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Infobox comic book title
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This template is designed to be used for articles about comic book series or publications. For a series that has run through multiple publications with different titles or a strip, {{Infobox comics meta series}} should be used.

If this infobox is used or going to be used as a secondary infobox in an article on a character or team featured in a publication of the same name, please consider using the appropriate composite infobox listed below. If not, add " 2ndary_box = y " to the template. It adds the article to a tracking category of articles needing review.

Usage

{{Infobox comic book title
<!--Wikipedia:WikiProject Comics-->
| title               = 
| image               = <!-- filename format only -->
| image_size          = <!-- default 250 -->
| alt                 = 
| caption             = 
| schedule            = 
| format              = 
| limited             = Y
| ongoing             = Y
| 1shot               = Y
| genre               = '''''see below'''''
| publisher           = 
| date                = 
| startmo             = 
| startyr             = 
| endmo               = 
| endyr               = 
| issues              = 
| main_char_team      = 
| issn                = 
| writers             = 
| artists             = 
| pencillers          = 
| inkers              = 
| letterers           = 
| colorists           = 
| editors             = 
| creative_team_month = 
| creative_team_year  = 
| creators            = 
| CEheader            = 
| TPB                 = 
| ISBN                = 
| subcat              = 
| altcat              = 
| sort                = 
| addpubcat#          = 
| nonUS               = 
}}
{{{title}}}
Batman
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{{{caption}}}
Publication information
Publisher {{{publisher}}}
DC Comics
Schedule {{{schedule}}}
Monthly, with one bi-weekly and bi-monthly runs.
Format {{{format}}}
Genre {{{genre}}}
Publication date {{{date}}}
Spring 1940 – Present
Number of issues {{{issues}}}
678 + 1 Million and 0 issues
Main character(s) {{{main_char_team}}}
Batman
Creative team
Writer(s) {{{writers}}}
Current:
Grant Morrison
Artist(s) {{{artists}}}
Tony Daniel
Penciller(s) {{{pencillers}}}
Inker(s) {{{inkers}}}
Letterer(s) {{{letterers}}}
Colorist(s) {{{colorists}}}
Creator(s) {{{creators}}}
Bob Kane and Bill Finger
Collected editions
{{{TPB}}} ISBN {{{ISBN}}}

Parameter notes

Common elements

  • Most of the parameters are designed only to show in the infobox if something is entered. They can be left in the template and empty if the item does not pertain to the article or if the information is not known at the time the template is added.
  • The title field is an exception. If left empty the infobox will not generate a title. If the title for the infobox is the same as the title of the article, title can either be deleted or commented out. The later is preferable since the name of the article, or the preferred name of the infobox may change.
  • For multiple items in one field, separate each with <br />.
    Example: creators=Stan Lee<br />Jack Kirby
  • Placing images in the infobox uses three fields:
    • image which is just the filname of the image. The template will add the markup to show the image.
      Example: image= example.jpg
    • imagesize which is the width the image will display at. The template will only accept a number here. If left empty or if a string (such as "225px") is entered, the image will default to 250px wide.
      • If you find the image to be too tall, reduce the size below 250px.
      • The parameter is capped at maximum width of 250. Entering values grater than this will result in the default setting being used.
      • The image will also cap at 450 in height.
  • The caption will appear below the image. Keep it short, but indicate the original source published source of the image and the artist(s).
    Example: A comic book issue cover would be captioned as "Wolverine vol 2, #17. Art by John Byrne."

Specific elements

  • schedule is how frequently the title was published.
  • format indicates if the title was an ongoing series, limited series, or a one-shot. It is normally generated selecting one of the following logical fields. However, an entry like "type=(vol. 1) Limited series<br>(vol. 2) Ongoing" will over ride them. Note that the logical fields are not mutually exclusive as title with multiple volumes may have been published on each format.
    • limited for limited series. See also Categories.
    • ongoing for a series that was not intended to have a finite run or set final issue number.
    • 1shot for one issues runs. See also Categories.
  • genre is not a field for keying, but a set of logical fields which relate to the major genre(s) that the title uses for its stories. The fields will also put the article into the proper categories under Category:Comics genres. If multiple genres can be entered, adding " |multigenre=y " will list them alphabetically. The currently supported genres are listed here.
  • date is the period that the title was in publication. Normal convention is to list the cover dates, with the months not abbreviated. The year(s) can also be entered as [[YEAR in comics|YEAR]].
  • issues is the number of issues the title ran. This can be annotated with any odd numbering sequences. 1shot will automatically enter a "1" here.
  • Creators and primary characters/teams that are, or have been, involved with title can be listed with the following fields. These fields should be minimal, please keep this in mind when dealing with long running titles.
    • main_char_team
    • issn the ISSN number with which periodicals should be classified
    • writers
    • artists
      • NOTE: artist should be used when listing creators who contributed in more than one capacity as a penciller, inker, and/or colorist. This would also include those who work in painted or photographic art.
    • pencillers
    • inkers
    • letterers
    • colorists
    • editors
  • creative_team_month and creative_team_year create and "as of" notation in the "Creative team" header. Care should be taken with using these fields in light of WP:DATED.
  • creators lists those that created the series and its signature characters or team. It should not include creators of previously existing characters that were brought into the title.
  • NonUS is a logical notation for items that were published using non-American spellings. At present this only affects the "Colorist/Colourist" field.
  • CEheader will change the page that Collected editions directs to. Defaults to #Collected editions. See The New 52 as an example of how this is used.
  • TPB and ISBN are used to list notable collected editions. Up to 10 can be accommodated (ISBN1, ISBN2, ... ISBN10). "Notable" in this case would be the first printing of a either one of the first few collections or a collection with citable critical acclaim (industry award nominee or winner for example).

