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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2005, 03:44:07 AM »

I never heard of Superman of Earth-A, but I'm also a noob. An exception may be worthwhile...Rao's call.

I'm actually not opposed to Legion or JLA being included after a while...but we have a lot to catch up on first. I don't think we should make more materials canonical until we've caught up on, say... DC Comics Presents. The encyclopedia has grown tremendously in the last year or so, but there is still much to do.

Actually, this would also be much easier if my Superman Quiz Book by Bruce Nash (1978) could be considered as a source of information.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2005, 07:08:08 AM »

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Actually, this would also be much easier if my Superman Quiz Book by Bruce Nash (1978) could be considered as a source of information.  Cheesy


I don't see why it couldn't be an uncredited source, as long as the info in the entry is backed up with citations from the actual comics.  Something I hope is eventually done for all of the entries.  Not just as an anal rule thing, but because it actually helps the legitimacy of the project.  As well, citations aid future readers who are curious about the actual stories.
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2005, 04:07:50 AM »

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Personally, I don't feel that two appearances in JLA qualifies for inclusion in the Encyclopedia of Supermanic Biography.

But I'll open it up for discussion/debate for a few more days (just continue in this thread) then I'll put up a poll and we can all vote on it.

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« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2005, 04:35:01 AM »

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Personally, I don't feel that two appearances in JLA qualifies for inclusion in the Encyclopedia of Supermanic Biography.


Again, there are countless of entries on the site and in the book of people who only appeared once, so I don't see why that has to do anything with it.
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2005, 10:10:14 AM »

I guess the point is that the current canonical sources are Superman-centric, whereas JLA and even Legion often have nothing to do with the character or his family at all.
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2005, 03:51:47 PM »

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I guess the point is that the current canonical sources are Superman-centric, whereas JLA and even Legion often have nothing to do with the character or his family at all.


But what about the ones that do?
What to do with them?
That's the question.
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« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2005, 01:56:42 AM »

Hmm...an up or down vote complicates things. Because my position is that I DO think that JLA and LSH should be canonical...just not YET. My position is that we still haven't completed the DC Comics Presents upgrade yet, and it will take a little more time.
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« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2005, 02:44:35 AM »

I don't have all the DC Comics Presents issues, so it's really up to the fans here to add them. No one needs to wait for someone else to add an entry, since they can add them themselves. The more people add entries the faster it will grow and the better it will get.
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