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EducationBS in Math, Physics
Alma materUniversity of Evansville
Known forediting comic articles
Net worth$93,000
Height1.651 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)

Argento Surfer is a longtime user of Wikipedia, but seldom edited articles prior to August of 2011. It was then he viewed the Adam Warlock article and found it very poorly written, both in style and content. After creating his user profile, Argento proceded to prune the article of fancruft and improve its organization. His efforts were recognized by Tenebrae, who suggested Argento apply his efforts toward other articles in need on the Comic clean up list.

Between March 2012 and April 2013, Argento addressed over 5500 issues and removed over 3000 articles from the list. Most of his edits were done while at work, and his editing was greatly diminished when he received a promotion in May 2013. His efforts shifted from the clean up list to article creation and expansion. His first article to reach GA status was MIND MGMT in June 2013. In June of 2016, he received another promotion which allowed him to return to active editing. Most of his current efforts are directed at creating new articles, maintaining his watchlist, and participating in deletion discussions. His first featured article was Archie vs. Predator in March 2017, and his first featured article to be included on the main page was The Fade Out. While it is only GA-class, he is most proud of his work on The Infinity Gauntlet.

He has participated in the WikiCup since 2017.



  This user has been on Wikipedia for 7 years, 11 months and 2 days.
 This user reads comic books.
 This user is a Banker
UofEThis user is a Purple Ace.
24,000+This user has made more than 24,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Comics.
 This user uses Wikipedia at work.
1This user page has been vandalized 1 times.


Forever tasksEdit

Current effortsEdit

Near TermEdit

Long TermEdit


Pages I've created or significantly expandedEdit

WikiCup performance
Year Featured Articles Good Articles Did you know? Good article review Round eliminated
2017 0 4 3 26 3
2018 1 9 7 34 4
2019 0 0 0 8 2
  1. ^ I found this article in draft space because it linked to MIND MGMT. The oddball nature appealed to me enough that I raised it to FA status.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g I improved these articles and nominated them for DYK exclusively to earn points in the WikiCup.
  3. ^ I found this as a rejected draft and helped get it to mainspace standards.
  4. ^ I found this article while cleaning up old weasels and thought it was neat.
  5. ^ a b c These articles were GA nominated by another editor who left Wikipedia due to medical issues. I addressed issues raised by the reviewer.

In the event of my death...Edit

If this section is still on my user page AND I have not made any edits in the past 30 days, I hope that some kind editor will do these things for me:

  • Use anything in my sandbox to improve the intended article(s) and then delete that section from my sandbox.
  • Add Template:Deceased Wikipedian to both my user page and talk page
  • Remove me from these mailing lists, along with any others that may be evident from my talk page.
  • Update the lead of my user page to past tense where appropriate
  • Add the date of my last edit to the infobox on my user page as my date of death
  • Update my edit count userbox and my edit count section
  • Remove the to-do list section and this section from my user page


According to X!'s Edit Counter, I've made
00278 edits to 0056 pages as of 18 Oct 2011 (5.0 edits per page)
00653 edits to 0220 pages as of 22 Nov 2011 (3.0 edits per page)
00824 edits to 0298 pages as of 10 Jan 2012 (2.8 edits per page)
03355 edits to 2070 pages as of 05 Apr 2012 (1.6 edits per page)
05973 edits to 3854 pages as of 14 Jun 2012 (1.5 edits per page)
07299 edits to 4502 pages as of 23 Aug 2012 (1.6 edits per page)
09310 edits to 5368 pages as of 22 Nov 2012 (1.7 edits per page)
09916 edits to 5582 pages as of 10 Jan 2013 (1.8 edits per page)
11384 edits to 6354 pages as of 05 Aug 2015 (1.8 edits per page)
13253 edits to 6808 pages as of 22 Aug 2016 (1.9 edits per page)
17109 edits to 8307 pages as of 16 Aug 2017 (2.1 edits per page)
21411 edits to 9902 pages as of 03 Aug 2018 (2.2 edits per page)


  The Original Barnstar
For all you've done over at Wikipedia:WikiProject Comics/Cleanup listing - keep up the good work! Cerebellum (talk) 17:45, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
For your work at Bal Thackeray. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 08:34, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
  The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring MIND MGMT to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 20:13, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for taking the time and going out of your way to review Civil War II. TriiipleThreat (talk) 20:18, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for responding so politely during the GA Review for Revival (comics), and for helpfully addressing my suggestions !

Good job ! Sagecandor (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2017 (UTC)


Thank you for quality articles around comics, such as The Fade Out, Archie vs. Predator and Rachel Rising, for pruning article of fancruft and improving their organization, for investing in reviews, for a good article about your user including near term and long term goals, - Andrew, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

  Thank you for reviewing Stephen Hillenburg's article  Mediran [talk] 02:36, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
For putting aside the minor brush we had back in March on the WikiCup talk page and reviewing my GAN on Flag of the Solomon Islands in spite of it. Thanks for proving to be the bigger person! Bloom6132 (talk) 13:14, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
  Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on The Fade Out. epicgenius (talk) 14:36, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
  Thank you for taking the time to review Generations (comics). TriiipleThreat (talk) 16:42, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
  Thank you for reviewing my DYK nomination! Bennv3771 (talk) 16:47, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your work on various comic book-related articles, not to mention helping me with sourcing and your GA review of "The Death of Superman". KEEP GOING!!! JOEBRO64 19:38, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
For the helpful and frequent additions you make to comics history articles, whether or not collaboration is formally requested. You rock! Etzedek24 (I'll talk at ya) (Check my track record) 03:52, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
  The Comics Barnstar
For all the thorough, high-quality work you do towards comic articles, and for your unsurpassed congeniality and spirit of teamwork, I'm happy to present you with the inaugural Comics Barnstar. Congrats! Etzedek24 (I'll talk at ya) (Check my track record) 00:02, 10 September 2018 (UTC)