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Ronin

Why isn't Clint Barton/Ronin in the home page? --Bogota X 14:22, April 20, 2010 (UTC)

The characters that make it onto the Main Page are based on how often they're Googled, with special exceptions in the third row, who are characters who have recently gained higher google rankings. In today's case, those are characters from the upcoming Iron Man 2 film.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 14:52, April 20, 2010 (UTC)


Awesome

Awesome site! The preceding unsigned comment was added by GreenieGobbie (talk • contribs).


Thanks! Glad you enjoy!
--Jamie 02:50, 14 May 2007 (UTC)


Why 'Bad Characters' instead of 'Villians'? --Lollerkeet 09:13, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

That is a great question. I think I chose good vs. bad instead of heroes vs. villains to allow for people like "Aunt May" and "Uncle Ben" who are good people, but not necessarily "heroes".
It was a decision which I didn't think was better or worse than any other option at the time... :)
--Jamie 16:02, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Where can I find transcripts of comics?

I would assume scanning the book onto the Internet is illegal, so I was wondering if there is a site with the words on it. Some of the stories sound interesting, but are not all covered here.

I don't believe word-for-word transcriptions are legal either. :(
I have never seen such a site in my meanderings on the web...
Sorry,
--Jamie 20:06, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

I see. How about just the story, or even a list of characters? You guys do pretty good here, but there's a lot of comics you don't have, too.

We're working on it. Unfortunately, most people don't seem to want to do issue summaries (a shame, I think its the heart of the project), and those of us who do have limited time, and a lot of that is being consumed by other necessary tasks.
What books are you looking for? There are some more-specific sites on the web that have issue summaries (ie, Uncannyxmen.net has UXM issue summaries, and probably a lot of other x-books).
Also, feel free to pitch in and write summaries for issues you do have. We'll appreciate it.
--Squirrelloid 18:55, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
I don't own any comics; not Marvel, at least. Specifically, I'm looking for Iron Man (all the volumes). I have to say, though, you guys did a great job with Amazing Spider-Man. Keep the Coffee Shop running! DMX 17:02, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Have you checked Tales of Suspense? #39 is the first Iron Man, and he has a story in that title till it ends (at which point Iron Man and the Sub-Mariner picks up, and after that his regular Iron Man series). --Squirrelloid 20:02, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi

let me start by saying u r my hero. I have ben through a lot in my life . at one point i wanted to die.But i started drawing.i made super heros i only have 4 of them but they each are made of me. i have nitro boy who can turn metal and unleash infanit amounts of heet.he lives w/ his mother who is hooked on drugs so while hes saving the world, he has to protect and take care of his family. then we have heat flash. think super man but based on heat.he is the third born out of fifteen. he is in a foster home who treets him like crap.and his problem is he has a delinquet record and no one trust him. then ghost Think Neo, anican skywalker, and static shock. he stays in an orfanage he trust no one. his problem his super since of humer and loud mouth. last but not least u got Darius Vhonjill Anthony Thomason he morphs to any animal he touchesthats all i came up w/4 know .i wana bring these characters to life and i wanted u to help me The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dvat (talk • contribs).


What kind of help were you looking for, Dvat?
--Nathan Elliott (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 16:59, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Odd Gallery Bug

Over at Marvel Comics Presents/Covers I've been experiencing what seems to be a bug with the Gallery code. I tried to add the cover for Comics:Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 20, but it wouldn't show up on the page. I added several other covers and they all worked fine.

The image filename appears to be correct, as does all of the other formatting, but absolutely nothing is appearing on the gallery. If you want to check it out, it's between issues #18 and #21. My code is below if you want to check it. I would've asked this on the forums, but I kept getting a CGI error when attempting to register, so I'm trying it here. Thanks!

Image:Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 20.jpg [[Comics:Marvel Comics Presents Vol 1 20|Marvel Comics Presents #20]]

Cerebellum 15:53, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Looks like you just forgot the | (pipe) between the image name and the image description.
It seems to be Comics Presents%2FCovers&diff=375197&oldid=372981 working now. :)
Cheers!
--Jamie 04:47, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Ah, thanks. Cerebellum 17:12, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Optimizing the usage of DPL

Hi folks, I'm PanSola, a Wikia Helper. I am dropping by to chat about DPL (Dynamic Page List) usage practices. This site is among one of the most popular Wikia wikis that use a large number of DPL calls, and as DPL queries can sometimes pose quit a load on the servers, being careful with the usage of DPL can help improve the general user experience at Wikia.

One of the most simple ways to reduce the demand of DPL on the servers is to enable caching of the results. The more often a page with DPL calls get viewed, the greater the effect caching has. And so on a popular wiki such as this one, enabling caching is likely to help reduce the server load quite a bit.

Unfortunately there is a downside: caching means the results won't immediately update when information on the wiki changes. Sometimes the information can be out of sync by several hours. If you are worried about technical accuracy, you can place a note warning the visitors "new changes may not be updated immediately". For mission-critical usages of DPL that are time-sensitive such that any delay is unacceptable, enabling caching wouldn't be a good idea.

I'll drop by again later with more tips on how to improve server performance via optimizing DPL usage. If you have any questions, concerns, or think it's a good idea but need help implementing the change, feel free to discuss here. If you need a fast response from me, please ping me on my talk page (but still keep the main discussion here, so everything is in one place). Thanks. (you can also check out more tips here). -User:PanSola(talk/history) 21:58, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

I think that most of the time, our DPL use can be cached without problem. In fact, I can't think of a spot where caching would cause a problem. How do we implement this?
--Nathan Elliott (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 16:55, 27 April 2008 (UTC)
Heya, glad to know the above method is applicable here! To enable caching, just make sure to add this parameter:
allowcachedresults=true
in the DPL call. Official documentation on it is at - DPL parameters: Other parameters#allowcachedresults.
Another thing to consider with DPL's, is "exactly how dynamic" is the list? If you have a page where the list only changes a tiny bit every other month, and it's a heavily visited page, then perhaps considering maintaining the list manually can reduce server load even further than enabling DPL cache. If it's a heavily utilized page by many people, then there's less fear of the page being out of date if maintained manually. Conversely, if it's a lightly visited page, then the benefits gained from doing a manual list is smaller, and with less people keeping an eye on the page it might not be updated as quickly. So it's up to you guys to decide which lists might be worth maintained manually, and with which pages/templates the benefits of the dynamic nature of the list is greater.
I'll drop by again sometime later again to check if you need help, and offer another tip (don't want to overwhelm you all at once d-: ). Let me know if you have any questions! -User:PanSola(talk/history) 17:19, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

character suggestions please!!!!

Hi i'm currently working on a canvas that incorporates both marvel and DC characters however theres so many lol an I cant seem to think or decide!! could you please suggest some characters for me? I know its probably naff but the idea of the canvas was for there to be a sort of 'bridging' between marvel and DC like two really famous characters from each falling in love (sorry i'm a softy and a romantic!!) anyway can anyone give me some ideas of characters to include? pleeeaasssseee! Piglet1066 20:21, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

WikiaStats extension test

Good morning! I'm here to tell you about a new feature we're testing out on your wiki - Special:WikiaStats.

For every wiki at Wikia, we generate statistics that track the number of new editors, the number of articles, and various other information important to the life-cycle of a wiki. These stats are much more detailed than the in-built MediaWiki statistics page found at Special:Statistics.

As Wikia has grown we have tried to improve our statistics package to our users more robust data. As part of our latest update, each wiki will receive a special page where any logged in user can view detailed statistical information about their wiki. In addition, a number of the statistics have had their methods of calculation updated to be more accurate. We hope this will aid users in deciding where to focus their efforts.

The new Wikia statistics pages can be found at Special:WikiaStats on this wiki. (Previously the information could be found on wikistats.wikia.com.) In addition, there will be a central WikiaStats page which allows you to look up any wiki's stats, though this is not yet live.

You can find out more about the new stats page at Help:WikiaStats on Wikia Help.

We are planning to release this to the rest of Wikia next week. In the meantime, we would love to get your feedback on the new stats page - where it's not clear, numbers that don't look accurate, or suggestions for improvement. You can leave feedback here, but it would help us keep everything organised if most of the feedback was left on this Central Wikia forum thread. Thanks! I would have posted this on the forums, but I can't register, gives me an error. Kirkburn (talk) 17:05, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

In the News

Maybe this could be changed to , say, "The Daily Bugle" with the Bugle logo? Roygbiv666 16:28, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I like the idea. I think this one has to get the stamp of approval from Jamie since this is his baby and there might be "legal" copyright issues on the name...doubt it, but some weird stuff has been copyrighted and trademarked before so I never take any chances. Definitely think it should change if there are no outside issues with that name though! Good call!! --M1shawhan 16:40, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Hope not, as this entire site consists of trademark copyright material. I made the DC "In the News" into "The Daily Planet", naturally.
Roygbiv666 16:55, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
LOL! Well when you say it like THAT, how can I resist. ;) --M1shawhan 19:46, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Remove a link from sidebar

Maybe its time to remove the link to the marvelonline wiki from the sidebar..that wiki has died a long time ago...--Cometstyles 05:21, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the reminder. It's been removed. A lot of us administrators use a custom sidebar, so we tend to forget what everyone else sees. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 14:58, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Register to forums

Hi, I tried to register at your forums and I got this error:

  • CGI Error
    • The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers.

Could someone fix that or is it my error? ...--Cometstyles 23:53, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Yea, that's a common error for new users. Try logging in with the username and password you selected. For some reason, the older forum software has developed a bug where it tells you there was an error, but still processes the registration correctly. Let me know if you have any problems. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 03:34, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Needs a lot of changes

Hey all, I'm a bit new to this wiki, I usually work on things like WoWWiki and Soulcalibur Wiki...

Anyways, I've just kinda thought that this wiki needs some big changes. I mean, you've either got stuff that shouldn't be there, or so little it's pathetic.

I mean, just about every character has a "Powers and Abilities" section, even normal, non-super hero characters! Guys, we already know they're not super heroes. We already know they don't have any special abilities. It's just a whole lot of annoying redundance.

And it seems that you've made it so that if someone hasn't put in info about the plot/cast, it automatically says it's unknown (even when you remove the plot/cast...). My advice is to just make it so you have to do it manually, so you don't have even more redundance. Heck, it even says on the pages of some movies from like, 50 years ago that the plot/cast is unknown!!! IT IS KNOWN, IT'S JUST THAT NOBODY'S PUT ANYTHING IN!!!!

This wiki needs a lot of work. A lot of stuff is just plain ANNOYING. Iron Hammer 19:43, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions! Creative criticism is always nice to hear. We're happy to have you here to help us out with all this work. I suggest you reiterate your feelings on the forums to ensure your voice is heard. If you have any questions at all feel free to contact me any time. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 21:28, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Arkhampedia

WikiArkham

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight's entertainment!

You know, this Wiki reminds me of my father. I hated my father. What with Joker quips aside, I'd like to introduce myself and who I represent. My name is Thomas Rattim, and I represent the wiki that is called Arkhampedia. Many people ask me about what sort of education I took to be such a cruel, humor obsessed man as I am today, which entitles me to the rank of administrator on said wiki. Well, it was all down to my education, yes. When that failed, I became an Arkhampedia administrator!

Someone spin me a beer, now. I need to whet my voice for what I'm about to say.

None coming? Well, alright then.

So I'll continue with my story. So, yes, I'm an administrator or "Cell Keeper" over on Arkhampedia. Yes, it's named after Arkham Asylum. Now, we're a Wiki on all comics, similar to this wiki here. (Although you're more focused on Batman) There's a big, big difference, however. We're a humor wiki. We like breaking things! I mean... making things humorous. Yeah. That's us. There are currently five administrators on our wiki, three bureaucrats and two administrators. I'm not a bureaucrat, no. In terms of administrators, we have El Geeko Supremo (Bureaucrat too) Nina (bureaucrat), Texan Sysop (bureaucrat too), and a crazed Wookiee. Oh, and me. The half-Russian-half-British-full-Commie-full-evil bastard. That's us.

Now, our Wiki's have a lot of things in common, things I really don't think we need to go into in detail. Now, we're a small outfit. And there's lots of room for aggressive expansion. No, we're not going to have tryouts. We're not picky on who we're going to get as inmates. :) We, however, hope to expand. With all our administrators, with the exception of me and Nina, having been administrators or formerly been administrators on the Star Wars humor wiki Darthipedia, we're looking to expand to that sort of level or more. And we need users for this, eh? Yep. Well, as we've got a lot in common, we thought you ought to be aware of us being there and all, and we'd welcome any sort of cross-wiki editing or relations between us.

If you have any queries at all, feel free to ask me here. Other admins will probably drop in and see too. Cheers! :) --Thomas Rattim (talk)


Why are there so many universes?

HEY!!!!

Can anyone tell me why there are som many damn universes!!!

There should be only one huge, great, big universe.

I know that one universe is for a comic and another is for a different comic or a tv show, but cant the writers just find some way to fit it in with the other timelines and whatnot?

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Darth tom (talk • contribs).


