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Site History 2007

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December 14, 2007: Added to site, entry #998-1009: Dick Danger and Alfie from Werner Wejp-Olsen's series Inspector Danger's Crime-Quiz, and Blue, Bo, Booker, Cody, Lanolin, Orson/Power Pig, Roy, Sheldon, and Wade from Jim Davis's series U.S. Acres.

Most excellent. The 1000th reference milestone. What is not so excellent is that Quantcast did something stupid with its indexing. It didn't work really well with my Google indexing to begin with, but suddenly it had retroactively removed a major part of the number of visitors, several months back. I'm not going to waste bandwidth to help them if their service isn't reliable, so now I'm removing javascript from all my pages (no I haven't made a single script to be uploaded from a .js file yet. I'm working on it). That also meant that I had to upload the latest pages before getting the examples in place, as the next files to be added had already been added to the index pages. I hate having to rush things and I hate this type of maintenance on the site, so this really sucks!

December 2, 2007: Added to site, entry #995-997: Iznogoud, Dilat Larath, and Haroun El Poussah from René Goscinny and Jean Tabary's series Iznogoud.

November 25, 2007: Added to site, entry #989-994: Momsemor, Kurt, Lars, Lise, Sofie and Søren from Werner Wejp-Olsen's series Momsemor.

November 11, 2007: Added to site, entry #981-988: Eek, Annabell, Elmo, Mom, Wendy Elizabeth, J.B./Johnny Braincloud, and Sharky from Eek! The Cat

November 10, 2007: Added to site, entry #976-980: Hultrasson, Sepadeffasson, Payasson, Harald-les-beaux-cheveux, and Jivatijivatipa from Marcel Remacle and Marcel Denis' series Hultrasson le Viking.

One of the first comics I read as a kid, apart from Donald Duck, was Splint & Co (Spirou et Fantasio) and Viktor Viking (Hultrasson). My friend Jan Smed had borrowed them at the library... or rather his mother had... we were only 5 or 6 years old at the time... and I remember reading them at his house. Rereading Viktor Viking for making the articles on Hultrasson after all these years has been a real blast.

November 4, 2007: Added to site, entry #975: Hamlet, William Shakespeare's Prince of Denmark.

October 28, 2007: Added to site, entry #970-974: Herbert Garrison/Janet Garrison/Mr. Hand, Jimbo Kern, and Mr. Mackey from South Park.

October 18, 2007: Added to site, entry #969: The Conductor, Helge Hall's conductor on the cable car Nullerten.

October 14, 2007: Added to site, entry #968: Suzy, Sergio Salma and Carine de Brab's young girl.

October 12, 2007: Added to site, entry #967: Le Petit Rigolo by Sergio Salma.

October 8, 2007: Added to site, entry #963-966: Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach and Natacha, Walther, and Turbo from François Walthéry and Gos' series Natacha.

October 7, 2007: Added to site, entry #956-962: Shy Stevens/ChiSai, Hope Stevens, Jeno Jacobs, Richard Andrews, Trainer, and Gertrude Wilson from Approbation Comics.

September 17, 2007: Continuing the translations, I've made a Danish version of the index page, with only the pages that has been translated.

September 4, 2007: Added to site, entry #950-955: Foster McClane/Flashpoint, Karl Hansen/Sunburst, and Maya Royko/Nautika from WildStorm.

August 26, 2007: Added to site, entry #940-949: Popeye, Swee'Pea, Poopdeck Pappy, The Sea Hag, and J. Wellington Wimpy/Wimpy by Elzie Crisler Segar and Lauren Pennington/Fahrenheit and Michael Cray/Deathblow from WildStorm.

August 13, 2007: Just passed visitor no. 1 million on the site.

July 10, 2007: Added to site, entry #928-939: Pre-crisis versions of Tinya Wazzo/Phantom Girl, Charles Foster Taine/Bouncing Boy, Drake Burroughs/Erg-1/Wildfire, Lana Lang/Insect Queen, and Reep Daggle/Chameleon Boy/Chameleon from DC Comics.

July 9, 2007: Added to site, entry #914-927: Pre-crisis versions of Andrew Nolan/Ferro Lad, Ayla Ranzz/Lightning Lass/Light Lass, Blok, Brin Londo/Lone Wolf/Timber Wolf/Furball, Brek Bannin/Polar Boy, and Condo Arlik/Chemical King from DC Comics.

