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Test Your Comic Book Knowledge for 11/8

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

Have fun!

Only One Chance To Make a First Impression

The following 20 Writer/Penciller teams were the creative teams on the first issues of some ongoing comics over the years. The comics lasted varying amounts of time. Name the comic that matches each creative team for the #1 issue.

1. Marc McLaurin/Dwayne Turner (Marvel)
2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC)
3. Glenn Herdling/MC Wyman (Marvel)
4. Louise Simonson/June Brigman (Marvel)
5. Robert Loren Fleming/M.D. Bright (DC)
6. Bob Layton/Jackson Guice (Marvel)
7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC)
8. Fabian Nicieza/Ed Benes (Marvel)
9. Roger Stern/Dwayne Turner (DC)
10. Gerry Conway/Gene Colan (Marvel)
11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC)
12. Devin Grayson/Mark Buckingham (DC)
13. Jorge Gonzalez/Jimmy Cheung (Marvel)
14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC)
15. Dan Raspler/Dev Madan (DC)
16. Stan Lee/Bill Everett (Marvel)
17. Danny Fingeroth/Mike Manley (Marvel)
18. Roger Slifer/Keith Giffen (DC)
19. John Byrne/Ron Wilson (Marvel)
20. Ann Nocenti/Sean Phillips (DC)

Good luck, and have fun!

19 Comments

Some of these are going to nag at me. Arr.

4. Power Pack, yes?
11. Guy Gardner
12. Titans?
15. Um… Young Heroes in Love?
16. Daredevil?
17. Darkhawk
20. Kid Eternity

(without looking)

4. Power Pack
6. X-Factor
10. Tomb of Dracula
14. Blue Beetle
16. Daredevil
19. The Thing
20. Kid Eternity

7/20 = Not so good

8 – Captain Marvel? (the first series with Genis before the PAD relaunch)

2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC)

Azrael.

Why is THAT the one I know?

7. Karate Kid?

Lord, I feel so sad knowing these, but:

5. Eclipso (?)
11. New Guardians

2. Azreal
4. Power Pack
5. Valor
6. X-Factor
9. Power of the Atom
13. Maverick
17. Darkhawk
18. Omega Men
19. The Thing

3 – Avengers unplugged?
1 – I’m thinking Spider-man spinoff, maybe Nightwatch?

1. Cage
2. Azrael
4. Power Pack
5. Valor
6. X- Factor
8. Captain Marvel
10. Tomb of Dracula?
11. Guy Gardner
12. The Titans
14. Blue Beetle
15. Young Heroes in Love
16. Sub Mariner?
17. Darkhawk
18. Omega Men
20. Kid Eternity (which was technically Vertigo)

Best I’ve ever done at one of these!

Now that I see some of the other dudes’ answers, I feel like I should’ve known a lot more…

Without peeking, best guess:
1. Marc McLaurin/Dwayne Turner (Marvel)
2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC) Azrael
3. Glenn Herdling/MC Wyman (Marvel) Hawkeye?
4. Louise Simonson/June Brigman (Marvel) not Power Pack?
5. Robert Loren Fleming/M.D. Bright (DC) A. Bizarro?
6. Bob Layton/Jackson Guice (Marvel)
7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC) Karate Kid
8. Fabian Nicieza/Ed Benes (Marvel) Captain Marvel
9. Roger Stern/Dwayne Turner (DC) Power of the Atom?
10. Gerry Conway/Gene Colan (Marvel) Tomb of Dracula
11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC) Guy Gardner
12. Devin Grayson/Mark Buckingham (DC) Batgirl?
13. Jorge Gonzalez/Jimmy Cheung (Marvel)
14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC) Blue Beetle
15. Dan Raspler/Dev Madan (DC) Justice League Unlimited (guess! Maybe Adventures in the DCU?)
16. Stan Lee/Bill Everett (Marvel) Daredevil
17. Danny Fingeroth/Mike Manley (Marvel) Darkhawk
18. Roger Slifer/Keith Giffen (DC) Vext?
19. John Byrne/Ron Wilson (Marvel) the Thing
20. Ann Nocenti/Sean Phillips (DC) Kid Eternity

The only ones I know off-hand were:

2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC) AZRAEL
7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC) KARATE KID
9. Roger Stern/Dwayne Turner (DC) POWER OF THE ATOM
11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC) GUY GARDNER
12. Devin Grayson/Mark Buckingham (DC) THE TITANS
14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC) BLUE BEETLE
18. Roger Slifer/Keith Giffen (DC) OMEGA MEN

Some of the others are familiar, but I’m not certain like I am on these.

My guesses with comments

1. Marc McLaurin/Dwayne Turner (Marvel)-Cage
2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC)-Azrael
3. Glenn Herdling/MC Wyman (Marvel)-
4. Louise Simonson/June Brigman (Marvel)-Power Pack
5. Robert Loren Fleming/M.D. Bright (DC)-Valor
6. Bob Layton/Jackson Guice (Marvel)-Hercules (What a great bunch of Mini-Series. The only Herecules that I like.)
7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC)-karate Kid
8. Fabian Nicieza/Ed Benes (Marvel)-Captain Marvel
9. Roger Stern/Dwayne Turner (DC)-Power of the Atom
10. Gerry Conway/Gene Colan (Marvel)-Tomb of Dracula
11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC)-Guy Gardner
12. Devin Grayson/Mark Buckingham (DC)-Titans
13. Jorge Gonzalez/Jimmy Cheung (Marvel)-Maverick (I cheated on this one. I looked it up on Wikipedia.)
14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC)-BLUE Beetle (Boy did I love this book.)
15. Dan Raspler/Dev Madan (DC)-Young Heroes in Love (What an underrated book. I wish someone would use the characters.)
16. Stan Lee/Bill Everett (Marvel)-Daredevil
17. Danny Fingeroth/Mike Manley (Marvel)-Darkhawk
18. Roger Slifer/Keith Giffen (DC)-Omega Men
19. John Byrne/Ron Wilson (Marvel)-Thing
20. Ann Nocenti/Sean Phillips (DC)-Kid Eternity

Without looking up….

