Because our fandom is so large, it acts like a much smaller fandom. …Wait, let me try that again. In addition to approaching a century of comics canon, there's also canon from spin off movies, from spin off tv shows, from tv shows now only available on the black market in Asian countries, and from comics which spun off from the spin off tv shows. Our fandom has more canon than the Bible, and is as difficult to reconcile. It's impossible to be familiar with all of it, so most fans stake out a corner: a book, a character, or a team they like, and inhabit it. DCU is less a fandom than a loose collection of small interlocking fandoms. Fans tend to segregate themselves by their canon, rather than their 'ships, or by het vs. slash.FAQ:What is the DC Universe?Books published under the DC imprint are assumed to take place in the same fictional universe. Books published by DC under the Vertigo or Wildstorm imprint don't necessarily take place within the DC shared universe, but are are considered within the DC fandom and included in this guide.
There's also kerithwyn's dc_slash_index the current version of the DC Slash and Adult Archive, which indexes fic posted to lists or anywhere on the net other than Livejournal.
Durr. I know I included that in the earlier, eaten by my laptop version of this post. Thanks.
There's also comics_fanart Fanart for any comic books, any company.
Okay, thanks. I'm much more aware of fic than the rest of fandom, but I really do want to include it.
Another comics fanart community: comics_fanart.The Jingle Bells, Batman Smells Titans/Outsiders Secret Santa is at jbbs.The Legion fic and art community is at sprock_you not sprockyou & there is a Legion discussion community at legionnaires. OffPanel links to a number of DC Comics/General Comics yahoogroups MLs. I have no idea how active they currently are, though.
I caught the sprock_you error, (after posting, because life's like that) and it should be fixed. Thanks for the other links.
Most useful!And an excellent reminder to *update* the offpanel links page. *snerk*
Oh... I didn't mean anything by that, just that I hadn't personally checked any of them out. But it's a very impressive links page!I wasn't really sure how to describe Offpanel. Is that okay, or is there some better description?
No worry! I didn't think you did. That was a *snerk* at myself, because I really haven't updated it in forever, and it needs to be. :)And that's a fine description of Offpanel. Thanks!
The Gas Station is an lj community dedicated to discussion, fic, art and pretty much anything relating to the Static Shock cartoon. Basically, it's the same as Dakota Bangs, but older.
Thanks! Static shock isn't my corner of the fandom, so I'm glad you caught me on that.
Well... Canonically, the Sandman books do take place in the same universe as mainstream DCU (I seem to recall an early appearance by the Martian Manhunter in a bathrobe and Dream), but I'm afraid I'm not up on the rest of those titles. Probably technically in the same universe while rarely crossing over? They're not very compatible in tone. This could be a good question for canonistas.
Thank you for providing this guide. I found it very helpful. I don't know if you are still accepting additions, but in case you are, batfic_contest is a new comm that holds bi-weekly fanfic contests for all versions and pairings of Batman. Thanks again.
I haven't updated this in forever, so thanks for reminding me!
For what it's worth (minimal), the dc_slash_index morphed into the dcu_slash_index back in 2005. Not certain there's much to add to it at this point; the lists are as good as dead, mostly serving as pointers to fic on lj. But dcu_slash_index will remain as given, as an archive list of pre-lj DC slash fic.Offpanel links page...needs to be cleaned up again. :pEdited at 2008-04-03 04:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'll fix it.
Hi! Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I've been amassing my own list of DCU-centric LJ communities. I've got easily twice or three times what you have listed here, just in the DCU-specific comms (and my eyes are bugging out because of it! :p), and I plan to post the completed list to both my personal LJ and to dcu_freeforall. If you'd like, I can send you the list when it's fully complete, so you can update this. Also, do you mind if I use the format you used here? It's so organized and pretty! ^_^Thanks!
Sure! I actually made a decision when I compiled this to cut out some of the smaller ones, because it's so huge! And steal away, I stole it from devildoll
Excellent! :D Actually, here's the link to the list, as it stands (it's a WIP, of course, and includes SV comms). It's f-locked, so I'll add you as a friend so you can see it.DCU Communities ListI'll send you the link to the completed list when it's done, too. Thanks again!
Thanks, I appreciate that!