I'd seen mention of this before in long-defunct message boards, but was unconvinced that it was a real thing until I read of it in a licensed Marvel Encyclopedia, which led me to dig around for it. And here it is; I (proudly?) present to you...Marvel Comics toilet paper.
In the late 1970s (I've found sources online that say 1978 and 1979, the encyclopedia I read about it in says 1977) a company named Oh Dawn! released Marvel Comics toilet paper, featuring a number of full length reprints of Spider-Man and Incredible Hulk issues, along with an all-new original strip called The Gamma Gambit, where Spidey and the Hulk team up to take on the Leader.
Now, as goofy as this is, I think I'd be cool to have, although I feel like this is something you'…Read more >
So I recently read that Sam Raimi was not the first choice to direct the 2002 Spider-Man movie. And it got me to thinking about how that film, and it's sequels, would have turned out had another director taken Raimi's place.
Four other directors were considered:
- Roland Emmerich, the director mainly known for CGI disaster epics like Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012.
- Tim Burton, director and occasional writer of fantasy films with dark humor like Batman, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and nearly every major Johnny Depp movie that doesn't involve Pirates.
- Chris Columbus, director and producer of a number of big films, including Home Alone 1 & 2, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jingle All The Way, the first three Harry…
So, in the latest part of a project that I really want to finish but keep kicking to the back burner, two more parts of a new layout for the Multiverse have been finished. The 100000-499999 section and the 500000+ section are both complete.
For those of you who have no idea what this is, a really long time ago, I started redoing the layout we have to catalouge our Multiverse info, hoping to put it live on the site when finished. But, as said above, I lose a lot of steam on it, and it takes a while to finish them. Since starting, User:Zakor1138 has started lending a hand, and two previous parts, for Earths 0-999, and for those fancy Earths that don't use numbers have been finished, and two more sections are being worked on.
All that being said,…Read more >
I would like to highlight something we've been noticing more and more, and that is the addition of upcoming or unreleased info.
Now, we have many names. Some call us a Wiki, some call us a database, but in a broad sense, we are an encyclopedia. An encyclopedia of all things Marvel. But one thing we are not is a news site. We don't document rumors or the like, and we aren't here to provide up to the minute changes on upcoming releases. As such, I'd like to point out how we handle upcoming info in our various medias.
So, when it comes to comic issues, and to a lesser extent, novels, TPBs, and handbooks and other reference materials, info should not be added until the issue is released to the public. So that means that info from Random X-Title #…
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So we want to highlight some new features we have for comic articles here at the database. (Ok, not new, but highly under-used). They're called issue details, and they are optional information fields that can be added to the comic infobox template, usually under the release date information.
First off, we have the page count. Kinda self-explainitory, really. To add it to the info box, you add:
| Pages = ##
Just add the correct page number, and your good. The page count should include all pages, including ads in the older books, both front and back. However, it should not include the front or back covers, nor the insides of said covers.
Secondly, we have the cover price section. Again, a little self-explainitory. To add this field, you add…Read more >