It is maddening, isn't it? When writers want to write about the characters they love, but want to tweak their histories/powers/etc, they put them in an alternate universe. Why? Who knows... Welcome to the madness!
Artful Dodger 12:42, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
You gotta figure that these characters have been around for about 50 years now, and fitting all of their adventures into one big timeline together would largely be impossible. Then there are stories which take place in the future, and the past, but still feature the same characters. I remember one month where I noticed that Wolverine was in New York, China, Mexico, the Future, and Space all at the same time. And that was the same guy, from Earth-616! Using different universes allows the writers to do whatever they want with the character, without having to worry about what has happened in the past, or why they act or look so different all of the sudden. (It's easier than trying to figure out the whole one big timeline thing). :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 19:32, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

ok and if we say i m gifted .i just put my ass in a plain and be there or ?can u help me whit info even just

Uuuum, what? Artemis Panther (talk) 23:37, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

Comic Reviews

Hi, I don't really know if I should be discussing this here (I'm somewhat new) but I was wondering if we should add reviews to comic books. I mean they do get reviewed right? So why not? I know IGN does comic book reviews. AHB 05:59, 6 July 2009 (UTC)


Great suggestion! We actually do have a review system in place around here, but it's easily overlooked. Under the 'See Also' section on each comic page, the fist link says, "Write your own review of this comic!" So all you have to do for any given comic is click there, and review it at your leisure. We advertised this feature for a couple weeks when it first came out, but not a lot of people got into it. It's still there, waiting to be used. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:09, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Maybe it should be advertised on the Main Page again? Is it available on DCDP?
Roygbiv666 19:05, 6 July 2009 (UTC)


The Main Page has to stay as neat and trim as we possibly can make it, in order to utilize Google's ranking system for the site. What we might be able to do is have a link on there somewhere that points to a FAQ section, where it might talk about this sort of thing.
I'm not sure I ever installed it on the DC Side. Lemme know if it's something you're cravin. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 04:52, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Page Titles

Shouldn't MOST page titles be the hero/villian's curent (or, if deceased) former alias? I think that's what page titles should be like. What do you think?--The Rum Runner 21:23, 11 July 2009 (UTC)


Actually, there has been a ton of debate over that exact issue. The main problem is that there are more people with the same alias than the same real full name. Take Henry Pym, for instance. He's now Wasp, but Janet van Dyne was Wasp when she died. Who would get that spot? There's a ton more issues than that one, but they all lead to the same conclusion, the full real name of the character is the most unique way to name the page, which ensures that everyone who goes to that page knows which version of which character they're reading about.
Join us on the forums! That's where this discussion has been taking place for all this time. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 23:51, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

90's Marvel Cartoons Universe Designations

"According to Marvel Database and several other sites, all animated series and movies are within the Multiverse. For example, MD lists Spider-Man as Earth-194111. However, there are some problems at least with MD's listing. It lists Spider-Man and Spider-Carnage as both being from Earth-194111 despite the series clearly stating they were from alternate universes. It also lists X-Men as being Earth-92131 and Iron Man as being Earth-569386 despite obvious attempts to put them in the same universe as Spider-Man." -this was quoted from someone in the Marvel Animated Universe wikia. I'd like to ask if your stance on the universe designations of the 90's Marvel cartoons are officially approved by Marvel itself?Pelletboy 05:55, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Vol 1 5 page Last

The Infamous Vol 5

Well, we go by official Marvel Publications, such as the Official Handbooks to the Marvel Universe. In the recently released hardback versions, Volumes 2-5 list all the official universe numbers known at the time of publication. At the end of the list, in the back of Volume 5, (page pictured on the right), there is a blurb that mentions a link on the internet that contains the full, updated list.
Quote1 For updates and the unabridged list, see http://www.marvunapp.com/master/earthteaz.htm Quote2
--Volume 5
So we go by that list when citing our universe numbers.
MD's listing for Spider-Carnage has been fixed according to that list, and he's now of universe Earth-98311. Marvel Animated takes the stance that all the animated series of that time were incorporated into one big universe. Officially, according to Volume 5, this is not Marvel's stance. Even though the characters from these series look remarkably similar, and are even voiced by the same actors in most cases, these facts obviously do not mean they are automatically from the same universe.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:31, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Is the link authorized by Marvel itself? It seems to be made by just a fan. And one of you said, "Marvel Animated takes the stance that all the animated series of that time were incorporated into one big universe. Officially, according to Volume 5, this is not Marvel's stance." Isn't Marvel and Marvel Animated one company and thus have the same stance? So which among the 90's cartoons share the same universe? Are are all of them in separate universes? Also, are the Marvel movies part of the Marvel Multiverse are they mentioned in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe? When is the latest issue of the OHOTMU released? They say it was as long ago as 1988. Is this true? Pelletboy 05:50, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes, the link is authorized by Marvel Comics. It appears in an official Marvel publication, and in the Handbooks for the Marvel Universe, no less. If anything is 'official', it's the handbooks. When I was referring to "Marvel Animated", I was referring to the wiki, not the company.
As far as we've seen, all of the cartoons occur in separate universes. The only two major media productions which actually occur in the same universe were the Iron Man and Incredible Hulk live-action films. This universe is planned on being expanded further with the release of Thor and Captain America supposedly happening in the same one, eventually leading to an Avengers movie, all in the same line of movies.
So that brings us to your next question, yes the Marvel Movies are part of the Multiverse, happening in their own universes. Another interesting one (and a bit obvious) is that X-Men Origins: Wolverine takes place in the same universe as the previous three X-Men universes.
Official Handbooks are still being produced, with sim b 7 the latest of the Hardback versions (which have been revised and expanded) being released this month. You'll also notice that the main editor/writer for these versions is also the author of that site that the end of Volume 5 points to, making their universe listing even more official.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 14:44, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

You said,"the Marvel Movies are part of the Multiverse, happening in their own universes." Did Marvel officially clarify this and take this stance? If so, what earth number is the Spiderman movie set in? Are there listings for this in the OHOTMU?

Also, in the OHOTMU, it states that the omniverse includes "It includes every single literary, television show, movie, urban legend, universe, realm, etc. ever. It includes everyone from Popeye to Rocky Balboa to Ronald Reagan to Romeo and Juliet to Luke Skywalker to Snoopy to Jay and Silent Bob, Mickey Mouse, etc." Do the other companies who produced these characters also agree with this or not? If not, then is that stil Marvel's stand on the omniverse since the other companies don't acknowledge the link between the universes and may even create situations within their respective universes that contradict the existence of an omniverse. The Cthulhu Mythos also disagrees with the existence of the One Above All 0n the Marvel Universe in their revelation of a dark ultimate reality. How do you reconcile all of this? In your character bios on Marvel.com, the One-Above-All has his universe set in the omniverse. Does this mean he is also present (and perhaps even the head) of the other universes? If so, would other companies' universes like DC and Image approve of this?

You state that the omniverse includes every story in literature, isn’t this a bit unrealistic if put in action because for example, you would have a Romeo and Juliet story that exists in the Marvel Universe in that it is part of their literature, Shakespeare really wrote it as the Marvel Universe shares this reality with our own reality. But then it (Romeo and Juliet) also exists in another universe part of the Omniverse since all literature is part of the Omniverse. Wouldn’t it be very unrealistic to have a real Romeo and Juliet universe that the Marvel Universe also has as part of its literature? Would this mean that all the writers and contributors to the literature of the Marvel Universe also be telling about a story that is existing elsewhere somewhere in the multiverse? Then there is no such thing as fiction in the Marvel Universe if this is the case, am I right? With this, then all of the stories within the Marvel Universe are real. Are there fictional superhoeroes and comic books in the Marvel Universe? In short, does this mean that there is a real romeo and juliet existing somewhere in the Marvel omniverse as well as a fictional account of it created by Shakespeare? Is there such a thing as fictional literature in the MU then? And it is said that the Marvel Max and some Marvel Knights titles are out of continuity. Does this mean they are not part of the Marvel omniverse altogether or do they exist within the omniverse in a separate universe? How do you know if a Marvel Knights title is out of continuity or not? Don't they have an indicator in the cover?

-Pelletboy 08:42, 21 July 2009 (UTC)


Yes, Marvel has officially endorsed the movies as having their own universe designations, and printed them in Volumes 2 through 5 of the hardback OHOTMUs. The Spider-Man movies thus far take place in Earth-96283.
Other companies have their own stances on the Omniverse, much like different scientists have different theories as to how our universe fits into the whole of creation. As this is a Marvel site, we only focus on the Marvel multiverse, and not the rest of the Omniverse happening outside the collective of Marvel Universes. Marvel still stands behind their multiverse setup as their way for explaining how different stories happen with similar characters at the same time.
The One Above All is wholly a Marvel creation, and is mostly unexplained. Reconciling the differences between Marvel's stance on the omniverse and the stance of other intellectual properties is not something we're attempting to achieve here. We're just trying to document all of Marvel's creations.
I think you may be confused. The Marvel Database is in no way officially affiliated with Marvel.com. We are a fan-owned and operated site, in no way endorsed by Marvel Comics Inc. Anything you see on Marvel.com is not ours, so we can't speak for discrepancies found there.
Now you're getting into the nitty-gritty of the overall idea of the Omniverse, which is not a theory we've made up here, but follow according to the Handbooks and the marvunapp.com site (since it's endorsed by Marvel through the handbooks). If you have problems or issues with the Omniverse theory, they are best taken up by either the writers of the Handbooks or the writers of marvunapp. We don't make it up, we just follow it.
Movies, tv shows, books and comics have all been seen in Marvel Comics. According to the Omniverse theory, they all depict alternate realities found somewhere in the Omniverse. The 'fictional account' of Romeo and Juliet, for example is not actually a fictional account, but a glimpse into the happenings of Romeo and Juliet's reality, transcribed by William Shakespeare. Since Shakespeare existed in many realities, this happened in many realities.
Marvel Max and Marvel Knights titles are tricky. Most of them take place on Earth-616, but there are a handful that don't, such as Supreme Power and Strange. We mostly leave it up to the handbooks to tell us which are and aren't happening in Earth-616, and there is no indication on the covers if a story from a series does not take place in the 616 reality.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:38, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Do you know how I can contact the writers of the Handbooks or the writers of marvunapp? Pelletboy 05:57, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

On the bottom of most pages on the marvunapp site, there's this little blurb with a link:

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Snood, or Jeff Christiansen, is the head guy in charge over there, and happens to be the main editor on the latest Hardback OHOTMUs. He'd probably be the best person to talk to, or he would know who came up with the Omniverse deal.
Good luck!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:51, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

my cousin terry kavanagh was the writer for several comics i need help idetifiying

i have m men universe vol 5, 3 stories , terror in an egyptian tomb (uncanny x men #376), Battle amid Blue Lightning (cable#75) The iceman melteth (xmen#96). i have vol 6 and 7 also each include 3 stories and are signed by terry. can you give me some information on these series.

thanks beth

Here's a link to all the stories Terry wrote that are listed on the database: Category:Terry Kavanagh/Writer Try clicking on the links
Roygbiv666 02:07, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Preview Gallery

What is going on here? Who's making these preview galleries? I started doing this and now someone's steeling my job!

Now serious: Who's doing this? 'Cause he's doing this partly, not every pages, I have good sources and I can do this all. So, please let me do this from beginning to the end. --The preceding unsigned comment was added by SF (talk • contribs).


I have responded on your user talk page as well. Please refrain from blasting people (admin or otherwise) on the main page talk page. You can address this in the forums or on admin talk pages. It also usually gets a quicker response as well. As far as who is making these changes... we all do and it is usually not just one individual. Feel free to jump in at any time and add what you would like or change the pages to meet what you were originally intending. If they are adequate/proper changes and courteous behavior behind them, we [site admin] will back up your changes the majority of the time. Let me know if you have any questions about this or other issues as needed. Thank you. --17:39, September 27, 2009 (UTC)

this website has done a good job, thank you guys. i was wondering if there is any information on a comic title page i found. it is cap attacking another cap, and i cant find any information on it. also have there been any other Captain america's other than steve rogers.

Plenty of Captain Americas. As for one attacking another...that could be a number of issues, including this week's Captain America: Reborn #5.
--GrnMarvl14 00:44, December 20, 2009 (UTC)

Comics

I'd like to know if you'd like to put in a comic section that would name the books the character starred in and the years that series ran. You name their first appearance and have a page for all their appearances but I think that it will be far easier to follow a character if there was a place where all the books they starred in was available.

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Vincent1875 (talk • contribs).


