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EducationBS in Math, Physics
Alma materUniversity of Evansville
OrganizationWikiProject Comics
Known forEditing comic articles
Notable workThe Infinity Gauntlet
Archie vs. Predator
Ashcan comic
Height1.651 m (5 ft 5 in)
Criminal statusAt large

Argento Surfer is a longtime user of Wikipedia. His first edit was in 2005 as an IP in a deletion discussion. He continued making sporadic IP edits until August 2011 when he viewed the Adam Warlock article and found it very poorly written, both in style and content. After creating his user profile, Argento proceded to prune the article of fancruft and improve its organization. His efforts were recognized by Tenebrae, who suggested Argento apply his efforts toward other articles in need on the Comic clean up list.

Between March 2012 and April 2013, Argento addressed over 5500 issues and removed over 3000 articles from the list. Most of his edits were done while at work, and his editing was greatly diminished when he received a promotion in May 2013. His efforts shifted from the clean up list to article creation and expansion. His first article to reach GA status was MIND MGMT in June 2013. In June of 2016, he received another promotion which allowed him to return to active editing. Most of his current efforts are limited to maintaining his watchlist. His first featured article was Archie vs. Predator in March 2017, and his first featured article to be included on the main page was The Fade Out. While it is only GA-class, he is most proud of his work on The Infinity Gauntlet.

In 2023, Argento found a new employer and was no longer able to edit from work, promting his retirement.


This user has been on Wikipedia for 12 years, 9 months and 17 days.
This user reads comic books.
This user is a citizen of the U.S. State of Michigan.
UofEThis user is a Purple Ace.
26,500+This user has made more than 26,500 contributions to Wikipedia.
This user is a participant in
WikiProject Comics.
This user was born in Indiana.
1This user page has been vandalized 1 times.


Pages I created or significantly expanded

1928 in comics
2012 in comics
2013 in comics
A God SomewhereTalk:A God Somewhere/GA1/GA1
Accelerators (comics)Talk:Accelerators (comics)/GA1Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/September#15 August 2018
Alex + Ada Talk:Alex + Ada/GA1
Anne Bonnie (comics)
Annihilators (Marvel Comics)
Archie Meets the Punisher Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/August#14 August 2018Talk:Archie Meets the Punisher/GA1Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Archie Meets the Punisher/archive1
Archie vs. Predator [1]Talk:Archie vs. Predator/GA1Wikipedia:Recent additions/2016/May#31 May 2016Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Archie vs. Predator/archive1
Archie vs. Predator II
Ashcan copy Talk:Ashcan copy/GA1Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Ashcan copy/archive1
Ashley A. Woods
Blue Juice Comics
Dark Matter (comics)
Damnation (comics) [2] Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/March#26 March 2018
Dept H
Elmer (comics) Wikipedia:Recent additions/2017/February#21 February 2017Talk:Elmer (comics)/GA1
The Fade Out The Fade Out/GA1Wikipedia:Recent additions/2016/July#3 July 2016Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Fade Out/archive1Wikipedia:Four Award
Farmhand (comics)
Fatale (Image Comics)
Goal Structuring Notation[3]
The Infinity Gauntlet Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/April#11 April 2018Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Infinity Gauntlet/archive1Talk:The Infinity Gauntlet/GA1Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Infinity Gauntlet/archive2
Invisible Republic (comics)
James Bond (Dynamite Entertainment)
Jenny Frison
Josette FrankWikipedia:Recent additions/2018/November#7 November 2018
Joshua Hale Fialkov
Kill or Be Killed (comics) Wikipedia:Recent additions/2017/January#26 January 2017Talk:Kill or Be Killed (comics)/GA1
Lazarus (comics) Wikipedia:Recent additions/2016/October#13 October 2016Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Lazarus (comics)/archive1Talk:Lazarus (comics)/GA1Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/The Fade Out/archive2
Lion Forge Comics [2]Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/March#15 March 2018
List of magazines in Belgium
Metallic Metals Act [4]Talk:Metallic Metals Act/GA1
Midas Touch (book) [5]Talk:Midas Touch (book)/GA1
Milton Griepp Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/September#10 September 2018
Molly Kiely
Motor Girl Talk:Motor Girl/GA1
Near Death (comics)
Nova (Sam Alexander)
Point of Impact (comics)
Postal (comics) Talk:Postal (comics)/GA1
Rachel Rising Talk:Rachel Rising/GA1Wikipedia:Recent additions/2017/January#16 January 2017
Real Fact Comics Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/September#21 September 2018
Resident Alien (comics) Wikipedia:Recent additions/2016/June#14 June 2016Talk:Resident Alien (comics)/GA1/GA1
Revival (comics) Wikipedia:Recent additions/2016/October#15 October 2016Talk:Revival (comics)/GA1Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Revival (comics)/archive1Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Revival (comics)/archive2Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Revival (comics)/archive3
Revolver (DC Comics)Talk:Revolver (DC Comics)/GA1
Rogue & Gambit[2]Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/June#6 June 2018
Sideways (comics)[2]Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/April#4 April 2018
Sleepless (comics)Wikipedia:Recent additions/2019/May#15 May 2019Talk:Sleepless (comics)/GA1
Space Battle Lunchtime Wikipedia:Recent additions/2016/October#30 October 2016
Template:Betty Boop films
Think Big and Kick Ass [5]Talk:Think Big and Kick Ass/GA1
Think Tank (comics)
Time to Get Tough [5]Talk:Time to Get Tough/GA1
Trials of ShazamWikipedia:Recent additions/2019/May#21 May 2019
Tumor (comics)
Ultra Talk:Ultra (comics)/GA1Wikipedia:Recent additions/2017/April#26 April 2017
Whispers (comics)
Win Bigly
X-Men Blue[2]Wikipedia:Recent_additions/2017/August#7 August 2017
X-Men Gold[2]Wikipedia:Recent_additions/2017/August#7 August 2017
X-Men Red[2]Wikipedia:Recent additions/2018/April#6 April 2018

