ComicBase Barcode Scanners

Enter your comics four times faster with a barcode scanner, combined with the advanced barcode entry features of ComicBase Professional and ComicBase Archive Edition.

Each of these scanners works with a standard USB connection and comes with a comics-optimized setup sheet to get you up and running in seconds.

  • ComicBase Laser Scanner

    Reliable laser scanning at a breakthrough price

    ComicBase ComicBase Laser Scanner
    • Replaces our original Manhattan scanner to offer high-performance laser scanning at the same low price!
    • Supports all popular barcode formats including UPC, EAN, ISBN, Code 3 of 9, and more
    • Works with ComicBase 10 and later
    • Mac/Windows compatible
  • DX Laser Barcode Scanner with Stand

    Professional laser scanner that works hands-free or handheld

    ComicBase DX Laser Scanner
    • Automatic scanning of comics--just wave them under the scanner!
    • Supports all popular barcode formats including UPC, EAN, ISBN, Code 3 of 9, and more
    • Works with ComicBase 10 or later
    • Mac/Windows compatible

Barcode Basics


ComicBase has always been pretty easy to get around, but now you can kick it into overdrive by using the program’s built-in barcode support. The program now comes built-in with tens of thousands of EAN and UPC codes to help you find and enter your comics, and new codes are released as part of the downloadable updates each week.

The fastest way to enter comics is with the ComicBase Professional and Archive Edition’s Batch > Add Issues to Inventory command (Ctrl + I). This lets you scan in the barcodes (UPC, ISBN, or ComicBase-created) from a whole stack of comics, and enter them into your inventory all in one fell swoop.

ComicBase Professional and Archive Editions also include a Batch > Sell Comics (F9) command which lets ComicBase work like a simple Point of Sale Cash Register system. Just bleep in the comics you want to sell, and ComicBase will total up the sale, complete with sales tax and shipping charges. It will can even print an itemized sales receipt! Then, once the sale is completed, the comics are automatically deducted from your inventory.

All editions of ComicBase also let you use a comic’s barcode to go directly to that particular issue from any title in ComicBase. Just choose ComicBase’s Jump command (Ctrl + J), scan in the comic’s barcode, and ComicBase will pull up that issue’s information. From there, you can edit or view the issue--or just type a number from 0 to 9 on your computer's keyboard and instantly set that number as they quantity in stock for the selected issue.

For older comics (typically pre-1992) without barcodes, ComicBase also allows you to print a barcode on any price label, or on ComicBase’s Comic ID Labels:

ID label

Barcode Support

Check out our Barcode Setup Page for quick setup instructions, as well as tips on using your new scanner.

You can also visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about barcodes on comics, and to get answers to common questions.

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