So you're saying instead of having each individual book listed in the character's appearance category, we'd just list the Volume of the books they appeared in, and the years the volume ran?
I tried making something like this for Machine Man's Appearances. Is this what you were envisioning?
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 15:20, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
Not quite. I'm not really talking about messing with the character appearance page. I'm thinking of putting something on the characters actual page that would list only the series they were starring in. Like for Hulk you could put [Tales to Astonish Vol 1 #60-101(1964-1968)]. If you're trying to look up a guy who guest appears in a lot of stuff the character appearance page will be annoying to navigate in trying to find their books. After actually putting series they starred in on their own page it seems likely to clean up the appearance pages of popular characters as well because you won't have hundreds of books they starred in cluttering it up.--Vincent1875 21:59, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
Vincent,
We're looking into having this feature be automatic, but in the meantime, you can make these kinds of lists on any character's page you'd like the old-fashioned way by writing them out. You make a good point, so we're working on developing a way to navigate appearances more easily.
Thanks!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 15:36, April 20, 2010 (UTC)


i realize it wouldn't look as good, but I think it might be more practical if you had like a "roll down/fold up"-thing, like we have it for the Category:Earth-... pages?--edkaufman 16:27, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
You have an example, Ed? I thought I incorporated that part in my Machine Man example...
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 17:59, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
I also created a different type of sorting, which may be of use. Check out Electro's Appearances, there's a roll-down box with the appearances in the category sorted by the publication date of the comic. Are we interested in this version too?
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:02, April 7, 2010 (UTC)
Holy *ç%&, I didn't realize the templates could do that... that's almost scary. Chronological appearances sorted by publication date??? that's... just... my... mind... blown... ;) honestly. love it. Is that a huge amount of work to do that for all appearance pages? It looks like a great tool for trying to compile bios for less-known characters...
The Machine Man thing looked pretty cool, but it could probably get confusing, since clicking on one of the volumes will get you to the complete volume, not just the issues the character appeared in.
now about the roll down thing: it's weird, I could have sworn that every alternate reality page had these roll down things, like Category:Earth-1191 where you have the box with a + that rolls down. But they don't really seem to do anything. My idea was that the appearances could be sorted by books, where you'd have such a roll-down "+" that would then open up the individual appearances for every book. I think Vincent is only talkling about books where the characters were featured?--edkaufman 00:24, April 8, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, three years later, I get what Ed was talking about. Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of control over the roll-down things. Basically, the only things that roll out (down) from those are sub-categories within the categories. So we'd have to make every single appearance for every single comic it's own category, and make all of the categories for a character each be in the character's appearance category. It would be pretty complicated. :|
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 04:07, September 3, 2010 (UTC)
I've included the chronological appearances part for all character appearance categories that have less than 500 appearances. We'll see how it affects the site, if at all.
I've also removed the Machine Man one, like you said, it's not the greatest situation.
The roll-down thing you mentioned has to do with categories with categories, or 'sub-categories'. All of the Reality categories are sub-categories of the main category, Category:Realities, so they show up with that little plus. Clicking the plus is supposed to show you the sub-categories within that specific category, but if there are none, it does nothing.
I've attempted to set these up, with Blink's Appearances as the template, but it gets pretty hairy pretty quickly. I'm not sure we can actually get the individual comics to appear underneath when the plus is clicked...
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 15:36, April 20, 2010 (UTC)

Where do I find a credible list of everyone's archenemy?

Over at the Wikipedia, there is a discussion going on about referencing the list of archenemies. Wikipedia:List of fictional archenemies The official Marvel comic book site has news mentions at times, but no actual list of who is the archenemy of who listed in their profiles. Is there a reference book published that list this information, or somewhere else it can be found? Dream Focus 15:53, May 31, 2010 (UTC)

I think its mostly a matter of opinion, and it can vary over time. Some are obvious (Reed Richards has Dr. Doom), but even some obvious ones haven't always been true (Magneto became headmaster of Xaviers for a few years, and now he's joined up again). And even Dr. Doom is hardly Reed's nemesis, because he does not challenge Richard's fundamental beliefs. He's just a rival.
I don't think any such list can possibly be made or remain relevant. Is Iron Man's nemesis still Mandarin - how relevant has Mandarin been in the last 10 years of Iron Man's history? Is he really an archenemy? Whose archenemy is Ultron? Hank Pym? The Avengers as a whole? The Vision?
Magneto's relation to the X-Men is probably the closest to a true archenemy at certain points, because there's actual philosophical opposition. Its not enough to oppose a hero, one must be the antithesis of that hero. Or possibly the US government to the X-Men, since they've sponsored the Sentinel program et al. Most heroes just don't have enough philosophy to have true polar opposites. Most heroes just have guys they fight frequently.
--Squirrelloid 16:34, May 31, 2010 (UTC)

Arena of Tainted Souls

How about battles between some of the characters and places like on some of the other wikis?--ZexionFan321 06:10, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

Great suggestion! We're currently working on a voting system that would set us up to create exactly what you're looking for. Keep checking in, as we hope to have this implemented soon! :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 15:57, August 5, 2010 (UTC)

X-Men on Facebook has a similar thing: http://www.facebook.com/pages/X-Men/103845766276

Why have a voting system, when we already know when any two given characters have fought, and who won and who lost? What we should do is have a fight template to add to every issue of every comic book that catalogs which characters fought, the winners, the losers, and the draws. Then a bot could take all that data and calculate each character's total record and win percentage, with individual breakdowns, like "Wolverine is 4 to 2 against Deadpool, 7 to 12 against Sabretooth" and so forth. And since it's tied to the individual issues, everything is perfectly cited and referenced. Nothing could be simpler.
PiranhaSister 21:12, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
This is a good idea, but as of this moment, we would have to use DPL (which is a coding style to "gather" this information) and it would slow up the site enormously. However, we have something in the works that may be a possible workaround for this. If we get this workaround, I think your idea would work VERY WELL with what we have planned. I will bring your idea up in the forums as well so that we can discuss as well as debate this idea. :) --M1shawhan 23:04, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

Artist Credit

Is there anyway images on the site can be credited to artists, not only because they deserve but also because it helps people looking for specific issues/ artists. --Lwmorton3121 03:26, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Yes! Just add in the image template and fill in the penciler, inker, etc.
(Tip: the image template can easily be found when editing on the bar above, eighth from the right pic, the one that says "Insert image template")
Hope all that helps! :) --Johnnybravo44 (talk) 03:32, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Ok, so it's just that loads of people who've added images haven't done this? --Lwmorton3121 03:47, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, it seems to be largely ignored. :(
And I often do it too, although I mainly just do not know all of the artists..
--Johnnybravo44 (talk) 03:51, August 30, 2010 (UTC)
That's right, the site has been around almost 8 years now, and in the beginning, they didn't even have a system for id'ing the artists on pictures. We're now over 60,000 images, and doing our best to catch up, but new images are added every day with poor names and no comic reference to help us out.
Johnny, there are methods to making the page 'get' the artists for a picture, if you know the issue it's from. Let me know if you're interested. ;)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 06:15, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
I usually only add an image when I'm working on a character's page. The image upload form only asks for license, not the artist or subject or anything else that's on the image template. To go back and add that data after I've finished adding the image seems like adding a step. What if you put those fields on the image upload form in the first place? I'd be much more inclined to fill it all out then.
PiranhaSister 21:20, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
Could always copy/paste the template into the box below where you select the file to upload. It's what I do. And since the image template is right above there (at least on the regular upload page, not sure about the multi-upload page), it's not hard, and it's not really an extra step. Copy/paste, change a few fields, and the job's done.
--GrnMarvl14 21:42, November 13, 2010 (UTC)
This has always been an issue. Even if some people use it, not everyone does. It as even brought up to not allow an upload unless information was filled out and this was not "approved". I would think that put what you can and if not, we will always have stuff for people to do. ;) --M1shawhan 23:04, November 13, 2010 (UTC)

The Human Torch (The Marvel Story section)

I'm still pretty new to the ever expanding Universe, but wasn't the Human Torch from back in the 30s/40s Human Torch (Android) (Earth-616), and not Jonathan Storm (Earth-616)? --Spencerz 22:57, September 27, 2010 (UTC)

Nice catch. The fact that it went this long without anyone noticing is a bit of a shock.
--GrnMarvl14 01:19, September 28, 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguation Pages

Just wondering. On disambig pages for characters, are the alternate reality versions listed in an particular order, or are they just thrown together? And if they're in no order, wouldn't be more organized to list them in order of universe? --Spencerz 04:58, September 29, 2010 (UTC)

I think it would be awesome to have them in numerical order in list of Earth-#, but is pretty tough to do. Characters such as Rogue, Magneto, Wovlerine, and Nightcrawler have different names in different realities, but they are listed as an alternate because it is the same person. It seems to me, most are done in a basic order of "importance" of Earth-#s. For instance Earth-1610, 295, 58163, and other popular universes are generally put before one-issue universes from What if?s or Exiles issues.. --Johnnybravo44 (talk) 05:05, September 29, 2010 (UTC)
I thought the Earth-# order would look better, but I guess that the order of importance makes sense. --Spencerz 21:33, September 29, 2010 (UTC)
It's actually being talked about on the forums to seperate the disambig pages into tabs.. Check it out. --Johnnybravo44 (talk) 21:52, September 29, 2010 (UTC)

New characters added-

Totally !@#$%s up the look of the page, on my end. I would go back to the way it was before, with the top Marvel characters. - MFGreth1 18:00, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Should be fixed now, try refreshing your cache if you're still seeing it. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 20:23, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
Maybe if you add the new characters below instead of across maybe that could work? --Mutant God 21:03, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
Plus, keep in mind that some of the changes we are making as far as "look", especially on the main page are for the new skin Wikia is releasing in a couple weeks, or the one you can check out via your "new skin" option in your preferences. --M1shawhan 21:49, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
Any reason I'm seeing both the new and old setup for the characters?
--GrnMarvl14 23:55, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
My apologies on the swearing, it's second nature at this point - MFGreth1 02:31, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

This Week's Comics

Under "This Weeks Comics" it list Punishermax #11 as coming out this week. This is incorrect, seeing as how Punishermax #10 isn't even out yet. Actually after looking around a bit Marvel has pulled #10 & #11 from their solicitations. Diamond has also reported that they are canceled and will be resolicited. Thestew45122 04:12, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

And even Marvel.com does not list it as coming out this week. And yes, #10 has not been release yet either which is rather odd.. #9 came out in July! Come on Marvel! ...oh, yes and fixed. Good catch! --Johnnybravo44 (talk) 04:37, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

Why don't you have this anymore? It's not very inviting to the new user wanting to check out the new comics, which would probably bring in more readers. How am I or others supposed to know what's to read if we can't even find anything? -- Anythingspossibleforapossible (talk) 23:58, June 3, 2015 (UTC)

I'm sure you're thinking (if anyone bothers to to take a look), "Hold on there, we do." Well, I did see it briefly, but it disappeared for some reason. -- Anythingspossibleforapossible (talk) 00:03, June 4, 2015 (UTC)

Changing Characters Universe

How do you change the universe that a character is listed in? Maginty and Barracuda are both listed as being in the 616 universe but they are actually in the 200111 (MAX) universe. It actually states that they are in the 616 in the page title next to their name, not under the actually universe part. Thestew45122 20:21, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this up. What you do is you put a move tag ("{{subst:Move|NAME OF NEW PAGE}}")at the top of the page, so it can be discussed (in this case, it seems there is not much to discuss anymore), after which a bot can move the page and all the pages linked with it (talk/galleries/etc.). I've already added the tag to both pages. Good catch!--edkaufman (talk) 20:43, October 13, 2010 (UTC)

Adding Quotations Page

Okay, I give up, I just spent the last hour looking and I can't for the life of me figure out how to make a Quotation page. I'm talking about the kind that automatically pulls the quote from the comic page and adds it to the list. --Thestew45122 06:11, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Not to worry: What you do is you click the red link on the character's page (the one that says "quotations by..."), then add add {{quotes}} to the newly created page, then save the page. voila! And yes, I once had to ask how it worked, too. ;)--edkaufman (talk) 08:32, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Punisher & Fury MAX

Why does it keep adding the subtitle to Punisher & Fury MAX? Earth-200111 isn't strictly for Nick and Frank, so this subtitle is irrelevant. If anything the subtitle should read MAX Universe. And Should Earth-200111 be listed at the top of the alternate reality list since they are listed in order of importance?--Thestew45122 16:17, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

"MAX Universe" wouldn't work either, as not every MAX title is set in that reality (the Terror series was set in 616. Strange Tales II could be set in a number of realities). And, really, after the mainstream universe (616), the most important universe is the Ultimate universe, due to the amount of time it has been around and the amount of titles that have come out under that line. After that, most stuff's debatable as to importance (though, certainly, the Punisher Max stuff is fairly important).
--GrnMarvl14 22:26, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

I was talking more about having at the top of the list for the Punisher alternate realities. I mean Ultimate Punisher just has a string of guest appearances and its deffinetly more important then House of M Punisher and Age of Apocalypse Punisher which are listed before it.--Thestew45122 22:47, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Well that makes sense. And I doubt anyone will change it.
--GrnMarvl14 23:00, October 14, 2010 (UTC)

Mark Characters as Dead

I was just wondering how to remove the living character catagory and add a deceased catagory to a character page?--Thestew45122 20:19, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

The only way to removed the living category is to add the "| Death =" tag below the first appearance tag and fill in the issue they died in. You can also manually add in the deceased category, but that won't remove the living category.
--GrnMarvl14 20:40, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, thats exactly what I was looking for!--Thestew45122 20:43, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

Punisher Vol 6 10

I noticed that there are no character appearance categories showing up in Punisher Vol 6 10, which means the issue doesn't show up on any character appearance pages. I'd like to fix it, but I'm not sure how to go about doing that.--Thestew45122 22:46, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

We have no way to make Wikipedia links in the appearance pages work other then when they are in tags, like reference tags. Having the Wikipedia link in there will not allow ANY of the other appearance links to show. I changed the page to put the USS Intrepid link to Wikipedia to be in reference tags and it is working now. Check out the page and see what I changed. Let me know if you have any questions or do not understand my change. Thanks and keep up the great editing! --M1shawhan 14:49, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Punisher vol 4 and 5

What universe does Punisher Vol. 4 and 5 take place in? Is it Earth-616 or Earth-200111? The reason I'm wondering is because Yorkie Mitchell first appearance is in Vol. 5 but if its Earth-616 then that means he exists in both realities and needs two pages. As a huge Punisher fan, I'm ashamed to say I don't know the answer, so any help would be appreciated.--Thestew45122 01:56, October 18, 2010 (UTC)

Super Hero Sqaud Universe

Would it be safe to assume that Earth-123456, the universe setting of Marvel Super Hero Squad Vol 1, would be the same universe setting for Super Hero Squad, the television series featuring the same characters? --Spencerz 21:00, October 20, 2010 (UTC)

Yes. We take the same approach as the Appendix to the Official Handbooks of the Marvel Universe, which is that the universes are the same until proven otherwise. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 22:08, October 21, 2010 (UTC)

Duplicate games

It would appear that we have two articles about the same video game. There is Uncanny X-Men (video game), which is the correct title, and a second article titled Marvel's X-Men (NES video game), featuring the same cover art and characters. I would fix this by simply merging the pages, but I'm not sure how to. --Spencerz 03:50, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing it to our attention. I'll work to merge the two articles.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 23:24, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Spidey Super Stories

There is a contributor working on these 70's issues (and doing a darn good job btw), and I hate to say it,,,,,, But I think this is another universe! Deceased and believed dead characters like Night Flyer and Doctor Octopus just show up, when the character was dead or believed dead in MU continuity. It always appeared to me that Spidey would say, "I thought you were dead!". Yeah, I'm old enough to remember when this series was on the spinner racks! Some great John Romita covers btw.

