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3/26/2024 7:42 am  #211


Re: Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux

Incorrect: The disaffected Viet Nam soldiers Thor fought were the Credit Card Soldiers
Truth: They were the Green Liberation Front.

This error was common in the original Marvel superheroes Role-Playing. it's an understandable error because their armor could be miniaturized into a credit card size and shape and Thor #357 was titled "A New Deal from an Old Deck, or the Credit Card Soldiers". However the name does not appear to have ever been used in story, as fun as it would be to have one of them say, "Credit Card Soldiers... charge!"
 


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4/14/2024 9:25 am  #212


Re: Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux

In the category of Things people finally got right, the following has been added to Fandom's TRN page: "Please note that TRNs are entirely unofficial designations, and should not be used outside the Marvel Database."

 

4/15/2024 5:51 am  #213


Re: Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux

zuckyd1 wrote:

In the category of Things people finally got right, the following has been added to Fandom's TRN page: "Please note that TRNs are entirely unofficial designations, and should not be used outside the Marvel Database."

About time. 

 

4/15/2024 6:04 am  #214


Re: Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux

A really specific one:
False: In Captain Britain and MI:13, when Doctor Doom and Dracula met, Doom mentioned he had studied under one of Dracula's greatest foes. This is Doom revealing he studied under Abraham van Helsing.
Truth: Doom did mention being a student of one of Dracula's greatest foes. However, this is a reference to Doom studying sorcery under Cagliostro, not a reference to studying under/working with/meeting van Helsing.

How do I know for sure? Because while writing CB&MI13 Paul Cornell occasionally asked the handbook writers some questions so he could ensure his continuity was on point. Understand that Paul's own grasp was pretty darned good, but he was diligent enough to double check things. Having met him at a few British cons, I was Paul's point of contact on the handbooks, so the queries were sent through me. One of the queries regarded checking what personal history Drac and Doom had, so the state of their personal relationship could be correctly displayed. Surprisingly, given the geographic proximity of Latveria and Transylvania, they'd never actually met on panel, but we did tell Paul that Doom had studied under Cagliostro, and that Cagliostro had clashed with Dracula. How can I be sure that the reference in the comic originated from that e-mail discussion? In the same conversation in the comic Dracula disparagingly mentions Doom's lesser titles - Baron of Krozi, etc. - and that full list of titles had been included in the same e-mail exchange with Paul. 

 

5/26/2024 4:30 pm  #215


Re: Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux

The "God" that visited Peter Parker in Sensational Spider-Man (vol. 2) #40 was the One-Above-All.

This is a claim you'll find repeated ad nauseam all over the internet. It's particularly a place of pride for Spider-Man fans who claim that Spider-Man is supposedly the only character to have been personally visited by the "One Above All," though, as a former Nightmare fan, this is also wrong.

From what I know, there are zero official sources supporting this. The Marvel Fact Files have this to say about the encounter in the One-Above-All's entry:
"Others have encountered beings who might be God. A glowing, seemingly divine figure restored a dying Beta Ray Bill after the Demon Lord Asteroth nearly slew him, while a bedraggled man with mysterious powers advised Spider-Man to accept death as a natural part of life when Aunt May was dying from a gunshot wound."

 

5/28/2024 7:49 am  #216


Re: Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux

Yes, in the rare instance where God does seemingly appear, Marvel will probably quickly state after that that the being encountered may or may not be God, as deities who are actively believed in are tricky when used in fiction; Christians, Muslims, etc. could protest inaccuracies while atheists may feel the writers are trying to force religion on them even if that wasn't the intent. Since Jesus is considered by many to be an aspect of God, you can also add to the list The Friend encountered by Ghost Rider (Blaze).


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6/02/2024 6:51 am  #217


Re: Things people keep getting wrong (Round 2) redux

I find it interesting that Marvel has gotten bolder in recent years about explicitly depicting the One-Above-All—for instance in Jim Starlin's Infinity graphic novels and various works by Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk, Defenders Beyond).

 

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