1. Marc McLaurin/Dwayne Turner (Marvel) — no clue
2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC) — Azrael
3. Glenn Herdling/MC Wyman (Marvel) — Avengers Unplugged
4. Louise Simonson/June Brigman (Marvel) — Power Pack
5. Robert Loren Fleming/M.D. Bright (DC) — no idea
6. Bob Layton/Jackson Guice (Marvel) — X-Factor
7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC) — Karate Kid?
8. Fabian Nicieza/Ed Benes (Marvel) — Cable and Deadpool
9. Roger Stern/Dwayne Turner (DC) — Power of the Atom
10. Gerry Conway/Gene Colan (Marvel) — Tomb of Dracula
11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC) — Green Lantern: Mosaic
12. Devin Grayson/Mark Buckingham (DC) — The Titans
13. Jorge Gonzalez/Jimmy Cheung (Marvel) — Maverick?
14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC) — Blue Beetle
15. Dan Raspler/Dev Madan (DC) — no clue
16. Stan Lee/Bill Everett (Marvel) — The Black Knight?
17. Danny Fingeroth/Mike Manley (Marvel) — Darkhawk
18. Roger Slifer/Keith Giffen (DC) — no clue
19. John Byrne/Ron Wilson (Marvel) — The Thing
20. Ann Nocenti/Sean Phillips (DC) — Kid Eternity

After looking up…

I’m sort of embarrassed that I forgot about Young Heroes in Love and Omega Men. I’m not at all embarrassed that I forgot about the 1990s Cage series.

1. Cage
6. X-Factor
8. New Warriors?
10. Tomb of Dracula
16. Daredevil
17. Web of Spider-man?

Without looking at any otehr posts:

1. Marc McLaurin/Dwayne Turner (Marvel)
– Night Stalkers? I know I know this one…

2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC)
– Azrael

3. Glenn Herdling/MC Wyman (Marvel)
– No idea.

4. Louise Simonson/June Brigman (Marvel)
– Power Pack

5. Robert Loren Fleming/M.D. Bright (DC)
– Valor

6. Bob Layton/Jackson Guice (Marvel)
– X-Factor

7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC)
– Karate Kid

8. Fabian Nicieza/Ed Benes (Marvel)
– Cable & Deadpool?

9. Roger Stern/Dwayne Turner (DC)
– Hmmm…the only Turner DC work I can think of is Sov7 with Claremont.

10. Gerry Conway/Gene Colan (Marvel)
– Tomb Of Dracula

11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC)
– Guy Gardner

12. Devin Grayson/Mark Buckingham (DC)
– The Titans

13. Jorge Gonzalez/Jimmy Cheung (Marvel)
– Not sure.

14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC)
– Blue Beetle (1986)

15. Dan Raspler/Dev Madan (DC)
– Chronos?

16. Stan Lee/Bill Everett (Marvel)
– Sub-Mariner?

17. Danny Fingeroth/Mike Manley (Marvel)
– Darkhawk

18. Roger Slifer/Keith Giffen (DC)
– Omega Men

19. John Byrne/Ron Wilson (Marvel)
– The Thing?

20. Ann Nocenti/Sean Phillips (DC)
– Kid Eternity

Ok, just looked at the other posts and feel really dumb now that I missed the two Dwayne Turner answers and Lee/Everett on DD… :(

Worse than I thought I’d do….

2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC) – Azrael
5. Robert Loren Fleming/M.D. Bright (DC) – Valor?
7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC) – Legion of Superheroes?
11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC) – Guy Gardner
14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC) – Blue Beetle
20. Ann Nocenti/Sean Phillips (DC) – Kid Eternity

ANSWERS!!

1. Marc McLaurin/Dwayne Turner (Marvel) – Cage
2. Denny O’Neil/Barry Kitson (DC) – Azrael
3. Glenn Herdling/MC Wyman (Marvel) – Avengers Unplugged
4. Louise Simonson/June Brigman (Marvel) – Power Pack
5. Robert Loren Fleming/M.D. Bright (DC) – Valor
6. Bob Layton/Jackson Guice (Marvel) – X-Factor
7. Paul Levitz/Ric Estrada (DC) – Karate Kid
8. Fabian Nicieza/Ed Benes (Marvel) – Captain Marvel
9. Roger Stern/Dwayne Turner (DC) – Power of the Atom
10. Gerry Conway/Gene Colan (Marvel) – Tomb of Dracula
11. Gerard Jones/Joe Staton (DC) – Guy Gardner
12. Devin Grayson/Mark Buckingham (DC) – Titans
13. Jorge Gonzalez/Jimmy Cheung (Marvel) – Maverick
14. Len Wein/Paris Cullins (DC) – Blue Beetle
15. Dan Raspler/Dev Madan (DC) – Young Heroes in Love
16. Stan Lee/Bill Everett (Marvel) – Daredevil
17. Danny Fingeroth/Mike Manley (Marvel) – Darkhawk
18. Roger Slifer/Keith Giffen (DC) – Omega Men
19. John Byrne/Ron Wilson (Marvel) – The Thing
20. Ann Nocenti/Sean Phillips (DC) – Kid Eternity

Hope you had fun!!

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