Talk:The DFC

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Moving forward[edit]

So moving forward things to do:

  • Add a picture - probably the issue #1 cover, which should do the rounds.
    • I've uploaded the front cover to number 1 here Dfc01.jpg but it doesn't seem to want to show up in the infobox? Jenniscott (talk) 23:00, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
      • OK I sorted that out, although you can upload a larger image within the fair use constraints. (Emperor (talk) 23:52, 31 May 2008 (UTC))
  • Finalise the opening line-up of stories - we can then expand the titles section and it'd be worth breaking it down from simple lists (except for forthcoming) into their own sections.
  • Monitor the news: Google news search and Down the Tubes. Update with interviews with creators and reviews. The latter can help us with a reception section, we'll also want sales figures too.
  • Address the red links as this will help put the comic in context. Simone Lia and John Aggs should be easy (given newspaper coverage of Lia's Fluffy and Aggs winning RSOM) and David Fickling and David Fickling Books should be doable given press coverage (and I believe Fickling has won awards for his editing).

Which should help really round things out and set it up nicely for ongoing coverage. In the longer term we should keep an eye out for the proposed albums and reception of individual stories (and I suspect they'll probably look at developing some properties into spin-off media, like cartoons), which will mean the sections on each title could reach a point where they'll need splitting off. (Emperor (talk) 20:22, 28 May 2008 (UTC))

25 years? Don't think so![edit]

First new British comic in 25 years. Totally wrong. Hoot, which launched in 1985 (only 23 years ago!) and closed a year later, and BeanoMAX, which launched just last year, are both newer than 25 years. Sorry but DFC is the first new comic in only 16 months! Digifiend (talk) 13:36, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

The claim in the Independent is "the first new weekly comic for children in 25 years". Wasn't/isn't BeanoMax monthly? Dunno about Hoot but perhaps the Indie's claim could be a round-up of the actual time?
Having said that, someone mentioned somewhere else (sorry, can't remember where at present) that there was a comic launched in the mid-90s. Will have to find the reference now, hmm. Perhaps the 25 yrs thing should be put into quote marks? Jenniscott (talk) 19:57, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Reference on Lew Stringer's blog here: http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2008/05/rewriting-history.html Jenniscott (talk) 20:13, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Good points by Lew Stringer. I say remove it completely - there is no point in quoting something that is factual incorrect. (Emperor (talk) 20:39, 3 June 2008 (UTC))
Is it worth giving this claim a space of its own, with reference to Lew's debunking of it? Otherwise the error goes hidden / unchallenged (may not be Wikipedia's place to challenge it I suppose) and many people will still believe the '25 yrs' quote to be true as it is not specifically debunked here. Jenniscott (talk) 21:55, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Its not really our place to go round troubleshooting such claims - it could be some wild PR guru throwing it out or loose fact checking at the Independent. Also I suspect Lew Stronger's blog wouldn't really be allowable as a reliable source under those circumstances. The bottom line is that unless some big fuss kicked off in the media then such claims are not really worth commenting on. I'll just take it out. (Emperor (talk) 22:53, 3 June 2008 (UTC))

Yeah, BeanoMAX is monthly, but the DFC article here didn't specify that it was the first weekly in 25 years, just the first new comic. Anyway, Hoot definitely was weekly, it ran for 53 issues in 1985-1986, before merging with The Dandy. Consequently, my point remains valid. Digifiend (talk) 12:24, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

And I've changed the article. (Emperor (talk) 12:51, 4 June 2008 (UTC))