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What's new in CLZ Comics for iOS?

Version 8.3 is here, a big update that is all about slabbed comics!

More and more CLZ Comics users are using the app to catalog slabbed comics (CGC, CBCS, PGX, etc..). So let’s take our slab support to the next level!
Here’s what’s new in CLZ Comics 8.3:

  • A cool new look for your slabs in Card View and the comic details page.
  • Three new slab-related fields: Label Type, Page Quality and Custom Label.
  • Four new options for the Grade field: NG, PG, CVR and ART.
  • A new setting “For raw comics, show Grade as letters”

A cool new look for your slabs in Card View and the comic details page

The main improvement of this app update is how slabbed comics will appear in your Card View and on the comic details page. For slabs, we now generate a nice looking artificial slab case around the cover and a slab label at the top.
The slab label will show:

  • Your Grade at the top left
  • Your selected Custom Label image on the right (a new field, see below)
  • The color of your selected Label Type: Universal = blue, Signature = yellow, Qualified = green, etc.. (a new field, see below)

Slabbed comics in Card View and Details View

Slabbed comics in List View

In List View, the slab label color is now used as the background for the Grade box:

New setting “Show generated slab labels”

We are aware that some users upload their own images of their slabs to the app. Of course, if you do that, you don’t want the app to do the generated slab labels. So we created a new setting to switch that OFF.
In the Settings screen, there is now a new toggle for “Show generated slab labels”.

Three new slab-related fields: Label Type, Page Quality and Custom Label

Based on requests from our users (and, I admit, based on my own needs for my slab collection), we added 3 special fields for slabbed comics.
You can find the new fields on the Value tab of the Edit Comic screen:

Label Type

Select the CGC/CBCS label type of your slab, from the following options:

  • Universal Grade
  • Signature Series
  • Qualified Grade
  • Restored Grade
  • Pedigree Grade
  • Conserved Grade
  • Signature Series Qualified
  • Signature Series Restored
  • CBCS Certified
  • CBCS Authentic Signature
  • CBCS Verified Signature
  • CBCS Restored Grade
  • CBCS Verified Red Label (legacy)

Custom Label

Indicate the custom label you may have on your slab, like the Hobgoblin one, the Spider-Man NY skyline, or the recent Todd McFarlane signature label.
The app comes with 67 built-in known Custom Labels, with their images. And that list updates from our server automatically on a daily basis.

Do you have a slab with a Custom Label that is not listed yet? Let us know and we will add it!

Page Quality

This is for making a note of the Page Quality indicated by GCG, like “White”, “Off-White”, “Cream”, “Tan”, etc..

Four new options for the Grade field: NG, PG, CVR and ART

Also by popular demand, we now finally support NG, PG, CVR and ART labels. These are now available as 4 extra options in the Grade field.

  • NG – No Grade
  • PG – Page
  • CVR – Cover
  • ART – Original Art (CBCS)

A new setting “For raw comics, show Grade as letters”

Finally, we introduced a new grade display setting for raw comics:
For raw comics, show Grade as letters

Many users like to indicate the condition of their raw comics using the abbreviations NM, NM+, VF, VG, etc.. So you can now make the grades for your raw comics show up like that.
Slabbed comics will still always show up with the numerical indication, like 9.8, 8.5 etc…

Recent changes

v9.3.1: CLZ Comics is now free to use up to 250 comics June 4th, 2024 v9.2: Improved “Updated Values” screen, after updating from CovrPrice May 16th, 2024 v9.1 Use Edit Multiple to set Creators & Characters March 28th, 2024 v9.0: Check Value / Collection Tabs / Issue Search and more! November 30th, 2023 v8.10: Improvements for Search box and Hide Variants mode November 2nd, 2023 v8.9: Easier access to Manage Pick Lists tool October 25th, 2023 v8.8: Pre-fill screen: Orange highlights and a Clear button October 16th, 2023 v8.7.1: New in-app getting started tips September 14th, 2023 v8.6: New Sync button on main screen September 6th, 2023 v8.5: Modify the Creators and Character lists of your comic entries! August 21st, 2023 v8.4: Use multiple folder levels May 21st, 2023 v8.3: A new look for slabbed comics, plus 3 new slab-related fields March 6th, 2023 v8.2: New report after Updating Key Info January 24th, 2023 v8.1.4: New features for the Update Values report screen November 9th, 2022 v8.1 Two improvements to the CovrPrice integration October 24th, 2022 v8.0: Get comic values from CovrPrice! October 4th, 2022 v7.11.1: Configurable Update from Core August 9th, 2022 v7.10: ReLink Core Variant + Improved Card View July 31st, 2022 v7.9 Filter your Series list by Completed status July 1st, 2022 v7.8: Improved Pull List and new “Discover” mode! June 16th, 2022 v7.7 New “Card View” / List View is back in the Add screen! May 19th, 2022 v7.6 Bigger cover images in Add Comics screen April 17th, 2022 v7.5: Back Cover images! March 29th, 2022 v7.4: Progress Bars and Cancel buttons! March 16th, 2022 v7.3: Mark Multiple Series as Completed in one go! February 17th, 2022