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

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   a FAQ for rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks
   Part 1:  Internet Newsgroup Resources

   Version 2002.03, last updated July 2002

Subject: Table of Contents Part 1: Introduction 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 Credits
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 where. So, start looking! If you find any errors or dead/moved links, please report them IMMEDIATELY to Thanks!
Subject: Important rec.arts.comics.* Resources *** 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: URL: *** 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 ( URL: *** 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 ( URL: URL: URL: URL: *** 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: X-Fan URL: *** 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: *** 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: The Mutant Page URL: *** The New Comics Release List (8/00) This list, posted each week to, 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: *** 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: *** The Marvel Chronology Project (8/00) A listing of just about every issue that just about *every* Marvel character has appeared in. Amazing. URL: *** X-Men Reprint Guide (8/00) Ken Arromdee keeps the all-time grandfather of reprint lists. URL: *** 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: URL: *** 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: *** Techno-Organic FAQ (12/00) Enables you to tell Warlock from Douglock from Cable from the Phalanx and the like. URL: *** 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: *** 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: *** X-Men History (8/00) A short condensation of the major events of X-Men and related titles. URL: *** 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: *** 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: *** 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: URL: *** 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: *** 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: *** 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:
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! rec.arts.comics.* groups: ------------------------- rec.arts.comics.creative news:rec.arts.comics.creative Shared-universe fan-fiction (moderated) rec.arts.comics.dc.lsh news:rec.arts.comics.dc.lsh DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes rec.arts.comics.dc.universe news:rec.arts.comics.dc.universe DC Comics' shared universe and characters (NOT Vertigo, LSH, WS, etc) rec.arts.comics.dc.vertigo news:rec.arts.comics.dc.vertigo DC Comics' Vertigo imprint rec.arts.comics.elfquest news:rec.arts.comics.elfquest Elfquest comics and characters FAQs, announcements, resources (moderated) rec.arts.comics.marketplace news:rec.arts.comics.marketplace Buy/Sell/Trade/Auction comics and related materials (here ONLY, please!) rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe news:rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe Marvel Comics' shared universe and characters (NOT X-Men, etc.) rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks news:rec.arts.comics.marvel.xbooks Marvel Comics' X-Men and related mutant titles rec.arts.comics.misc news:rec.arts.comics.misc The industry, fandom, creators, books with no specific rac.* group Reviews of comics and comics-related materials (moderated) rec.arts.comics.strips news:rec.arts.comics.strips Comic strips, political cartoons Other rec.* groups: ------------------- rec.arts.animation news:rec.arts.animation rec.arts.anime.marketplace news:rec.arts.anime.marketplace rec.arts.anime.misc news:rec.arts.anime.misc rec.arts.manga news:rec.arts.manga rec.arts.sf.superman news:rec.arts.sf.superman alt.* / other groups: --------------------- alt.animation.batman news:alt.animation.batman alt.binaries.superman news:alt.binaries.superman alt.books.cait-r-kiernan news:alt.books.cait-r-kiernan alt.comics.2000ad news:alt.comics.2000ad alt.comics.alan-moore news:alt.comics.alan-moore alt.comics.alternative news:alt.comics.alternative alt.comics.archie news:alt.comics.archie alt.comics.asterix news:alt.comics.asterix alt.comics.batman news:alt.comics.batman alt.comics.buffalo-roam news:alt.comics.buffalo-roam alt.comics.classic news:alt.comics.classic alt.comics.dilbert news:alt.comics.dilbert alt.comics.fandom news:alt.comics.fandom alt.comics.gunnm news:alt.comics.gunnm alt.comics.image news:alt.comics.image alt.comics.jack-chick news:alt.comics.jack-chick alt.comics.jack-kirby news:alt.comics.jack-kirby alt.comics.lnh news:alt.comics.lnh alt.comics.mwagner news:alt.comics.mwagner alt.comics.peanuts news:alt.comics.peanuts alt.comics.pokey news:alt.comics.pokey alt.comics.ralf-konig news:alt.comics.ralf-konig alt.comics.sip news:alt.comics.sip alt.comics.sluggy-freelance news:alt.comics.sluggy-freelance alt.comics.spacemoose news:alt.comics.spacemoose alt.comics.spawn news:alt.comics.spawn alt.comics.spider-man news:alt.comics.spider-man alt.comics.spiderman news:alt.comics.spiderman alt.comics.strips.footrot-flats news:alt.comics.strips.footrot-flats alt.comics.superman news:alt.comics.superman alt.comics.super-villains news:alt.comics.super-villains alt.comics.the-phantom news:alt.comics.the-phantom alt.comics.user-friendly news:alt.comics.user-friendly alt.fandom.cons news:alt.fandom.cons alt.fandom.dragoncon news:alt.fandom.dragoncon alt.manga news:alt.manga free.comics news:free.comics Foreign-language / regional newsgroups: --------------------------------------- alt.ita.anime.manga news:alt.ita.anime.manga (Italian) alt.italian.anime-manga news:alt.italian.anime-manga (Italian) be.arts.comics news:be.arts.comics (Belgian) chile.rec.comics news:chile.rec.comics (Chilean) de.alt.comics news:de.alt.comics (German) (German) (German) dk.kultur.tegneserier news:dk.kultur.tegneserier (Danish) es.binarios.manga news:es.binarios.manga (Spanish) es.rec.comics news:es.rec.comics (Spanish) es.rec.manga news:es.rec.manga (Spanish) fj.fleamarket.books.comics news:fj.fleamarket.books.comics (Japanese) fj.rec.comics news:fj.rec.comics (Japanese) (French) (Italian) (British) (British) hk.rec.comics news:hk.rec.comics (Hong Kong) it.arti.fumetti news:it.arti.fumetti (Italian) it.arti.fumetti.manga news:it.arti.fumetti.manga (Italian) japan.comics.dilbert news:japan.comics.dilbert (Japanese) japan.manga news:japan.manga (Japanese) maus.kultur.literatur.comics news:maus.kultur.literatur.comics (German) maus.rec.comics news:maus.rec.comics (German) no.alt.tegneserier news:no.alt.tegneserier (Norwegian) sfnet.harrastus.kulttuuri.sarjakuvat news:sfnet.harrastus.kulttuuri.sarjakuvat (Swedish) tw.bbs.rec.comic news:tw.bbs.rec.comic (Taiwan) tw.bbs.rec.superman news:tw.bbs.rec.superman (Taiwan) *** Continued in Part 2 *** Copyright 1995-2002 by Katharine E. Hahn SEND ADDITIONS / CHANGES / DEAD LINKS / MOVED LINKS / UPDATES TO: Kate the Short, ( -- Kate the Short *

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