Anyway, I marked the characters I made minor edits to as Earth-616, but I am open to suggestions and will work to fix...

Batroc

Thanks for the heads up!
According to the online marvel appendix, all of the Spidey Super Stories happen in Earth-57780, not Earth-616. So there's a TON of new character profiles to write! Good luck! :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:28, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

Questprobe

Does anyone know what universe the Questprobe Limited Series is part of? I'm trying to determine if the series, as well as the video games spun off from it, belong in the 616 continuity or not. -- Spencerz 03:51, December 13, 2010 (UTC)

616. Lokiofmidgaard 05:51, December 13, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks --Spencerz 04:05, December 14, 2010 (UTC)

Two things...

Thing 1: I'm creating articles on a number of video games from the Marvel universe. I'm stuck on "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", as I don;t know what to call it. In America, it was released as just "Spider-Man 2", but was internationally known as "The Amazing Spider-Man 2". So do I go with the American name and list the international as an alias? or do I do the reverse and list the american-only as an alias?

Thing 2: Does anyone know how to edit the desrciptions of universes that show up on character disambiguation pages? A number of them don't make sense, or are dead/not proper links.

An answer to either question would be great. --Spencerz 03:49, December 31, 2010 (UTC)

I would really go with the international one (one because we are an international site, as well as we have international partners linking to our pagenames and this would be easier for them to find.) We can always redirect the American name to the International one so they end up in the same spot. Which company created this one? We might see if they have a website and have it listed there and use that name as well. --M1shawhan 18:01, January 1, 2011 (UTC)
It was developed for Game Boy Color by British company Bits Studios, who is no longer in business, and who's website is no longer operational, and published by American Company LJN, who was aquired and folded in to Acclaim Entertainment, who went bankrupt and who's website is also no longer operational.

However, both company sites can be found on the Internet Archives:

I did find some additional info on the names here. But for now I think I'll create the page under the international name and make a redirect for the American name. --Spencerz 00:32, January 2, 2011 (UTC)

Marvel Anime

Anybody seen this new anime show from Marvel? Marvel Anime

And is there any info concerning the show? A universe number maybe? It'd be nice to start the artilce for the show--Spencerz 04:01, January 3, 2011 (UTC)

It hasn't been released in the US yet, but should soon be viewable on the G4 network.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 21:57, January 3, 2011 (UTC)

comic books on marvel database

DEAR marvel database

my name is lennox jones and think you guys are awesome but you guys need to put all the old comics you guys did in the 60's like what if gwen stacy lived if you do that would be great for everyone

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mr.marvel356 (talk • contribs).


Hi Lennox!
You can find most of those books somewhere on the site. Try taking a look at Category:1960, and surf through the years!
"Gwen Stacy Lived" was specifically in What If? #24. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 23:25, January 18, 2011 (UTC)

Limitations?

Technical admins, do any of you know if there is a limitation on how many entries can be listed on a disambiguation page? In the video games section of Wolverine's page, I can't get anything past "Video Games8" to show up.--Spencerz 21:46, January 25, 2011 (UTC)

Yes. As of this moment, 8 is the max under that header. This may change, but until then, leave that on there and when/if we are able to adjust this without causing load issues for that template, then it will automatically change on that page. --M1shawhan 01:07, January 26, 2011 (UTC)
Peteparker was able to get this fixed and the page appears to have your images up there now under video games.

Merger

Can someone help merge Johnathan Storm (Doppelganger) (Earth-616) into Jonathan Storm (Doppelganger) (Earth-616)? The second one is the correct name. --Spencerz 01:13, January 28, 2011 (UTC)

Done. You can also type {{Merge|Page you want to merge to}} above the template on those pages. If you ever need this going forward it's another way to alert us and it will auto-tag those pages for anyone to run through. --M1shawhan 04:05, January 28, 2011 (UTC)

Main page characters

Can you guys please replace Sabertooth with Daredevil? Sabertooth has been dead forever and his relevance is exclusive to Wolverine and X-Comics.

Daredevil IS an important character and is on tier with Spider-man and The Hulk in popularity.

I've already cropped an image if so.

Most Excellent Captain Spider 22:14, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

The characters featured on the main page are chosen because they are either the most popular character or team pages on the site, or are of upcoming interest. As of today:
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  2. Wolverine (James "Logan" Howlett) ‎(389,113)
  3. Spider-Man (Peter Parker) ‎(352,554)
  4. Iron Man (Anthony "Tony" Stark) ‎(280,983)
  5. Hulk (Robert Bruce Banner) ‎(263,565)
  6. Deadpool (Wade Wilson) ‎(262,370)
  7. Captain America (Steven Rogers) ‎(196,028)
  8. Thor (Thor Odinson) ‎(194,042)
  9. Jean Grey (Earth-616) ‎(182,282)
  10. Emma Frost (Earth-616) ‎(169,428)
  11. Daken (Akihiro) (Earth-616) ‎(133,974)
  12. Red Hulk (Earth-616) ‎(114,642)
  13. Norman Osborn (Earth-616) ‎(114,610)
  14. Sabretooth (Victor Creed) ‎(112,251)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 05:46, February 7, 2011 (UTC)


Hey there, on this subject I think itd be good if Moon Knight and Nick Fury had their own thumbnails on the main page too, they mightn't be as well known by the mainsteram as the others but have been intrinsic in a great many storylines. Black Widow, Clink Barton, Hank Pym and Dr. Strange would be good too, but I imagine that would be too many. Food for thought.

NazgulHat.

First Appearances

I've been noticing that on character pages, when a first (or sometimes last/death) appearance is listed with a redirect (i.e. Fantastic Four #1), the ENTIRE comic listed is shown in the infobox.

BTW, I've also found that if you type an appearence as "Fanatsic Four Vol 1 1|Fantasti Four #1", it corrects this problem. --Spencerz 21:45, February 6, 2011 (UTC)

That shouldn't be true, I checked on the issue and it's cleared up now. If you see more of this, check the comic's page, as we're converting those to the new appearance method, which has caused some of those to have errors on them.
Thanks!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 05:46, February 7, 2011 (UTC)

How do we edit Power Grids?

I noticed some characters don't have them while others are kind of old and I guess don't match up anymore. I can't seem to edit or add any.

Power grids have been a source of trouble on the Database, as many users would like to add their own numbers, rather than those found in official Marvel publications. In order to combat this continuing issue, we've made the official Power Grids only editable by Administrators. Fan-Based power grids can still be added to pages (for now), using the Template:New Power Grid. This new template will automatically include official power grids on the page if they exist.
If you know of an official power grid which needs to be added to the site, please contact an active Administrator, providing them with the comic and character of the official power grid.
Thanks!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 07:28, February 9, 2011 (UTC)

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

So I know this sounds like a stupid question, but it begs asking. Are we going to cover the Spider-Man broadway play here on the site? I mean we ARE the Marvel encyclopedia, and this is a Marvel property... --Spencerz 21:50, February 13, 2011 (UTC)

LOL! Not a stupid question. I would say yes, but I think we should treat it almost like a movie in format and templates. I don't think we need to setup a "Broadway Play" template. ;) --M1shawhan 00:27, February 14, 2011 (UTC)
Something of note. There appears to be a hardcover novelization of the play. We'll have to add that as well. --Spencerz 00:37, February 14, 2011 (UTC)

2 Universes? Or 1?

So admins, or knowledgable folk, I need some opinion. We have X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants, whihc is an old video game we have assigned to Earth-TRN002. And, we have X-Men: Madness in Murderworld, another old video game that we have assigned to Earth-TRN003. No personally, I believed that X-Men II was just a stand-alone game with an odd title choice. But I did some searching online, and I believe we may have a series on our hands. After comparing them side-by-side, I've realized that they both were released on PC systems, they were released one year apart, and they were both developed (to some degree) by Paragon Studios. But nowhere have I seen it stated that they were related.

So I ask you, what do you think? Should we combine them into a series (and a common TRN reality)? Or should we leave them seperated and wait for Marvel's word (which may be a long wait, seeing as they were realeased in 1989 and 1990, and there has yet to be any word)? Or do we do something else? I don't wanna just change anything myself, seeing as there'll be a large amount of page moving and change involved. --Spencerz 00:00, February 19, 2011 (UTC)

Marvel Zombies

Man could somebody please tell me how would Doctor Octopus 2099 look like if she got infected by the zombie virus? PLEASE?? Sandman 2099 17.23 1st March 2011.

That's a very interesting question. How do you describe someone's looks? She'd pretty much look the same, except for more exposed teeth, possibly missing a limb or two, and paler skin.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:37, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

What will happen to her outfit? Sandman 2099 18:40, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

Hard to say, whatever you can dream up. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 18:47, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

Hmm.. i see... But in your opinion, which Marvel Zombie is the scariest of all? Sandman 2099 18:49, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

I actually didn't find any of them scary, mostly funny. I suppose Hulk would be the most threatening, since with the hole in his stomach, he could potentially eat for eternity.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 19:56, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

Oh yeah and i got something i forgot to ask about the Zombie Doc Ock 2099 (don't get mad at me it's just out of curiosity)what will happen to her EYES if she was a Marvel Zombie?

Nothing? I don't remember their eyes changing. Maybe they go all white?
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 22:00, March 1, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe she'll have one eye red and one white. Sandman 2099, 1 March, 23:27 (UTC)

Wolverine

Isn't wolverine considered part of the lupine form?

According to the Earth X series, he is, but this has not been revealed to be true in the rest of the Marvel Universes.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 04:27, April 12, 2011 (UTC)

DC comics pic?

Why is the DC comics database photo on here?--ZTM1234 21:33, April 1, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe our level of April Fool's jokes don't reach that of Google or Wikipedia, but we try ;)
Artful Dodger 21:44, April 1, 2011 (UTC)

Fantastic Five

OK, I understand admin doesn't want people editing the Main Page. But I gotta ask - why are we using the What If? #1 cover to represent Marvel Comics instead of, oh, let's say Marvel Comics #1?

Roygbiv666 Sig 001 01:32, April 20, 2011 (UTC)
It's an attempt to highlight the most googled characters on the site, Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. It should probably be routinely changed. Maybe Spider-Man and Wolverine for awhile...
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 22:23, April 21, 2011 (UTC)

Time issues

Hi guys. I follow the standard marvel timeline (earth 616) since i was 10. I inherited this passion from my dad and uncles. Just a little bit confused how Marvel writers explain that superheroes are not ageing like us. I mean, Peter Parker should be at least in his late fiftys for what I know.

Is there anyone who can explain me why Superheroes doesn't ageing like it was supposed to be?

I can't speak for all the comic heroes, but on the Marvel side, it's called Marvel Time, and we have a whole article explaining the situation.
But basically, it comes down to the fact that readers want to relate to the characters, so the characters have to stay close to the same age as their readers. While it would be interesting for an issue or two, not many fans really want to read about Peter Parker living out his final days in a retirement home. Take Spider-Girl Vol 1, for instance. This entire series is set in a future where everyone has aged, and the series is continually being cancelled and getting brought back. There are barely enough fans to keep it going.
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 07:52, May 20, 2011 (UTC)


Background

The background of this wiki seems as though transparent. What hex/name did you use for it? Reply quickly please. The Amazing Spider-Man and Venom Lethal Protector 23:39, June 1, 2011 (UTC)

  • NVM. It requires Media Wiki:Wikia.css code. I've got the code. Now how do I put it into use (Already have the page on my wiki)

Thanks again, The Amazing Spider-Man and Venom Lethal Protector 00:20, June 2, 2011 (UTC)

  • Ah. Sorry. I've got it figured out.

The Amazing Spider-Man and Venom Lethal Protector 19:23, June 2, 2011 (UTC)

Lorna Dane as Pestilence

How long was Polaris part of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Less than 10 issues, but Marvel Time is special, so there's no good way to tell how many days/weeks/months/years she actually spent as Pestilence.
She did appear in X-Men Vol 2 #182 in her Pestilence regalia. Hopefully that's helpful information for you. :)
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 04:17, June 11, 2011 (UTC)

British, Scottish, English

Why is Psylocke given British citizenship, while Wolfsbane and Moira MacTaggert are Scottish? Surely if they were born after the Unification in 1707 they would have British citizenship, unless you wanted to called them Scottish, English, Welsh and Northern Irish. Shouldn't there be some sort of standard? Perhaps you could put British and then whatever minor nationality.

