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Test Your Comic Book Knowledge for 11/1

Here’s a twenty-question comic book trivia quiz!

Have fun!

Giving the O Face

DC likes to add the letter o to words where it does not belong to make superhero and supervillain names. I’m not talking characters whose names naturally end in O, like Halo. I mean creating brand new words that end with O, like Destructo. Or even foreign words that end in O! Give me the name that matches each description.

1. Member of the Super-Malon who controls the earth.
2. Superman’s opposite
3. Classic Justice League villain who accidentally created the Zoo Crew.
4. Former villain member of the New Guardians.
5. Android with the Justice League’s powers
6. Disgraced Green Lantern of Korugar.
7. Shape-changing alien nemesis of Plastic Man
8. French member of the Young Allies who could turn intangible.
9. Sev Tcheru’s codename
10. Super-Ape.
11. The first Cro-Magnon boy
12. Worked for the Ghost against Captain Atom.
13. The Green Lantern planet.
14. Shared a body with Bruce Gordon
15. A former carny who was one of the Human Bomb’s Bombardiers.
16. Darkseid’s main assassin.
17. Villain who killed Gypsy’s parents.
18. Snake-tattooed archer
19. The Legion villain with a destructive touch.
20. The killer of one of Triplicate Girl’s bodies.

Good luck, and have fun!

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1. Member of the Super-Malon who controls the earth.
2. Superman’s opposite BIZARRO
3. Classic Justice League villain who accidentally created the Zoo Crew. KANJAR RO
4. Former villain member of the New Guardians.
5. Android with the Justice League’s powers AMAZO
6. Disgraced Green Lantern of Korugar. SINESTRO
7. Shape-changing alien nemesis of Plastic Man
8. French member of the Young Allies who could turn intangible. PHANTASMO (or FANTASMO)
9. Sev Tcheru’s codename
10. Super-Ape. TITANO
11. The first Cro-Magnon boy ANTHRO
12. Worked for the Ghost against Captain Atom.
13. The Green Lantern planet. MOGO
14. Shared a body with Bruce Gordon ECLIPSO
15. A former carny who was one of the Human Bomb’s Bombardiers.
16. Darkseid’s main assassin. KANTO
17. Villain who killed Gypsy’s parents. DESPERO
18. Snake-tattooed archer SHADO
19. The Legion villain with a destructive touch. MANO
20. The killer of one of Triplicate Girl’s bodies. COMPUTO (THE CONQUEROR)

By the way, isn’t this an old Pop Culture Wake-Up Call?

Man, I never do well on these, but I think I’ve finally found one I’ll be okay at!

2. Superman’s opposite BIZARRO
5. Android with the Justice League’s powers AMAZO
6. Disgraced Green Lantern of Korugar. SINESTRO
11. The first Cro-Magnon boy ANTHRO
13. The Green Lantern planet. MOGO
17. Villain who killed Gypsy’s parents. DESPERO
18. Snake-tattooed archer SHADO

Okay, maybe not.

Isn’t Starro the answer to Number 3, the accidental creator of the Zoo Crew?

And Number 4 – Floro, as he was called in the New Guardians, aka Jason Woodrue, aka Floronic Man

We covered a whole lot of these guys, and many more, over at the Curmudgeons: -O My Goodness.

Darn – I was going to be able to answer some of these this time, but Aaron Kashtan beat me to most of the ones that I know. Except I’m pretty sure that Andrew is right and it was Starro who created the Zoo Crew … and a quick trip to Wikipedia confirms it.

And one of these actually doesn’t fit the theme of “characters whose names don’t naturally end in ‘o'” – Mano is Spanish for “Hand”, so it would naturally end in ‘o’.

2. Superman’s opposite

[b]Bizzaro[b]

5. Android with the Justice League’s powers

[b]Amazo[/b]

6. Disgraced Green Lantern of Korugar.

[b]Sinestro[/b]?

10. Super-Ape.

do you mean [b]Beppo, the Super Monkey[/b]?

11. The first Cro-Magnon boy

[b]Anthro[/b]

14. Shared a body with Bruce Gordon

[b]Eclipso[/b]

18. Snake-tattooed archer

[b]Shado[/b]

19. The Legion villain with a destructive touch.

I’m thinking [b]Destructo[/b] – but I have no idea why…

20. The killer of one of Triplicate Girl’s bodies.

[b]Computo[/b]

Bah. sorry for the ugly code in there.

9. Sev Tcheru’s codename
EVOLVO

12. Worked for the Ghost against Captain Atom.
DOCTOR SPECTRO

metallo gets no respect…

More than one of these fails the “regular word with ‘O’ tacked on the end test.” Kanto, Mogo, Shado – I’m not familiar with the words “kant”, “mog” and “shad”. You might as well have included super-chimp Beppo and JLA villain Professor Ivo. Word+O is certainly a DC staple, and there probably are 20 examples of word+O out there – why not stretch deeper to fill out a quiz that matches the intro? What about the one-time JLEurope villain Deconstructo? (I really just wanted to somehow work that in.)

