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Test Your Comic Book Knowledge for Fred Van Lente Day!

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

Have fun!

Fred Van Lente Day Quiz

In honor of Fred Van Lente Day, the following 20 questions are all answered by answers including the name “Fred.” So since the “Fred” part is a given, just give me the LAST name for each question!

The first 10 are about comic creators and the last 10 are about comic characters!

1. His most popular character was probably “Ukkie,” who he wrote in the magazine Margriet during the 80s.
2. He worked on many adventure stories with his wife Liliane for Tintin magazine.
3. He drew Airboy during the 40s and Ringo Kid for Atlas.
4. He is the Humorous comic writer/artist most notable for destroying the Marvel Universe.
5. He drew some “Grin and Bear It” strips, and has worked on “Animal Crackers” for awhile.
6. He Wrote and drew “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith” for over sixty years.
7. He followed Phil Davis as the artist on the Mandrake the Magician strip.
8.He drew the daily comic strip ‘Cicero Sapp’ from 1921 to 1928.
9. He drew the strip “Ella Cinders” from 1945 to 1961. He also wrote “Freckles and his Friends” for many years.
10. He worked for Bell Features in the 40s and created the character “Doc Stearne.”

11. The real name of Captain Marvel, Jr.
12. Keystone City cop partnered with Jared Morillo.
13. FBI agent who was a friend to the X-Men.
14. The secret identity of the super-villain Boomerang
15. Parent of one of the characters in Archie.
16. World renowned animal trainer and friend of the Detective Chimp.
17. The secret identity of the second Brainstorm.
18. The Blob’s real name.
19. The Bucky for Jeffrey Mace’s Cap and William Nasland’s Cap.
20. The secret identity of the “Big Man” in Amazing Spider-Man

Have fun!

11 Comments

4. Fred Hembeck. I’m sad, aren’t I, for knowing only one.

3. Kida
20. Foswell

13. Duncan
18. Dukes

4. Hembeck
11. Freeman
14. Myers (for the record… he sucks)
15. Parent of one of the characters in Archie.
18. I am aching to say “Dukes”
20. Foswell

I feel I should know the rest… but some stuff sticks, some doesn’t.

4. Hembeck

Obviously I don’t know my Freds. I don’t have a clue who Fred Van Lente is either

1.
2.
3. Kida
4. Hembeck
5. Wagner
6.
7. Fredericks
8.
9.
10. Kelly

11. Freeman
12. Chyre
13. Duncan
14. Myers
15. Andrews?
16. Thorpe
17.
18. Dukes
19. Davis
20.

1. Julsing, but how the hell do you know him? Been reading Women magazines again?
2. probably should know him, but no clue.
4. Hembeck
11. slipped my mind.
13. Duncan
18. Dukes

4. Hembeck
11. Freeman
15. Andrews (Dad to Archie himself, is who I’m thinking)

I recognize a number of newspaper strips, but no idea who their artists were. Pretty poor. But I’m in the same boat with DanCJ about the inspiration for this (I looked first this time because I did so few).

4. He is the Humorous comic writer/artist most notable for destroying the Marvel Universe. shoot…I know this. Hembeck?

11. The real name of Captain Marvel, Jr. Freddy Freemont

2. He worked on many adventure stories with his wife Liliane for Tintin magazine.

Fred Othon Aristides?

4. He is the Humorous comic writer/artist most notable for destroying the Marvel Universe.

Fred Hembeck

6. He Wrote and drew “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith” for over sixty years.

Fred Lasswell

11. The real name of Captain Marvel, Jr.

Freddy Freeman

15. Parent of one of the characters in Archie.

Fred Jones?

18. The Blob’s real name.

Fred Dukes

20. The secret identity of the “Big Man” in Amazing Spider-Man

Frederick Foswell

Good Lord, that quiz was hard.

ANSWERS!!

1. His most popular character was probably “Ukkie,” who he wrote in the magazine Margriet during the 80s. – Julsing
2. He worked on many adventure stories with his wife Liliane for Tintin magazine. – Funcken
3. He drew Airboy during the 40s and Ringo Kid for Atlas. – Kida
4. He is the Humorous comic writer/artist most notable for destroying the Marvel Universe. – Hembeck
5. He drew some “Grin and Bear It” strips, and has worked on “Animal Crackers” for awhile. – Wagner
6. He Wrote and drew “Barney Google and Snuffy Smith” for over sixty years. – Lasswell
7. He followed Phil Davis as the artist on the Mandrake the Magician strip. – Fredericks
8.He drew the daily comic strip ‘Cicero Sapp’ from 1921 to 1928. – Locher
9. He drew the strip “Ella Cinders” from 1945 to 1961. He also wrote “Freckles and his Friends” for many years. – Fox
10. He worked for Bell Features in the 40s and created the character “Doc Stearne.” – Kelly

11. The real name of Captain Marvel, Jr. – Freeman
12. Keystone City cop partnered with Jared Morillo. – Chyre
13. FBI agent who was friend to the X-Men. – Duncan
14. The secret identity of the super-villain Boomerang – Myers
15. Parent of one of the characters in Archie. – Andrews
16. World renowned animal trainer and friend of the Detective Chimp. – Thorpe
17. The secret identity of the second Brainstorm. – Storm
18. The Blob’s real name. – Dukes
19. The Bucky for Jeffrey Mace’s Cap and William Nasland’s Cap. – Davis
20. The secret identity of the “Big Man” in Amazing Spider-Man – Foswell

Hope you had fun!

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