As someone who is both Scottish and British, I concur. Moira and Rahne are both Scots, but their citizenship is British. Lokiofmidgaard 20:46, June 15, 2011 (UTC)

I've started categorizing the Scots as British, but I've also left them as Scottish. Those born before 1707 I've left alone. Once I've finished that (say in a few months) I'll start on the other British minor nationalities. But there are lots just classed as British I have no idea about. L'Ange Noir 17:23, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Monet St. Croix Intelligence

How smart do you think M really is? Do you think her intelligence is greater or the same as Sage?

Community Pages

Hello, I have been using this wiki on and off and am totally in love with the wonderful prose of the articles, which (almost) comes close to reading the comics themselves, but not quite. I can't help noticing a couple of things which are quite odd to me.

Firstly: there are numerous typos around, ranging from simple typos to formatting errors (I just saw an internal link gone wrong). This is exacerbated by the fact that the articles are really really long. Ok let me be more specific, the correcting of the typo is hampered by the fact that the page headers are not sections themselves, meaning that I just cant press the "edit" button and correct it; I would have to scroll through meters of text (you'll be surprised at the length of some character biographies) and carefully search for the error in question.

Secondly: a lack of consistency amongst articles. Article A may mention that persons B was involved in event C together with persons D, but upon visiting persons D's page, there is no mention whatsoever. Also, across a few wikis I "regularly" visit, there is sort of a rule that the first mention gets a link, I am wondering if there is such a rule here.

Before I continue, I know that it may seem that I am one of those people who "just come in and start criticising without knowing anything", but I do hope that all of what I have to say is considered, and not met with anything from outright flaming, to the "polite putdown".

Thirdly: headers. Okay, I'm not sure what the proper term is, but im referring to those banner-ad kind of things you see the moment you visit a "bad" article on wikipedia, indicating without having to press a show/hide button, whether the article requires sourcing, cleanup, or contains spoilers.

Lastly: the lack of "proper" community pages. a) forums: one has to proceed through a separate login to an external site in order to access the community forums. b) help pages: too many pages linking to wikipedean pages. Yes, I agree that this is a derivative of wikipedia, that specialises in this particular content, and thus follows certain wikipedean principles and regulations, but, Wikipedia is Wikipedia, with their long-winded and overly elaborated guidelines, policies to the point it resembles legal jargon. I doubt most average people would like to spend time reading such things!

Suggestions

Organise a cleanup (easier said than done i know), or a massive manhunt to increase consistency.

Organise "article to be improved day/week/month" where perhaps a major article or several minor ones are the focus of

Improvement for a set amount of time. create some bots (if that is possible i am not familiar with such things) to correct typos.

Create simplified guidelines and policy pages, derived from wikipedia, based on community consensus, that are specific to the needs of this wiki, like whether all instances of name, for example, should be linked, or the first mention or first mention per paragraph etc.

Have a proper in-wiki forum page, so that users can voice concerns, make requests etc without having to log in to an external website, thus removing a kind of "barriers to entry" on community interactions.

Referring to how other wikis, (other than wikipedia) do their stuff wouldnt hurt, im sure some of you people do visit other wikis, but im just guessing.

Well i am just coming up with a couple of solutions off the top of my head, i am not insisting that you have to follow them, but perhaps discuss and build on them.

I admit I am not entirely familiar with all policies, guidelines and even am not entirely familiar with performing edits on articles (I do wiki-stuff on a really on-off basis, really on-off).

I know people do these things on a volunteer basis, and for free to boot, and I do understand that everyone here has a life (work, family, etcetc) but please, do spend some time to consider what I have said and have a really nice day :)

Songjin 22:41, June 25, 2011 (UTC)

Lot of issues, which is fine. Let me try and address them as best I can:
1. Length of pages.
Some characters just have a LOT of history. On certain characters we've made use of "Expanded History" pages (see Peter Parker (Earth-1610), for instance. If users like this idea, we could certainly look at expanding it, but pages will, ultimately, have to be a certain size for certain characters due to the sheer number of lasting events.
2. Typos.
They happen. I know the length of some pages can make them a hassle to correct, but it's the price we pay for detail.
3. Consistency.
As far as what you've said, part of that's because certain events just affect certain characters more. Maximum Carnage, for instance, played a far larger role in the life of Carnage than, say, Deathlok. Really, we wouldn't be able to improve this issue AND the length issue at the same time. It's either cut back on certain information, or have it all there.
4. Headers.
Those should serve a purpose. If you feel one doesn't, post on the talk page for that page (the newer comic pages always have a spoiler header in an effort to prevent people from being spoiled).
5. Forums.
That's really the only option, as far as forums go, though we've tried forums on the Wiki itself before with, seemingly, mixed reaction.
6. The Help Pages.
You're right. Nothing else to it. It's a mess, and it's (somewhere) on my to-do list. But there's a LOT that needs done, and it's just easy to let that keep until the staff can get to it. The policies and guidelines are actually my current (albeit stalled) project. Expect something to be done about them...as soon as I can find the time.
7. Bots to correct typos.
Given the number of characters with oddball names, I don't think it would be realistic, even if it was possible. I encourage anyone who's willing to do the work to do it themselves. I assure you the work is appreciated and not forgotten.
8. In-wiki forum
Again, we had one (somewhere). We also have the chat (which can be accessed from almost any page and utilizes your Wikia info. You can also direct any comments/concerns to the Administrators or post on individual talk pages to deal with issues on specific articles.
9. Comment/criticisms.
We ALWAYS appreciate insightful looks into our site such as you've presented here. The biggest issue we'll always have is a lack of manpower, and we encourage you and others like you to dig in and get your hands dirty. Change can only come about through our combined efforts, after all. None of us are machines and none of us can catch every problem. The more of us working towards the betterment of the site, the better the site's going to get.
Again, love the post, and if you have anything else to add, please do so here or on my talk page (or join the forums. It's an extra login, but it's worth it).
--GrnMarvl14 02:16, June 26, 2011 (UTC)

Wow! Thank you for the fast and thoroughly thorough reply! REALLY appreciate it!

Ok I'll do a quick review of what you said. On points 1 and 2, I guess its time to get my hands dirty then :) For point 3, what you say does make sense, but I am referring to instances like Hulkling, Wiccan & Speed where even though all 3 were involved in the search for the Scarlet Witch, there are gaps in the biographies. Of course, the articles are super long so I guess its hard to maintain, which leads me to the next point on headers. There seems to be a lack of headers in general, and therefore, a lack of, perhaps, direction??, as to what improvements the article requires. I think what wikipedia and a couple other wikis do is a pretty efficient method where the header is displayed prominently, clearly stating that the page needs to be cleaned up, sourced, expanded, or is undergoing a proposed deletion/merge etc. Take a look here for a couple of examples because I cant seem to find a category page for templates and stuff like that (all I find are empty category pages). As for forums, could you elaborate on this "mixed reactions"? I am rather curious as to why people would prefer an external site, compared to an in-house (so to speak) community portal of sorts, because from what I see, there are several communities, even within the forums itself. As for the help pages, they require a community consensus for each policy, the current forum used is a mess to "troll" through. Do take a look here, I quite like how they have done it, as people dont "let their hair down" as compared to forum-style of posting, thus making it easier to find information pertaining to the subject at hand. Perhaps, i should take what i have to say to the forums itself, since its weird to post on the talkpage for the main page, but in my defense, i did it because i couldn't find a proper place to post and was kind of unwilling to create yet another account for this and that. *sigh*

Again, I totally APPRECIATE the VERY thorough reply! Cheers! Songjin 10:28, June 26, 2011 (UTC)

Always feel free to dig in, and if you have any questions on how to do certain things, feel free to ask one of the Administrators (including myself). We're always willing to help new users get things figured out.
As for the Wiccan, Hulkling, and Speed inconsistencies, that like just boils down to people updating one and not the other. Though, so far, the event's had a far large impact on Wiccan than either of the others.
As for the lack of headers, different pages need different things in different quantities. Not every page needs a header, since every page needs SOME improvement (no page is perfect, after all, and they're in a constant state of flux. It would be counter-intuitive to have them on every page needing improvement since EVERY PAGE needs improvement). We largely use them for things like moves, deletion, and other things that need a decision and that we desire a community response on.
As for the external forums, that's due to it being that way for a long time, and again, due to a less-than-successful shift to an on-Wiki forum system. It's really just a tough thing to shift from one thing to another, especially when the forums have never been terribly active to begin with, despite our constant encouragement for people to head there.
--GrnMarvl14 17:10, June 26, 2011 (UTC)

X-men Animated Series

I just visited some of the episode pages, and noticed that the videos that were linked have been removed. Might be a good idea to remove the links... --Professor Kilroy 11:41, August 1, 2011 (UTC)

Howling Commandos

Why don't the Howling Commandos (ie. Dum Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones etc.) age? I mean I get Fury with the Infinity Formula, but that's always perplexed me.

Well, none of the characters ever really age in comics. Otherwise most of our classic heroes would be on Social Security. In Marvel's case, characters either come with their own anti-aging clause (Fury's Infinity Formula, Wolverine's regeneration factor, Captain America's Super Soldier Serum, and being frozen in ice, etc.) or, it's explained away by the sliding timescale Marvel uses. Not sure of the exact timeframes it uses, but think of it like this. A month may pass between issues for us, but in the comic's timeframe, it may have been only seconds that have passed between the final pannel of issue A and the opening pannel of issue B. --Spencerz 13:52, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
A number of the Howling Commandos, due to numerous exposures to Fury's Infinity Formula-tainted blood have also experienced slowed aging. SOME of the Commandos HAVE aged (such as Pinkerton, and I believe Ralston), but those who have served with Fury beyond WWII (Dugan, Jones to a lesser degree) are still fairly young-looking.
--GrnMarvl14 14:56, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Polls

Maybe it's time for a new poll or two on the main page. It's been 5 months since they changed. --Spencerz 22:45, October 27, 2011 (UTC)

I agree. I don't think anyone is looking forward to Thor, First Class, or Captain America now, and we're probably a little bit more than two issues into Fear Itself... --Professor Kilroy 22:01, October 29, 2011 (UTC)
True. The only reason they haven't really been updated is because Matt (M1shawhan) usually does them, and he's been out for awhile..
--Johnnybravo44 (talk) 22:30, October 29, 2011 (UTC)


Now that you mention it, I haven't seen M1 around in forever. But, everyone needs break now and then. --Spencerz 01:09, October 30, 2011 (UTC)

Formatting Problem?

Hey, on the Content menus at the beginning of character pages the word "Edit" is smashed onto the end of each category. This seems wrong, does anyone know why it's like that?

Shamooga 00:14, November 11, 2011 (UTC)

Might just be a small issue with the coding. Might leave a message on User:Peteparker's wall about it, as he's the guy who handles the bulk of our coding (though don't expect an immediate response, as he's rather busy these days. But he comes by eventually).
--GrnMarvl14 15:31, November 11, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip, I'll do that.
Shamooga 20:17, November 11, 2011 (UTC)

The Fate of Doc Samson

Did Leonard Samson survive Chaos War?

KurtW95 01:42, November 11, 2011 (UTC)

The characters "resurrected" in Incredible Hulks all returned to death after the event.
--GrnMarvl14 15:29, November 11, 2011 (UTC)

Dog Logan

Astonishing X-Men Vol 3 46 Textless

I saw this solicitation for one of Pak's upcoming issues of Astonishing X-Men and I immediately thought of Dog Logan, considering his recent appearance in Astonishing Spider-Man/Wolverine and the three claws. But his scars aren't there. Any thoughts?

Has that been confirmed to be Dog? And I thought that particular arc took place through several alternate realities. COULD it be him? Maybe. But until he's named in the comics...only time will tell. May be an alternate Wolverine. Or someone else entirely.
--GrnMarvl14 16:22, November 12, 2011 (UTC)
Pretty sure it's an alternate Wolverine.
--KurtW95 03:41, November 25, 2011 (UTC)

Tanarus

Today it was revealed that Tanarus the new god of thunder is really Ulik in disguise. So their pages should be merged.

Continuity

Hello World... I like this wiki. Don't let it get away. I was reading Moon Knight #6 I think and it is getting a little into Marc Spector's life. That's interesting. The newest Batman that came out is also interesting. Really does seem like comics are getting better. Can't wait to see something that has continuity though. Drewball 22:26, December 6, 2011 (UTC) drewball

Glad you like it over here! If you ever have a question, feel free to ask away on my message wall. If you're looking for an interesting story coming up, think about the just announced Avengers vs. X-Men event for next spring. :)
--Johnnybravo44 23:34, December 6, 2011 (UTC)

Formatting

If you know how to format the character pages, fix Enitharmon's Page. The text is in these weird side-scroll boxes. I tried fixing it but don't know how.

collector cards

where can i learn the value of marvel collector cards?(Cher12392 04:01, February 29, 2012 (UTC))

Statistics

I like the Statistics on the main page, although Marvel Database is actually the 6th highest wiki on Wikia if you include Wikianswers Doctors. It may be lower if some other large wikis haven't been added to the hub. -- Supermorff (talk) 14:22, March 17, 2012 (UTC)

Avengers Alliance

The Facebook game Marvel: Avengers Alliance and it's Marvel XP service would appear to fall under this wiki's remit. The Playdom developed game appears to be set in a new universe, as Nick Fury is black (like in the movies and Ultimate comics) but the heroes have Earth 616 style uniforms. http://www.facebook.com/avengersalliance Digifiend 01:37, March 25, 2012 (UTC)

Madeline Pryor (Earth-616)

Madeline Pryor's page name should be 'Jean Grey (Madeline Pryor) (Earth-616)' since she is a clone.

