What are the differences between the Account Plans?
|Bronze Age Plan|
|Silver Age Plan|
|Golden Age Plan|
|One-time plan charge*|
|99¢ Price Guide Updates|
|Full access to price guide feature|
|Create and lists of comics you have and comics you want|
|Full collection management|
|View visual data of your collection|
|Desktop and mobile access|
|Unlimited, free Price Guide Updates each month|
|View and print missing issues in your collection by title|
|Add notes on signatures, grading, etc. to individual issues|
|Automatically add new monthly issues to your collection with Pull List feature|
|Select your country’s currency as default view for price guide|
|Download your Collection as an Excel spreadsheet or PDF|
|Look-up issues using your smartphone’s camera|
|Add price you actually paid for specific issues|
|Filter and view titles by their Key Issues|
|Import 3rd party collections|
*NOTE: All plan costs are one time charges, NOT REOCCURRING. The only item you would pay for past the base plan cost would be 99-cent monthly price guide updates if you choose the Bronze Age Plan, and those ARE NOT REQUIRED. Learn more about price guide updates here.
What is the difference between the new Zap-Kapow Comics and the older iOS app?
The short answer is the new Zap-Kapow Comics has more features and works for more people.
Zap-Kapow Comics new browser-based app means no matter the device you switch to, or the device you’re on, you can login to your account (another feature missing in the iOS app), access your full comic book collection, and see changing values for them with our price guide. You can download and print out a list of your collection, see stat widgets showing you your most valuable single issue, most issues in a single title, percentage of your collection by publisher, etc., and more.
You can also now perform mass additions of full comic book runs to your Collection without adding them one at a time, and view the most recent price updates and changes by issue.
We have a TON of additional features. The new Zap-Kapow Comics finally puts us in a position to better control the implementation and release of these features than the App Store would allow. We’ve wanted it, you’ve wanted it, and now we have it!
If there are any future features you would like to see in Zap-Kapow Comics, please let us know!
Does the iOS app work with the browser-based app and vice versa?
No. There was never a good way for us to identify your activity in the app via an account system or anything in the iOS version of Zap-Kapow. This meant changing to a new iPhone or using two devices didn’t bring over your price guide purchases or Favorite Lists across with them.
The data (prices, issues, titles, etc.) will remain the same across both the iOS app and the new Zap-Kapow Comics browser app, only the features and your account are different.
The iOS app was retired in May 2020 in favor of the new browser-based version of Zap-Kapow you are on now. We recommend you use the browser-based version for purchasing price guide updates and creating favorites lists exclusively.
If you own the old iOS version of Zap-Kapow please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you get your account transfered into a new plan here. Please note, we are no longer able to migrate iOS Favorites into the new web-based Zap-Kapow Comics.
I just spent weeks loading my whole collection into the My Comics and now they’re gone! What’s the deal?
Easily the number one question we get. And the number one answer? The “Want List” or “My Pull List” tab on the My Comics page is selected (and has nothing in it) instead of the “My Collection” tab. Click “My Collection” and you’ll find your comic book treasures!
Where do Zap-Kapow’s prices come from?
Zap-Kapow averages several sales areas for comic books, including online auction sites, comic shop retailers and other industry resources. If you are a retailer who would like to be included in Zap-Kapow price surveys, drop us a note at email@example.com.
What currency are Zap-Kapow’s prices listed in?
Prices in Zap-Kapow are listed in U.S. dollars by default, but can be changed into any currency in the Settings of the web app.
How often is the price guide updated?
Zap-Kapow is refreshed with the latest comic book title and price guide information on a monthly basis. Updates to Zap-Kapow are 99-cents and are accessible from within the app op on your My Comics page if you’ve moved over to the new browser-based version. Please note that your initial purchase of Zap-Kapow, either version, comes with the very latest edition of our price guide and data. From that point on you can update it as often as you like, but whenever you do you’ll be getting everything updated to that point. So if you were to purchase Zap-Kapow in August and then update your price guide in December, you would be getting all the prices and updates made to our database between August and December for the same price (99-cents). How often you update is completely up to you!
Additionally, we offer a Silver Age and Golden Age plan on the new browser-based version that includes lifetime updates for no additional charge.
What is the difference between Near Mint and Good?
Mint, Fine, Good, Poor, etc. are terms used to describe the condition of a comic book, which in turn affects its value. Think of Near Mint as an “A”, Very Fine as a “B”, Fine as a “C”, and Good as a ‘D’. Learn more about these comic book grading terms and others here.
Do you have CGC prices?
Good question. We hope to bring specific CGC (Comics Guaranty Company) graded comic book prices to Zap-Kapow Comics in the future.
You’re missing some stuff …
We know, we know … It takes a village as they say, and we could always use some new citizens. If you see something that you believe is in error or that needs added to Zap-Kapow’s comic book data, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or better yet, hit the action icon in the upper-right of the issue detail and click the “Report Issue Error” button from within the app itself, or under the Full Price Guide box on the browser-based version … This method passes us important info that helps us troubleshoot what you’re seeing (or not seeing). And thanks ahead of time!
How do I submit a cover scan or pricing info?
How do Zap-Kapow price guide updates work?
Your initial purchase of the Zap-Kapow app comes with the very latest edition of our price guide and data. From that point on you can update it as often as you like, but whenever you do you’ll be getting everything updated to that point. So if you were to purchase Zap-Kapow in August and then update your price guide in December, you would be getting all the prices and updates made to our database between August and December for the same one-time price (99-cents). How often you update is completely up to you! Anytime you chose to update, you’ll get the very latest for 99-cents Much, much cheaper than most printed price guides.
You can read more about price guide updates for the browser-based version of Zap-Kapow Comics at https://comics.zapkapowcomics.com/about-price-guide-updates.
Why don’t your prices match other price guides?
Better question (from our point of view) would be how come their prices don’t match ours! Actually, since prices on comic books vary from region to region they’ll never be identical across multiple sources. Another factor in varying prices can be the time it takes for them to be gathered and then sent to a printer for printing in a magazine or book format. Zap-Kapow updates its prices all constantly, and then releases those to the masses on a monthly basis (with several updates happening and showing up throughout each today). Ultimately, your comics are worth whatever someone is willing to pay you for them though, Zap-Kapow is meant to merely be a guide to what a comic book may have sold for recently, and to get a conversation started on a potential purchase or sale.