Template:ComicBox

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Author: N/A
Author Aliases: N/A
Genre: N/A
Series Type: Mini, OnGoing, OneShot
Date Premiered: N/A
Number of Issues: N/A
Date of Last Issue: N/A
Average Issue Length: N/A
Main Cast
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Websites
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Programs Used
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The ComicBox as presented here is a template with a lot of placeholders for the most basic of data on a comic. If there is a parameter you think should be included, please message Sin Stalker or any other admin/mod.

How to use the ComicBox

The long and involved process works thusly. If you just want the damn Box, go directly to the Cheat Sheet.

Trigger the use of the ComicBox on your page if you plan to include it. At the top of your edit window, enter:

{{ComicBox

Below that, you'll want to fill out all the parameters that you can fill out or care to fill out. For this, you'll need the name of the parameter that corresponds to the field you'll want to fill; in most cases, the parameter names are the same as the name of the field, but they differ in some. A complete list can be found below. The format for filling in a parameter is as follows:

| parameter = value
eg.
| name = Herodude

This will replace the {{{name}}} placeholder in the original ComicBox with 'Herodude'. Each parameter should be put in a new line for ease of parsing and debugging in case something goes wrong.

The last four fields of the ComicBox use a smaller font because they're designed for a potentially long list of additions. How you fill the Main Casts, Websites and Programs Used fields and whether you want to add any footnotes is essentially up to you, but for easiest readability, you'll want to offer single terms that summarize some or all info there. This could still be a veritable laundry list of things, or it could be as simple as an entry saying 'Bill' or whatever. Either way, the main body of the page allows sufficient room to expand on things, the ComicBox is mostly meant for an at-a-glance summary of the most important character data.

Close the Template. This is done by appending the following at the end of your list:

|}}

And with this, you're set.

List of Parameters

  • image - Character image. Should not be wider than 300 pixels. If it's too wide (or too small) it will be automatically shrunken (or expanded) to the appropriate size (but clicking on the image will display the actual image rather than the adjusted version). If you have no image, don't include this parameter and it will default to a placeholder image instead.
  • caption - Text that goes right beneath the image, if you think the image requires further commentary. If not, don't include this parameter and there will be no blank space between picture and name.
  • name - Your comic's title. This will appear in big bold letters.


  • Author - The Author's name goes here.
  • Author Aliases - Any other names the author goes by. Examples of these are game names and forums handles.
  • Genre - The genre the series belongs in.


  • Series Type - A comic can fall under several categories. Ongoing(a full comic series with several story arcs), Mini(a short contained number of issues in the series and once the story arc is done, so is the series), OneShot(a single issue is all this series has).
  • Date Premiered - This is the date the series was first released.
  • Number of Issues - The current amount of issues released.
  • Date of Last Issue - The date the last issue was released.
  • Average Issue Length - The average number of pages or panels your series averages per issue.


  • Main Cast - A place for a short listing of main characters.


  • Websites - A place for short listing of websites the series is affiliated to/with.


  • Programs Used - A place for a short listing of programs used to make and display the comic.


  • footnotes - Room for any notes you want available at a glance that aren't covered by the above categories.


The ComicBox Cheat Sheet

Just copy/paste the below list into your character's Edit box. Leave all other lines blank or delete them.

{{ComicBox
| image = 
| caption =
| name =
| author =
| author aliases =
| genre =
| series type =
| date premiered =
| number of issues =
| date of last issue =
| average issue length =
| main cast =
| websites =
| programs used =
| footnotes =
|}}

  • This template was created originally as HeroBox by Eisregen from www.virtueverse.com and pulled from that same site.
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