Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Captain Marvel (DC Comics)

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Captain Marvel (DC Comics)[edit]

Self-nomination. I did a good bit of editing work on this article, although the foundation of it was rather solid before I began. It would make a good comapion piece to Superman, as Captain Marvel was the most popular superhero of the 1940s. --FuriousFreddy 06:48, 18 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • Condional support. Quite good. Remove external links from the lead (!) and main body, move to notes/external links, link via Wikipedia:Footnotes. Spoiler warning template needed as there are a lot of spoilers in mainbody. The bullets in 'Supporting cast' section seem acceptable, but rewrite the 'Appearances in other media' and 'Cultural influences' sections so they are normal paras, not bullets. Also, I think that it might be good to actually merge the nominated Captain Marvel (DC Comics) with Captain Marvel (Marvel Comics) and other CMs mentioned on Captain Marvel into one article, but this is not an object - in the end, Captain Marvel (DC Comics) stands alone well enough as a good subarticle to the main (poor) article on 'Captain Marvel.' --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 20:32, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • I can take care of all but the last one. The other Captains Marvel are compeltely different characters from seperate companies. The only thing they share in common is the name; it'd be like megring all the various uses of Tom and Jerry. The Captain Marvel mentioned here, however, is the original and most notable. Also, file size would definitely become an issue if the two articles were merged. The article at Captain Marvel is nothing more than a disamiguation page; it isn't meant to be a full article. None of the pages referenced from it are meant to be subarticles of the Captain Marvel page, but just articles about entities that all have the same name.--FuriousFreddy 21:35, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • Done with converting the in-line references to footnotes style and the rewording into prose. Again, the various Captains Marvel have no correlation except for their name, and really should not be merged into one article. All of Marvel's Captains Marvel do actually share an article, but the only other character related to this one to share the name "Captian Marvel" is better known by her original name: Mary Marvel, who is also mentioned a number of times in this article). --FuriousFreddy 00:05, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
        • OK. I support now. The merger was just a comment to be considered by editors more familiar with the subject, not an objection, so I am satisfied now that it has been adressed. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 17:39, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Support, well written and comprensive, meets FA criteria.--nixie 03:14, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Good research, well organized. ike9898 18:41, Jun 22, 2005 (UTC)
  • This article starts out great but falters a bit near the end; I think the article would be stronger if the various spinoff plot summaries -- which don't really add anything to the reader's understanding of the character and its importance or influence -- were themselves spun off into sub-articles; the final section could use some copyediting and style work (ie. the use of the word "kid") and the Family Guy reference seems useless and is a terrible way to end the article. I won't formally object to FA status, but I hope this critique is helpful. Jgm 03:50, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I didn't want to delete the American Dad! reference (I didn't add it, and it seems notable enough), so I just switched the "Cultural influences" and "Apperances in other media" sections; I actually think the flow works better that way. As far as making sub-articles for the various spin-off plots, I only did it for one The Power of Shazam! because that one was the most notable--and longest--revamp. The other two revamps were easily summarized into a few sentences which explained just the most notable aspects, which is what I went ahead and did. --FuriousFreddy 11:00, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Support great article! Have done a few minor alterations, but most definitely support this. - Ta bu shi da yu 06:40, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Support very well written, certainly meets WP:FA criteria.-Poli 21:17, 2005 Jun 25 (UTC)