Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Comics

Regarding Danny Ketch being in Ghost Rider: Spirit of VengeanceEdit

Hi (BOZ) (talk), as I have posted numerous times but had my edits reverted, which I am really curious to why it's been unsourced and unreliable for the references given. In the Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance article, the character is named Danny Ketch and clicking on that leads to Ketch's page. Like the film depicts a child who is different to the comics version, but it seemingly is Ketch himself. While you may disagree, I would like to know much more further on this matter. ( (talk)

Is this a legitimate way to make a citation?Edit

User:Petnog has been adding a "citation" stating on the She-Hulk page stating "Jennifer's middle name was revealed to be Sue in 1984's Avengers Annual #13. In January 2008, She-Hulk's Wikipedia page was updated to contain this information, but two months later the middle name was changed to Susan, being left that way for years. In Heralds (2010) #1, Emma Frost refers to Jen as "Jennifer Susan Walters"."[1] Is this an acceptable way to add a citation to an article? (talk) 22:54, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

nope, making connections like that is WP:Original research, stating the facts together in implying a connection which may not be there @Pognog Thanks, Indagate (talk) 16:50, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pinging @Petnog for response to this discussion. (talk) 16:55, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Indagate, it looks like @Petnog reverted again [2] without any attempt at discussion. (talk) 15:06, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I didn't revert it. Just read it. | Petnog (talk) 16:28, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It may not be a pure reversion, but I think what you did still goes against the spirit of what @Indagate was saying. (talk) 18:09, 3 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessmentsEdit

See Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Project-independent quality assessments. This proposes support for quality assessment at the article level, recorded in {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and inherited by the wikiproject banners. However, wikiprojects that prefer to use custom approaches to quality assessment can continue to do so. Aymatth2 (talk) 20:37, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello all, I've been looking at ways of improving the Miracleman page, would it be OTT to start a project page to start gaining consensus and thoughts as to what does and doesn't need working on for the page? I'm trying to find a balance between being irritatingly enthusiastic and not treading on toes and/or getting carried away, and just trying to get a sense of the tools and channels available. Many thanks =) BoomboxTestarossa (talk) 10:04, 7 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image for Love and Rockets, Jamie HernandezEdit

An editor has tagged Love and Rockets for Non-Free media. File:LoveAndRockets31.jpg Most books and artists do have at least one cover representing the artist's work and characters. Can someone help weigh in with a rationale? Maybe help beef up the image with a decent template? Wikipedia:Files for discussion/2023 February 7 Thanks! Knulclunk (talk) 23:39, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It fails some pretty key parts of WP:NFCC with its use, so it should be deleted. The templates on the file page are not the issue. I've added my response on the file discussion. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 01:10, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lol. Ah well. If comics Wikipedia can’t justify an example of Jamie Hernandez uploaded 15 years ago… I’ve got nothing. Knulclunk (talk) 05:20, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Origin of the title of Kang DynastyEdit

I was a bit disappointed that our article didn't address this, but it seems like a given to me that someone named the comic that either because the character's name "sounds kinda Chinese-y" (*cringe*) or because it rhymes with the names of two historical Chinese dynasties (if one mispronounces them). I considered asking about this on the article talk page, but it's empty, and I don't know how to begin searching for reliable sources in this topic area. Hijiri 88 (やや) 16:47, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's nothing of the kind. It's because Kang wants to start his own dynasty, by having a son (actually a science project of some type, but it's basically a son), retiring as a conqueror villain, and leaving him as his heir. Just read the comic, the title makes complete sense. Note that Kang the Conqueror was created in 1963, and he was a regular and well-established character at the time of the story. Cambalachero (talk) 16:58, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Cambalachero: Are you sure? I would think that if that were the only reason, and it had nothing whatsoever to do with Chinese history, Kang Dynasty is a rather unintuitive title, especially when Son of Kang is right there. Hijiri 88 (やや) 11:10, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, because in the absence of sources saying otherwise, I have no reason to doubt that a plot-related title is, in fact, used in reference to that aspect of the plot. And it isn't either that they chose a name and then made a story for it: the Kang Dynasty is the culmination of stories that Kurt Busiek had been making with the Avengers for years by then. Cambalachero (talk) 13:43, 3 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, and I'm sure Age of Ultron also wasn't just a cool-sounding title with little connection to the plot of the book, the existence of essentially the same joke in the sitcoms Father Ted and Community is just a coincidence😓 Hijiri 88 (やや) 13:27, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requesting help expanding Zarya of the DawnEdit

Hello all. I wrote a start-class article about a comic book that has popped up in the news quite a bit lately, Zarya of the Dawn. If anyone would like to help expanding it and helping to make it better, I would really appreciate it. Di (they-them) (talk) 13:50, 24 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help requested regarding She-Hulk's header imageEdit


Some time ago I requested help from other editors to get my favourite Marvel Comics character She-Hulk's header image replaced with one featuring her most iconic and current kind, idealistic, confident, funny, tough, and well-adjusted incarnation, as the current image is outdated by 42 years, and features a personality type that the character has outgrown by far.

However, unfortunately I did not receive any input, and would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any help.

Please see the link here for further information:

David A (talk) 09:08, 8 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Comics navigational boxes purgeEdit

I've started a discussion at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2023 March 11#Category:Comics navigational boxes purge about the confusing category Category:Comics navigational boxes purge and would love some input from people who actually edit in this area. Thanks! --Trialpears (talk) 20:50, 11 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have removed the obsolete code from all the templates that were populating the category. It seemed all to be the work of former editor User:J Greb. – Fayenatic London 09:44, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination for merger of Template:Infobox comicEdit

 Template:Infobox comic has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox comic book title. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Thank you. MClay1 (talk) 14:05, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]