We’re happy to announce that, after Geocities’s disappearance on the 26th of
October, writeups.org is offering an archive of Eric Padua’s JLA website (search
for “Eric Padua” on WORG).
This site was mostly active in the early 2000s and was chiefly about members,
allies and opponents of the early “Magnificent Seven” JLA.
Enjoy it !
Drugs ! Women with improbable T&A ! Electricity ! Miniskirts ! Hypnosis ! Oh my ! Roll call:
- POLISHING. More small improvements to the Battlestar, the Hebrew Hammer and… that’s it, ‘cuz the rest of the batch went too fast.
- Catalyst is a 1980′s minor villain with interesting abilities. More villains !
- Cheshire Cat is a longtime PC of Pufnstuff, extensively illustrated by the author
- Fairchild – we have yet to overhaul our oooold writeup for the Image character ; this entry is from Azrael’s AZ Universe campaign, though she resembles the Wildstorm Fairchild to some extent.
- Hecate is an old and rather mysterious Ms. Marvel character, and a part of our lengthy 1970s Ms. Marvel arc.
- VILLAINY INC. Slowly continuing the coverage – another villainess from the 1940s version, Hypnota aka Hypnotic Woman.
- BIRDS OF PREY. From Gareth’s BoP material here’s the aviatrix Zinda, aka the Lady Blackhawk. A writeup covering her pre-Crisis, vintage appearances is also being discussed. Hawka !!
- FATAL FURY. This time around Tom has Fatal Fury’s over-the-top cheesecake character, Mai Shiranui. The pictures selection was a bit of a challenge (yes, Internet, women have tits, a crotch and an arse. WE GET IT ALREADY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.)
- Hominid71 has written up the spaceship from Quatermass and the Pit, a 1957 Hammer Horror classic movie.
- Prolonging the Darna material – sort of – Adam wrote up Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, a Filipino spoof of Darna and Wonder Woman.
- And finally here’s an entry Peter was waited years to see published – his stuff on Zzzax, the electrical Hulk villain. That’s three zs.
Well, 4,210 entries I guess.
We’ve run out of darrrkkk venngeannnce, but we have other things left, including many villains. Since we’re trying to have more villains. Roll call:
- Layout changes to Dutch Schaefer’s team (and the typo in the title has finally been fixed)
- Inter-titles and some clearer (and shorter) sentences for the Gremlin III entry
- Minor copy editing and details for Major Mapleleaf II and Nemesis III
- Ultron-7 is now beillustrated, verily
- More illos for Terry Bogard, for Dr. Leslie Winkle
- Added a pair of revolvers to Pistolera’s gear (I had weirdly forgotten)
- The looooong Green Arrow I history now has some sub-sections ; ditto for the first Blackout II entry
- MOVIE CHARACTERS. I’m gonna start cutting the name of the movie out of the title of certain entries, since those tend to be too long and mess the layout – so for instance this batch first character is referenced as Angry Bob (Iggy Pop) rather than Angry Bob (Iggy Pop in Hardware). This will be done in a suitably long, random and haphazard way.
- So, as you surmised, this batch has Peter’s entry for Angry Bob, the dysfunctional radio jock voiced by Iggy Pop in the post-apocalyptic movie Hardware.
- INVINCIBLE. Bryan’s Invincible entry for this batch is Dupli-Kate – and I think it’s the end for now, though we will expand the entries for Invincible and Omni-Man soon-ish.
- Endotherm is a very minor Iron Man villain, because we need more villains
- Hellhound is a minor Catwoman and Black Canary villain, because ditto
- STREET FIGHTER. Tom is currently preparing a huge Street Fighter arc, but in the meanwhile here is a NPC from the RPG – Phoenix Bright.
- FATAL FURY. Speaking of Tom, the fighting game entry for this batch is Rock Howard.
- V2. This batch has but one v2 – a full rewrite of Screaming Mimi, much better known for her subsequent career as Songbird of the Thunderbolts.
- BIG BANG THEORY. Basically Adam’s last BBT entry for now – Sheldon.
- BIRDS OF PREY. Another baddie of course, from Gareth – the second Spy-Smasher.
- VILLAINY INC. The mysterious and somewhat obscure Trinity, also briefly a Fearsome Five member.
- STARGATE. Another of Peter’s Stargate entries, and of course another scientist – Dr. Zelenka, CZ.
And that’s it folks – we’ve hit the answer to all the mysteries of a hundred universes, with 4,200 entries on WORG. It would be a good point to stop, but we’re sure not planning to !
