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photo help

How do you place a picture Q-Swizzle 15 (talk) 14:38, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

King Hyperion formatting

I did some edits to Mark Milton (Earth-4023), just adding links to characters and teams, and the formatting of the page now seems to be off, but I can't see why that would be. Can anyone help and tell me how I managed to mess it up? It says there is a citation error, so I corrected the references to the "{{r|}}" format, but that doesn't seem to have helped - for some reason the Footnotes are just not appearing either. MarvelGirlBoy (talk) 13:15, January 7, 2013 (UTC)

Beast's Powers

With Beast having a new mutated form, what does that mean for his powers? Will they increase or decrease in any particular way? Leoman9999 (talk) 21:19, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

Need Finished Series Suggestions

Hi. Could you guys suggest a completed series or completed arc with ending that a newbie could read? Fyre839 (talk) 23:14, January 17, 2013 (UTC)

Sure. What kind of stories do you like to read?
Artful Dodger (talk) 01:41, January 18, 2013 (UTC)

Any story from Marvel is fine. I just hate waiting a month before I can continue reading the next chapter. I just like some nice series that's interesting to read.

The World War Hulk series are pretty self-contained and have been wrapped up. For X-Men, I enjoyed Age of X and if you really want to dig in, you can hit the House of M / Messiah Complex / Second Coming arcs, although those are much more widespread. Any series you read will have future consequences of course, so there may be some plotlines which don't get resolved.
You can also check out any of the Category:Limited Series on the site. By their nature, they are self contained.
Artful Dodger (talk) 12:36, January 18, 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I'll check all those out.

Reading Order

What the Reading Order of the follow up storyline to Civil War The Initiative with all the crossover titles

   Marvel Previews: Special Initiative Edition
   Civil War: Battle Damage Report (one-shot)
   Avengers: The Initiative #1-3
   Black Panther vol. 4, #26-30
   Captain America vol. 5, #26-30
   Daily Bugle: Civil War Aftermath
   Fantastic Four vol. 4, #544-550
   Iron Man Director of S.H.I.E.L.D #15-18
   Marvel Spotlight: Civil War Aftermath
   Mighty Avengers #1-6
   Moon Knight vol. 5, #11-13
   Ms. Marvel vol. 2, #13-17
   New Avengers #27-31
   New Warriors vol. 5, #1-8
   Nova vol. 4, #2-3
   Omega Flight #1-5
   The Order #1-4
   Punisher War Journal vol. 2, #6-11
   Sub-Mariner vol. 2, #1-6
   Thunderbolts vol. 2, #110-115

Treker68 (talk) 09:45, January 22, 2013 (UTC)

Cyclops Marvel Now! costume color

So I'm thinking of doing a Cyclops Marvel Now! costume... but I'm having trouble figuring out the actual color. Would people say its a navy blue like his astonishing/schism costume? Darker? More of a gun metal? Black (or almost black). Or is it tinted red? The Marvel Heroes picture shows more of a black with red highlights...

Not sure...

Swspiffy (talk)

Jumping In

Um. I attempted to create a page for the Hyperion in Jonathan Hickman's Avengers run with practically no data. Then I went to write it into the paes, but found a note specifically asking people not todo that. Now I need to get rid of my Hyperion. How do I ask for a page to be deleted? CaptainKobold (talk) 21:49, January 31, 2013 (UTC)

Edit the page you made and add the code {{delete|Whateveryourreasonis}} and type your reason inside the brackets. That will tag the page and an admin will see it.
Artful Dodger (talk) 23:42, January 31, 2013 (UTC)

Character Template

I was wondering if I could copy the template (a simplified version maybe?), and also have help with it for a certain wiki. This wiki is currently not ready for members, so a link is not posted as of yet. If any member is able to help me add the template, I will gladly post a link. And if not, please let me know. Thank you.:) --Firestormblaze

Marvel tattoo

Im looking at starting my sleeve tattoo soon. Any ideas where I can find awesone looking picture for ideas? I want a sort of marvel cross japanese them. Mayve characters as ninja and samurai? Any help be great. My twitterin @XBLmishy88 - mitchell allen.

