This batch breaks the 4,500 threshold, which feels good.
Now, let’s not get overboard with the next milestone at 5,000. It may seem close (500 more entries is about 11% more content), but we write maybe 350 entries on a good year. Furthermore a significant fraction of the entries for the last few years have been v2 rewrites, and there’s the constant rework that has been going on for a while (plus some work on the functionalities of the site) – that’s work that improves the quality but doesn’t advance the headcount. There’s also the Mutants and Mastermind projects ramping up.
So it could easily be two years before we break 5K – especially since we’re small enough to be vulnerable to even a single person having to stop contributing for a while.
Anyway, roll call:
- GREAT TEN. This arc continues to nicely chug along, thanks to Gareth. In this batch, Accomplished Perfect Physician.
- THREE NOBODIES. Some of us need very, very minor and low-powered villains, so here are three schmucks Green Arrow fought that one time back then :
- Pufnstuff reinforces our coverage of animated DC material with one of the classics – the Phantasm from Batman : Mask of the Phantasm
- LARSENVERSE. Another of Peter’s entries from Erik Larsen’s creations – Mister Glum.
- INVINCIBLEVERSE. Last Invincible entry for now – the Mauler Twins by Bryan.
- RONNIETHUNDERBOLTS ART. Another dash of this very illustrative artwork :
- HARRY POTTER. Kal-El wrote another Potter entry – this one describes Harry by the time of the Chamber of Secrets novel. Admittedly he wrote it in 2007 but heh, backlog.
- EVERQUEST. Another monster, just because they’re useful and weird – Evil Eyes.
- BIL’S CAMPAIGN. More new art for homebrewed characters used super-heroic MMO character generators, though this time the illustrations are crafted by the entries’ author. In this batch :
- AUTHORITY. In this batch, Peter writes about the Engineer.
- DR. HORRIBLE. Adam has also written up Captain Hammer, of course.
- FIGHTING GAMES. This is the last entry from the backlog. Tom is writing further entries about video beat ‘em up games, but the bountiful era of one entry per batch (on average) is over. And it closes with Ash Crimson, from King of Fighters.
- REWORK. You know the drill :
- Lu Shan (she who connects the DC Universe to Fahrd and the Grey Mouser)
- Traci Thirteen aka Girl 13 (extensive revisions, editing and updates all around, just added a new bit of Cliff Chiang art)
- Radioactive Man (improvements by the author on the subject of radiation absorption)
- Sentinel (various improvements by the author, reworked art)
To be precise, we now have 4,507 entries. It hasn’t been easy !