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Cool Point Scavenger Hunt for 11/9

Here’s yet another chance for you folks to earn some cool points!!

Enjoy!

Three cool points to anyone who can send me a copy of a cover of Almanaque do O Globo Juvenil!

Two cool points to the first person to tell me four comics with an Infinity cover (A cover of the comic book that has the same scene repeated in it over and over into infinity)!

One cool point to the first person to tell me what comic book the Flaming Carrot made his first appearance in!

One cool point to the first person to tell me Usagi Yojimbo’s sensei’s name!

Two cool point to the first person who can tell me three comic book covers that feature Elvis Presley on them (not counting any comic that is specifically about Elvis Presley, as that’d be no fun)!

One cool point to the first person to tell me what issue did the Yancey Street Gang first make an appearance (not the first time they were mentioned, the first time they were actually shown)!

One cool point to the first person to tell me what comic book issue the Daily Bugle first appeared in!

One cool point to the first person to tell me five superheroes from Australia!

Two cool points to the person who can tell me the first use of an atomic bomb in a comic book!

A massive FOUR cool points to anyone who can tell me, definitively, which comic came out first – Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 or Crisis on Infinite Earths #4!

Thanks to Ray Rivard and Paul Newell for a number of suggestions!

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Didn’t the Flaming Carrot make his first appearence in his own book? Flaming Carrot #1?

For the Elvis one, does Captain Marvel jr count? lol

4 comics with Infinity covers:

Black September Infinity (Ultraverse)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (Marvel)
Infinity Gauntlet (Marvel)
Infinity Inc. (DC)

And Usagi Yojimbo’s sensei is Katsuichi.
First appearance of the Daily Bugle was in Fantastic Four #2

The Eyeball Kid

November 9, 2006 at 5:40 pm

Lesse…Australian superheroes
Tasmanian Devil (DC)
Gateway (Marvel)
Lifeguard (Marvel)
Slipstream (Marvel)
Monteray Jack (Disney)
Numbah Four (Cartoon Network)
Crocodile Dundee

Also, Bishop is ethnically Australian

The Eyeball Kid

November 9, 2006 at 5:45 pm

Flaming Carrot first appeared in an anthology book, Visions #1.

http://www.rotten.com/library/culture/flaming-carrot/

The Eyeball Kid

November 9, 2006 at 5:48 pm

According to this Swamp Thing timeline…
http://rhandley.0catch.com/swampthing/title.htm

Swamp Thing #37 came out in June 1985
Crisis #4 came out in July 1985

The Daily Bugle debuted in Amazing Spider-man #1

thechrisexperience

November 9, 2006 at 6:50 pm

The Yancy Street Gang first appeared in Fantastic Four #15.

thechrisexperience

November 9, 2006 at 6:55 pm

The only picture I could find of Almanaque do O Globo Juvenil:

[url]http://paintedover.com/uploads/show.php?loc=0633&f=alman.gif[/url]

Sorry, Ian, but FF #2 predates ASM #1 by several months.

Did Elvis ever appear on a Thriller cover? Because they had that villain, Kane Creole…

According to the “Roots of the Swamp Thing” timeline…

Swamp Thing #37 came out in June 1985
Crisis #4 came out in July 1985

That’s helpful, EyeballKid, but what I really need is something definitive, like if anyone could ever find, say, a shipping list from 1985.

Because while the books may be LISTED as being June and July, respectively, who’s to say that the Swamp Thing issue didn’t ship late, ya know?

Are there any stores that keep track of stuff that far back?

According to Mike’s Amazing World Of DC (www.dcindexes.com),

Swamp Thing #37 came out on March 21, 1985 with a cover date of June 1985. (http://www.dcindexes.com/gallery/timemachine/coverzoom.php?cid=28243)

Crisis On Infinite Earths came out on April 4, 1985, with a cover date of July 1985 (http://www.dcindexes.com/gallery/timemachine/coverzoom.php?cid=7378)

That’s even better, Phillip, thanks, but again, does that mean it ACTUALLY shipped on March 21, 1985? The DC index states “On Sale: March 21, 1985,” which suggests to me that it was based upon those checklists that comic books companies put in their comics, which are usually accurate, but occasionally they are not.

And since March 21st is so close to April 4th, there is still a chance that it was delayed a couple of weeks, right?

Unless, of course, the DC Index “On Sale” dates are based on when the books actually shipped.

Anyone know what they base their “On Sale” dates on?

Out of curiosity… Why do you care which comic came out first?

“Out of curiosity… Why do you care which comic came out first? ”

He’s trying to nail down the first appearance of John Constantine, I think.

Of course, he first showed up in a crowd scene in issue.. um. 27? It was during the Demon story line, so between 25 and 27.

I beleive its because Swamp Thing 37 is a tie in for Crisis.

Of course, he first showed up in a crowd scene in issue.. um. 27? It was during the Demon story line, so between 25 and 27.

I don’t count that one!!

As far as Elvis covers go, I know there’s one for Young Lovers 18:

http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=170769&zoom=4

Will have to do a search later for more.

This isn’t concrete proof by any means, but I definitely read Swamp Thing #37 on my birthday in 1985. My birthday is March 31. I honestly don’t remember when I bought it, but it was obviously on or before that date.

Three Elvis Comic Book covers:
Two old Charlton comics cashing in on the “Elvis craze”:
Career Girl Romances #32
Young Lovers #18

And one of my personal faves:
Crossfire and Rainbow #4 has a great Dave Stevens cover.

The first atomic bomb in a comic book is Real Life Comics #27, published Januaury 1945 (some months before Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed).

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