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Talk:Crystal

I uploaded an painting by Boris Vallejo used to illustrate a series of trading cards. I thought it would look good for a headshot, but it hasn't been approved yet. If there is something wrong with this pic, could one of the moderators use a better pic to use?

--eddiejc1 17:22, 19 April 2006 (EDT)

That pic is a painting by Boris Vallejo, and therefore Marvel may not own the copyright for it. It is also a bit too large. cactusrob 18:57, 19 April 2006 (EDT)

Thank you, Rob! I assumed that since Vallejo must have been hired to draw the pic by Marvel, that Marvel would own the rights. (I have noticed that other trading card pics by either Vallejo or his wife Julie Bell have been used.) However, I have nine Fantastic Four Masterworks volumes with plenty of pics of Crystal by the one and only Jack Kirby to scan. What should be the ideal dimensions of the pic I should use?

--eddiejc1 19:05, 19 April 2006 (EDT)

The main issue is image quality really, as long as the image is not unrealistically large. Usually as long as an image is of decent quality it will be automatically resized, and usually a member such as Viper will crop an image if needed. Going to the new images page and looking for images uploaded by liquidviper might give you a good idea of the type of images we are looking for. Also all images must be clean (no logos etc), and not fan art. Basically the best bet is too go for a scan from a marvel comic. You can either look for a clean splash, or some users edit out speech bubbles and other things (a hard task indeed) cactusrob 19:29, 19 April 2006 (EDT)

Thanks for posting (and editing) the second image of Crystal. Please accept both my thanks and apologies. I was not aware that images posted to the Universe section must be clear of text. I will not repeat this mistake in the future...--eddiejc1 21:05, 19 April 2006 (EDT)

No need to apologize. If you have an image that is cluttered with text but you really like it, try using an image tweaking program, for example I use Gimp Shop. --Viper 21:41, 19 April 2006 (EDT)

One more question. Why am I not listed as a contributor here? I admit that most of the article I wrote came from the recent Avengers Handbook that came out a few years ago (which I credited), but shouldn't I at least get credit for the Jack Kirby pic of Crystal used in the headshot---even if it had to be edited later to remove text?--eddiejc1 21:03, 20 April 2006 (EDT)

That is odd, considering I remember specifically approving your image. If you can see anything that requires editing do so, it might not restore your credits for adding the image but it will give you a place on the contributors list and a nifty hero point. Viper 21:16, 20 April 2006 (EDT)

Son of M would be a good place to give an updated account of Crystal and Pietro's relationship, but that mini-series is not over yet. I'll try to add some nugget from Crystal's past to add to the article. BTW, whenever you attempt to edit a post or make a comment, I take it your hero points go down until they are approved, correct? Thanks! --eddiejc1 21:41, 20 April 2006 (EDT)