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How do you handle imprints? 9 months 1 week ago #46916

  • WraithTDK
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I'm curious about what people do in regard to metadata regarding imprints that were previously publishers. Using Malibu, which originally published the Ultraverse line, but was later bought by Marvel, as an example, would you:

1. Mark Malibu as the publisher
2. Mark Marvel as the publisher and Malibu as the imprint
3. Mark Malibu as the publisher for titles published before the buyout and Marvel as the publisher with Malibu as the imprint for titles published after the buyout

I'm also curious about what you do with imprints of imprints. Again, using Malibu as an example, Ultraverse (Prime, Mantra etc.) was an imprint of Malibu, who was then bought my Marvel. So, IF you mark Marvel as the publisher, do you then use Malibu or Ultraverse as the imprint?
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How do you handle imprints? 9 months 1 week ago #46928

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I do mark the imprint as the publisher. Imprints of imprints also get their own publisher folders. If a publisher create an imprint is because the stuff they are publishing is different, so I would like that they remain separated. It is not getting easier though, because some publishers are reprinting their imprint archives in their main brand and that complicates things because the last published imprint is assumed for the whole series if you use CVS. Eventually all my Vertigo titles will be merged into DC. I do not like it but CVS still the most sane way to organize my comics (that i know of) and that is the way the guys at CV choose to operate.
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