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I'm looking for a simple database program I can use to index individual series in comics, so I can easily check when a particular series ran, what issues it appeared in, and also link it to sequels, if any.

My expertise with such things is limited, so I wondered if anyone could suggest something.
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I've never used it but comicbase was the one that used to be talked about (on the odd occasion that it has been).
http://www.comicbase.com/mycb/default.aspx

Collectorz is the other. No idea how well they work for Brit comics.
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Thanks, but I don't think programs designed for American comics are going to be a good fit, since they don't really have a tradition of serial anthology titles. I was thinking more of a simple, customisable, general database I could adapt to the task, rather than something optimised for the wrong sort of comics.
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I would have thought a spreadsheet might be the easiest.

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Although spreadsheets can be used to create databases, but you'd be better off using proper database software. I don't know which computer operating system you're using, but on Windows a program like Microsoft Access would be suitable. You could use it, or similar software, to create the appropriate fields and then add the data you want to include - also, you can search or query the data a lot more easily than in a spreadsheet program like Excel. I hope this helps.
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