This batch is a bit formulaic as it continues to cover characters from many of our longer arcs – so it both builds up on our strengths and is quite varied. Without ado, feel the BURNING FURY of our STERN JUSTICE and the SUDDEN IMPACT of DAAARRRRK VENNNGGEANCCCE ! Roll call:
- WONDER ART. A few more illos added to our largest illustrations column. Those are taken from the art produced for the charity event Wonder Woman Day IV.
- MINOR STUFF. Omega (of the Inhumans) upgraded a bit and reversioned to v1.2 ; Manslaughter Marsdale has been upversioned to v1.1, though I’ve yet to check his recent return (it was just a quick clean-up).
- INDY STUFF. An entry for Detective Richard Fell, from the fan-favourite Fell noir, broken down crime stories by Warren Ellis.
- King Cougar is an awful Silver Age villain who is… well, awful. And has a terrible costume. Hey, we can’t always write solely the super-cool stuff !
- BIG BANG THEORY. Slowly continuing Adam’s arc through this popular TV series, we present half the main duo – Dr. Leonard Hofstadter.
- POST-APOC. Over the last ten-to-twelve years we have accumulated a significant number of post-apocalyptic characters, usually by or for Peter. In this batch, the good doctor presents Michael the Lost, from Oni Comics’s Wasteland.
- BIRDS OF PREY. This batch’s excerpt from Gareth’s Birds of Prey includes fan-favourtie weirdo Misfit. Also, lots and lots of darrrrk vennngeance !!!
- STARGATE. The People’s Democratic Republic of Worgistan supports our Canuckistani brothers, as Peter demonstrates by writing up snarky genius Rodney McKay, who also gets billing on the random homepage image.
- Samuroids are super-combat robots who actually are quite dangerous and competent, and come in numbers. Beyond their very silly and quite racist 1968 appearance, they have been brought back to the modern DCU by the invaluable Mark Waid.
- FATAL FURY. More of Tom’s work about famous video console beat em’ up characters, now with Terry Bogard.
- ULTRON. Roy continues to document the earlier incarnations of one of the Avengers’s key villains. We now present Ultron-7.
- INFINITY INC. We still have some Infinity, Inc. material in our drawers, though these stories have not aged very well. In this batch the second Wildcat II, Yolanda Montez.
And lo, for beyond copious amounts of darrrk venngeance !! WORG noweth containeth 4190 entries.
We got a pretty neat bundle of coolness for you guys, if I may say so. Roll call:
- POLISHING. The People’s Commissar of the Popular Democratic Republic of Worgistan has improved various illustrations to make them more vivid and less grainy, and added sub-sections in a number of long entries. Also Giganta got a quick update note about her recent appearance.
- ASTONISHING POLISHING. The following entries have received a good round of copy-editing/partial rewriting since the writage was not up to the standard laid out in the current five-year plan:
- Red Guardian II
- Richard Dragon
- Sandra Verdugo
- Nemesis II
- Typhoid got a new leading picture and some layout work done.
- The Popular Democratic Republic of Worgistan is led by the base. As such, our Minister of the Odd Sciences, Peter, had democratically determined his personal choices for the showcase slot on the homepage. Thus the following entries have been added to the random image rotation on the home – professor Hugo Strange, Blue Knight, Hombre, the Rumble Brothers, the Spider (Master of Men !) and Jack Bauer.
- BLACK LIGHTNING. This landmark African-American super-hero already has an older writeup, but here are two modern entries that depict his beginnings. Confused yet ?
- Black Lightning (Early, Original) is a profile of Jefferson Pierce as actually published from his first appearance (1977) until he joined the Outsiders (1983).
- Black Lightning (Early, Retold) is a profile of Black Lightning’s Year One as depicted in, the 2009 mini-series, which was a thoroughly modernised retelling of the above
- DOCTOR WHO ? Hominid71 has written up a very detailed entry about Davros, a fascinating character from the “whoniverse”.
- BIG BANG THEORY. Continuing Adam’s arc… heeeerre’ss Penny!
- DIXONVERSE DCU. From a minor writeups arc, we have three minor, non-powered female mercenaries working in the DC universe:
- Pistolera (formerly Gunbunny)
- Vicious (formerly Vicious)
- SAMURAI CHAMPLOO. Tom closes this arc with, of course, Fuu.
- Another entry from Gareth’s work on Birds of Prey characters – the sinister Harvest.
- FATAL FURY/KING OF FIGHTERS. We continue this hard-fightin’ arc of Tom’s with Joe Higashi
- And to round off the headcount, a detailed profile of home-brewed character Sacrifice, created from a campaign taking place in the Marvel Universe.
That’s 4,180 entries – the batch after the next one should hit a nice, round 4,200.
Another short batch (since the reformatting of the not-recent stuff is a pain in the keister). Roll call:
- King of Fighters/Fatal Fury. These writeups have been slightly nerfed after some discussion back in June (most everybody gets ten fewer HPs and one less AP of Martial Artist).
- MORE ART. Marvel’s 70th Anniversary Frame variant cover are pretty much ready-made writeups.org illos, so here are a few:
- Captain America (new banner)
- Mr. Fantastic
- War Machine
- Gorilla Man (well, technically it was a Dark Reign cover)
- Furthermore, the placeholder stuff for Bonebreaker and Pretty Boy has been replaced with the real deal. Macon also got a new illo whilst we were at it. Oh, and K’ has a few new illos (search for “dash” or check writeups starting with “K” in the alpha list).
- INVINCIBLE. A new Invincible entry from Bryan – Atom Eve.
- VILLAINY INC. A handful of entries from a lengthy arc of writeups:
- Our introductory article about Villainy, Incorporated
- Doctor Poison I, Wonder Woman’s first villain
- Everything you ever wanted to learn about Giganta… OK, you probably didn’t particularly want to learn about Giganta, but here we go anyway with the Golden Age version, the Silver Age version and a rather big entry about the Modern Age version.
- GLOBAL FREQUENCY. Gareth’s entry for Captain Richard Quinn the super-soldier was nearly lost, but here it is at last.
- SAMURAI CHAMPLOO. Two of the main characters from that anime – Jin and Mugen – now have an entry thanks to Tom. More in the next batch.
Nice, sweet, detailed, quick and varied. What’s not to love ? Current entry count on writeups.org is now 4169.
This batch is an art pack. It does draw attention to some of the older, more obsolete entries on WORG (which I’m usually responsible for) but well, I can’t rewrite *everything* right now.
- ÄHT. Stuff from Roy:
- Added a picture of one of the aliens to the Greatest American Hero entry
- Howler (Champions)
- Black Harlequin
- Holocaust (Champions)
- Defender (Champions)
- Amber (DNAgents)
- Arthur Nagan
- Black Venus
- Bat-Girl I
- Masters (from the Tripods books)
- MÖH ÄHT. As usual rapsheet.co.uk and WORG keep choosing the exact same shots and detouring them in the exact same way, so I’ve borrowed a few to save time:
- Superwoman (both pre- and post-Crisis)
- Dr. Octopus
- Fixer (and the Techno entry too)
- Jack O’Lantern II
- Elements of doom
- Shrike III (Cadre)
- Growing Man
- KGBeast (both classic and modern)
- Lady Deathstrike
- Mister Sinister (Marvel)
- YET MÖH ÄHT. Also starring:
- Beefed up the Rajesh and Leslie pics for Big Bang Theory, though we’re not on target yet
- Jill Valentine
- Lara Croft
- Terminal (Jokerz)
- Blizzard II
Aaaaand that’s it, since that’s been way too many hours of Photoschpuntz.
It started as a short batch, but gradually mutated into something fiercer… deadlier… more dangerouser. Roll call:
- MISC. Added sub-section titles to break up the wall of text in a handful of entries, as is my terrible and bitter fate on the wind-swept moors.
- WORG PATROL SWEEP. Here goes another burst. We’re getting somewhat close to zero WORG Patrol backlog, except for a number of Marvel HP changes and lots of Blood Syndicate stuff. Roll call:
- Vampiro’s entry (the wrestler) upgraded to v0.9.5 thanks to Azraelfl adding Connections
- Various typos fixed in Hellcat’s entry thanks to Darci
- Deathtrap was deversioned to v1.1 to align with modern versioning, then upgraded to v1.2 thanks to Capita_Senyera’s comments.
- Aeon Flux (movie/Charlize Theron version) got a discrepancy fixed thanks to Ethan
- Fixed the Notes field for Aztek thanks to Gareth
- Finally fixed the entries for Sharon Ventura from “Miss Marvel” to “Ms. Marvel” in the database (I wanted to rewrite the entries first, but it’s not happening)
- Diction/typos for the Remo the Destroyer entries thanks to Ethan
- Ditto for the banana/watermelon monster
- All Texas Rangers (Night Rider, Red Wolf, Texas Twister, Shooting Star) now have a special section upgrade about the Initiative version of the team, thanks to Capita_Senyera
- Azraelfl has upgraded his Superboy (AZ universe) entry
- Some typos fixed in the Daredevil entry thanks to Azraelfl
- Fixed the Note field for Ledger’s version of the Joker thanks to Ethan and Cassius
- Mantaman is now also listed as Manta-Man since it’s, like, his name
- Shocker (the Villains and Vigilantes one) has been upgraded at v1.1 after some additions to better represent his V&V powers
- Various typos corrected in the Danny Phantom entry by Ethan
- Bruce Wayne added as a relative in the Batman Beyond, added a special section about Terry’s parentage by Azraelfl
- Added the proper Languages and some minor fixes to Shun Di, Liu Kang, Sub-Zero and Raiden thanks to Peter
- Some quick fixes to the Baron Blood entry, since he was unfortunately not caught in a recent round of Marvel material set in Great Britain
- Sachs and Violens are now also properly tagged with “Bete Noire” in the Notes field
- Conan (comics version) now had the Night-Fighting Schticks rather than the practically similar Schtick he used to have
- Mad Peter Quick now has the Stare of Doom Schtick
- Hugo Strange now has the Robot Double Gambit Schtick, plus some notes about it
- Changed the modelling for Duke Nukem’s regenerates-whilst-pissing ability. No, really. It was very important that we do that. For game balance purposes. Srsly.
