Talk:The Coming of Atlas

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Character & arc[edit]

Before one or the other of these articles is deleted in favor of a redirect, please discuss the merger.

The move was undone because it jettisoned the bulk of the story arc article, including the sources.

- J Greb (talk) 13:00, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Hmmmm - a bit confusing. The story arc was moved and the character info inserted [1]. I don't think there is enough on the character to produce a well rounded article without the information from this story arc and we previously merged Orion (comics) with an article on his mini-series (Emperor (talk) 13:54, 2 August 2008 (UTC))
Actually, it looked more like the standing article (story arc) was all but gutted and the character plunked in.
And this a bit of a reverse of the Orion situation. There the character and series were both notable, but with a fair amount of overlap. Merging provided a larger and, ideally, more stable article with real world context. Here, the character is all but non-notable — 2 appearance in 30 years prior to the arc and a cameo in Kingdom Come. The article is going to default info focusing on the Superman story arc.
That does bring up two things though:
  1. I think, and this may be a good idea for all of the arc/story articles, that there should be a "Principle characters" section. Both to give an overview of the characters' roles in the story, but also to provide an overview for the characters that don't warrant separate articles.
  2. Do we really need an article for every current story arc for all the "profile" characters and teams? Some are important — "R.I.P", "Blackest Night", "Brand New Day". Some are boarder line — "Superman and the Legion". The rest are just "the current story" — this one, "Braniac", "Old Man Logan", the X-Men "event" cycles. The last set really don't rise to needing articles.
- J Greb (talk) 14:45, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

In revisiting this to covert the infobox, I noticed something...

The story title is "The Coming of Atlas" not "Atlas". Should we move the article?

- J Greb (talk) 20:08, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes - I was just thinking that myself. (Emperor (talk) 22:19, 7 January 2009 (UTC))
And done... - J Greb (talk) 00:33, 8 January 2009 (UTC)