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Is there a reason that the event bios are so short? I tried to fill out the Infinity War one, as it was one of my favorites, and could do more. But I don't know if anyone wants these increased.

As long as your info is from an accurate source (Comics, OHotMU, etc..) feel free to to add as much text as you want. --Viper 18:47, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

A lot of the event bios are short simply because it was a one-time thing, as opposed to characters whose history is ongoing. sononsj 18:55, 11 May 2006 (EDT)

Whats in an event?

What counts as an event? Does it have to be a large crossover, or a hyped up miniseries? Or could it be something as simple as, say, an arc in a comic, or a miniseries, that really had an effect on a character? For instance, would Enemy of the State with Wolverine count as an event, or Mark Millar's run on Marvel Knights Spider-Man?--Spidey:Weapon X 14:21, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

And event is like Civil War, Contest of the Champions, Contest of the Champions II, Secret Wars, Secret War, Secret Wars II, Infinity Gauntlet, Infinity War, Heroes Reborn, Heroes Return, Days of Future Past, Days of Future Present, Planet Hulk and other major crossovers. Enemy of the State was a crossover in a few books, so that could be counted. A writer's run on a title isn't an event as it is something more of the lines of real world than what takes place in the comic world. Hope this helps. --DragynWulf 14:48, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

Thanks, it does. Does an event need to be a crossover, though?--Spidey:Weapon X 16:41, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

I would have to say no. However it would have to be something important to be included. Off the top of my head the only two I can think of that is an event that didn't crossover into another comic(s) would be Armor Wars II and Secret War. The first Armor Wars crossed over into CAPTAIN AMERICA, so that wouldn't be a good example, but I don't think the second one crossed over into anything. --DragynWulf 21:10, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

I think it would have to take place over several issues, or else the category would be too clogged up with "non-events". For example: Spider-Man getting his costume? Event, yes. Worthy of a bio and a place in the events category, no. I also think that it should have a name to qualify as an event (with a few exceptions), such as "Secret Wars", "Acts of Vengance", ect. The "non-event" of Spidey gwtting a costume, on the otherhand, didn't really have an official name. sononsj 21:38, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

Spider-Man getting his costume. Did you mean the symbiote costume or the new costume because both of them fall under events already. The symbiote costume is Secret Wars and the new costume is Civil War. And as long as the event is a major one, I don't see why it couldn't take place in a single issue, but generally events take more than one issue to tell. And as far as having a name for an event, the name of the story itself would work just fine if it isn't a crossover type event. Days of Future Past was told in one issue and it is still an event, although it became an even larger event years afterwords with all the other stories being written about it and tied into it. --DragynWulf 22:04, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

I meant the "Iron Spider" costume, and I didn't mean as part of the Civil War, I meant as an event by itself. A better example of what I meant would be Aunt May almost marrying Doc Ock. sononsj 22:43, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

I realize that you ment an event by itself, but it is already part of an event and that is Civil War so there wouldn't need to be an event for just that. While I understand it is an example, I really wouldn't call Aunt May getting married to Doc Oct an event. Nothing really changed with the characters enough to make it an event. Event are something that has an impact on characters. Like Weapon Plus Program (or is it Weapon Plus). That is something that has effected numerous characters on various levels and changed their lives. --DragynWulf 23:42, 9 June 2006 (EDT)

So, would the new thing Marvel is pushing (Spider-Man Unmasked) count as an event, or is it too closely tied to Civil War to be its own thing?--Spidey:Weapon X 22:07, 15 June 2006 (EDT)


Shouldn't WWH be added to the events category?--Max Spider

It's already there under W. --Wezqu 15:10, 21 July 2007 (EDT)

Ultimate Events

It has occured to me that not all of the events are set in Earth-616 such as Age of Apocalypse and Fall of the Hammer, does this mean we are allowed to post events that were set in the Ultimate Marvel universe? --Max Spider