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Insignificant worm, don't you know it's the holidays?

We're off from work for a week, so we won't be posting anything on the blog (not that we, ummm, post on our blog while we're at work!). I've left MODOK in charge of things around here, so don't screw around.

By fnord12 | December 22, 2006, 3:00 PM | Comics & My stupid life | Comments (3)| Link

Remind me to read this later

This post isn't really for you, but you can also read Dave from Dave's Long Box talk about Thor if you want.

By fnord12 | December 22, 2006, 2:52 PM | Comics | Link

Doing my work for me

Just so you guys know, i'm not the only sick @#$*&#^ out there trying to put my comics in chronological order.

By fnord12 | December 12, 2006, 5:10 PM | Comics | Link

Hitesh Preservation Society

I've created a Tribute to Hitesh page in the comics section. Hitesh was a racmu poster who, like most geniuses, was never recognized for his unique contributions to Marvel Universe scholarship. It seems the vast majority of his postings are lost to the world, but i have preserved what i have been able to find.

A sampling:

> Now, the Morlock, Leech, probably has several points more than Rogue,
> allowing Leech to neutralize a low powered mutant's power but probably
> could not neutralize a high ranking mutant like Venom or Carnage. As
> for sound vibrations neutralizing Venom or Carnage is probably a
> weak trait Peter Parker probably put in his tacyion projection with
> artificial intelligence, allowing Spiderman to play the superhero
> or photographer - allowingn him to make a small but questionable
> income if & when he was in need of money rather than robbing a bank -
> whenever he was either bored or no supervillain showed up to make
> trouble.

By fnord12 | December 11, 2006, 3:20 PM | Comics | Link


Glenn found this X-Men race car set. The description says you race "X-Men characters Vanquish and Magneto Viper through the winding track as they chase each other".

Who the hell is Vanquish? And what's this Magneto Viper thing about?

By min | December 8, 2006, 3:20 PM | Comics & Ummm... Other? | Comments (6)| Link

Oh my goodness

Well, super-hero costumes often do get described as looking "painted-on".

By fnord12 | December 8, 2006, 11:56 AM | Comics | Comments (2)| Link

Comics Crossover Categories

"The need to compile lists is a personality disorder, as is the need to assert the superiority of some things
over other things." -Jeremy Hardy

I don't know who this guy is (I saw the quote in someone's sig) but he can go to hell.

  • Type 0 - A meta-event that isn't really a crossover, like Nuff Said or Flashback (-1 issues)
  • Type 1 - An independent mini-series. It may be bookended in individual books but the entire story takes place in the mini series. Secret Wars, Galactus The Devourer, Infinity Abyss, and Secret War are examples.
  • Type 2 - A mini-series with additional story taking place in individual books. The additional stories are usually not crucial to the main story. Secret Wars II, Infinity Gauntlet, and Maximum Security are examples.
  • Type 3 - A round-robin story that takes place within individual issues without any supporting mini-series. Each individual issue is an important part of the story. There are three sub-types of this type:
    • Type 3 A - An event that crosses-over with other titles about the same character or characters. Example: Maximum Carnage
    • Type 3 B - An event that crosses-over with the same family of titles. Examples: Operation Galactic Storm (Avengers) and X-Cutioner's Song (X-Men)
    • Type 3 C - An event that is universe-wide (even if the focus is on a specific family) and the story is told only in individual titles. Example: Mutant Massacre (Included X-titles + Power Pack + Thor)
  • Type 4 - Uses a mini-series or several mini-series plus additional stories in individual titles to depict parallel occurances within a large event. Examples: Age of Apocalypse, House of M.

Agree/disagree? Help me define them better, or tell me it's impossible to categorize them. How does Civil War fit into the categories as i've defined them (it's either a type 2 or a type 4, or we need to be able to define Events sort of like compound-complex sentences, with features of both types 2 and 4)? How about Fall of the Mutants, which was essentially three unrelated stories (i think it's a type 0, except that some of the unrelated stories had crossovers with other titles). Aaand, what's your favorite type of cross-over? I'm a classic Type 1-er, myself.

By fnord12 | December 6, 2006, 3:59 PM | Comics | Comments (5)| Link

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