July 1, 2007: Added to site, entry #911-913: Ferd'nand, Mrs. Ferd'nand, and Ferd'nand Jr. by Mik (Henning Dahl Mikkelsen).

June 24, 2007: Added to site, entry #907-910: Pieter Anton Cross/Midnight Doctor/Doctor Mid-Nite and Red Arrow from DC Comics.

June 21, 2007: Added to site, entry #905-906: Isabella Fermi/Diva The second StormWatch operative with that name from WildStorm/DC Comics.

May 30, 2007: Added to site, entry #904: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt Disney's original rascal. The bio is not nearly done, but some people might enjoy my art while I write the text.

May 20, 2007: Added to site, entry #901-903: Lullubelle/Esmeralda by Jørgen Mogensen and Rasmus Dyrepasser by Holger Philipsen.

May 10, 2007: Added to site, entry #878-900: John Doran, Mitchell Saunders/Cannon, Dino Manolis/The Machinist, Elizabeth Rowan/Black Betty, Wanda Durst/Gorgeous, Liam Mendoza/Paris, Mordecai Shaw/The Monstrosity, Jackson King/Battalion/Weatherman/King One, Nikolas Kamarov/Winter, Toshiro Misawa/Fuji, and Nigel Keane/Hellstrike from Image/WildStorm/DC Comics.

May 6, 2007: In the last many months I've spent a lot of time translating some of my articles. It's about as much fun as having root canal work without anesthesia, and for the life of me, I can't figure out why anyone would do this for a living. Then again, how many people like working in a lab? Heh... Anyway... It has seriously slowed down the generation of new articles. I've also started scanning and translating some comic strips to go with the biographies. It occurred to me to be a good idea with some examples to demonstrate how the character works. Just 2-3 strips per bio, depending on the size, to demonstrate what it's all about and still be within the laws of fair use. The reactions so far have been positive, but if it's actually a good idea remains to be seen.

I just bought the first Legion of Super-Heroes Showcase. Really nice to read those old stories. The Legion is one of the comics I remember reading in the Danish Superboy comics back in the seventies, and I have quite a lot of the US comics from the eighties. With the change after the Crisis, the clones from the nineties and the reboot not so long ago, the Legion is a real mess to keep track of, so I thought I'd start some biographies on these characters, and flesh them out as I go along. This also fills out a lot of the blanks in my knowledge.

Added to site, entry #858-877: Rokk Krinn/Cosmic Boy, Imra Ardeen/Imra Ardeen Ranzz/Saturn Girl, Garth Ranzz/Lightning Boy/Lightning Lad, Dirk Morgna/Sun Boy, Gim Allon/Colossal Boy, Lyle Norg/Invisible Kid, Jacques Foccart/Invisible Kid, Jo Nah/Ultra Boy, and Querl Dox/Brainiac 5 from DC Comic's pre-crisis Legion of Super-Heroes.

April 28, 2007: Added to site, entry #856-857: Kahuna, from Jim Toomey's Sherman's Lagoon, and Otto, Anders Brønserud's lonely palindrome.

March 11, 2007: Added to site, entry #854-855: La Linea/Agostino Lagostina, Osvaldo Cavandoli's cartoon character. Something made me remember these old cartoons from my childhood, and I found a couple of places where I could see some of them again. Hilarious stuff, so I made a small article.

February 28, 2007: Added to site, entry #848-853: Zarej/Pagan and Ray Bailey/Undertow from Image/WildStorm and Colonel Potterby and Duchess from Chic Young's series Colonel Potterby and the Duchess.

February 11, 2007: I've launched what I affectionally call The WeirdSpace Initiative. Basically it's a chance for all creators and publishers to get their characters displayed on my site. I would like to display as much diversity as possible but I don't have enough time, and there is a lot of really cool stuff out there from the small publishers and web comics that deserves some attention. The first to respond to the offer was Bart A. Thompson from Approbation Comics, so that's where I'm starting.

Added to site, entry #845-847: Paige Patton, Jamie Schaffer, Brittany Miller from Approbation Comics.

January 2, 2007: Added to site, entry #844: Frère Boudin by Greg and Claude Marin.