ComicBase 2023 is a revolutionary upgrade for the world's #1 program for managing comic collections.

Along with an unprecedented amount of new content and completely updated pricing, ComicBase 2023 was completely overhauled on a technical level to give you new levels of performance, and to unlock the full capabilities of modern computers. It also adds a bevy of great new features to make managing your collection easier, give you new insights on your comic sales, and better tailor its incredible database of information to your own needs.


  • The World's Largest Database of Comics

    Bigger than ever before! Includes listings and current prices for over 1 MILLION comic books, plus over 3 million book, magazine, and newspaper listings.

  • NEW! Now a Fully 64-Bit Application

    Full 64-Bit Support takes full advantage of your computer’s resources and unleashes its full power to handle even the largest collections with ease.

  • NEW! Dramatic Speed Improvements

    Grids and pictures display faster than ever, even when dealing with titles with huge issue runs like Action Comics or Classics Illustrated!

  • NEW! over 950,000 Covers

    The Archive Edition includes over 950,000 cover reference photos to help you easily differentiate the countless variant covers in today's comic market, as well as print out illustrated reports and labels for your collection.

  • NEW! Easier Item Lookups

    Instantly find items by their title or barcode -- as well as use the new ability to deal with those tricky items whose cover titles differs from their actual series name (e.g. the infamous Four Color Comics), or get a list of the different parts of an ongoing meta-series (e.g. Jack Reacher books)

  • Weekly Price and Content Updates

    Weekly content updates to keep your collection current with real market data to give you an accurate portrayal of your collection's value, along with which comics in your collection gained or lost the most value each week.


  • Getting Started wizard guides you to set the most important program features with just a few clicks.
  • New Progress Tips give you hints to help you use the program more effectively, teaching you new features, as well as tricks to help you use ComicBase more effectively
  • Simplified picture installation lets you install all your downloaded archive picture disks at once (or bypass it entirely and use the new Quick Start pictures instead!)


  • Archive Editions now include over 950,000 full-color cover images, giving you an unparalleled resource for identifying variants, as well as reporting and labelling.
  • Download pristine cover images each week to keep you current with new releases, as well as upgraded cover images of existing items.
  • The 4K Archive Edition includes tens of thousands of dazzling images at 4K Ultra High-Definition resolution, as well the ability to download new images at up to 4K resolution
  • ComicBase Cover Gallery screen saver gives Archive Edition users a fascinating way to view the vast world of comics, with an ever-changing display of over 100 years of comic history.
  • Both versions now available either in both physical format (4 DVDs for the Archive Edition, 2 Blu-ray Discs for the 4K Archive Edition) or digital download.


  • Built-in information and current market pricing for over one million comics ranging from the late 1800s to today
  • Includes a year of free weekly price and content updates to keep your collection current.
  • Easy support for digital comics and other digital assets. Just drag them onto their titles, then you can read them by clicking on their entries in the database! You can also attach movie trailers, web links, and more.
  • ComicBase now tracks not just comics, but books, magazines, and newspapers too!


  • Shop online for comics, or sell your own (with no store or listing fees) on Atomic Avenue
  • NEW! E-Commerce API also gives you an easy way to use your ComicBase database with 3rd party web stores and point-of-sale systems.
  • NEW! Sales Report shows sales from Atomic Avenue, ComicBase's built-in POS System (Pro or better versions), or 3rd party systems using the new E-Commerce APIs.
  • NEW! Export for E-Commerce (Archive Editions only) lets you easily transfer your collection information--with linked catalog images--to 3rd party systems.


  • NEW! Newspapers have been broken out from magazines and now have their own media type.
  • NEW! Updates let you choose which media types (books, comics, magazines, or newspapers) you want to track--and save time and disk space by omitting collectible types you're not interested in.
  • NEW! Improved compression lets backup files take as little as a quarter of the space as the uncompressed database files.
  • IMPROVED! Grids now draw far faster than before, and you can show up to 3 million items at once, depending on your computer's memory.
  • IMPROVED! Open up compressed backup files straight from the File menu--no separate compression program required.
  • IMPROVED! New 64-bit-based reporting uses a new reporting architecture for faster performance, while avoiding compatibility issues which could arise with older system components.
  • Includes ComicBase Sidekick assistant program to automatically keep your database updated with the latest content, back up your data to the cloud, generate web reports, and update your listings on
  • ComicBase Mobile app for iOS and Android (Professional and Archive Editions) lets you view and add to your collection from almost any mobile device, including iPhones, iPads, and Android and Windows phones and tablets
  • Breakdown and graph your collection’s value by genre, publisher, era, and more
  • Request professional collection evaluations from Heritage Auction Galleries
  • All versions include a FREE year of downloadable price, issue updates, and program updates
  • Includes 2 GB of free cloud-based backup space for the same time period, helping you keep your collection safe


If you’re a current customer with an active update subscription, we’ve already issued you your ComicBase 2023 serial number and download links. Just check your Registrations to get these.

To get ComicBase 2023 on disk, just renew your ComicBase subscription and choose physical delivery at checkout. You can also take advantage of upgrade pricing for ComicBase Archive Edition if you’re currently using ComicBase Express or Professional.

When you do this, you’ll get ComicBase 2023 at the special discounted upgrade price, as well as a full year of content, title, and program updates.

New to ComicBase? Check out our Product Information section to find which edition of ComicBase is right for you and learn more about everything ComicBase does.

Questions? Give us a call (408) 266-6883 and we’ll be glad to help.

System Requirements

  • Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11
  • 1024x768 or larger color monitor (1200x1024 or larger preferred)
  • 2 GHz or faster processor
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more preferred)
  • Internet connection needed for installation and some program features