Another half-sized batch, though hopefully I’m about to get some more free time. Further volunteers willing to detour small batches of images (say, 3 or 4) are still welcome, of course. Roll call:
- REWRITES. This is the big thing, since this type of content has priority compared to the rest of the backlog. Almost all of this stuff has been entirely rewritten, re-researched, enriched, re-illustrated, etc. – if you are interested in the characters and read the old writeup, you definitely want the check the new versions out.
- Anaconda, of the Serpent Society
- Asp II, of the Serpent Society
- Black Mamba, of the Serpent Society (are we sensing a theme here yet ?)
- Android Man, and early (Mad) Thinker creation
- The Chainsaw Warrior, from a now-forgotten 1980s Games Workshop boardgame
- Tom Devoe, George Clooney’s character in The Peacemaker.
- Dr. Julia Kelly, Nicole Kidman’s character in The Peacemaker
- Two writeups of the Exiles (the Ultraverse, 1993 ones) had been forgotten in the backlog about… seven years ago, I think. Those short entries are now in – Dr. Deming (no, not that one) and Trax.
- We also got further easy-to-use villains from Stormwatch PHD, last year’s StormWatch LS. Those are:
- Pagliacci, a superhumanly agile sadistic swordsman
- Slaughterhouse Smith, a vintage superhuman mobster boss with potential
- And finally Manhunter VIII – the one who was with the Power Company. More peekchurs needed for that one – thanks.
That’s not much, but the Serpent Society ladies are popular villain types with huge entries, so that should keep you guys occupied. Current number of entries is 3715, since the point was not to boost it.
There are, however, fairly bad news too – a catastrophic HD crash and back-up system failure have irremediably destroyed the large amount of in-text illustrations included in many of the most recent entries (not the usual right-hand column illustration bar, but the banner illos and splash pages amidst the text). This is a Rather Bad Thing, and we are currently pondering how to start rebuilding this stuff – especially in loooong writeups, to provide nice-looking and illustrative breathers for the readers. This sort of incident can be bad for the morale of the volunteer contributors, and I hope it does not has poor consequences beyond the losses. Remember people – back everything up *twice*, not once.