OK, in case you're new to this blog, here's the deal: A few weeks back, I picked up a copy of "The Incredible Internet Guide to Comic Books and Superheroes" for a buck at Half-Price Books. Since the idea of a book featuring pages and pages of website listings is, on the face of it, absurd (after all, sites disappear, hosts disappear, etc.) I decided to mock the very idea of it by going through the book and looking up every single website it lists...
To date, I've learned that of the free web space sites, Xoom.com is definitely gone. And Tripod pages, assuming they actually exist, take way too long to load.
So, we're up to... Wallpaper
Hero's Home: Downloads is gone. The Inner Circle: Wallpapers of Gambit and Rogue, is gone... and so is the host site. The Iron Man Software site is gone (as is the host). Page of Apocalypse: Wallpapers is an Angelfire site... and that's gone... SpideyDude's Spider-Man Wallpaper site was on Xoom... and the Witchblade Files (yet another of these sites where individual pages were listed on several different pages) is gone.
So.... none of the wallpaper sites are still up.
The Amalgam Fan Art II page... well, that was listed on a previous page of this book, and it's still gone! BAMF Central: Nightcrawler multimedia is gone. The Green Arrow People Face Icons page is gone. The Iron Man Software site... which was listed in Wallpaper... is of course, gone. And Hero's Home is listed in this section AGAIN! The Deep: Downloadable Fathom Files is gone. The X: X-Men Icons is gone. The Witchblade Files... hey, that was also just listed in Wallpaper! Sheesh. And the book also lists "X Icons" -- which is the EXACT SAME WEBSITE as The X: X-Men Icons! Not even a different page of that now non-existant site!
This oughtta be good...
the cDATA 2000 Comic Book database program page is history! Colorize - Coloring Software is out of here! So is the Comic Master Shareware Inventory Software page! The original page listed for ComicBase is gone... but you can find the correct site here... making this the FIRST actual site I've found tonight!
However... the FD Comics site? Gone. The Realms of Wonder Comic Tracking System is gone.
It hasn't been updated in about ten years, but Software for Use with Champions Roleplaying Game is still up!
Of course, they listed ONCE AGAIN the Deep and Witchblade Files pages. There's also a page for the X-Men - The Ravages of Apocolypse Demo for Quake, but that appears to be gone (as would any demo software from 2000 anyway, right)?
So, three sections of listings, and only two sites are still up!
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