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Test Your Comic Knowledge for 10/18

Here’s a comic book trivia quiz. Try and see how many you know!

They Say It’s Your Birthday…

The following ten issues all featured a birth. For each issue, tell me A. Who gave birth and B. The name of the child being born. One point for each.

1. Adventures of Superman #587
2. Fantastic Four #240
3. Amazing Spider-Man #263
4. Aquaman #63 (2000)
5. Sandman #12 (1990)
6. Superman: The Doomsday Wars #1
7. Aquaman #23 (1965)
8. Uncanny X-Men #201
9. New Titans #130
10. Team Titans #3

Good luck, and have fun!


These I know for sure-

2) Crystal gave birth to Luna
4) Dolphin gave birth to Cerdian
7) Mera gave birth to a son who would eventually be named Arthur, Jr.
10) Donna Troy gave birth to Robert (?)


3. Dolphin gave birth to Cerdian, son of Tempest (not daughter like they screwed up “Infinite Crisis”).
7. Mera gave birth to Arthur, Jr. (Aquababy).

Damn it, a minute late!

5. Is that the one where Lyta gave birth to Daniel?

8. Madeline Pryor gave birth to Cable

To add:

3. Liz Osborn gave birth to Normie Osborn.

and 2, 8 and 10 are already answered.

6. Lana Lang gave birth to Clark Ross.

1. Adventures of Superman #587

Lucy Lane-Troupe to… whoever the kid was.

3. Amazing Spider-Man #263

Liz Osborn to Normie, I’m guesing.

4. Aquaman #63 (2000)

Dolphin to Cerdian, her kid with Tempest

6. Superman: The Doomsday Wars #1

Lana Lang to Clark Ross

7. Aquaman #23 (1965)

Mera to Arthur Jr, Aquababy

Hurray for my knowledge of things probably answered already…

I think #1 is the Contessa giving birth to (Lena?) Luthor…

Without peeking…

1. Adventures of Superman #587 — Lena Luthor, born to the Contessa de Portenza and Lex Luthor
2. Fantastic Four #240 — Luna Amaquelin Maximoff, to Quicksilver and Crystal
3. Amazing Spider-Man #263 — Normie Osborn/Norman Osborn III, to Harry Osborn and Liz Allan Osborn
4. Aquaman #63 (2000) — Tula, the l’il girl-child of Garth (Tempest) and Dolphin
5. Sandman #12 (1990) — Daniel Hall, to Lyta (Fury) Trevor-Hall and Hector Hall
6. Superman: The Doomsday Wars #1 — Clark Ross, to Pete Ross and Lana Lang?
7. Aquaman #23 (1965) — Arthur Curry, Jr. to Aquaman and Mera
8. Uncanny X-Men #201 — uhm…Nathan Christopher Summers, to Scott Summer and Madelyne Pryor?
9. New Titans #130 — Hmn….Baby Wildebeest, maybe? But he was a test-tube baby, I thought.
10. Team Titans #3 — Lord Chaos, son to Donna Troy and Terry Long?”

9. Was that Mirage giving birth to her and Deathwing’s baby?

Mostly guesses:
1. Cat Grant
2. Crystal, Luna
3. Liz (Allen)Osborne, Harry Jr.
4. Dolphin
5. Lyta Hall, Daniel
6. Lana (Lang) Ross, Clark
7. Mera, Aquababy
8. Madelyne Pryor, Nathan Summers
10. Donna Troy

1. Adventures of Superman #587 – Lana Lang gave birth to…
2. Fantastic Four #240 – Crystal gave birth to Luna
3. Amazing Spider-Man #263 – Liz Allan gave birth to Normie Osborn
4. Aquaman #63 (2000) – Dolphin gave birth to Ceridwen (?)
5. Sandman #12 (1990) – Lyta Hall gave birth to Hector
6. Superman: The Doomsday Wars #1 – Lex Luthor’s wife gave birth to Alexa Luthor?
7. Aquaman #23 (1965) – Mera gave birth to Arthur Jr
8. Uncanny X-Men #201 – Madeline gave birth to Nathan
9. New Titans #130 – Starfire gave birth to Evil Raven?
10. Team Titans #3 – Donna Troy gave birth to Robert

Oops… obviously I meant Lyta gave birth to Daniel.

Aquaman #23 (1965) would be Mera giving birth to Aquababy a.k.a. Arthur Curry, Jr., unless I’ve fallen into a devious but fair trap. FF #240 would have been just after John Byrne’s lengthy run on FF began, around 235 (unless I’m one hundred numbers off), and I can’t remember a birth there (so maybe I am). Surprised that Franklin Richards’ birth isn’t included, by the way. Otherwise, I didn’t follow the listed series at the time of the specified issue, if at all, and am totally in the dark. Hope I have better luck next time.

Now I’ve looked. Let me get this straight: Aqualad (Garth) changed his name to Tempest, and he and his partner (wife?) named their kid after HIS EX, the late Aquagirl? Is that right, or is this some other Garth and the also shared name Tula an additional coincidence? If that is who they are, and if this is the Dolphin from the Forgotten Heroes, there is an interesting syncronicity (did I spell that right?): She first appeared in a late 60s Showcase issue, with the back pages occupied by a reprint of Aqualad’s first appearance!

I thought Aqualad’s kid was a boy named Cerridian.


You’re right, only one poster said Tempest & Dolphin’s child was a girl named Tula, while all the others who gave an answer for that one said Cerridian (albeit variant spellings, and understandably so, no criticism intended; I don’t guarantee I’ve got it right, either). Somebody even implied that Infinite Crisis incorrectly stated it was a girl, which is presumably where that lone “Tula” came from. But I see from your comment that Tempest IS the same Garth. Thank you for both points.

1. Adventures of Superman #587 – Ron Troupe and Lucy Lane – Sam
2. Fantastic Four #240 – Crystal and Quicksilver – Luna
3. Amazing Spider-Man #263 – Harry and Liz Ozborn – Norman
4. Aquaman #63 (2000) – Dolphin and Tempest – Ceridian
5. Sandman #12 (1990) – Lya and Hector Hall – Daniel
6. Superman: The Doomsday Wars #1 – Pete Ross and Lana Lang – Clark
7. Aquaman #23 (1965) – Mera and Arthur – Arthur Jr.
8. Uncanny X-Men #201 – Scott and Madelyne – Nathan
9. New Titans #130 – Mirage and Deathwing – Julienne
10. Team Titans #3 – Donna Troy and Terry Long – Robert

Thank you for the list.

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