It's not secret that Comic Vine has an incredibly vast wiki section encompassing all comic book characters. We have all the different series they've been in and we even have movies featuring characters that have appeared in actual comic books. But of course, there's been on thing missing - television shows.
This is something I wanted added to our database for some time. I finally put my foot down and now all can add television series and episodes to the site, provided they deal with comic book characters or characters that have appeared in comics.
What that means is we can have shows like Batman: The Animated Series, Spider-Man 67, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and of course, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Walking Dead. You can also add shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena and The X-Files since they have had comic book series. Live action or animated shows can be added.
Normal wiki-rules will be enforced. The main thing, NO PLAGIARISM. Do not copy episode summaries from any other source. You can include the official episode synopsis if you can find it, in the body of the episode, just as we add comic book issue solicits on the issue pages (so that means in italics). If you are not sure if it is an official synopsis, do not add it.
You do need an image for each episode. It helps if you can find an official image or image from the episode that has been released. It may be hard in some cases (like with old episodes of Batman 66, Shazam! or Green Hornet). A standard image can be used but think about how that will look if you check out an individual issue page and see how the past issues are displayed on screen.
If you have any questions about what can or cannot be added, ask a moderator. But what it comes down to is this will be pretty similar to how movies are added except there are episodes. Or think of the series as a comic book volume and the episodes are the issues.
We will not separate a show by seasons unless the series underwent a new branding or relaunch (like Justice League changing to Justice League Unlimited -- separate shows). We will go with episode one as #101, episode two as 102 followed by #201 for the first episode of season 2 and so on. Are there any shows that had more than one hundred episodes in one season?
Do not add an episode to the database more than one week before it airs. Characters should not be added until it is known for certain who will be appearing as sometimes what is listed in the description may end up changing. Adding information too far in advanced or adding inaccurate info will obviously result in a wiki-ban.
When can you start adding?!?
The plan is for Tuesday, September 24 around 12 p.m. PST.
Once the episode is added, you can add a summary from the episode including spoilers (in the portion after the official solicit). Be sure to make it a SUMMARY. Do not describe the episode scene by scene. That is not necessary or wanted.
You will also be able to write user reviews for each episode.
Have fun. Let's hear it for making the wiki even bigger and better than before!