are all the same for every user). This also makes it possible for our systems to make daily backups of your comic collection data.
What if a comic is not in Core for Comics?
If you can’t find your comic when you try to link it, you can use the Report button at the bottom of the search results to report the missing comic to us.
Need more help with this?
Don’t hesitate to contact us here.