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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 4 months ago #39150

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Please note: You need to download & have a basic understanding of the Data Manager script to follow this tutorial.

Download the DataManager here:
http://bit.ly/1k5IlTw

p.s. You need a scraped library before you use the DataManager.



Hellboy Chronology

Import these rules into your DataManager:


File Attachment:

File Name: HellboyRul...ager.zip
File Size:8 KB



We use the hardcover collections to make this chronology. Please have a look at Mignolaversity: The Mignolaverse Reading Order:
There will always be debate because reading order is a very personal thing. This reading order is intended first and foremost to simplify as much as possible while preserving the integrity of the story arcs and reveals. There’s no switching in between books halfway through on this list. And it’s designed with the hardcover collections in mind because they are clearly awesome.

These pages are also informative:

hellboy.wikia.com/wiki/TPB#Hellboy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellboy#Issues
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_for_Paranor...Ongoing_Numbering.29





Each of these 'collections' will go into our Chronology Status field.

The order in which they should be read will go into the Chronology Rank field.





Most books of the Hellboy universe have an internal numbering on the inside cover of its issues. This will go into the Chronology Number field.







Most of these comics take place at a certain specified period of time. You would have to look inside a comic to find it. For example:



This will go into the Chronology Year field.




We will group a decade of Chronology Years into a Chronology Era field.



Make a smart list to gather all your hellboy books:



Import the Data Manager rules into your library & run them on this smart list. Now, you can organize your hellboy books in many ways! :-)

Era:



Status:

(group by Chronology Rank + Main Character + Chronology Status)



Internal numbering:





p.s. Please note that ComicVine lists the BPRD books like this:

B.P.R.D.: Hollow Earth and Other Stories

& not

B.P.R.D. Hollow Earth and Other Stories, or
BPRD: Hollow Earth and Other Stories,or
BPRD - Hollow Earth and Other Stories


p.s. The current DataManager has a bug that does not allow the use of commas in series names.

So, series like...

Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder: In the Service of Angels

...wont get tagged. Till the bug is fixed, you would have to do them manually, or remove the commas, run the data manager, & then replace the commas. Once (hopefully), the bug is removed, look into the rules & replace all 'Sir Edward Grey Witchfinder' with 'Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder'.
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 4 months ago #39166

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I've updated the Data Manager rules file in the first post with a modified version with some corrections & additions (non-cañon Hellboy also). So, if you downloaded the previous version, please update.

p.s. I'm amazed by the lack of interest. Does none of you read Hellboy? :dry:
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 4 months ago #39172

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It's on my list of stuff to read, but I'm so behind right now it's not even funny.
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 4 months ago #39177

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Haven't really been on the forum for the last couple of days, just a quick look and seemed to have missed this...

NO lack of interest from my part! Been a huge Hellboy fan from day 1!

Thnx 600 for this :) :)

And to anyone not reading it: Give it a go! I think you'll not be dissapointed :laugh:
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 4 months ago #39178

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As with a lot of other comic series, I've never really known where to get started. This will certainly help. And I find that now, with a month-old baby, I have tons more time for reading comics on the iPad and much, much less time to spend in front of the PC and monitor. I do still try to set up reading lists, so that I can synchronise to the iPad, but I haven't had a chance to do this one yet.

I do appreciate your efforts and as soon as I get a gap, I will implement and provide feedback.
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 4 months ago #39179

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gyrop wrote:
I do still try to set up reading lists, so that I can synchronise to the iPad, but I haven't had a chance to do this one yet.
Actually, this was exactly the idea behind tagging these comics. Once you integrate the metadata, you just need to make the smart lists & sync with your ipad, so that you can enjoy these books in the chronology they were meant to be read.

Eagerly awaiting your feedback.. :)
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 2 months ago #39799

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I've been using your script as a "template" to create a similar script for Marvels Ultimate series.

I was wondering... Would it be possible for me to use your tags instead of creating my own. Or would that create potential issues?

My thinking was that I could use the "Chronology" tag but populate it with "Marvel Ultimate" instead, and then use "Chronology Number" for the issues.

So far I haven't really planned to make it much more sophisticated than that, but in the future I guess I could use "Chronology Status" for the different storylines?
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 2 months ago #39811

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This looks cool. I have not read any Hellboy but have always wanted to. This will get me started for sure.
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 2 months ago #39819

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Scuttle wrote:
I was wondering... Would it be possible for me to use your tags instead of creating my own. Or would that create potential issues?
No, I don't think that this would create any issues. :-)
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Hellboy Chronology 3 years 2 months ago #39825

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I don't know how I missed this first time around, but this is awesome. Thanks!
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