The Following Blog Post is not an official writing style guide for the Marvel Database Wiki. Presently there isn't a writing style guide (even though there should be). This post is based on personal opinion and past writing experience. This is also a general guide and shouldn't be viewed as a complete list of all possible situations.
One thing that is sorely lacking here on the Wiki are proper issue summaries. Which is unfortunate, because if there were proper issue summaries then people who don't have comics could do research without actually having the comics. Either a summary page will be left blank (which, in my personal opinion, I find incredibly lazy. People spend hours adding character appearances when a new comic comes out but they …Read more >
Please Note: This blog post is speculative. It's not officially recognized cannon or the editorial position of this Wiki.
So I've been trying to make sense of the Black Panther's origins and family tree, and after scouring the 50+ years of his adventures, there are a bunch of weird puzzle pieces that don't make sense... Or do they? One might simply dismiss these as retcons to get with the times, but I think that's just a lazy excuse that is more the style of the Distinguished Competition. Stan and Jack would have said these sorts of things are the stuff of No Prizes. As a card carrying member of FOOM, I thought I'd take a crack at putting together some of the pieces of the puzzle. Here's what I've come up with.
First, let's talk about T'Chal…Read more >
The APN tag is a bit of code that allows you to denote a character's previous and next appearances. That way, someone interested in following a character's chronology can figure out where they appeared last and where they will appear next.
Ideally, our hope is that someday every comic book summary will have a complete summary as well as APN tags for all the relevant characters. This will contributors immensely when it comes to writing character profiles, especially if they do not have the physical comics at hand.
In order to make sure that everyone is adding APN tags properly, I have written this blog to educate.
Please Keep in Mind: APN tags can be complex and only advanced users with the proper resources should attempt to fill in these fiel…Read more >
As some of you may already know, I am a fan contributor over at Fandom and I've been pumping out articles like crazy. Which, if you're interested in trying out for their fan contributor program you can sign up here. You might have seen some of my work on the side bar of this very website. If you haven't feel free to check out some of my comic book related articles (I've written more than just comic book stuff, but I thought I'd only post whatever is relevant) Take a peek:
Jimmy Olsen, Life Wrecking Idiot! A series of six articles where I outline how Superman's pal Jimmy Olsen is literally the worst friend ever.
5 Villains Who Won't Appear On Marvel's Luke Cage
Where I theorize which …Read more >
My first Fandom article: A rebuttal to anyone who thinks the Superman featured in Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman is too dark and gritty.
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