Mishy88 (talk) 02:21, February 14, 2013 (UTC)

Mystery Woman

I want to know, who is the woman under spiderman in the backround picture of this wikia?Shadow67100 (talk)

That's Warbird, the Shi'ar bodyguard of Kid Gladiator.
Artful Dodger (talk) 11:57, February 16, 2013 (UTC)

Who was active in 1976?

What heroes were active in 616 universe during 1976. Also what characters were alive but not active before 1976?

Alpha19 (talk) 17:38, February 27, 2013 (UTC)

what is the most logical graphic novel to read after the avengers disassembled?

If you're looking for another major avengers event,try Civil War, Secret Invasion or Avengers Vs X-men. if you want the next avengers titles,try Young avengers: Vol 1,New Avengers or any newer marvel now title

Super Hero Taisen Z net movie and Marvel

Super Hero Taisen Z net movie's website states "© Marvel Characters, Inc.All Rights Reserved.". Should we notice this in somewhere? news-- (talk) 13:10, March 30, 2013 (UTC)

Is this and end, or another chapter?

Will we see less of the original Nick Fury now that Earth 616 has Nick fury Jr( who resembles Ultimate Fury); Will the Original Nick be "phased out"? Tony Yinsen (talk) 11:43, April 12, 2013 (UTC)

Only time will tell,my friend {{SUBST:User:Wikan/sig}} 07:11, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Beast's Mutation

Was it the Feline Mutation killing him, or something else? Also, is this new form a humanized feline form, or is he back to his ape-like form?Leoman9999 (talk) 03:33, May 21, 2013 (UTC)

Pretty sure it's ape-like form {{SUBST:User:Wikan/sig}} 07:11, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Avengers Unity Division: New Recruits

Are any of the following Heroes going to join the Avengers Unity Division after the Age of Ultron event? Beast Psylocke Bishop Dr. Strange Luke Cage Hawkeye She-Hulk Invisible Woman Human Torch Also, is there going to be a change in the Roster anytime soon? Leoman9999 (talk) 04:03, May 21, 2013 (UTC)

Answer: Only time will tell,my friend.
{{SUBST:User:Wikan/sig}} 07:11, May 28, 2013 (UTC)

Leoman9999 (talk) 18:44, May 21, 2013 (UTC)

Omar and Sando

I was reading through Omar (Sando) (earth-616) page and I noticed that he appeared in captain america comics vol 1 1 and tales of suspense vol 1 64 with Betty Ross being replaced by Peggy carter. Should I put either of them in an alternate universe or shall I leave the continuity error. If i do add a new trn universe which story should I put in it as we'll? Jimbo2012 (talk) 15:17, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

Its in the name

When was the Red Skull's real name (Johann Schmidt) first used? (if possible, issue, if not the year would be appreciated. Thank You Tony Yinsen (talk) 11:27, June 5, 2013 (UTC)

Character Identification


Trying to find out who this is

What happened to the passengers whose plane intersected Thor's hammer in Fantastic Four #536?

In Fantastic Four #536, Mjolnir returns to Earth. On the second page of the comic the hammer's "trajectory intersected a small private plane that had departed the Seattle-Tacoma airport twenty minutes earlier, inbound to Los Angeles." JMS writes that "what happened to the plane and its passengers is another story, for another time." Was that story ever told? Thanks. NokiaTouchscreen (talk) 06:42, June 29, 2013 (UTC)


As x-23 only has adamantium claws and not her whole skeleton, if she cut off her hands or feet, would they grow back with bone claws or would they grow back without claws, meaning she would need to reattach the original hands and feet to still have claws? I'm asking because I read somewhere that to escape handcuffs x-23 cut off her hand but I didn't find out what she did after that. --Coop3 (talk) 21:03, September 26, 2013 (UTC)

Question on a comic book

I have recently came in contact with a marvel comic FOOM TEN vol.1/no.10. The issue is in good shape and does have the poster still intact on pages 16-17. It does however have a mailing slip on back side. Just looking for any information and what it might be worthDano3271 (talk) 19:30, November 1, 2013 (UTC) Thank You! Dan

Hi Dan,
We don't typically deal in value here, but we recommend for that. Best of luck!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 06:42, November 12, 2013 (UTC)

This page seems completely dead but I thought I'd ask about Power Man and Prodigy

