New Mobile App Gives Valuable Comic Book Hunters a Treasure Map
Key Collector Comics is the world's first database and price guide dedicated to identifying highly collectible comics known as "key issues" without the clutter of uneventful comic books making it easier than ever to quickly discover the comics that matter.
“It was frustrating to Google each issue individually to determine whether or not it had something in it that made it valuable,” said owner and developer Nick Coglianese. “I kept wondering why no one had put together a comprehensive list of what every collector wants to own so I decided to do it myself.”
It took Nick Coglianese two years to build the database, extracting the issues of importance from hundreds of sources before software consultant Selected Pixel created the mobile app. Key Collector Comics made its first appearance in October 2017 at the New York Comic Con and since then has amassed thousands of downloads with global praise.
“This app has saved me so much crucial time when digging through comic boxes,” said Brian Stoner about his experience with Key Collector Comics. “The fact that it’s free and has zero pop-up ads is unbelievable. It’s a must-have for any collector.”
Key Collector Comics offers the option to search by title, displaying only the key issue occurrences that occur within a run of comics. Collectors can also search by character to see a timeline of their favorite hero or villain beginning from first appearance to where they are today and the milestone moments that happened in between.
Additional features include the ability to save issues to a wish list and catalog owned comic books. With one touch, collectors can monitor the fluctuating value of their total investment from a private dashboard.
In November, a new update will add the option to search by categories such as “100 iconic covers” or “Batman’s Arch Rivals” amongst many others.
“Key Collector Comics is the only app every comic book collector needs,” said Coglianese. “When it comes to all the exciting features that can be added the sky is the limit and we’re already wearing our capes.”