I've added the move tag and opened a discussion on her talk page.-edkaufman (talk) 12:38, March 30, 2012 (UTC)

Avengers Assemble

Avengers Assemble needs to be made into a disambig page, as there's two comic book volumes (published 2010 and 2012) and the forthcoming Avengers movie, which is called Avengers Assemble in the UK. When I try to do it myself, I get a blank disambig header, with my entries for Comics and Movies not showing up. Must be doing something wrong, not sure what. Digifiend 02:34, April 3, 2012 (UTC)

Looks like it works now. Check it again.
Artful Dodger 11:37, April 3, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. :) Digifiend 14:50, April 5, 2012 (UTC)

Nova

Hi, I'm just confused so I'm asking, is Nova really dead and is Sam his replacement?--Master Snake-Eyes 10:44, April 4, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, Rider is dead, and Alexander is, apparently, his replacement
ADour, the ADour-tacular ADour 18:20, April 5, 2012 (UTC)

Status bug

The infobox on the Earth-#### pages has an error. Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character "," appears instead of "Existing" for Status (examples here, here and here). Add a letter, remove a letter, it works fine, but for some reason, it thinks "Existing" contains an illegal comma. I managed to put in a temporary fix here (a hidden full stop/period ahead of the word) but unless you want to do that to every affected page, a permanent solution would be desirable. Digifiend 14:59, April 5, 2012 (UTC)

Adding the word "Active" will avoid that error also.
Artful Dodger 02:17, April 11, 2012 (UTC)

Ultimate Spider-Woman

Since the ultimate version of Jessica Drew is a clone of Peter Parker shouldn't her page name be 'Peter Parker (Jessica Drew) (Earth-1610)'?

X-23's page name

She is a clone. Her page name should be 'James Howlett (X-23) (Earth-616)' or 'James Howlett (Laura Kinney) (Earth-616)'. Most likely 'James Howlett (X-23) (Earth-616)'.

X-23 is not a clone; more like a test-tube baby. Wolverine was a genetic template, but she's not a direct clone. --Spencerz 16:29, April 7, 2012 (UTC)

Hulk and Bruce banner

Wait so they are separated now right? shouldn't they both have their own page?

No more so than the individual Hulk personalities should have their own pages. And please remember to sign your comments using four tildas (~~~~).
--GrnMarvl14 17:03, April 7, 2012 (UTC)

Iron Fist Question

When Iron Fist taps into his Chi does his power levels go from Peak Human to Super Human? Also in the up coming Avengers vs X-Men is he the new host for the Phoenix Force?

Daken1979 22:58, April 14, 2012 (UTC)Daken1979

Apparently not, the cover images for New Avengers were only a hint to the conecction between Iron Fist and the Phoenix Force... Anyways one Iron Fist (Fongji) was the Phoenix Force once, years years ago.
ADour, the ADour-tacular ADour 02:04, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

Dark Avengers Vol 1 or Vol 2?

Shouldn't the new Dark Avengers series be classified as Vol 2? It's an entirely new series that really doesn't have a connection to Vol 1 since it's practically an extension of Thunderbolts. I think you could classify it as Vol 1 if they released the next issue as #17. Ultrabasurero 01:02, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

The decition of naming the new series as part of the Vol 1 is because a Vol 2 never started/existed and because the reason you gave.
ADour, the ADour-tacular ADour 02:04, May 17, 2012 (UTC)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (How would you reboot it)G

If you are a fan of Wolverine like me you will understand what I'm about to say. As you sat there watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine you were excited and giddy. When you saw the bone claws on screen your eyes widened as little James killed his bio dad. You didn't mind that made his brother, Dog Logan, into Sabretooth. You loved the war montage of the brothers busting people up from the Civil War (even though they are canadian), all the way to Vietnam (once again they were canadian). Then when they intoduced Team X things were getting wonky, who the was the asian guy playing Maverick.. oh I mean Agent Zero. Why was Wade Wilson aka Deadpool on Team X, and why was he not funny? A muscular Blob, Wolverine not doing anything in the missions? But you let it slide, when he walked away from Team X, you knew the introduction was over, and you were ready for Wolverine badassness......

Then, right after that the movie was downhill. Merc without a mouth???????????????????????? Sabretooth not being much of an animal. Silverfox's fake death with blood but no wounds..... The really sappy way of Logan getting the name of Wolverine The magic bullet that took his memories Not losing his memories after the experiment only three people dieing when he escaped Weapon X Stryker making Logan indestructible only to want him captured No blood on claws when stabbing people. Really crappy cgi on claws. Gambit with no accent No Stan Lee Cameo Not including the horrible continuity issues.

Now, they are supposed to be giving The Wolverine film same treatment as The Hulk (2008 film). I was wondering, how you my fellow nerds would of changed the film if you could. Or better yet, how would you of done the movie. I'm gonna give you my different version the film, and then I'm gonna give an idea for a whole new rebooted series they should do for Wolvie with new cast and etc.

Confused

I don't really understand why some people list characters who are only "mentioned" under "appears in [this story]"? My preference is to leave those characters out unless they actually make an appearance.

It depends on how important the mention is - sometimes a character is a part of the plot even though he's not acively seen on the page, that certainly deserves a mention.--edkaufman (talk) 08:53, July 26, 2012 (UTC)

Black Panther

Why does marvel seem to make Black Panther a weak character or not use him enough. I mean he's a king, powerful, and one of the smartest people in the marvel universe. Any thoughts?

Daken1979 (talk) 17:57, July 20, 2012 (UTC)Daken1979

New Background

The new background doesn't look good,the resolution is quite low,and the picture itself is not good as a background.I think the old one matched the wiki way better,and it was visually more appealing.

Giraffah (talk) 18:03, September 28, 2012 (UTC)

I agree, although possibly for different reasons. On the left, I can see most of the word 'Avengers', as well as a fist, a foot and Wolverine's claws. There's a word on the right that I can't read at all, with Mjolnir, Thor's shoulder and leg, a red glow, and another hand and foot. What exactly am I looking at? -- Supermorff (talk) 15:06, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
I am the one updating the background to be more current. It is a little hard to get an image which will look good on all resolutions. Thanks for your feedback and patience while I experiment. The new image is from the new Uncanny Avengers Vol 1 1.
Artful Dodger (talk) 18:47, September 30, 2012 (UTC)
Alright, how does it look now?
Artful Dodger (talk) 03:26, October 12, 2012 (UTC)
Much better for me. I can see who all the characters are now. Looks pretty cool, actually. -- Supermorff (talk) 07:38, October 12, 2012 (UTC)

Reality numbers

Wasn't sure where to ask questions so I'll just post it up here. I've been wondering what determines a reality number, i.e. Earth-616 or Earth-TRN0048, etc. Is there some method to it or is it random? Near-sighted Jedi (talk) 09:20, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

This page has all the information and be sure to read the talk page also.
Artful Dodger (talk) 12:02, October 11, 2012 (UTC)

Two graduate students need your help!

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The study will allow media fans to share their opinions and have their voices heard. The study will also expand research on an aspect of modern society that is underappreciated in the field of communication. As media fans ourselves, we understand how important these groups are to the modern cultural landscape and we hope to enlighten others.

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Kaitlynj562 (talk) 17:12, November 13, 2012 (UTC)Kaitlyn and Cody

Will the Exiles return?

Alright so the Exiles are one of my favorite teams and one of my favorite series. But it ended somewhere in the story when the roster was Blink, Scarlet Witch, Polaris, Beast, Forge, and Black Panther. Does anyone have any information regarding the series and when/if it will come back? Artemis Panther (talk) 23:41, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

Daily Bugle

can someone chane the this weeks comics link to week 51 because it still goes to the week 43 page.DalekSupreme13 (talk) 23:38, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

can someone chane the this weeks comics link to week 7 because it still goes to the week 51 page.DalekSupreme13 (talk) 10:59, February 11, 2013 (UTC)

Done. Sorry about the delay.
Artful Dodger (talk) 14:28, February 12, 2013 (UTC)
We're back to this problem again. The link goes to week 7 and we're on week 12/13.
Ptfreak (talk) 15:06, March 20, 2013 (UTC)

Iron Man 3

As of now, the four slides on the front page are for: the 100,000 article mark, Marvel Now!, The Wolverine, and AvX. I think it's time to put something there for Iron Man 3 - it's the next Marvel film to be released, and, unlike The Wolverine, at least has a trailer. Maybe replace AvX? LoveWaffle (talk) 23:57, December 16, 2012 (UTC)

Done and done - LoveWaffle (talk) 05:16, January 26, 2013 (UTC)

Statistics update

This is no longer the 5th largest wiki by content. It's the 6th. Varese (talk) 08:10, May 19, 2013 (UTC)

As ridiculous as it is that we were bumped out of the top 5 by a wiki whose content is automatically generated by scripts and bots, I've changed the stats page to reflect our new position. --Spencerz (talk) 08:28, May 19, 2013 (UTC)
It's up in the 5th place again. Varese (talk) 01:14, December 18, 2013 (UTC)

"This Month's Comics" button

Hello, I just noticed that the "This Month's Comics" button is rather misleading, as it links to the comics with the current month's cover date, not release date. So we have issues like Age of Ultron 1-3 and Age of Apocalypse 13, all of which came out in March, that are being called "this month's comics." Is there a way to make it more reflective of reality? Thanks! Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith -Just shy, not antisocial: You can talk to me!- 16:29, May 21, 2013 (UTC)

Featured Characters

Do characters like War Machine/Iron Patriot and Mandarin deserve to be front and center on the main page? I know they appear in recent movies, but that shouldn't matter. Characters like Punisher, Ghost Rider, Dr. Doom, and the Fantastic Four deserve to be there instead. DegradingSeeker (talk) 01:11, June 3, 2013 (UTC)

Although those characters are certainly important, we have discovered that we have a very large number of visitors who come to the site looking for information on the movie characters. When a new movie comes out, we have a large spike in traffic for those characters.
Artful Dodger (talk) 01:27, June 3, 2013 (UTC)
I started writing my reply before Artful posted his, and I don't feel like rewriting it (:
The characters featured in the character buttons are actually the most visited characters, which you can see if you sort the Characters page by most visited. Characters like Punisher, Ghost Rider, Dr. Doom and the Fantastic Four aren't part of it, while Iron Patriot is.
Also, the characters selected are also based on upcoming movies, so for when the hype for Iron Man 3 is over, Mandarin and Iron Patriot will be taken away and replaced for other characters. You can check my Sandbox in order to see my plans for upcoming character buttons in the future. As an example, in middle June Mandarin will be replaced by Silver Samurai and Wolverine will become the first hero in order left-right, not Iron Man, because of certain upcoming mutant movie.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 01:34, June 3, 2013 (UTC)
Oh, OK, that's actually a pretty good system. Though, I think the characters on the characters page are most visited because they are on the front page. Thanks for responding Artful and ADour. DegradingSeeker (talk) 02:20, June 3, 2013 (UTC)

TANGENT: Why link to 616 and not to Disambigs? - LoveWaffle (talk) 03:39, June 3, 2013 (UTC)

Who is the next Marvel character to take over after Iron Man/Robert Downey Jr.?Ajanuary66 (talk) 23:23, June 30, 2013 (UTC)

TV Section

shouldn't you add Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Avengers Assemble (Animated Series), and Ultimate Spider-Man (Animated Series) to the tv section?DalekSupreme13 (talk) 05:14, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

Yes, that would seem appropriate. --Spencerz (talk) 05:23, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

Romanian Language

I worked very much for the romanian version of this wiki (http://ro.marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Marvel_Wiki) and after your last edit, the romanian site doesn't appear in the list of languages, so please add it. Thx. Dragonulteo (talk) 12:05, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about that!
I did not forget about the links to our international versions. I am actually going to make the links more obvious. They will probably get their own tab on the main page. I will try and fix this tonight, if possible. Sorry about the trouble!
We will never forget about you!
--Jamie (talk) 13:09, July 10, 2013 (UTC)
Also, I really like your section headers on your main page. I think I might borrow that idea for our home page. Very nice job!
--Jamie (talk) 13:12, July 10, 2013 (UTC)

Ultron as Featured Character

Probably due to the title of the next Avengers movie being announced, Ultron's page has become one of the most visited pages on the site.[1] Proposing he replace Thanos as one of the featured characters.
LoveWaffle (talk) 05:56, July 24, 2013 (UTC)

LEGO Marvel

Now that we have an article on LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, we don't have to link to Brickipedia. We can just link to our own page about that game. SeanWheeler (talk) 19:22, July 29, 2013 (UTC)

You added an extra "http://" to the link, Spencerz. SeanWheeler (talk) 21:55, July 29, 2013 (UTC)

