BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

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BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:28 am

Do we really not have a chronology for Boris (not the one from PM&IF, but Dr. Doom’s servant)? I guess not.

Looking at the Master List as a starting point, I can verify he does appear in the following comics, in chronological order:

BORIS
FF@ 2-FB
DSDDGN-FB
FF@ 2
SVTU 8
SVTU 9
SVTU 11
FF@ 15/2
FF 247
DSDDGN

The Master List also says he appears in these comics: "Astonishing Tales #8, FF 250-something"

I'm assuming the Master List means the third story in Astonishing Tales #8, because that's the story Dr. Doom appears in. However, I don't have that comic to check. Anyone?

I do have FF 250, and Boris does not appear there (FF 250 is the big fight against Gladiator).

The Master List also says that a Boris Imposter appears in FF 396-405 and the Atlantis Rising crossover, and that the imposter is actually Zarrko. We have Zarko listed as appearing in these comics, so that's good, I guess. But we should add this to the "B" page:

BORIS IMPOSTER
See Zarrko

The Master List also says that Boris appears in Books of Doom #1-6, but that's not in the MCP yet, so we'll ignore it for now.

What other comics does Boris appear in?
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Re: BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

Post by Michael » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:43 am

We have Zarrko listed as appearing for all of Boris's appearances since FF 258. I don't think DeFalco intended Zarrko to be impersonating Boris that long.

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Re: BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

Post by Col_Fury » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:53 am

Yikes. (I don't think DeFalco intended that either, for what it's worth) Thanks!

Anyone have any insight on this?

What about pre-FF 258 Boris appearances?
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Re: BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

Post by ShadZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:27 pm

Should we be adding Boris? The FAQ says this:
Characters who only reveal their first names are not listed, regardless of their importance.
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Re: BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

Post by Russ Chappell » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:19 pm

ShadZ wrote:Should we be adding Boris? The FAQ says this:
Characters who only reveal their first names are not listed, regardless of their importance.
That's superceded by this rule, also from the FAQ:
Characters who appear in more than one title are listed, regardless of their importance.

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Re: BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

Post by ShadZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Russ Chappell wrote:
ShadZ wrote:Should we be adding Boris? The FAQ says this:
Characters who only reveal their first names are not listed, regardless of their importance.
That's superceded by this rule, also from the FAQ:
Characters who appear in more than one title are listed, regardless of their importance.
Thanks for the clarification. I realized those two rules conflicted, but I assumed (for some reason) that the first name rule took priority over the multi-title rule.
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Re: BORIS, Dr. Doom’s loyal servant

Post by Michael » Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:51 pm

Boris appears in FF 247- maybe that's what the Master List meant when they said he appears in FF 250.

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