Categories

This infobox has been designed to automatically place articles its added to into appropriate categories under Category:Comics publications. To do this the following parameters are used.

  • subcat is used to specify a particular subcategory of Category:Comics publications. This can be a publisher, imprint, character/team, or nation of original publication. Please review the noted category for which subcategories exist.
  • altcat is used for cases where "titles" is not the ending of the appropriate category.
    • Note: subcat and altcat are mutually exclusive. If both are left empty, the article will be placed into Category:Comics publications by default.
  • Two of the logical fields for format will add the article to categories in addition to that set by subcat or altcat.
    • limited This will also automatically sort the article into Category:Comic book limited series. This will interact with subcat to a degree.
      • In cases where there is an ongoing and a limited series where the subcategories are different, the use limsub for the subcategory for the limited series.
        Example: If DC Comics produced an onging that was cancelled prior to 1980, and then produced a limited series of the same title, but published under the Vertigo imprint, the following would be entered:
        |limited = y
        |ongoing = y
        |subcat = DC Comics
        |limsub = Vertigo
    • 1shot This will also automatically sort the article into Category:One-shot comic titles
  • The genre logical fields will also add the appropriate categories.
  • sortkey is the title by which the article will be sorted in the categories placed by the template. This sorting will default to {{PAGENAME}} and will override {{DEFAULTSORT}} listings in the article. Due to markup limitations, this parameter will not recognize a leading space.
  • Additional subcats of Category: Comics titles by company and Category:Comics titles by country can be added with addpubcat#. Replace "#" with a number (currently the template is set up for 6 additional cats) and list the full category title. Please list the categories in publication order.

Genre list

This is a list of the logical fields the template currently supports for genre.

|Adventure  = y
|AltHistory = y
|Anarch     = y
|Anthology  = y
|Anthro     = y
|Biopunk    = y
|Christian  = y
|Crime      = y
|Cyberpunk  = y
|Detective  = y
|Erotic     = y
|Fantasy    = y
|Historical = y
|Horror     = y
|Humor      = y
|Magic      = y
|MArts      = y
|Mystery    = y
|Myth       = y
|Office     = y
|Philosophy = y
|Politico   = y
|PostApoc   = y
|Psych      = y
|Romance    = y
|SciFi      = y
|School     = y
|Sport      = y
|Spy        = y
|Steampunk  = y
|Superhero  = y
|Swash      = y
|TechnoThril= y
|Thrill     = y
|Vampire    = y
|War        = y
|Werewolf   = y
|Western    
|Zombie     = y

Anthro - for Anthropomorphic - can be refiend for funny animal and furry comics:

  • For funny animals use "funny" or "funny-first" instead of "y" or "first"
  • For furry comics use "furry" or "furry-first" instead of "y" or "first"

Some of these are mutually exclusive based on subgrenre:

  • Action-adventure (Adventure) is the parent of — Martial arts (MArts), Spy, Superhero, Swashbuckler(Swash), and War
  • Crime is the parent of — Detective and Mystery
  • Cyberpunk is the parent of — Biopunk and Steampunk
  • Historical is the parent of — Alternate history (AltHistory)
  • Horror is the parent of — Vampire, Werewolf, and Zombie
  • Science Fiction (SciFi) is the parent of — Cyberpunk and Post-apocalyptic (PostApoc)
  • Thriller (Thrill) is the parent of — Spy

In some cases, two or more of the tages will post a combined genre to the infobox. These include:

  • Comic fantasy — Fantasy and Humor
  • Crime-thriller — Crime and Thriller (Thrill)
  • Comic science fiction — Humor and Science Fiction (SciFi)
  • Dark fantasy — Fantasy and Horror
  • Erotic fantasy — Erotic and Fantasy
  • Erotic horror — Erotic and Horror
  • Gothic science fiction — Horror and Science Fiction (SciFi)
  • Historical fantasy — Fantasy and Historical
  • Historical romance — Historical and Romance
  • Military science fiction — Science Fiction (SciFi) and War
  • Psychological-thriller — Psychological (Psych) and Thriller (Thrill)
  • Romantic comedy — Humor and Romance
  • Romantic fantasy — Fantasy and Romance
  • Science fantasy — Fantasy and Science Fiction (SciFi)
  • Science fiction Western — Science Fiction (SciFi) and Western
  • Weird West — Horror and Western
  • Wuxia — Fantasy, Historical, and Martial arts (MArts) in cases where "Chinese" can be selected as the original language.

Some series or franchise specific categories exists as subcategories for a particular genre. To avoid double categorization, the following "series" tags can be used:

Bond to replace Spy
James Bond comics
Chthulu to replace Horror
Chthulu Mythos comics
LoEG to replace AltHistory and Steampunk
The League of Extraordinary Gentalmen
WotW to replace Steampunk
War of the Worlds comics


See also

Related infoboxes

Composite infoboxes

Hidden tracking/maintenance categories

Former (deleted or never created, but implemented in template)