Number One Wiki

Why isn't this the #1 Wikia out there? It's by far the best.Jonathan Williams (talk) 07:47, August 5, 2013 (UTC)Jonathan Williams

We are certainly working on it. Having you here helps!
Artful Dodger (talk) 10:19, August 5, 2013 (UTC)

New Comics section issue

I've noticed that the new comics being listed are for last year instead of this year. Hope somebody gets a chance to fix it. -Adv193 (talk) 13:34, August 8, 2013 (UTC)

Admins are working on it right now.
Thanks for the notice.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 13:51, August 8, 2013 (UTC)

It's doing it again. I click "new comics" and it's giving me listings for January 2nd 2013. Which is weird because next Wednesday is January 1 2014. Looks like the Age Of Ultron event damaged space-time worse than we thought it did. Or your software is buggy. Or your webmaster has been hitting the rum & eggnog a bit much. DCSarge (talk) 05:18, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

Or we haven't updated it to the new year. Couldn't we separate the week categories by year so that we don't get these problems again? Like instead of Week 1, it is Week 1 2014? SeanWheeler (talk) 16:06, December 30, 2013 (UTC)

I'm a writer, not a coder, but even I know that it shouldn't need to be manually "updated to the new year." It should do that automatically. It should know that December is always followed by January of the NEXT year, not January of the current year! I mean come on, an elementary student can do this kind of math... and this website can't? Even my cell phone can do that! o_O DCSarge (talk) 07:10, December 31, 2013 (UTC)
Well, the week categories are of one year. The admins haven't cleared out the week 1 category yet. If the weeks had years programmed in them, then yes we would have the right comics. But for now, we have to wait for the admins to fix it. SeanWheeler (talk) 03:38, January 2, 2014 (UTC)
Until they fix it this function is broken and basically useless. Oh well, it's back to marvel.com I go, even though I hate their layout.:: DCSarge (talk) 04:09, January 7, 2014 (UTC)
No need for such a drastic step :)
The code needed a New Year's update, which it has now. There is a bot running to correct all the issues and it should be done by morning. Thanks for everyone's patience.
Artful Dodger (talk) 05:37, January 7, 2014 (UTC)

Wolverine Height Problems

Hey guys! This is fernandezluigi! My question is: why is X-23 taller than Wolverine? That makes no sense! Please give me the reason through picture or comic book to be read. Thanks!

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Can't you ask this on an actual forum instead of the talk page of the Main Page? SeanWheeler (talk) 15:44, December 7, 2013 (UTC)

Because X-23 is not actually a clone of Wolverine. All clones are the same gender of the organism they were cloned from, and since she is female and Logan is male that kind of rules out her being a clone. Rather, she was genetically engineered based on Logan's DNA. In other words, someone took Logan's DNA and used that to make something a little different by making a few edits to a simple of Logan's DNA; Changed the gender to female, changed the dimensions of the body, changed the configuration of the bone claws, etc. Shake well, place in blender, pop in super-science cloning chamber, rinse well, add adamantium and PRESTO! One female version of Wolverine ready* for use.
*Some stabbing may occur. Not responsible for lost or missing limbs. See mad scientists for details. DCSarge (talk) 07:29, December 31, 2013 (UTC)

Hulk Wiki

Hi I am Hulkofdoom, founder of Hulk Wiki, and I was wondering if we could work out something where we post links at the bottom of our articles to Marvel Database, and when there's a Hulk relevant article you guys post a link to the article on Hulk Wiki. Hulk Wiki could use more publicity, and exposure.

Thankyou Hulkofdoom (talk) 23:32, September 2, 2013 (UTC)

Non-Thor Trivia

Seriously?! The Thor Trivia isn't even linked to an actual existing page yet... Isn't it a better plan to create it first, THEN link it? --{{SUBST:User:SaiyanElite/sig8}} 23:31, December 5, 2013 (UTC)

Proposal: metricate

I find it cringeworthy that the characters' measurements are given in the archaic imperial units, instead of metric. In what century are you gringos living? Metricate already, 'Murica: 95% of the world has already done so! --LYRIC-Stormwatch (talk) 18:02, March 26, 2014 (UTC)

Pym

Can we put Hank Pym on the homepage? Without him, they're wouldn't be any avengers, or any money made off of them. Themanyfacesofhankpym (talk) 20:52, May 8, 2014 (UTC) (predictable, huh? That someone with my name makes this request?)

Because which heroes and villains are listed in the character buttons depends on the traffic in their pages (as you can see here, the list of every character ordered by amount of visits). Hank Pym is in the 64th place of this list.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 21:09, May 8, 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've got a lot of clicking to do. Themanyfacesofhankpym (talk) 21:42, May 9, 2014 (UTC)

That wouldn't be correct, as it wouldn't actually reflect the traffic on the page.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 01:55, May 10, 2014 (UTC)

Darwin Omega?

Do you think Darwin could be classified an Omega Level Mutant since his powers allow him to do just about anything and they seemed to increase after gaining the powers of Death. Any thoughts?

Daken1979 (talk) 20:26, May 18, 2014 (UTC)Daken1979

Only if he is stated to be in comics.

Undoniel (talk) 20:31, May 18, 2014 (UTC)

Badges = Awesome

Hey! Just wanted to share that I love the way the badges are set-up. So... thanks to the admins for putting all the time and effort into that! Way cool. :-) Zelda8999 (talk) 04:55, June 15, 2014 (UTC)Zelda8999

Glad you are enjoying them! Keep watching for new badges to show up!
Artful Dodger (talk) 12:25, June 15, 2014 (UTC)

Exodus Omega

Exodus Omega:

How is Exodus not an Omega? I would assume that Exodus would be an because of all his feats and powers. He's done things that would show he's of Omega level. Someone explain that to me if you can.

Daken1979 (talk) 16:16, June 29, 2014 (UTC)daken1979

Axis link

Could someone please fix the link? It currently directs to marvel.wikia.comaxis - which is nonsense. Garhdo (talk) 11:00, July 24, 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for notifying about this problem. It's been fixed.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 20:52, July 24, 2014 (UTC)

Multiverse and the Big Bang

I wanted to ask if all realities in multiverse were created by same Big Bang, or did Big Bang happen in each specific reality (so there can be reality where Big Bang never happened)? If the first one, how can some realities be set in 30's (Noir universe) or in the future, since they all were created at the same time? Was anything about that said in any specific book?(I've heard that in Hickman's New Avengers it was said that Big Bang was constant, whichc doesn't make any sense to me) And what is your opinon?

Full diclosure; the cosmic side of Marvel is not very well defined, and can contradict itself at times, but this should give you the info you want.
The Multiverse runs in a cycle. We know of at least one cycle before our own, but how many, if any, came before that is not known. In the previous cycle, all of the realities of the Multiverse died off, or collapsed into one another, until only one remained. That reality is the one we refer to as Earth-0. Through a lot of complicated stuff, even including the Phoenix Force, Earth-0 was destroyed, and the resulting destruction became the Big Bang that jump-started the current Multiverse. The final surviving being of that Earth was reborn during the Big Bang as Galactus. (All of that was covered in Thor #169) Thor has traveled to the future, and learned that, many billions of years from now, the same thing will happen again. In Thor #245, cosmic being He Who Remains suggests that Earth-794282 will be the final reality of our cycle, which will end and restart once more with a new multiverse.
But back to the topic of the current multiverse. While some universes were created at the onset of the Big Bang, others have branched out from other realities at different points in history. So no, there is no universe where the Big Bang never occurred. As for the time differences, time in the Marvel multiverse works on what is known as a sliding timescale. You can find a far more in-depth look at this here, but the main thing to know is that time moves differently in each universe in comparison to our own universe, Earth-1218, which is why one universe can appear to be in 1500s, while another can be 3 million years in the future.

--Spencerz (talk) 10:21, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Why are characters assumed to be 616?

On this wiki there are a lot of stories that are completely self contained and have no evidence of being a part of the Marvel Multiverse. No superheroes, no locations, no events from any universe, etc. Going to a character's page it will say they are from Earth-616 but that they only have one story appearance (which fits what I described above). Why is it assumed that they are 616? Just because something is published by Marvel doesn't mean it takes place in that universe. For example, Marvel has published Star Trek and Star Wars comics over the years but nobody assumes they are a part of the Marvel Multiverse. Shouldn't stories like that be assumed to be in their own self contained universes unless they get some sort of reference to pull them into 616? Knoll360 (talk) 05:18, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

Can you give an example of one of these stories assumed to take place in Earth-616?
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 08:15, October 20, 2014 (UTC)

The story "Torr" from Amazing Adventures Vol 1 1 for example. The title monster has a wiki page here: Torr (Earth-616). However, if you look in his appearances the only story he ever appeared in was the one from Amazing Adventures #1. That story has no evidence of 616 at all. So why do people assume that Torr is a 616 character? There are quite a few stories/characters that I have come across that do this. Knoll360 (talk) 04:53, October 21, 2014 (UTC)

Handbooks have stated these "monster books" prior the start of the Silver Age take place in Earth-616. So it's not an assumption. Nausiated, who I would say is our expert in Marvel history, might be able to better clarify your question.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 08:38, October 21, 2014 (UTC)
Well, Knoll is not entirely wrong on this one. I looked at this more before my day job stole most of my time; while most of the giant monsters of the Atlas days have been brought into Earth-616 through subsequent appearances or handbook entries, there are still a handful of them that have never been established in the timeline. Back then I jotted down what I had found here, but never got to do more with it. To answer the question, these pages were likely designated as Earth-616 back when the wiki started, when we didn't have as much definition or rules on continuity in our articles. These monsters and one-off sci-fi characters that have never been connected to the timeline likely could be deleted, as they technically fall outside our scope, but there's always many other projects for the admin team to focus on. --Spencerz (talk) 10:12, October 21, 2014 (UTC)
If a character doesn't have a 616 appearance but their 616 status is confirmed via handbook then it should be noted in the notes section of that character page or something like that. That should help keep things clear.

Knoll360 (talk) 00:31, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

Agent's of SHIELD link.

Can someone please fix the Agents of SHIELD link under the TV header - it redirects to here and has done for a long time, probably since it was set up. Garhdo (talk) 20:39, November 2, 2014 (UTC)

Fixed.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 21:07, November 2, 2014 (UTC)

Who Owns Who?

Who Owns Who?

Alright guys, I've been seeing on just about every social networking site, blog sites and the same exact thing about The Avengers film:

  OMG WHERE ARE SPIDERMAN AND WOLVERINE?! THERE AVENGERS IN THE COMICS! THIS IS BULLSH*T!- A quote taken from one of the Avengers fan-pages on Facebook

So, I'm going to make it very clear on a whole list I've gathered, why this particular crossover did not happen, and in addition I'm going to touch on who owns who characters wise.

Let me begin by saying film rights and comic rights and TV rights are all very different things. In the comics, all those characters (Cap, Wolverine, Spider-Man, etc.) are owned by Marvel Comics. They've been there since forever. That won't ever change. Since Marvel Comics owns them all, every single crossover can and has happened since each character's creation (Namor and the Human Torch, Spider-Man and the Avengers, etc.)

Now the TV rights are another animal. Since Disney bought the TV rights to ALL of Marvel's characters, they can all be used in the same show much in the same way that they are in the comics. So if Hulk wants to team up with Spider-Man in Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, they can (and have) do (and done) so. Before Disney bought Marvel however, shows like Spectacular Spider-Man and Wolverine and the X-Men were in in their own little worlds, so Spider-Man would've never been able to team up with Hulk back then. Same goes for Wolverine and the Avengers, or Wolverine and Spider-Man for that matter. After Disney bought the rights, both those shows were canceled and now Disney can do whatever they want with them. As far as animated TV films go, I can only assume Disney now has complete control over the characters too, much like Lionsgate did before them (case in point, Wolverine was a main character in Hulk Vs). So, if Disney said that they want to do a Civil War TV movie, I believe they would be allowed to do such a thing which is pretty cool to a certain level, the only problem is it would be all PG rated and fights and deaths likely wouldn't happen due to Disney XD's target audience. Here’s a breakdown of the whole thing in list form of who owns who:

20th Century Fox

Fantastic Four: Doctor Doom/Victor von Doom, Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Dr. Reed Richards, The Thing/Ben Grimm, Nova/Frankie Raye, Alicia Masters, Willie Lumpkin

X-Men Mutants: [Agent Zero/Maverick/David North], Angel/Warren Worthington III, Arclight/Phillippa Sontag, Beast/Dr. Henry Phillip “Hank” McCoy, [Blob/Frederick J. Dukes], [Bolt/Christopher Bradley], Callisto, Colossus/Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin, Cyclops/Scott Summers, [Deadpool/Wade Wilson], Emma (Grace) Frost, Jean Grey/Phoenix, Juggernaut/Cain Marko, Gambit/Remy LeBeau, Glob Herman/Herman Gardner, Iceman/Bobby Drake, Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Katherine “Kitty” Anne Pryde, [Kestrel/John Wraith], Lady Deathstrike/Yuriko Oyama, Leech, Magneto/Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, Mastermind/Jason (Wyngarde), Multiple Man/James Arthur Madrox, Mystique/Raven Darkholme, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Phat/William Robert “Billy-Bob” Reilly, Professor Charles Xavier, Psylocke/Elizabeth “Betsy” Braddock, Pyro/St. John Allerdyce, Quill/Max Jordan, Rogue/(Anna) Marie, Sabretooth/Victor Creed, Sebastian Hiram Shaw, [Silver Fox], Siryn/Theresa Rourke Cassidy, (The) Spike, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/Logan

X-Men Non-Mutants: Drake Family (Steven, Madeline, Ronny), Grey Family (Dr. John, Elaine), Henry Peter Gyrich, Robert Edward Kelly, Dr. Moira Kinross MacTaggert, Dr. Kavita Rao, William Stryker, Bolivar Trask, Warren Worthington II

Sony Pictures (Marvel Studios share spider-man with Sony Pictures now)

Spider-Man: Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Doctor Octopus/Otto Octavius, Green Goblin/Norman Osborn, (New) Green Goblin/Harry Osborn, [The Lizard]/Dr. Curt Connors, Sandman/Flint Marko, Venom/Eddie Brock Jr., Vulture, Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter, Black Cat/Felicia Hardy, Silver Sable, Electro/Max Dillon, Rhino, Carnage/Cletus Kasady, Sinister Six, Shocker, Chameleon, The Gentleman, Dr. Ashley Kafka, Beetle, Betty Brant, Dennis Carradine (Buglar), J. Jonah Jameson, Ben Parker, May Parker, John Jameson, Joseph “Robbie” Robertson, Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, Mendel Strom, Flash Thompson, Allistair Smythe, Spider-Slayers, Miles Warren/Jackal,

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Marvel Studios

  EVERY OTHER MARVEL CHARACTER


In conclusion I hope this has helped in answering questions of who owns who and whether we'll ever see Hulk and Wolverine face off, I personally feel with the amount of money Marvel as a company make I feel they should open up their own animation universe which sticks closely to the Earth-616 continuity as I do definitely love the comics but I think they could make double the money by releasing the comics and then a animation on the actual comic book....tell me what you think because I feel the current animation tool Marvel use besides Disney XD isn't as appealing to me, it's fun but they cannot focus on the dark and violent back stories of Deadpool and Wolverine due to PG and all.

