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A:O Clarification needed

Post by LordZorn » Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:29 am

Russ:

I noticed you listed an issue of A:O in the Hulk's list. First of all, I think you've made an ambiguous listing of it in the Key. You list it as "New Avengers: Origin", giving the impression that it is about the origin of the New Avengers, rather than a new book on the origin of the old ones. Secondly, am I to infer that the entire series will eventually find its way into the Project??? And thirdly. could refresh me on the criteria for books to be included/excluded??? I agree that Paul B. did his usual masterful job of weaving the chronologies of the two series together. However, I still wonder if the mischaracterisation of the Teen Brigade as quasi-malevolent hackers might disqualify the series from inclusion. TIA

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Re: A:O Clarification needed

Post by Russ Chappell » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:19 am

LordZorn wrote:Russ:

I noticed you listed an issue of A:O in the Hulk's list. First of all, I think you've made an ambiguous listing of it in the Key. You list it as "New Avengers: Origin", giving the impression that it is about the origin of the New Avengers, rather than a new book on the origin of the old ones.
I believe you're right.
And thirdly. could refresh me on the criteria for books to be included/excluded???
This is addressed in the FAQ, in the followup question to the list of non-canon books.

http://www.chronologyproject.com/faq.php#Q15
I agree that Paul B. did his usual masterful job of weaving the chronologies of the two series together. However, I still wonder if the mischaracterisation of the Teen Brigade as quasi-malevolent hackers might disqualify the series from inclusion. TIA
I don't think that perceived mischaracterization, especially of relatively minor characters, is sufficient reason to declare a book non-canon.
Secondly, am I to infer that the entire series will eventually find its way into the Project???
That would be a valid inference.

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Re: A:O Clarification needed

Post by LordZorn » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:33 pm

Russ:

A follow-up question, if I may: What, if anything, *does* constitute a valid exclusionary mischaracterisation??? Or is such a thing rather a useless concept in a universe filled with clones, shape-shifters, deviation-rays, magic spells, and, above all, that pernicious ol' sliding time-scale??? You're right, BTW, about the Teen Brigade(except for Rick Jones) being minor characters, but I still kinda mourn the difference between the 60s Brigade of basically clean-cut kids eager to help find heroes in an emergency, and the Millennial version of jaded Wikileaks wannabes hiding out in an underground parking garage waiting for cracks to appear in civilisation's armour...Oh, well...<sigh>

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Re: A:O Clarification needed

Post by Russ Chappell » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:49 pm

LordZorn wrote:What, if anything, *does* constitute a valid exclusionary mischaracterisation???
I'd rather not answer a hypothetical question, but a gay Tony Stark might qualify.

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