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  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. – Gallifreyan Aug 17 '17 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... – heather Aug 17 '17 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. – Gallifreyan Aug 17 '17 at 17:23
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  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.
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  • I have done so. – heather Aug 17 '17 at 0:45
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  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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