Eric, why did you delete the II beside the issues of Wolverine in the biliography??? There have been three different volumes of Wolverine and Stuart has shown that the proper way to mark volumes is by Roman numerals. How would you prefer to distinguish between various volumes? I mean if we don't do it for certain series such as Captain America (in it's fifth volume I believe) then it can get very confusing. And if we only do it for certain series, then we loose that uniformity that you had mentioned on my post about parenthetical referencing (which I still think is ugly looking).-- IRISH4869 04:52, 22 March 2006 (EST)
The year of publication as per the indicia is sufficient enough to distinguish between volumes. I certainly doubt that Sutart would have suggested using roman numerals, given that's not the way we do it with the Handbooks. Check the help page for more on crafting profiles. --ComiX-Fan 05:09, 22 March 2006 (EST)
I was just curious because you guys switched methodologies around early 2005 it looks like. Before you were siting by volume number ie.) Vol. 1 #34 etc. Then you stopped identifying that altogether. You current method works fine except when two series of the same name come out in the same year. There have even been instances when two completely different number one issues have come out in the same year (usually in the instance of a mini series followed by an ongoing). Although uncommon, it has happened and could concievably happen again. How do you determine to differentiate issues in that instance? -- IRISH4869 05:17, 22 March 2006 (EST)
Yeah, we switched when we streamlined the Handbook writing process after the first few shipped.
I don't recall any instances of two issues with the same number of two similarly-titled series' coming out in the same year. Got any examples? --ComiX-Fan 05:20, 22 March 2006 (EST)
God I can't believe you made me look that up. ARRRRGGGHH! You called my bluff.....but- Blaze, Blade, and Captain Marvel all seem to be possible candidates to me. Not with number one but other issues (number four of a mini comes out in january and the new monthly begins in june). There are probably more but I'm tired and I could only go to the D's. Will you at least admit that the possibility is present? That's all I ask. You are referencing by year of the issue not year of the beginning of the series so it is possible. And I first saw the roman numerals on an entry that only Stuart had modified so even if he didn't put it there he didn't remove it either. I think it is a point to keep in mind. I still like the old Master Edition sitation though (I must be one of the few with a complete set of those).-- IRISH4869 05:43, 22 March 2006 (EST)
Sure, it's possible, but I think very very unlikely. Of the examples you cited, the Blaze mini-series was actually titled Blaze: Legacy of Blood, IIRC, so that's enough to differentiate it from the Blaze ongoing series if they both had same numbered issues in the same year. That said, I do recall the Captain Marvel one-shot featuring Monica coming out close around the time of the second series that starred Genis, so that'd be a rare exception. --ComiX-Fan 05:46, 22 March 2006 (EST)