1. Pampero? Doesn’t he have wind rather than Earth powers though?
2. Bizzaro
3. Starro
4. Extrano? (Was he a former villain? I thought that was Floronic Man)
5. Amazo
6. Sinestro

10. Titano
11. Anthro

13. Mogo
14. Eclipso

18. Shado
19. Mano
20. Computo

2. Bizarro
3. Despero (This one is a fairly wild guess)
5. Amazo
6. Sinestro
10. Titano
14. Eclipso
19. Mano (which is actually Spanish for “hand” and therefore doesn’t fit the category)
20. Computo

Unless it is not the actual answer, Stickler could have also mentioned “Anthro,” #11, which is in fact cutting a word, “anthropology,” short. I have always assumed that “Shado,” #18, is similarly derived from “shadow,” which he also seems to have failed to pick up on. Besides, there really is a word “shad” in English; it’s a kind of fish.

#16 is Kanto.

Hooray, I actually knew one of them before someone else. That happens… not often.

To echo previous posts, yes, there are alot of these types of names (word+o) but

KANJA RO
MOGO
ANTHRO
SHADO
MANO
KANTO

don’t count, cos the first two aren’t words at all, and the next two are misspellings of words that end with an”o” sound anyway, and the other two are just real words.

7. Shape-changing alien nemesis of Plastic Man — AMORPHO, who appeared in a single issue of Police Comics that was reprinted years back in DC’s Greatest Golden Age Stories ever told.

Also, there’s a third Super-Ape from the Silver Age — Yango, a gorilla from Krypton who became a protector of African wildlife.

2. Bizzaro
5. Amazo
6. Sinestro
13. Mogo
14. Eclipso
15. Bombo? Or Explodo? lol
16. Kanto? I think
17. Despero
18. Shado

I bet everyone already got these, didn’t they.

2. Bizarro
3. Starro
4. Floro
5. Amazo
6. Sinestro
7. Amorpho
10. Titano
11. Anthro
13. Mogo
14. Eclipso
16. Kanto
17. Despero
19. Mano
20. Computo

15–The Human Bomb’s carny pal was SWORDO~!

Looking at everyone else’s answers…How the hell did I miss Starro and Floro?!?!

Without reading the other posts….

3. Starro?
4. Jason Woodrue, The Floronic Man. Where’s the ‘O’?
5. Amazo
10. Titano
13. O?
14. Eclipso?
16. Damn – I should know this one but I’m drawing a blank
17. Despero. (Who I thought was called Desperado for years)

I can’t believe I didn’t get Bizarro.

I’m so embarrassed. If JulianPerez sees this I’ll have lost all weight in any of our regular disagreements about Superman comics

Surely the champion “O”-characters must be two of Denny O’Neil’s creations from Richard Dragon, Kung-Fu Fighter: the O-Sensei, who bucks the trend by fronting his O-ness; and Professor Ojo.

Denny O’Neil — sneaking “O”s into comics for four decades and counting.

No love for Deconstructo?

2. Superman’s opposite
Bizarro

3. Classic Justice League villain who accidentally created the Zoo Crew.
Starro.

5. Android with the Justice League’s powers
Amazo

6. Disgraced Green Lantern of Korugar.
Sinestro

10. Super-Ape.
Titano

13. The Green Lantern planet.
Mogo

14. Shared a body with Bruce Gordon
Eclipso

17. Villain who killed Gypsy’s parents.
Despero

19. The Legion villain with a destructive touch.
Mano

20. The killer of one of Triplicate Girl’s bodies.
Computo

The question contains the phrase, “foreign words that end in O.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think it did initially.

And Brian, have you ever considered an archive for these?

In the categories section, there’s one for these, so that’s an archive right there!

1. Member of the Super-Malon who controls the earth. – Pampero
2. Superman’s opposite – Bizarro
3. Classic Justice League villain who accidentally created the Zoo Crew. – Starro
4. Former villain member of the New Guardians. – Floro
5. Android with the Justice League’s powers – Amazo
6. Disgraced Green Lantern of Korugar. – Sinestro
7. Shape-changing alien nemesis of Plastic Man – Amorpho
8. French member of the Young Allies who could turn intangible. – Phantasmo
9. Sev Tcheru’s codename – Evolvo
10. Super-Ape. – Titano
11. The first Cro-Magnon boy – Anthro
12. Worked for the Ghost against Captain Atom. – Spectro
13. The Green Lantern planet. – Mogo
14. Shared a body with Bruce Gordon – Eclipso
15. A former carny who was one of the Human Bomb’s Bombardiers. – Swordo
16. Darkseid’s main assassin. – Kanto
17. Villain who killed Gypsy’s parents. – Despero
18. Snake-tattooed archer – Shado
19. The Legion villain with a destructive touch. – Mano
20. The killer of one of Triplicate Girl’s bodies. – Computo

Hope you had fun!

Brian:

Concerning the archive request—so noted. Thank you.

“pampero” is a Spanish word for “from the pampas”.
It’s like “pamper”.

(Argentina’s team Ruleees! jajaja)

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