Wikipedia:WikiProject Comics/Templates

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Navigation box templates

Navigation boxes (navboxes) are helpful in collecting links to articles related to a central topic for the ease of navigating among articles.

Keeping in mind Wikipedia's guidelines for accessibility and color use, the navboxes used by the Comics Project should not use a color scheme that:

  • Is only for the decoration of a single navbox;
  • Is used on a single navbox to identify a character's or team's "colors"; or
  • Can potentially become hard to read based on any state link text may be in.

Navboxes for closely related topics may have a unifying color scheme, but they must meet the needs of being visually accessible and there should be a reason for multiple navboxes other than to have a "different color". Otherwise the navbox should use the defaults for {{Navbox}} or the following colors which acoincide with the basic infobox colors used by the project:

  • titlestyle = background-color: #77AAFF
  • groupstyle = background-color: #77AAFF
  • oddstyle = background:transparent
  • evenstyle = background:#eef7ff

Also, based on Wikipedia:Navigation templates, the material contained within the navboxes used by this project should not include:

  • Unlinked text or topics. The purpose of these templates is to provide connections between exiting articles, not to provide additional information in and of themselves.
  • Links to non-existent topics or "redlinks". For the same reason unlinked text should be avoided. Further, including the redlinks gives a false impression of the need for the missing article.
  • Topics that are, at best, tangentially related to the central topic of the navbox.

A full list of current navboxes used by the project can be found at Category:Comics navigational boxes and its sub-categories.


Image What to type Title and description
Barnstar 1.0 Barnstar 2.0
or alternative version
The Comics Barnstar
N/A {{subst:Comics Star|message ~~~~}} The Comics Barnstar

The Comics Barnstar is rewarded to those who have helped to improve and significantly contribute to comic-related articles.

Barnstar designed by Steveblock on January 17, 2006.

Stub templates

Article maintenance templates


For wikipedia wide cleanup templates, please see Wikipedia:Template messages/Cleanup.

Comics specific

  • {{In-universe|subject=comics|category=comics}} will tag an article or section which does not differentiate fact from fiction. See the manual of style for more information.
  • {{Issue}} will tag unreferenced statements, asking for the relevant issue number to be cited.
  • {{Cleanup-tense}} will tag articles which use the past tense rather than the literary present tense to describe fictional events.

Spoiler Warnings

Wikipedia does not use spoiler warnings.

WP:COMICS notice for talk pages

This template should be added only to the talk pages of relevant articles.
WikiProject Comics (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Comics, a collaborative effort to build an encyclopedic guide to comics on Wikipedia. Get involved! If you like to participate, you can help with the current tasks, visit the notice board, edit the attached article or discuss it at the project's talk page.
 Project  This article has been rated as Project-Class on the project's quality scale.
  • The WikiProject Comics project banner template allows certain tags which will categorise articles as in need of cleanup:
    • {{comicsproj|infobox=yes}} will tag the article as requiring an infobox.
    • {{comicsproj|image=yes}} will tag the article as requiring an image.
    • {{comicsproj|attention=yes}} will tag the article as requiring attention. Reasons for the attention include:
      • Articles needing wikifying
      • Stub articles on important subjects
      • Articles in need of expert attention
      • Articles whose content or neutrality is disputed
      • Articles that lack references

Comic book image tags

  • Most comic book and graphic novel covers, interior artwork, comic strips, panels, webcomics and editorial cartoons are subject to copyright and should be used in accordance with our fair use policy. All such copyrighted images should be tagged with {{Non-free comic}}.

You can also use:

to automatically create a rationale.

WP:COMICS Userboxes

Place {{User WPComics}} on your user page to produce:

Comiclogo.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Comics.

And to keep track of the current Collaboration of the month, place {{User ComicsCollab}} on your user page to produce:

External links templates

  • {{Marvelwiki}} - For the Marvel Universe wiki at
  • {{Marvunapp}} - For the Appendix to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe