FAQ - Characters
by James O'Dell (lothario)
Why isn't it "Superman (Earth-1)" rather than "Superman of Earth-1" or "Superman of the Post-Crisis Earth?
The rationale for "Superman of Earth 1" over "Superman (Earth-1)" is historical accuracy. The phrase "of Earth-whatever" is pure Gardner Fox, opener of the multiverse. In his reams of narrative text, he rarely used a set of parentheses. It was always "Meanwhile, Superman of Earth-Two . . ." or "The Earth-One super-hero raced to the scene, where..."
How should we handle the biography aspect of characters when certain aspects of their past or background would be considered spoilers if revealed to readers who did not encounter them at the appropriate time?
Write your non-spoiler stuff first, put in a few line breaks and then say something to the effect of "Warning: Spoiler information below" or something like that.
How can I view the appearances of a character in chronological order?
On each character's page, you will now find a link that says, "View a chronological listing of this character's appearances". Clicking this link will take you to a page that displays all of the character's appearances in chronological order.