  1. ^ I found this article in draft space because it linked to MIND MGMT. The oddball nature appealed to me enough that I raised it to FA status.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g I improved these articles and nominated them for DYK exclusively to earn points in the WikiCup.
  3. ^ I found this as a rejected draft and helped get it to mainspace standards.
  4. ^ I found this article while cleaning up old weasels and thought it was neat.
  5. ^ a b c These articles were GA nominated by another editor who left Wikipedia due to medical issues was blocked as a sock. I addressed issues raised by the reviewer.


According to X!'s Edit Counter, I made
00278 edits to 00056 pages as of 18 Oct 2011 (5.0 edits per page)
00653 edits to 00220 pages as of 22 Nov 2011 (3.0 edits per page)
00824 edits to 00298 pages as of 10 Jan 2012 (2.8 edits per page)
03355 edits to 02070 pages as of 05 Apr 2012 (1.6 edits per page)
05973 edits to 03854 pages as of 14 Jun 2012 (1.5 edits per page)
07299 edits to 04502 pages as of 23 Aug 2012 (1.6 edits per page)
09310 edits to 05368 pages as of 22 Nov 2012 (1.7 edits per page)
09916 edits to 05582 pages as of 10 Jan 2013 (1.8 edits per page)
11384 edits to 06354 pages as of 05 Aug 2015 (1.8 edits per page)
13253 edits to 06808 pages as of 22 Aug 2016 (1.9 edits per page)
17109 edits to 08307 pages as of 16 Aug 2017 (2.1 edits per page)
21411 edits to 09902 pages as of 03 Aug 2018 (2.2 edits per page)
24863 edits to 10991 pages as of 26 Nov 2019 (2.3 edits per page)
25980 edits to 11369 pages as of 27 Jan 2021 (2.3 edits per page)
26558 edits to 11533 pages as of 09 Sep 2022 (2.3 edits per page)


The Original Barnstar
For all you've done over at Wikipedia:WikiProject Comics/Cleanup listing - keep up the good work! Cerebellum (talk) 17:45, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For your work at Bal Thackeray. Yogesh Khandke (talk) 08:34, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring MIND MGMT to Good Article status. Thanks, and keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 20:13, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
Thank you for taking the time and going out of your way to review Civil War II. TriiipleThreat (talk) 20:18, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for responding so politely during the GA Review for Revival (comics), and for helpfully addressing my suggestions !

Good job ! Sagecandor (talk) 17:55, 13 June 2017 (UTC)


Thank you for quality articles around comics, such as The Fade Out, Archie vs. Predator and Rachel Rising, for pruning article of fancruft and improving their organization, for investing in reviews, for a good article about your user including near term and long term goals, - Andrew, you are an awesome Wikipedian!

Thank you for reviewing Stephen Hillenburg's article Mediran [talk] 02:36, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
For putting aside the minor brush we had back in March on the WikiCup talk page and reviewing my GAN on Flag of the Solomon Islands in spite of it. Thanks for proving to be the bigger person! Bloom6132 (talk) 13:14, 26 August 2017 (UTC)
Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on The Fade Out. epicgenius (talk) 14:36, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for taking the time to review Generations (comics). TriiipleThreat (talk) 16:42, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for reviewing my DYK nomination! Bennv3771 (talk) 16:47, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your work on various comic book-related articles, not to mention helping me with sourcing and your GA review of "The Death of Superman". KEEP GOING!!! JOEBRO64 19:38, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
For the helpful and frequent additions you make to comics history articles, whether or not collaboration is formally requested. You rock! Etzedek24 (I'll talk at ya) (Check my track record) 03:52, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
The Comics Barnstar
For all the thorough, high-quality work you do towards comic articles, and for your unsurpassed congeniality and spirit of teamwork, I'm happy to present you with the inaugural Comics Barnstar. Congrats! Etzedek24 (I'll talk at ya) (Check my track record) 00:02, 10 September 2018 (UTC)