1. Are comic-identification questions on-topic? (I asked one, and created a tag for it - should it be tagged story-identification?)
  2. When tagging comics, should we have a tag for the writer and a tag for the illustrator and a tag for the title? (What I did when tagging.)
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    You're asking to identify a comic yet you already use an author tag, implying you already know the author. If you don't, please don't use them. Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 8:04
  • @Gallifreyan as I'm asking for the identification of a specific comic within the Superman universe, and these comics were collectively written by a known author, according to wikipedia, I assumed that was alright...
    – auden
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 15:10
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    Not all Superman comics are written by the same author. They may have been created by a person, but a whole bunch of writers and artists have worked on them since. Unless you're sure it belongs to one writer, you shouldn't use the author tag. Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 17:23
  • Does this answer your question? Proposal: rename [story-identification] to [identification-request]
    – bobble
    Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 14:24

2 Answers 2

  1. Story identification questions are on-topic, and comics are on-topic, so comic identification questions should certainly be on-topic. I would, however, tag them with rather than creating a new comic identification tag. The skills required to identify a comic are much the same as those required to identify any other kind of story, so it makes sense to group all these identification requests together under a single tag.
  • I have done so.
    – auden
    Commented Aug 17, 2017 at 0:45
  1. Personally, I only use the author tag I see most relevant. E.g. when asking about the story, I use the writer tag. When asking about the art, or the lettering, I use another tag.

    For the titles - our last ruling (though still a bit inconclusive IMO) seems to be in favour of title tags. Please note that it's better to use a franchise (or book series or universe) tag when the work is a part of one (though I'm unsure if we need to group all comics about a superhero like this and this needs a separate discussion).

That said, you have to be 100% sure to add the name of the author to a question. Unless you're asking for a specific story by a specific author, better just note in the question "I think it's a story by X".

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