Seems like the right move to me... Eschiss1 23:14, November 6, 2011 (UTC)
Was it ever confirmed in print that the Fly was Rick R? I know he was based on him, but we never saw it confirmed, did we? Or saw him unmasked? Tony ingram 20:23, January 10, 2012 (UTC)
- An edit from more than a year ago claimed it was the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Vol 1 13 (I linked it out but it said Vol. 13 so I'm not even sure on that). Before a move can someone double check this? --Nyktimos 04:08, January 11, 2012 (UTC)
- His real name is revealed under the White Tiger (Ayala) entry in Vol. 13 the sentence reads "Soon after, the Tiger aided by the acrobatic Human Fly (Rick Rojatt) and Daredevil (Matt Murdock) in preventing Copperhead (Arthur Reynolds) from stealing a valuable urn from the Metropolitan Museum of Art."
I've been slightly dubious about taking Handbook info never mentioned in the actual comics as definitive ever since they decided the Whizzer's real name was Hiram Arnold (and also got pretty much everything about Captain Britain wrong) in the second eighties series...Tony ingram 18:39, January 12, 2012 (UTC)
I agree with you there though the current batch seems a little more accurate than the previous series'. To my knowledge it was never mentioned in any of his appearances but may have been confirmed by the writer outside the series in interviews. --...Dartalon 18:49, January 12, 2012 (UTC)
Going to have to say that the most recent handbooks are likely correct. In fact, a lot of the names revealed in the most recent runs have been used in actual Marvel comics or reiterated in future editions and or Marvel Index books. Marvel is working pretty hard to avoid the type of errors that were common in the 80's handbooks. To use that is your basis of evaluation is like not using a current medical text book because an old edition from 20 years ago had the wrong information.
Also on the Captain Britain profiles in the old handbooks: Pretty much all the Marvel UK characters who appeared in the Marvel Handbooks of the 80's only had information regarding their appearances in American Marvel books. Hence why the Captain Britain profile is so "wrong". It's not so wrong as it is incomplete. Probably the main reason is that Marvel US did not have access to the comics that were published by Marvel UK at that point in time.
If you read Captain Britain's profile in the new handbooks, you'll see that not only is it much more complete, but it's also got the correct information.
Nausiated 23:46, April 28, 2012 (UTC)