Hope it helped --MrZengFeng (talk) 16:52, February 28, 2015 (UTC)

Move/Merge Suggestions Etiquette

Looking for general guidance here on the wiki's policy. I've made several suggestions on different pages (Gamesmaster, Skinless Man, Punisher Purgatory Vol 1, Moon Knight: Resurrection War Vol 1, Moon Knight: High Strangers Vol 1) that they be moved to different titles, but haven't generated any responses pro or con. Some are only a couple days old, but some have been sitting out for more than a month.

Do I continue to wait until someone chimes in? Raise the issue again? Or can I start moving things around if no one objects after a period of time? Any of the above is fine -- just want to know how things are typically done. Thanks. Monolith616 (talk) 14:39, March 23, 2015 (UTC)

King Thor

can some one make a king thor page he is able to lift 200 and more tons and nigh invulnerable

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There already is. Here.
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Is Dr Aikman (Spider-Man) Alive?!

Is Dr Aikman Alive?!

I've been wondering this as in issue 3 of Spider-Verse Dr Aikamn confronts a shady figure who is obviously Morlun near to the end and then the issue just leaves it as a cliff hanger. So the question is did Morlun kill him or did Aaron Aikman survive. Tell me what you think!

My theory: Just before Dr Aikman was killed by Morlun Spider-UK Teleported to Dr Aikmans Earth and saved him. However that's just a theory.
Spider-Men (Earth-TRN461) 032

Dr Aikaman

BH6 Manga Universe?

I don't really know what this sites policy is on one-shots and the like, but I was wondering whether of not the Big Hero 6 manga adaptation (of the Disney movie) could be classed as it's own universe? For the record, the manga has a lot of differences to the plot that easily sets it apart from the movie. TheFatPanda (talk) 22:21, May 30, 2015 (UTC)

Actually, what about the BH6 video game for that matter?

Spectacular Spider-Girl

The Spectacular Spider-Girl issue pages need some higher-level edits and rearranging. There are technically two volumes of SSG: a digital-first release series and a printed limited series. SSG Vol 1 was released in 2009 digitally and later printed in Amazing Spider-Man Family Vol 1 and Web of Spider-Man Vol 2. When that format failed to catch on, a print-first SSG series was released in 2010 for four issues to wrap up the storyline.

Spectacular Spider-Girl Vol 1 currently lists 10 issues, with #1-4 of the print series from 2010 and #5-10 of the digital series from 2009. You can see how #4 was released on October 2010 but #5 was released in August 2009. Articles for #1-4 of the digital series are not currently found on this site. I think the SSG issues currently listed as #1-4 should be moved to Spectacular Spider-Girl Vol 2 to make space for the digital-first issues under SSG Vol 1. Monolith616 (talk) 20:23, June 8, 2015 (UTC)

Inferno

Does anyone else besides me the appearance of the version of collusus featured in the new inferno remind them of that of nightmare from the soul caliber video game serie justicebeyond talk

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Heroes with tattooes

I know it's not kind of a FORUM here, but I really don't know WHERE to ask people who know the drill. So, the question I've got has some proem: My friend wants to get tattoo not WITH superhero from Marvel Universe, but the one superhero's got. He asked me (as he knows me as comics reader) - who in MU really have 'em?

And that's kind of a riddle for me, cause I can mostly remember Dragon on the chest of Iron Fist and Rose on the shoulder of Wolverine. So could you help me - tell what superheroes (or even villians or neutral characters) got tattooes?

I can add Dragon on the hand of Horrorshow (Greydon Creed), some kind of a pattern on Karnak's face and Winged Skull on the chest of Punisher Sr. in Noir Universe, little spider-mask on Carlie Cooper's body, Daken tattooes... and we need more, mainly 616-ones. Please help, and sorry for bad english(

Fetobyte 26th june 2015

We have a Tattoos category, it might be helpful in your search for tattoed heroes.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 06:53, June 26, 2015 (UTC)
So ADourable, thank you very much! :3
--Fetobyte (talk) 07:21, June 26, 2015 (UTC)

what if superhero's had a social network app

Have you ever wondering what it would be like if Superhero's had some kind of social media like Facebook,Twitter,Instagram Etc like what would there status updates be tho i did view a funny video on youtube that made me think of this Topic.....



there's the video of the Super Cafe Super Social Network

Super Café Super Social Network02:09

Super Café Super Social Network

Good neutral bad

What happened to the good neutral bad things on character pages!?!??!?

The preceding unsigned comment was added by SaiyanElite (talk • contribs).


We got rid of them.
The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 19:22, July 25, 2015 (UTC)
There's a discussion about it in the forums, I believe...
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 19:19, July 28, 2015 (UTC)
There was a discussion, but after considering all the inputs, the admins took a vote and we decided unanimously to follow the OHOTMUs and get rid of them, as alignments are a highly subjective category. Where older editions of the handbooks gave an alignment, this should be added to the Notes section.--edkaufman (talk) 21:48, July 28, 2015 (UTC)

Damn. Well I really liked that a lot about this wiki.--User:SaiyanElite (talk) 19:38, August 6, 2015 (UTC)

Sorry. If you're still looking for uncompromising moral absolutism, there's always politics. Monolith616 (talk) 19:59, August 6, 2015 (UTC)

Variant Chapters

What's the best way to deal with comics that have some similar material and some unique material between variant copies?

Slingers #1 has four variants, 39 pages total, but for each variant 16/39 pages is unique, focusing on one of the four Slingers members. Supporting characters sometimes only appear in the unique material. Should there be four different comic pages for Slingers Vol 1 1: Hornet, Slingers Vol 1 1: Prodigy, etc, or keep them on one page for Slingers Vol 1 1, with text ID'ing characters as (Hornet material only) as needed?

Ultraforce Spider-Man #1 is different because it actually has different "numbers". UF/SM has Spidey and the Green Goblin team up with Ultraforce. Pages #1-17 and #30-40 are the same, but #1A focuses on the Goblin's sub-mission for pages #18-29, while #1B focuses on Spider-Man's group. Should #1A and #1B be different pages, or on only one Comic page? Monolith616 (talk) 17:04, August 22, 2015 (UTC)

Those are great examples. Could you bring this up in the forums?
Thanks!
Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talkcontribsemail) 05:08, September 16, 2015 (UTC)

DC

Gotham the tv show is about the DC universe, why is it here? Alertfiend (talk) 06:21, September 29, 2015 (UTC)

It's there because it's the topic of discussion of the most recent inter-wiki Comic Book Showcase.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 06:39, September 29, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks ADour! I totally agree. The Comic Book Showcase is a collaborative project where we talk about topics even beyond Marvel and DC. Most comic book fans enjoy content from more than one publisher, so we share it with everyone. We hope you like it!
As a side note, I founded the Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image Comics wikis. We are all one happy family. :) --Jamie (talk) 14:28, September 29, 2015 (UTC)

Wolverine's

How do you think X-23, Daken, Sabertooth, and Lady DeathStrike get their healing factors back or do you think they will not get their powers back?


Daken1979 (talk) 18:31, September 29, 2015 (UTC)Daken1979

Why is Starlord's Dad on the front page

He doesn't seem notable enough to be listed among Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Steve Rogers on the front page. I suggest we replace him with Daredevil. BrotherPowertheGeek (talk) 09:55, November 27, 2015 (UTC)

J'son was in the front page because for a good portion of the year, probably just up until a few weeks before Marvel's Jessica Jones, he was one of the top trending articles.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 16:26, November 27, 2015 (UTC)

Jackson Weele

When i went to his page it says his first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man #182 but in the comic book web of Spider Man #3 it says his first appearance was in Amazing Spider-Man #183, which one is right? Jdogmad (talk) 09:17, December 6, 2015

Issue #182 as Wheele, #183 as "The Big Wheel". Monolith616 (talk) 15:35, December 6, 2015 (UTC)

" Title" Section

Why do we have to put the "Title" section for every character page now? BatGuyful (talk) 15:43, December 23, 2015 (UTC) BatGuyful

A new mobile-friendly character template is being tested. The coding of this template has caused a few bugs and problems, one of these problems is the title of the page appearing as the title of the infobox instead of the current alias or real name. So some users have decided to manually fix this problem by adding the title section. Because this is meant to be temporary, when this issue is fixed, all of those extra title sections would become useless.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 19:25, December 23, 2015 (UTC)

Gwenpool's Page

Why isn't there a page for Gwenpool?

She's getting her own ongoing series and yet she's lacking a page. Is there a reason for this or can I go ahead and make one for her?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by GwenPoole (talk • contribs).


The character comes from an alternate reality which hasn't been identified yet. So we're wainting for it to be identified, hopefully via the Marvel Appendix or March's All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe handbook update. If Unbelievable Gwenpool #1 comes out and she hasn't gotten an official designation, we'll most likely give her a TRN.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 15:31, February 4, 2016 (UTC)

Something is - futzing with mobile display of comic (book) issue pages.

I'm able to read and edit them, and navigate the site- not well- by requesting desktop &c, but at least the issues pages are showing up with mostly contentless templates (skeleton fine but no data)on my iPhone and a couple of my browsers. Eschiss1 (talk) 02:53, August 22, 2016 (UTC)


Marvel Now Link Not Working.

Could someone with the right authority kindly correct the hyperlink of Marvel Now! in the Comics section?

The current link is pointed to marel.wikia.com instead of marvel, hence routed to the Invalid Wikia page.

Thank You.

-- 0x60px Look Again 0x35px Actually, Don’t . . . 0x60px 15:33, October 26, 2016 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks for the heads up.
--The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 15:54, October 26, 2016 (UTC)

Czech version

On main page missing czech version of marvel database.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Panwalter (talk • contribs).


ImageMap

Will you add here imagemap (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ImageMap)? S pozdravem panwalter 19:38, November 6, 2016 (UTC)

We have a function similar to that, here.
The ADour-incible ADour (talk) 19:58, November 6, 2016 (UTC)

Why aren't there two Thanos pages for 616?

So I was reading Infinity Finale and saw that Thanos got back together with Death for reals this time.

However in Ultimates Ewing's Thanos seems to be the guy who came from Secret Wars, as in the Thanos from Earth 616 in its Seventh incarnation (616-7 If you will). The current storyline from the Ultimates focuses on how Reed bought back Earth 616 in its Eighth incarnation and how various cosmic entities are reacting to such a change. This Thanos from the ultimates is clearly from Earth 616-7 and even gave nod to Starlin's Thanos by stating "Some aspect of me might be happy with Death" (paraphrasing here), basically indicating that Starlin's trilogy is canon but also took place in 616.

Doesn't this basically mean that there are Two Thanos? The one from 616-7 and the one from 616-8 who got hitched with Death herself? Should I create a new page for Starlin's Thanos? Because Ewing's Thanos clearly states he is a different being who has completely moved past loving death, he even acknowledges the new Living Tribunal is too young and is learning his duties in the multiverse (So infinity finale had to have happened!)

Any suggestions how this wiki should proceed?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Paulsultimates (talk • contribs).


ResurrXion Redirect, Main Page.

The ResurrXion tag on the main page redirects not to the correct page, but to the previous, deleted version. Also, the header tag is incorrectly spelled. Could someone with appropriate authority kindly correct this? Thank You.-- Look Again Actually, Don’t . . . 03:57, March 20, 2017 (UTC)

Fixed!
--The Many-Angled One (talk) 04:31, March 20, 2017 (UTC)