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Snark Free Corner for 9/10

Welcome to the latest installment of your breath of snark free air!

Enjoy!

COOL COMIC THINGS

This week’s cool comic thing is Comic Book Idol 3!!!

There has been a lot of great entrants so far, and usually, some of the best entrants are later on in the submission process (as they try to do some new pieces right before the submission process ends)!!

How cool is THAT?

Here is the Comic Book Idol 3 forum.

And here is the Comic Book Idol 3 blog, where I am making daily updates on the contest!

Check them both out!

Here is a collage Brandon Hanvey made of the first 50 entrants!!

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Who is your favorite so far?

COVER THEME GAME

As always, here is the game. I show three covers. They all have something in common, whether it be a character, a trait all three characters share, locale, creator, SOMEthing. And it isn’t something obvious like “They all have prices!” “They all have logos!” “They all feature a man!” etc.

In addition, please note that you must have some familiarity with comic book history to correctly guess these comics. You cannot guess the connective theme just by looking at the covers solely, you must have some knowledge beyond just the covers.

Good luck! A cool point to the first person to figure it out!

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SNARK FREE CHALLENGE

After Vril Dox, who is the next best character in L.E.G.I.O.N.?

THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

Find me a cover of a comic (other than The Falcon mini-series) featuring Falcon on the cover withOUT Captain America also being on the cover…

Floating heads don’t count (but Captain America #26 from earlier this year does count as Cap being on the cover)!

For example, this Captain America issue…

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Remember, only one cover per commenter!

Good luck!

WHO IS IT?

Remember, tell me who it is and what number clue gave it away!

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5. This character worked as a bouncer at a bar for people with superpowers.

Who is it?

Well, that’s it for this installment of Snark Free Corner.

Hope you had fun!

37 Comments

Who is it? LOBO (ha! just kidding, most likely Wolverine on the first clue)

Best character after Vril Dox in LEGION? LOBO

IT’s your favorite Outsider, Grace, of course!

Cover challenge: Right Ear is showing

Cover game: Since floating heads don’t count, I’ll say Captain America #118, Falcon’s second appearance. http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=23036&zoom=4 There are some later issues, during the Nomad storyline, where it’s hard to say whether the “floating heads” rule applies or not.

Who is it? I’m not sure, but I’ll say Puck, on #2

Cover challenge: all three covers feature characters who’ve suffered brain damage?

Guy Gardner on the JLI cover, Hercules on the Avengers cover, and, um, er, Wonder Woman on the JLA cover (ever read the John Byrne issues? :)

There are characters in L.E.G.I.O.N. other than (quite possibly the best character in the DCU) Dox?

Ok, ok..

The straightlaced hero fan in me is partial to either Captain Comet or Lar Gand.

Cover challenge: Ice, Wonder Woman and Hercules are all connected to gods. (I think Ice is at least)

I love L.E.G.I.O.N, admittedly because Vril Dox was such a arrogant piece of work, but what really kept me going with the series at a point when I was losing interest was Tinya Wazzo,Phase being added to the ranks. Then later on one of my all-time favourite DC characters joined the mix in Captain Comet. So I’d go with those two

Matthew Lazorwitz

September 11, 2007 at 7:32 am

Here’s one: Avengers (3rd series) #64, one of the Geoff Johns run.

Favorite L.E.G.I.O.N. character? It’s a tough choice between the Durlan and Capt. Comet…

Didn’t get Grace until #5. The first three clues had my tricked into thinking Wolverine.

I’m wracking my brain to come up with an answer for the cover game, but I’ve got nothing. Although I give my sympathy to anyone else whose read Justice League America 112.

Well, I actually got the challenge this time, but I didn’t figure out it was Grace until #5…

It’s been awhile since I read L.E.G.I.O.N., but I remember liking most of the cast, especially Garv, Strata, and Stealth.

Cover theme game: this one might be too easily applied to too may covers, but how about “they all feature someone re-using another character’s name?”

JLA 112 has the second Ice
JLA 45 has a non-Hal Green Lantern
Avengers 39 features the villains Piledriver and Hamerhead, but not the famous Piledriver or Hammerhead

Wow, I guessed Puck at the second clue. Don’t usually get the Who Is It?

Vril Dox takes all top three positions in Best L.E.G.I.O.N. character. Can we get a L.E.G.I.O.N. Showcase book yet?

As for the Falcon cover: http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=209997&zoom=2
Captain America & the Falcon #7.

On retrospect, Puck worked at a normal bar. So Andrew is probably right that it’s Grace.

For the Cover Game, I’ll go with Defenders #62, when Falcon was a “Defender for a Day.”

http://comics.org/details.lasso?id=32507

Stealth was my favorite character in L.E.G.I.O.N. that was not Dox.

I really like Comet in most instances, but he was written rather white-bread in this series.

All the covers feature a character who’s conencted to mythological Gods.

Favorite L.E.G.I.O.N. character: Garryn Bek. Above Dox himself, if you ask me.

There won’t be a L.E.G.I.O.N. showcase book. Real shame, that.

Garryn Bek, but there were lots of good characters in LEGION, including the evil baby. For some reason, though, the stories told with those characters rarely engaged me much.

Who Is It? Hulk. I don’t know the character well, but just recently someone was telling me about a storyline where Gray Hulk is hired as a bar bouncer.


Captain America (and the Falcon) #158
. Although Cap is technically on this cover, it shouldn’t count as it’s a spectral image.

I’ve got another spectral image cover ready, if that one’s not good enough for some of you:
Captain America (and the Falcon) #177.

Proof: The Falcon fights Alone!
Captain America is No More!

My entry for the Cover Game:

Black Panther #17

“Urban Jungle Action!”

Grey Hulk wasn’t a bar bouncer..he was a mob enforcer.

I say Wolverine as he’d bounce people at his bar in Mandripoor, and Jessica Drew was a customer/drunk there.

yeah, but his role as a mob enforcer was basically to be muscle – a bouncer, if you will – at a casino, not a bar.

But the answer is still Grace. Let’s keep guessing anyway…

Cover theme: All three feature a princess or prince (Wonder Woman, Ice, and Hercules)

According to Origin, though, Wolverine was raised by his birth parents until he ran away with Rose.

Eye liked Bek, Phase, and the Durlan, I really liked Stealth, and I liked the Eye. For the first fifty issues or so it was an awesome book, one of my favorites at the time. Vril Dox used to remind me of the early John Constantine with all his heartless (and effective) manipulation.

It had maybe the most interesting group of female characters in any super team, X-folks included.
The issue where Stealth gave birth was probably my high point. And human females think they have it tough…

fourthworlder: I’ll never forget the “Next Issue” box for that one: “Giffen Goes Gynecologically Gaga!”

Who is it: Strong Guy?

who is it? X-23

She worked at a bar for mutants and mutant wannabes in at least one X-Book

Correct, Rob M!

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