Why do Victor Alvarez (Power Man) and David Alleyne (Prodigy) have the exact same costume in the exact same colors? It's completely ridiculous. NokiaTouchscreen (talk) 09:21, November 23, 2013 (UTC)

Nope, it isn't dead. Most people just don't use it.
As for their costume similarity, I don't know. Maybe the artist liked that style. I know that Prodigy has had several costume changes, so maybe the artist just didn't realize it.
Artful Dodger (talk) 14:04, November 23, 2013 (UTC)

Guys, I have know about the Infamous Spider-man and Power Pack sexual abuse PSA. And it showed a young Peter Parker who got molested by his trusted friend Skip.Although this PSA helped a lot of children who were also sexually abused. I find this comic,uncomfortable to me. I can't see Spider-man the way I looked at him before. I want to know if this is NON-CANON/not true at all? Because I am really hoping this is NON-CANON.'

Let's say, it's unclear. In an interview, the writer of the story says he finds the question whether it's canon or not moot and unimportant. It is interesting to note, however, that in the original draft, Spidey was not abused and the story was changed at the request of Marvel itself. This only goes to show how strongly the editors felt about the issue. Personally, I have to say, there haven't been any pointers in Peter's story to indicate that it is canon, however, it would only make him more heroic if it was. There's nothing shameful in being a victim of sexual abuse - the shame is the perpetators', the abusers' alone. And overcoming sexual abuse is probably one of the most heroic things possible in a human life.--edkaufman (talk) 02:08, April 27, 2014 (UTC)

Image Help?

Hello, I'm looking for a specific image. It's basically a fight between all (or most) of the marvel scientists (Tony Stark, Hank Pym, Dr. Strange, etc). They're blasting each other but they're also throwing science quips too like "You you wouldn't know your isotopes from your..." or something like that. I've been searching but it's hard when I don't know any details about it (illustrator, issue #). I'd be really grateful if you guys could help! Thanks, --Duhleenuh (talk) 13:46, April 27, 2014 (UTC)

Here it is:

Earth-TRN338 from AVX Vs Vol 1 6 0001

It's from AVX: Vs #6.

Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 16:47, April 28, 2014 (UTC)

From cast member to appearances

In the issues of Spider-man:With Great Power, there were cross overs with issues of Fantastic Four. Previously the Fantastic Four villains that appeared in these spider-man issues had different names. I corrected this so that the names are the same for both the Fantastic Four issues and Spiderman issues. However after making these edits, the spider-man issues were not added to appearances of the villains: Giganto (Atlantean beast) (Earth-616) (Spider-Man: With Great Power... Vol 1 3) and Monster from Mars (Earth-616) (Spider-Man: With Great Power... Vol 1 3 and Spider-Man: With Great Power... Vol 1 4) Is there something I'm not doing right or is there some kind of bug?

Helacondrummer (talk) 08:10, June 15, 2014 (UTC)Helacondrummer

Thanks for asking!
You missed one bit of coding, adding {{a| before the link and }} after it. I corrected Giganto's link on issue number 3, so you can see how it should be to make the appearance category work.
Good luck!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 05:07, June 16, 2014 (UTC)

weirdly magical mutants:

Im trying to get a lists of mutants that can also perform magic Like selene and pixie. im most specifically looking mutants whose mutant powers seem to be the ability to use magic like Wiccan and Meggan. Can anyone give me a list or show me how to do a search fore multiple catetories?

