This batch *does* include *several* characters that more than three people will recognize ! Yay !
It includes a lot of stuff from Gareth since he sent me lots of pictures, thus saving me a lot of work. Yay for Gareth !
It also introduces images within the text. Technically this is of course trivial, but I’m afraid of having entries that weight tons — so for now I’m experimenting to see what load times result. Yay for peekchurs !
- Barney Ling, the slimy and highly connected chief of G.O.O.D. (and thus Richard Dragon’s former fixer).
- The beginning of our epic, multi-part Black Widow II entry. In this batch the KGB years — when she was a femme fatale trying to bring Iron Man down.
- George Bulman and Christopher Truelove, from Wildstorm mini- series the Establishment. This batch covers the whole organization, I think.
- Cassandra, one of the Gatherers allied with Proctor who caused a bunch of trouble for the Avengers.
- Charcoal, a former member of the Thunderbolts
- Charlie Arrows, a British mob enforcer who became a member of the Establishment.
- The illustration for Fight Man has been entirely redone. Likewise, Ultivac and Multi-Masters now have an illustration – the sole picture that exist of them, in fact… The illustrations for Hussar (of the Shi’ar Imperial Guard) and the Punisher II (Frank Castle) have also been enhanced.
- The huuuge Iron Fist writeup has finally been published, even though we think it’s not complete enough. Standards are falling around here, let me tell you.
- The robotic Jocasta — but the alternate version which operated with the Gatherers
- Jolt, the dynamic teenager who was a key member of the Thunderbolts
- Jon Drake, of the Establishment — the Danger Man and Marvel Man rolled into one.
- Lucy Arrows, Charlie’s superpowered granddaughter
- The HUUUUUGGGE first writeup in our multi-part Mandarin writeup, covering the early years with the classic costume. Will receive more pictures if the strain doesn’t break the Internet.
- Mei Ling, who was the fiancee of the Mandarin. Really.
- Mister Pharmacist, the scientist of the Establishment.
- The Painted Doll, a postmodern villain seen in the Promethea story.
- Raphe Equus, bred to be the perfect man for the Establishment.
- Scarlet Fantastic, Equus’ mysterious wife.
- Sloth, the brick of the Gatherers.
- Squirrel Girl, one of the most powerful heroines in the Marvel Universe.
- Tabula, an alternate version of the Vision that served with the Gatherers.
- The Baron, a deceased Establishment agent.
- The Golden — the three creepiest Establishment members.
- Vantage, a recurrent Thunderbolts character.
Well, that’s 2928 swell people in our wonderful garden party. How lovely is that ?
“Tyger tyger, burning bright’… this batch started by running searches on unpublished stuff with ‘tiger’, ‘burn’, ‘fire’, and so on and so forth, in the title. I’m still uneasy over the number of excellent writeups by our fine writers I have yet to publish, though.
- The major names in this batch might be the Kung Fu Fighters — three major DC characters as they were in now obscure 1970s book Richard Dragon Kung Fu Fighter. Thus we have the 1970s versions of Ben Turner (who would become the Bronze Tiger), Lady Shiva (this version includes revelation about her past from the last issues of Batgirl volume 3) and Richard Dragon.
- Enrico Chavez, a criminal arms dealer and Carmen Cazotte, a bound succubus, from GURPS adventure Soulburner.
- Charm, a social engineer and emotions vampire from Top Secret supplement FREElancer
- Stats for the various incarnations of Firestorm — Firestorm II (Ronnie and Mikhail), the fire elemental version, the universal elemental version, and the Extreme Justice version.
- On second thought the major entrant of this batch might be Harry Potter. Those stats are for the character as to the Philosopher Stone book.
- Junko Aoki, the Japanese equivalent to Stephen King’s Firestarter.
- Midnight Fire, an enemy of Night Thrasher and Silhouette and a Folding Circle member
- Paper Tiger, a Silver Age villain invented by Jeff
- The Preying Mantis, an insect-like mutant martial artist who fought Richard Dragon
- Professor Ojo, an obscure DCU villain and a foe of Ben Turner
- The Queen of Chaldonor, an extradimensional enemy of Wonder Woman during the Karate Mod Era.
- Ranagor, an extradimensional ally of Wonder Woman during the Karate Mod Era.
- Slash I, a pirate swordsman who was an early enemy of Lady Shiva
- Sunburst, a Japanese anti-hero from the immediate pre-Crisis DCU
- The Swiss, the international assassin who killed Lady Shiva’s sister
- Tananda, from the book series Myth Inc.
- All four Japanese wrestlers who shared the name and mask of Tiger Mask (including the very first, who much later became the Tiger King — not to be confused with Dark Horse’s King Tiger)
- Tinsel, a very generic heroine from the Ultraverse’s Exiles
- Topper, a thug employed by Doctor Moon against Richard Dragon.
And thus we break the 2900 threshold, with 2903 entries.
I’m running searches through random keywords, so this batch and the next have some… very weird stuff in them. Roll call:
- A technical explanation of how the Bizarro duplicator ray works. Really.
