A little Googling lead me to a program called "CLZ Comics". Its an utility that will inventory your comic collection. Although pricey for the casual collector, it looked quite useful. I took a chance and plunked down the $45.00.
Inputting the information can be a tad time consuming. I did my collection which stands at about five thousand comics over the course of two weeks. I put in about 30 or 40 minutes a night. The hardest part was writing everything down on paper so I could sit at my desk and input the data. All in all it wasn't such a labor as I got to take a look at books I haven't seen in years. In the end it was a lot of fun.
I was seriously impressed with how many small indie books were in the database. I have some seriously obscure, small press titles dating back to the 80's, and everything was there. Some publication info is missing from books that really should be in there though. I've had to enter a lot of info on my "Tales to Astonish" collection, but that info can be uploaded to the database so the next poor slob wont have the same issues. You can also add personal notes and and conditions to your comics.
One cool feature is you can get the mobile app. It works with the main software and allows you to import your entire collection's cover images, story details, publication info as well as the creators that worked on the books vial Wi-Fi. There is also a wish list function that is a big help while you're at a comic shop or convention. This has been a big help to me lately as I've decided to pursue a complete run of "The Incredible Hulk". More on that in future blog entries.
The down side of the app is at $10.00, it is expensive. I don't like that you cannot update your wish list on your mobile device either. This serious flaw has caused me to buy a few duplicate books. Its annoying but I suppose I should have checked my bag to see if I'd already purchased a book I needed from another vendor. Still it would be nice if the app had an "Edit Wish List" function. Maybe one will be added in an update. It can also be a bit buggy. Nothing serious though. For what the app does it should really be included in the purchase price of the software.
All in all, I would say that the software is quite helpful. Its helped settle a few disagreements on who penciled "Blah-Man issue 4976" or “That book came out in 19--!” It's nice to be able to upload your collection to the internet for sharing with your friends. I'd say if you're serious about managing your collection Check it out.