Here you go:
  1. Brother Mutant (Earth-127)
  2. Callisto (Earth-2030)
  3. Carlos Javier (Earth-311)
  4. Elizabeth Braddock (Earth-9997)
  5. Enrique (Earth-311)
  6. Forge (Earth-2149)
  7. Forge (Earth-616)
  8. Gris Gris (Earth-616)
  9. Henry McCoy (Earth-311)
  10. Henry McCoy (Earth-71224)
  11. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-23238)
  12. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-4210)
  13. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-616)
  14. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-70105)
  15. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-84309)
  16. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-904)
  17. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-TRN294)
  18. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-TRN344)
  19. Illyana Rasputina (Earth-TRN350)
  20. James Howlett (Earth-1007)
  21. James Madrox (Earth-616)
  22. James Madrox (Earth-TRN196)
  23. James Marks (Earth-616)
  24. Jean Grey (Earth-311)
  25. Julio Richter (Earth-616)
  26. Julius Dupree (Earth-616)
  27. Kurt Wagner (Earth-1007)
  28. Layla Miller (Earth-616)
  29. Madelyne Pryor (Earth-616)
  30. Megan Gwynn (Earth-616)
  31. Meggan Puceanu (Earth-616)
  32. Michael Pointer (Earth-616)
  33. Nathaniel Grey (Earth-2098)
  34. Nathaniel Grey (Earth-295)
  35. Nekra Sinclair (Earth-616)
  36. Ogun (Ninja) (Earth-616)
  37. Ororo Munroe (Earth-1007)
  38. Ororo Munroe (Earth-1298)
  39. Ororo Munroe (Earth-23895)
  40. Ororo Munroe (Earth-616)
  41. Ororo Munroe (Earth-8280)
  42. Petros (Earth-311)
  43. Roberto Trefusis (Earth-311)
  44. Rogue (Anna Marie) (Earth-1007)
  45. Scotius Sumerisle (Earth-311)
  46. Selene Gallio (Earth-616)
  47. Selene Gallio (Earth-8096)
  48. Sign (Earth-616)
  49. Tatiana Maximoff (Earth-10280)
  50. Thanos (Earth-616)
  51. Tim Hacker (Earth-616)
  52. Toad (Earth-311)
  53. Wanda (Earth-311)
  54. Wanda (Earth-9047)
  55. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-12131)
  56. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-20051)
  57. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-37072)
  58. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-42777)
  59. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-61112)
  60. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-616)
  61. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-91119)
  62. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-TRN047)
  63. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-TRN193)
  64. Wanda Maximoff (Earth-TRN406)
  65. Warren Worthington III (Earth-1007)
  66. Werner (Earth-311)
  67. William Kaplan (Earth-616)
  68. William Kaplan (Earth-91172)
  69. William Kaplan (Earth-13729)
  70. Xavier (Earth-TRN247)

Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 05:19, November 22, 2014 (UTC)

Black Widow

Why Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) listed as bisexual character in categories list? -- SnAkE (talk)

Wishful thinking, I think. KalKent added the info back in 2012 with no reference. I'll remove it.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:29, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Is Storm omega level or not?

Can we finally, once and for all, get a clear answer about whether is Storm omega level mutant or not, or can we at least HOPE to get that answer in a future comic book? She has been a potential omega level mutant for so long and there were always some hints and pokes, but never a straight answer.

DadoPanda (talk) 14:09, March 12, 2015 (UTC) DadoPanda

The term 'Omega Level Mutant' is unofficial by Marvel's standards. It's used with a lot of variation among different writers. Since we're a fan site, we can't give her the official designation or tell you when or if Marvel will, sorry.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:05, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Chadwick Boseman

Does anyone know when Chadwick Boseman will be going to ATL to film Civil War? -- Sheila46 (talk)

Sorry, we don't track celebrities on this site. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:07, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Best Format?

What is the better format for this wikia? Is it MonoBook (like Wookieepedia) or plain Wikia (like the MCU or X-Men movies wikis)? --Dr. Darth (Zac) (talk) 13:07, May 21, 2015 (UTC)

We use the latest plain Wikia format. Monobook won't look as pretty. ;)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:59, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Pencilers Inking

Can comic book pencilers ink their own work if they prefer, or do they have to have an inker do it due to time? --Nick Jim (talk)

Yes, but generally they are too busy to both pencil and ink their own work. The work is farmed out to expedite the process.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:59, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Can comic book pencilers ink their own work if they prefer? --Nick Jim (talk)

Yes. See above.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:59, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Wolverine reckoning

hi, can anyone tell me when wolverine reckoning will be added Asia collected edition to the digital store please kind of frustrating that so many books set after it have been added
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Fcass1 (talk • contribs).

Sorry, not sure what the Asia collected edition is. Are you talking about on the site? We are a fan site not officially affiliated with Marvel.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:57, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

How Can I Get Stan Lee's signature???

This is for a super good friend of mine and for a girl scout convention. So if you can help please do.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sodapop0821 (talk • contribs).

