[rec.arts.comics] XBOOKS FAQ: Where Can I Find It? 1/4

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Kate the Short

Jan 16, 2004, 4:18:35 AM1/16/04
Archive-name: comics/xbooks/where/part1
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a FAQ for rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks
Part 1: Internet Newsgroup Resources

Version 2002.03, last updated July 2002
URL: http://www.enteract.com/~katew/faqs/where1.htm

Subject: Table of Contents

Part 1:
Important Resources
Other Comics-Related Newsgroups

Part 2:
X-Men Character and Team Resources (New, Uncanny, and X-Treme X-Men)

Part 3:
X-Men-Related Character and Team Resources (Other titles/characters)

Part 4:
X-Men-Related News, Movies/TV, Fan-Fiction,
Pictures/Sounds, Chat, and Games

Subject: Introduction

There are a lot of resources out there for the average X-fan. You are
interested in them. You ask people where they are. You can not find
them. The purpose of the Where Can I Find It? FAQ is to show you

So, start looking!

If you find any errors or dead/moved links, please report them IMMEDIATELY
to ra...@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Subject: Important rec.arts.comics.* Resources

*** rec.arts.comics.info and the rec.arts.comics.* FAQs (8/00)

*The* newsgroup for information, updates, and announcements for the
rec.arts.comics.* hierarchy of newsgroups. Read it first. The rac.*
FAQs have a bunch of interesting and important information for any
comics fan. Checking them out is never a bad idea.

URL: http://www.enteract.com/~katew/faqs/
URL: news:rec.arts.comics.info

*** The rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks FAQ (8/00)

The RACMX FAQ answers *many* of the frequently-asked questions about
the X-Men issues, characters, and artistic/creative teams.

Keeper: Kate the Short (mailto:ra...@yahoo.com)
URL: http://www.enteract.com/~katew/faqs/racmxFAQ/

*** The RACMX Specialty FAQs: Netiquette and Resources (8/00)

The "Read Before Posting" FAQ was made with the newer reader and
poster in mind. The "Where Can I Find It?" FAQ has a huge list of
newsgroups, webpages, mailing lists, and other resources for fans.

Keeper: Kate the Short (mailto:ra...@yahoo.com)
URL: http://www.enteract.com/~katew/faqs/read.htm
URL: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/comics/xbooks/readpost/

URL: http://www.enteract.com/~katew/faqs/where.htm
URL: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/comics/xbooks/where/

*** Fandom Chronology and X-Fan (3/02)

Darren Duncan has created a massive information site in Fandom
Chronology. It's a listing of the numbers and titles of almost every
X-related title published. The X-Fan site hosts summaries of many
core and non-core X-Men titles and spinoffs. Very useful!

Fandom Chronology
URL: http://www.x-titles.com/

URL: http://x-mencomics.com/xfan/

*** The X-Axis (8/00)

Paul O'Brien keeps this review and index site in top shape. He's got
reviews of the past year and a half of X-Men related titles, as well
as detailed indexes of Uncanny beginning with UXM #281.

URL: http://www.esoterica.demon.co.uk/

*** The X-Page and The Mutant Page (8/00)

Everything listed above and below is linked through one of these
pages. They have *tons* of information.

The X-Page
URL: http://www.x-page.net/

The Mutant Page
URL: http://www.santarosa.edu/~sthoemke/x/x.html/

*** The New Comics Release List (8/00)

This list, posted each week to rec.arts.comics.info, tells you which
books should ship this week. You can also read the lists on the NCRL
website, or have Charles S. LePage add you to his email lists. A
must-have resource for fans.

The New Comic Book Releases List Web Site
URL: http://www.comiclist.com/

*** Annotated Index of X-Men Guest Appearances (8/00)

Aardy R. DeVarque has not only found all of the X-Men cameos and guest
appearances; he's set them down in a detailed format. Know before
you buy the book whether it's a full appearance or a single cameo!

URL: http://www.enteract.com/~aardy/comics/xindex.html

*** The Marvel Chronology Project (8/00)

A listing of just about every issue that just about *every* Marvel
character has appeared in. Amazing.

URL: http://www.chronologyproject.com/

*** X-Men Reprint Guide (8/00)

Ken Arromdee keeps the all-time grandfather of reprint lists.

URL: http://www.rahul.net/arromdee/x.reprints

*** Unofficial Database of Marvel Comics Creators (12/00)

A listing of the comics that a particular creator has done. Very
helpful if you're trying to track down Warren Ellis' Wolverine arc,
for example. Kept by Markus Muller and Paulo Costa.

URL: http://members.tripod.de/maelmill/
URL: http://www.geocities.com/paulo_costa_2000/

*** The Summers Family Tree (8/00)

Just a single page, but necessary to understand how Scott Summers
is the center of the Marvel Universe. Just go look at it.

URL: http://www.corecomm.net/~mindset/tree.txt

*** Techno-Organic FAQ (12/00)

Enables you to tell Warlock from Douglock from Cable from the Phalanx
and the like.

URL: http://www.cuug.ab.ca/~lapierrs/comics/t-o-faq.html

*** The X-Men Characters List (8/00)

An listing of characters of importance since UXM #1. Contains very
terse information on each character, and has "last appeared" notes for
the more important ones. Not updated since X-Men #34, but helpful.

URL: http://www.x-page.net/texts/XCharacters.txt

*** The X-Men Creators List (8/00)

This list tries to stay current with the writer, penciller, and editor
of every X-title. Last updated 1997, but helpful.

URL: http://www.x-page.net/texts/XCreators.txt

*** X-Men History (8/00)

A short condensation of the major events of X-Men and related titles.

URL: http://www.x-page.net/texts/XHistory.txt

*** X-Men Relationships List (8/00)

Did you ever wonder who had a crush on who, or which mutants were
involved in a love triangle? Created by Dwayne MacKinnon.

URL: http://www.x-page.net/texts/XRelationships.txt

*** Complete Marvel Mutant List (8/00)

Jorge DeLaCruz has created a list of all the mutants in the Marvel
universe, including non-X-related characters.

URL: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dungeon/2864/Mutants.html

*** The Plot Danglers FAQ (12/00)

The list of all the storylines, supporting characters, and mysteries
that have been introduced but never quite explained.

URL: http://www.fandom.com/x-men/Editorial.asp?action=sub&type_id=29317&cat_id=236700
URL: http://hem.passagen.se/orange/dangler/

*** The Pissed-Off X-Fan FAQ (8/00)

When you just can't take it any more, take solace that Jen Vodvarka
cracked before you did, and left this stunning monument to her last
moments of sanity as a record of an X-Fan who just... couldn't...
take... NO MORE! Not exactly the most useful FAQ in the world, but
none matches its unique flavor.

URL: http://www.x-page.net/texts/PissedOffXfanFAQ.txt

*** Yahoo! (8/00)

Start out in Comic Books if you really have time to browse;
otherwise just skip right to the Marvel section and down to X-Men.

URL: http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/Comics_and_Animation/Comic_Books/

*** Google (4/01)

The Google Usenet Archive can sort recent newsgroup articles in
a variety of ways, saving you the hassle of getting organized.

URL: http://groups.google.com/

Subject: Other Comics-Related Newsgroups

If the newsgroup has an FAQ, find it and read it before posting.
Please note that within the rec.arts.comics.* hierarchy, a post is
usually on-topic only in *one* group, so post only to the most
specific group for your needs!

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*** Continued in Part 2 ***

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Kate the Short, ra...@yahoo.com (mailto:ra...@yahoo.com)

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