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Cool Points To Be Had!

I just recently updated my cool points leaderboard, and JR has taken the overall cool points from Omar Karindu. Fear not, though, folks, because there are plenty of cool points up on the board still waiting to be claimed, namely the past Cover Theme Games that have gone unsolved as of this moment! Here is a link to the past Cover Theme Games that still remain unsolved – see if you can solve them!

The very FIRST Cover Theme Game!

This one is for Archie fans.

This one has nothing to do with the Flying Tiger or the Green Goblin.

This one intentionally shows Clark Kent rather than Superman.

Sub-Mariner and Hellcat have nothing to do with this one.

This one has had two good answers, but the one I was looking for is still out there!

This one has nothing to do with Morbius.

This one has nothing to do with Professor X.

Good luck! Go get some cool points!

27 Comments

hmm does the not hellcat one have anything to do with each cover featuring someone who was at one time a true valkry (sp)?

Brian, are you checking the back boards, or should be post our answers here?

1/29 – Ben Grimm, Sharon Ventura, and Medusa were all members of the Frightful Four, at different times.

2/26 – Daredevil, Thor, and Hannibal King were all featured in movies about other Marvel characters (‘Trial of the Incredible Hulk’ [and he was supposed to be in 'Elektra'], ‘The Incredible Hulk Returns’, and ‘Blade 3′).

I’m checking them, Sean.

I figured at least *one* of those two was right ;)

And one of your guesses for the Hannibal King one is SOOOO close. And that’s a tough one, so if you figure it out, you’d get TWO cool points!

So, the three left unsolved are the Archie one, the “Clark Kent not Superman” one, and “not Sub-Mariner or Hellcat”?

And the very first one, Sean!

Oh, right … for some reason, I thought there was a solution to that in the forums…

That one I carried over from Snark Free Waters, and no one has solved it yet, and I don’t know why, really.

I guess my brain is just weird, that it is just one of the first things I think when I see those characters. :)

All three characters in the first batch — Jim Rhodes, the robo-Scorpion, and Flash Thompson — were mistaken for other characters at some point. The West Coast Avengers initially thought Rhodes was Tony Stark, people so mistook the robo-Scorpion for the real deal that when it exploded the Black Widow was charged with murder, and Flash Thompson was mistaken for the Hobgoblin for a while during DeFalco’s first run on Amazing Spider-Man.

Dang…wrong one, and it’s already been solved. Rats.

That is insanely obscure, Omar.

But insane enough that I’ll give you a cool point for it! :)

The Archie’s Pal, Jughead one:

Are all the covers drawn by Owen Fitzgerald? The first one is, but I’m not so sure about the third; looks a little like DeCarlo around the eyes.

If so, this is the hardest one ever. I suspect there are only a handful of people who know Fitzgerald’s work. Time for an article in Alter Ego.

Philip Trostler

March 13, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Beetle, Lois Lane, and Punisher have all been African-American.

THANK you, Philip! That one has been sitting there unanswered for SOOO long!

Good job.

I feel like a cheater hitting up the Grand Comic Book Database but the Archie one has been a-solved! I think.

All three covers are re-done from earlier covers of the series.

Archie’s Pal Jughead #66 –> Archie’s Pal Jughead #11

Archie’s Pal Jughead #67 –> Archie’s Pal Jughead #27

Archie’s Pal Jughead #69 –> Archie’s Pal Jughead #1

I still can’t figure out the Clark Kent one though.

The “Clark Kent not Superman” (this is going to be a stretch):
All three watched their mom’s die –
-Nightwing, obviously
-Atom Smasher saw his mom’s plane blow up (by Kobra)
-Clark Kent/Superboy saw his mom die back before Byrne’s reboot.

“And one of your guesses for the Hannibal King one is SOOOO close. And that’s a tough one, so if you figure it out, you’d get TWO cool points!”

Is it that Daredevil (’Trial of the Incredible Hulk’), Thor (‘The Incredible Hulk Returns’), and Nightstalkers (‘Blade 3′) were all slated for Marvel Movie spin-offs, but that the spin-offs never materialized?

I don’t know if the Superman “It Tickles” cover homages another cover, but I know there’s a scene in an old Superman comic starring Orson Welles where he gets shocked and yells “It tickles!” Superman #62.

Is it that Daredevil (’Trial of the Incredible Hulk’), Thor (‘The Incredible Hulk Returns’), and Nightstalkers (‘Blade 3′) were all slated for Marvel Movie spin-offs, but that the spin-offs never materialized?

Nah, another one of his guesses. But he since went back and guessed it, which is that Thor, Black Widow and Hannibal King were all lead features in Journey Into Mystery.

“Beetle, Lois Lane, and Punisher have all been African-American.”

When I read that answer, I thought it was a joke. Even though I knew the Punisher one (God that’s a brilliant idea), I didn’t know the other two.

Oh, and while you really don’t need me to tell you, carpboy, you are correct!

Yeah, Sean, and when I put that one up (practically a YEAR ago), I thought people would get it right away! :)

Nothing beats the “Tempest” one, where I mentioned it a friend of mine, and he said, “No way will anyone get that,” and I said, “Trust me, within two hours, someone will have it.”

About ten MINUTES after I put it up, someone got it. :)

Nightwing, Atom Smasher and Clark Kent have all been renamed? Nightwing was Robin, AS was Nuklon and CK was Kal-El?

Also, Clark used to have his own backup in Superman, ‘The Private Life of Clark Kent’. Did Nightwing and AS have backups in something?

Whoops, that was me. Apologies!

“Nightwing, Atom Smasher and Clark Kent have all been renamed? Nightwing was Robin, AS was Nuklon and CK was Kal-El?”

Related to that, Nightwing, Atom Smasher, and Clark Kent were all members of the Justice League under alternate names [Robin, Nuklon, and Superman].

For “Sub-Mariner and Hellcat have nothing to do with this one” is the common theme they all have Doc Sampson for a psyciatrist.

They being Hulk on the Defenders cover
Wolfsbane on the New Mutants cover and
Strong Guy(or Havok) on the X-Factor cover.

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