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Updating Champion Material

BattlerockX

Welcome to October (almost November).

With the recent focus on the world of Champions Online MMO through the pages of "The Crucible" and the upcoming resumption of "Future's Guardian" issues, there's a new look at all entries based in that MMO.

The most obvious update is on your left with the "Game Resources". The original Wiki for Champions Online was shuttered a few years ago, so a new link had to be found. But there were actually two: the "official" Wiki site according to the official Champions Online website and the "PRIMUS" Wiki. They're still not as helpful as, say, the Paragon Wiki when City of Heroes was still operating, but they do provide some background information and images.

In addition, you'll see a few of our entries be updated with images and relevant information, getting you caught up with what is going on in the world of the Champions as seen through our various comics.

We hope you enjoy the new content and the new issues.


Thoughts? Ideas? Feedback? Questions? Any tips you would like to share? Let us know!


(Submitted by BattlerockX (talk) 18:21, 1 February 2018 (PST) )



Featured Article

Keeping It Together

When doing a comic book series, it's important to remember the world that your characters live in.

When dealing with comic books based in a shared environment such as an MMORPG, you always have to keep in mind the history of the world set up in that MMORPG.

For instance, in the now-defunct City of Heroes MMO, the events of September 11th, 2001 never happened. Instead, the devastating crisis that has changed that world happened in 2002, when an extradimensional alien army invaded and briefly subjugated the whole planet. So to make a "9/11" reference in that world would be meaningless, but making one about the worldwide invasion of 2002 would.

Likewise, the catastrophic event in the world of Champions Online MMO is the Battle of Detroit, which happened in 1992 and was so devastating that it literally destroyed the city and gave rise to a new one called Millennium City.

But there's more to this than just the backstory of that world. You also have to keep track of events going on with other comics based in the same world. The events that happen in your comic don't just happen in a vacuum. They potentially have an impact on other comics.

For instance, the events told in the "Obey" storyline in the "Justice-Knights" series had an impact on characters in the Guardians of the Dawn hero group, bringing the founding members together for the first time in a story that would be told in the "Guardians of the Dawn - 2012 Special". Likewise, the events told in the "House of Sothis" storyline in "The Crucible" would have a direct effect on Furia Powers, with the aftermath being seen in her own series, "Furia and the Guardians".

This is where cooperation and collaboration with other comic creators come in. Keeping track of the various events and storylines between different creators keeps the continuity of each of their comics intact, and thus expanding on the world they all live in. This is where resources such as those available to comic creators here come in.

The world is a huge stage, and when you have multiple "actors" performing on that stage, it's important they are aware of each other and what they are doing. Keeping it all together makes the performance on that global stage that much greater, and makes the performers on that stage that much more important.


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(Submitted by BattlerockX (talk) 02:35, 14 May 2017 (PDT) )



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The City of Comic Creators was founded in early 2008, and was initially created to promote comic book creations by the fans and players of the City Of Heroes/City of Villains/Going Rogue franchise. This is done by promoting the creation of comic books, and educating the player-base on the how's, the why's and the where's of comic book creation, publication, and representation.

The CCC has since expanded its scope to include fan-made creations involving ALL MMOs in the hopes of providing a resource for players to enjoy fan-made creations, and also for comic creators themselves to develop their skills to create the best comics their talent and imagination can provide.

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