Ebay is the easiest place to go. Other than that, find out the nearest convention he's going to be at and pay to get his signature. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:56, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Individual Character Alignment

What happened to the alignment on the individual character pages? I haven't been to the site in a while but I was just curious what happened to it.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by RageQuit01 (talk • contribs).

They have been removed because of a policy change on the site. See the discussion here and the admin vote here.
Artful Dodger (talk) 19:50, July 19, 2015 (UTC)

Help! Please😄

Hey guys! Can anyone tell me how can nick fury save or help earth from the invasion of the skrulls or secret invasion
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jagdish77 (talk • contribs).

That's a pretty ambiguous question. During 2008's Secret Invasion (later adapted in the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes! animated series), Nick Fury was operating under the radar, and had been tracking the Skrull's moves for months. When the invasion happened, the deployed the Secret Warriors and joined the forces that fended off the Skrulls.
Nick Fury currently is known as the "Unseen," a cosmic being trapped in the Moon forced to fulfill the job of Uatu the Watcher, so he wouldn't be able to do much.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 03:31, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

Marvel films

Are the marvel cinematic films children films?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Saidjaleel.guimba (talk • contribs).

That depends on which Marvel films you want to watch. In the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, all of its films are PG-13, mostly due to sci-fi action and violence. Every film listed here has on its own page its rating listed under "Film Details."
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 03:31, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

Marvel Character dataset

I teach research and statistics. I was trying to find a character dataset that I could use for my students. Do you know where I could download some datasets?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Drpjae (talk • contribs).

Fellow admin Artful Dodger has taken your question and contacted you here.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 03:31, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

Editing Help

Hi everybody. I'm trying to learn to edit some of these pages (it's a lot more complex that the last time I edited here!) and I have 3 questions:

1. When I click to edit a page I get a page with loads of buttons (about 30 or so). It doesn't seem to resemble the Classic Editor OR the new Visual Editor, and as a result I haven't a clue what I'm doing. How can I fix this?

2. Are there any tutorials showing how to use the templates?

3. I was trying to add a list of chronological appearances of a character a while back and I couldn't get it to work. I looked at the code for a character that DID have this list and I couldn't see any difference between that one and the one I was trying to edit. I'm thankful for any help given.

Thanks. --QualityApeMan (talk) 11:03, September 28, 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your interest in helping! We're always excited to have a new (or returning) contributor.
To answer your questions:
1. Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing? What skin do you use? I'm still seeing the classic editor, with an option for the visual editor in the drop-down for the edit button. I believe which skin you see is set in your preferences.
2. Most of the help information for the templates can be found on the pages themselves. If you click the little round ? next to the field title, it will take you to a help page for that template that *should* tell you what is expected to go in that field. The templates themselves should be available in the little buttons that pop up at the top of the edit field on classic view. You can also copy and paste the base text from their pages, (usually "Marvel Database:PAGETYPE Template", where 'Character', 'Comic', 'Item', etc are in PAGETYPE).
3. If you can give us some links to what you were working on, we can figure out why it wasn't working. The appearances categories should now be sorted chronologically by default, if that helps. (This is a recent update).
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:04, September 30, 2015 (UTC)

Hi again,

Thanks for replying!

1. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I click edit on a page (I chose the Sandbox page just for an example):

3. As for the appearances, I was checking Loki Laufeyson's appearances ( ) and as you can see there is no list of appearances, just the out-of-order thumbnails of issues. Strangely, I can't seem to find an example that does have the list I'm talking about. I'm sure there used to be lists that you could show or hide that had issue names and the publication dates in a table. I just checked 6 or so pages there and couldn't find it on any of them. I thought it was a pretty neat addition.

--QualityApeMan (talk) 11:38, October 5, 2015 (UTC)

Hello again!
What you're seeing there is called source mode. It's the default way we add things to articles on the site. I believe you can change your editor in your preferences. On most pages, you'll see fields to fill in for the page in that window. Each of the buttons you see adds a template to the page for whatever type of page it is. You usually only use most of those when you're creating a new page.
Appearances pages like Loki's have changed. The table you mentioned no longer is necessary since we ordered the list of comics at the bottom chronologically. You have to scroll past the thumbnails showing the top 8 most popular pages in that category.
Hope that helps!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 10:37, October 11, 2015 (UTC)

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