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ProphetofGanja
03-22-2017, 12:45 PM
Does it bother anyone else when a comic releases a story without a proper title? It seems like this happens more often with one-shots than story arcs, but it still happens. I know that IDW often doesn't come up with titles for their stories until its time to release the solicitation for the TPB and for some reason it just really irks my nerves. It seems like most of the other comics I read, with only a few exceptions, have a title for every issue/part of a story arc. Maybe it's just because I tend to think of comic series in terms of the story arcs they're broken into, rather than by issue number.

The titles that IDW have used for all the TPBs have all so far worked out as far as titles for the story arcs they contain, except for the Leatherhead TPB and the two issues that don't feature him at all that are included. The next two TPBs, Chasing Phantoms and Desperate Measures also will include single issues unrelated to the titular stories, but the Christmas Special doesn't really need a title other than that and one could argue that the issue about Angel and Raph bringing Alopex back home could be considered a prologue to that story arc, or at least that it ties into the theme of desperate measures.

Anybody else, or is this just me?

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
03-22-2017, 12:57 PM
Does it bother anyone else when a comic releases a story without a proper title? It seems like this happens more often with one-shots than story arcs, but it still happens. I know that IDW often doesn't come up with titles for their stories until its time to release the solicitation for the TPB and for some reason it just really irks my nerves. It seems like most of the other comics I read, with only a few exceptions, have a title for every issue/part of a story arc. Maybe it's just because I tend to think of comic series in terms of the story arcs they're broken into, rather than by issue number.

The titles that IDW have used for all the TPBs have all so far worked out as far as titles for the story arcs they contain, except for the Leatherhead TPB and the two issues that don't feature him at all that are included. The next two TPBs, Chasing Phantoms and Desperate Measures also will include single issues unrelated to the titular stories, but the Christmas Special doesn't really need a title other than that and one could argue that the issue about Angel and Raph bringing Alopex back home could be considered a prologue to that story arc, or at least that it ties into the theme of desperate measures.

Anybody else, or is this just me?

I hear ya. I like my stories to have titles.

ChosenOne
03-22-2017, 01:02 PM
I agree, every arc, even if it's just a single issue, should have its own title. Just because some of them eventually fall away in the transition to TPB format doesn't mean it shouldn't be done with the monthly ongoing. It's an extra touch of class, as it were.

ProphetofGanja
03-22-2017, 01:36 PM
Glad to hear it's not just just me. I was doing some editing on Turtlepedia earlier today, trying to update the IDW Chronology (http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/IDW_Chronology) and write up some summaries for old issues and I just couldn't bring myself to summarize issues #59 and #60 on the Leatherhead story arc page, like, it would make no sense!

Maybe we should just take suggestions on what to call that two-part story

ChosenOne
03-22-2017, 01:49 PM
Glad to hear it's not just just me. I was doing some editing on Turtlepedia earlier today, trying to update the IDW Chronology (http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/wiki/IDW_Chronology) and write up some summaries for old issues and I just couldn't bring myself to summarize issues #59 and #60 on the Leatherhead story arc page, like, it would make no sense!

Maybe we should just take suggestions on what to call that two-part story

"The Cunning of Foxes"? Something of the sort. I'd be nice to have a title that both captures the heavy focus on foxes, while also slyly hinting at Splinter's counter-twist at the end, but that would be lightning in a bottle.

Ninjinister
03-23-2017, 02:28 AM
I'd advise against any community-sourced names for things like this, on the Wiki at least.

Let's ask Tom and/or Bobby instead. There's a topic where we can do just that.

Leomaru
03-23-2017, 12:04 PM
Issues 59 and 60 should not be named Leatherhead.

oldmanwinters
03-23-2017, 12:14 PM
Let's just hope the arc/issue titles never get as complicated as Season 5 of Spider-man: The Animated Series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Spider-Man_(1994_TV_series)_episodes).

Nobody wants to deal with episode titles like:
"Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter IV: The Six Fight Again"

dragonside
03-25-2017, 10:51 AM
Let's just hope the arc/issue titles never get as complicated as Season 5 of Spider-man: The Animated Series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Spider-Man_(1994_TV_series)_episodes).

Nobody wants to deal with episode titles like:
"Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter IV: The Six Fight Again"

THATS HILARIOUS. OH man those titles were so bad.

pferreira
03-30-2017, 09:21 AM
THATS HILARIOUS. OH man those titles were so bad.Not so much bad as unnecessarily long.

Tyma
04-17-2017, 04:01 PM
It only bothers me that we know the IDW story arc titles so far in advance. The earliest ones were vague enough, but some of them (particuarly ones which re-tell a previous story) seem to give too much away.

neatoman
04-17-2017, 04:31 PM
Not so much bad as unnecessarily long.

What are you talking about, you can make it even longer!:P

"Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter IV: The Six Fight Again" can easily become "Spider-Man The Animated Series Presents; The Six Forgotten Warriors Of The Past, Chapter Number IV: The Six Forgotten Warriors Fight On Yet Again In Their Battle Against The Forces Of Evil!".

Tyma
04-17-2017, 04:42 PM
What are you talking about, you can make it even longer!:P

"Six Forgotten Warriors, Chapter IV: The Six Fight Again" can easily become "Spider-Man The Animated Series Presents; The Six Forgotten Warriors Of The Past, Chapter Number IV: The Six Forgotten Warriors Fight On Yet Again In Their Battle Against The Forces Of Evil!".

Marvel Comics(tm) presents Spider-Man The Animated Series(tm); The Six Forgotton Warriors(tm) Of The Past, Chapter Number Four : The Six Forgotton Warriors(tm) Fight On Yet again In Their Battle Against The Forces Of Evil!!

:D

pferreira
04-20-2017, 08:58 AM
Marvel Comics(tm) presents Spider-Man The Animated Series(tm); The Six Forgotton Warriors(tm) Of The Past, Chapter Number Four : The Six Forgotton Warriors(tm) Fight On Yet again In Their Battle Against The Forces Of Evil!!

:DYou have to admire the writers for really sticking close to the serialised storytelling of the comics even if it means coming up with outrageously long titles. Compare that to a TV show like Smallville which has just one word titles. An example of both extremes.