- Lt. Sharon “Boomer” Valerii, from the rebooted version of Battlestar Galactica
- The Bowler (or rather his daughter), probably the most competent of the Mystery Men
- Catapult, one of the Exiles at the very beginning of the Ultraverse
- Esther, special agent from the Jewish Justice League in the comedy The Hebrew Hammer .
- A timeline from the Fighting Furies campaign. Which has been awaiting publication since 1999. Just saying.
- Gaia Moore, the super-badass blonde from teenlit series Fearless .
- Goliath – the most famous of Disney’s Gargoyles.
- The Hebrew Hammer himself, jewsploitation circumcised private dick from the ‘chood.
- Jackson, the buddy of the American Ninja (the very bad 1980s movies)
- The Left Hand, leader of the Folding Circle in the MU
- Lightning Lord, a classic LSH villain
- Longbow, one of the obscure yet popular Harriers
- The second Major Mapleleaf, from the third volume of Alpha Flight . Hiyo, good citizens !
- A version of Melusine, a classic figure of the French folklore
- Ricardo Montoya-Bernal, from Team Tomorrow in the Aberrant game world.
- Piston, the vehicles man for the Harriers
- Prism, one of the missing Marauders from the Marvel Universe
- Two writeups for James Proudstar – one covering his early Thunderbird II years, one covering his late Warpath/early Proudstar years
- The Rising Sun Archer II, a deadly assassin from the DCU
- A short article about groups in the homemade Starburst campaign world
- Them — obscure Wonder Woman antagonists during the mod karate era.
- Willy Wonka – the cinematic version played by Johnny Depp.
That’s 2875 entries.
If you were to faithfully read one entry on WORG for every single day of the year, you would be reading for seven years and nine months.
- Alchemiss, the possible magician from the games Freedom Force and Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich
- Blaze of Glory, a creation by Kal El el Vigilante
- Bosch, an obscure opponent for the Sovereign Seven in the DCU
- Centennial, the invulnerable retiree from the third volume of Alpha Flight. He’s cool.
- Commander Blaze (formerly Captain Blaze), from the Supremacists in the MU’s southern Africa
- The Djinn — the main villain from the Wishmaster movies
- Gravedigger, one of the top Allies commando during WWII in the DCU
- Harrier I, from the Supremacists
- Helspont, arguably the most powerful member of the Cabal in the Wildstorm Universe
- We got all the U-Foes in this batch – basically, the evil Fantastic Four. Ironclad ! Vapor ! Vector ! X-Ray ! They’re so mean they fought the Hulk several times !
- Hightower, a metamorphic Cabal officer
- Kai, the last of the Brunnen-G assassins, from the sci-fi series LEXX
- A detailed writeup for a complex character : fan-favourite Promethea from America’s Best Comics. The entry is of course centered on Sophie.
- The Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons from Calvin and Hobbes. Yep.
- Titus Larkin — Matthias Hues’ character in Mission of Justice .
- Since the Crime Syndicate of America entries are quite popular : Ultraman, the Superman analogue
- The love-slave and werelizard from Lexx : Xev/Zev Bellringer
2851 entries now — and yet *your* favourite character is still not in !!!1!
Since I got me a few free hours… Roll call:
- Aeon Flux – from the 2005 movie version starring Charlize Theron. Big big writeup with lots of illo. Might be the biggest name in this batch, I’m afraid.
- Joe Armstrong, the American Ninja – from the cult, crappy 1985 movie. Another big writeup, this one.
- Baby Spice. Please don’t ask.
- Casanova Frankenstein, the master villain from the movie Mystery Men.
- Damien Tomasso, the supercop from French action movie Banlieue 13 .
- Kator, a pre-Crisis Superboy self-made foe.
- Khumbala Bey, an obscure Iron Fist giant thug.
- Kurt Harris, the supercop (another one) from action movie Mission of Justice .
- Leito, the urban acrobat from French action movie Banlieue 13 .
- Bad bad Leroy Brown, as inspired from the song (with Chick art !)
- Lu Shan, an obscure Wonder Woman foe of particular interest… for Fritz Leiber’s Newhon fans.
- Mekano, an obscure X-Men foe from the 1960s.
- The quick missiles essay, on how to model missiles in MEGS
- Number Six (prime), the sultry and intriguing Cylon from the rebooted Battlestar Galactica
- Ol-Vir, a Daxamite kid who’s a fanatical servant of Darkseid
- Paratwa assassins, from various books by Hinz such as Liege-killer.
- Patrick McGuire, an ally of Wonder Woman during the Mod Karate Era.
- Not only has the entry for Power Ring (of the Crime Syndicate of America) has been revised and enhanced, but we have a brand-new entry for Power Ring II.
- The Spleen, the most malodorous of the Mystery Men.
- Tim Trench, a noir detective in the DCU who crossed path with Wonder Woman decades ago.
- Yeti, a giant thug from French action movie Banlieue 13 , because we must have all giant thugs.
Heacount is now 2831.