Hey, if you can be a smart-ass, I can too.
This particular issue was clearly and obviously made and meant for the English speaking market.
Currently, that is what CCL catalogs - items clearly made for the English speaking market.
Your X-Men item, though an "English" title with (mostly) English words on the cover, has the entirety of its content in German. It was made and intended for a non-English speaking market.
I have some German comics I picked up on vacation last summer that I'd love to add to my CCL collection, but that's not what CCL is intended for. So I'm outta luck.
Also, often times European comics are NOT simply reprints of their English language counterparts. The Superman #X comic I picked up last year in Munich is actually a reprint of Action Comics #X AND Supergirl #Y. The Green Lantern #X is a reprint of Green Lantern Annual #1.
I'd like to take this opportunity to refer you to the Change Request Guidelines
. Item #5:"At this time, only English language items are accepted in the CCL database."
If there are other items in the database that do not meet this criteria, they should not have been approved (and should be invalidated).
The fact that we have done something incorrectly in the past is not a valid reason to continue doing so.
Your Klingon language example seems to be a clear cut example of an item obviously intended for an English language market - all the information in the bar-code area for example, and to press the point I'll bet you a shiny new nickel that every word of the indicia is also in English. What language is the indicia of the X-Men? Our Change Request Guidelines also state "Cover Titles should match the indicia whenever possible.
If you really want to push the issue (no pun intended), I will gladly begin a discussion in the Approvers Lounge regarding invalidating the Klingon item and be more than happy to involve Mr. Butler and Mr. Boyd in that discussion.
Please let me know.
However, you should know that I have already fought this battle regarding adding non-English items/titles with my fellow approvers as well as Mr. Butler and the rule is still "NO"...
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