- Typo fixed in the Guide to Marvel Magic, thanks to Ethan
- Wolverine now has the Wounds Rejection (Low) Schtick. Why ? Because he’s the best there is a at what he does, that’s why — though it has been argued in some quarters that what he does isn’t very nice.
- BETE NOIRE. A bunch of small changes has been made to the entries of our current Bete Noire cast – Black Mariah, Shadow Boxer and especially Lee, the Fallen Angel (for whom the changes are not-so-small, really). This reflect a lengthy discussion about these wonderful books, and some additional material from IDW’s series.
- v2s. Improving some minor corners of WORG, we got:
- A fairly large rewrite for Fenris (Andrea and Andreas von Strucker, describing everything up to Andrea’s death)
- A rewrite of one of the Hell’s Belles, Briquette. The rest will follow slowly, since those very minor rewrites are used to help pace the publishing rate
- Plus rewrites for three minor but quite convenient villains, Maelstrom’s Minions. As some might remember, the Minions are :
- Gronk (all hail Gronk !)
- The trigger for the Fenris rewrite was Gareth’s writeup of the Swordsman (Andreas Strucker), which is also included in this batch so you guys can see the whole story.
- Adria is a very minor (but eviiiil !) sorceress from the Marvel Universe, since we’re a bit light on that front
- HILL STREET BLUES. Continuing Peter’s arc through this classic TV series, this batch includes Sergeant Michael “the Biter” Belker.
- Gareth has written up Dr. Spectrum – but the modern one, Alice Nugent.
- ELEMENTALS. Another obscure but evil mystical party from the Marvel Universe. As is increasingly the case, this is handled as a background entry on the Elementals that explains most of what you need to know, plus short writeups for each group member, namely:
- Zen, from the 2008 Thai martial arts movie/drama Chocolate, has been written up by Ethan. It rated a very respectable 77% on Rotten Tomatoes, and could be considered a part of WORG’s efforts to have people discover older and more obscure action/adventure movies.
- ART. Extra shots for:
- Venus (current)
- Rachel Summers (Phoenix II era)
- Furthermore, the placeholder images for Ookla the Mok and Princess Ariel have been replaced by the actual illustrations (and the banners added)
Google Ads react to the Gronk entry by offering us to buy super-glue, which is amusingly on-target, and lunch dates with hot singles, which is amusingly not. Anyway, WORG has 4159 entries.
Another widdle batch with things and stuff. Roll call:
- ART. Additional peekchurs for :
- Aquaman (DC)
- Thor (main entry)
- Captain America
- Data (Star Trek)
- Black Bolt
- Thing (modern)
- Iron Fist
- Beast (early)
- Daleks (Classic)
- Iron Man (Golden Avenger armour)
- Judge Dredd
- Dr. Tachyon
- The tips have been fixed a bit (and the plural of “Pokemon” fixed at long last)
- HUMAN DEFENSE CORPS. Since I’d rather do all illustrations at once, here is everything you ever wanted to know about the HDC — the US military corps dealing with paranormal situations in the DC Universe. There’s a general entry about the Corps (with lots of gear), plus small individual profiles for Sergeant Kelly, Chaplain Charlie and Colonel Rosetti.
- THUNDARR. Last but not least – Princess Ariel, from Ethan.
- Gareth wrote up a pair of popular characters from DC’s Birds of Prey – Savant and Creote.
- BIG BANG THEORY. It’s Rajesh’s turn, thanks to Adam.
- And finally we have DC’s Magical Anti-Continuity Teenage Girl Witch Thirteen, Traci Thirteen aka Girl 13.
- And, hmmm, the banner illos are now on the same server as the rest of the data. Should you care ? No. Well, it’s a bit more stable and it likely makes things a mite faster.
WORG now got 4149 entries.