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8. the Owl?
12. Osprey?

Imaginary Threads and Wish Lists » The Imaginary A-Z Handbook Entry Game! Fun for the whole family! » 3/06/2021 3:21 pm

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Digger (Roderick Krupp, horror host turned Night Shift member)
 

Television and Movies » TV Series Trivia » 3/06/2021 10:17 am

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McLean Stevenson.  He left his role as Lt. Colonel Henry Blake on M*A*S*H for this.

Imaginary Threads and Wish Lists » The Imaginary A-Z Handbook Entry Game! Fun for the whole family! » 2/14/2021 5:04 pm

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Atlas Foundation (ancient secret society currently led by Jimmy Woo)

Comics » General Comics Trivia » 1/25/2021 11:14 pm

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17. Linda Carter, the Night Nurse

Comics » General Comics Trivia » 1/24/2021 5:11 am

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16. Karate Kid.  He's had a hand in, or been the writer of, three deaths of different versions of KK (the original Val Armorr in LSH [Baxter series] #4, the SW6 clone version of Val during Giffen's Five Years Later run on the Legion, and the Retroboot version of Val during the Countdown to Final Crisis weekly series).  I've read multiple times that Giffen thought that Val's "power" (being trained in all known forms of hand-to-hand combat in the 30th Century) was just stupid beyond words and/or didn't count as a real "power."  Been wondering lately if he regarded Timber Wolf's actual powers (super-strength, -speed, and most notably superhuman acrobatic ability) as just as dumb, and if that might have contributed to the "buttmonkey" treatment of TW during Giffen's time working with Paul Levitz on the Legion.  (Esp. since after Giffen left, T-Wolf started being written better.)

Television and Movies » TV Series Trivia » 1/24/2021 4:56 am

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2. Gambi
9. Green Arrow
14. Ginger (don't know her last name)
15. Girls

Television and Movies » TV Series Trivia » 1/14/2021 2:21 am

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8. The Flash (1990)?

Comics » General Comics Trivia » 1/14/2021 2:05 am

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8. Infinity, Inc.?

Imaginary Threads and Wish Lists » The Imaginary A-Z Handbook Entry Game! Fun for the whole family! » 1/04/2021 7:16 pm

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X-Cellent (team of mutants formed by Zeitgeist, fought reformed X-Statix)

Imaginary Threads and Wish Lists » The Imaginary A-Z Handbook Entry Game! Fun for the whole family! » 12/23/2020 11:40 pm

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White Noise (Imperial Guardsman, possibly Deathbird's daughter)

Individual Official Marvel Handbook, Guidebook, and Files Book Discussion » Handbook announcement - X of Swords Handbook » 12/23/2020 11:13 pm

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Loki wrote:

Nexus wrote:

I get the feeling that the maybe Marvel should have waited a little longer before bring the the X or Swords handbook. Just read Excalibur #16 today and there are mad retcons being made. Makes some of the entries in the handbook feel old hat.

Peril of any handbook. No matter when you publish, there's always a risk that the very next issue a character appears in we get a retcon that changes things.

Always remember the gold standard: Barry "The Flash II" Allen received an entry in the original WHO'S WHO, issue #8 to be exact, one month before he died in CRISIS #8.  I mean, they weren't going to spoil that story, but it was a pretty major status quo change that made his entry immediately out of date.

Imaginary Threads and Wish Lists » The Imaginary A-Z Handbook Entry Game! Fun for the whole family! » 11/26/2020 11:43 am

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Unus's Gang (gang of surviving Genoshan mutants led by Unus, depowered on M-Day))

Imaginary Threads and Wish Lists » The Imaginary A-Z Handbook Entry Game! Fun for the whole family! » 10/25/2020 3:21 am

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Qermit (frog-like other-dimensional alien, member of the Silver Legion, Silver Surfer character)

Comics » General Comics Trivia » 10/23/2020 12:13 pm

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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

This quiz is on the 1980s-1990s Suicide Squad series
1.What mini-series did Suicide Squad spin out of?
2.An issue of what other title led into the first issue?
3.Which two characters were also in the 1960s adventures?
4.Captain Boomerang once posted as who?
5.Which Atom was a member of the Suicide Squad?
6.Who considered voluntarily being killed by Deadshot, but later changed their mind?
7.Which tie-in with a high body count consistently mostly of non-regular members?
8.Who did Captain Boomerang refuse to rescue on the team’s second mission (after the above mini-series) because they taunted him?
9.Who did the Duchess turn out to be?
10.What was the name of the helicopter?
11.Which reformed villain moved on to his own series after a mission?
12.Who was the most prominent Batman villain to do at least one mission with the team?
13.Who were the two writers on this run of the series (ignoring tie-ins)?
14.Who was the original artist of the series?
15.Which mini-series spun out of the series?
16.Who returned from their seeming demise in another title in the second issue?
17.Which relatively harmless prank did Captain Boomerang pull on the team for a time?
18.Which Charlton hero had an extended stint on the team?
19.Which hero’s foes constituted a large number of the series’ casualties (even more if count the tie-in from question 7)?
20.Which member of the Squad was a Firestorm character who originally was more of a nuisance than a flat out villain?
21.Whose membership was later negated by a Vertigo series (or at the very least means the team somehow acquired an earlier version of the character)?
22.Which villain group did the team face in #1-2?
 

7. Doom Patrol/Suicide Squad #1
10. Sheba
17. Throwing pies into people's faces (he threw suspicion off of himself by using a boomerang to throw a pie into his own face)
19. Firestorm
20. Cliff Carmichael, AKA the second Thinker

Bonus question:  Which two characters from #7 have been annou

Individual Official Marvel Handbook, Guidebook, and Files Book Discussion » Handbook Announcement - King in Black Handbook » 10/23/2020 4:20 am

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Well, the Venom/Symbionts corner of the MU isn't really one of the more thoroughly covered corners in terms of Handbook coverage, and that, along with the existing solicitations, suggests we should hope for more than one new entry.  So there's that.  Plus, I give 1 in 4 odds that maybe we'll see an update on Flash Thompson.  If not, no big deal.  (Heck, I'm still surprised that in 17 years, we've still only seen one Daredevil-centric handbook.)

Individual Official Marvel Handbook, Guidebook, and Files Book Discussion » Handbook Announcement - King in Black Handbook » 10/19/2020 4:05 am

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Sidney Osinga wrote:

Am I looking forwards to this? It's a Handbook, so of course I am. I just wish it wasn't tied to a pointless crossover starring a second-rate character that was in a movie that did middling success.

It's not called The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Except for the Parts I Don't Care For.  Ever since that one guy over a decade again had an online conniption about Howard the Duck getting an entry...

Individual Official Marvel Handbook, Guidebook, and Files Book Discussion » Handbook announcement - X of Swords Handbook » 10/14/2020 1:15 pm

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slevin87 wrote:

Got my copy delivered to my Kindle last night. Here's who is covered with page counts:

Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur/A) (3)
Broo (3)
Captain Britain (Brian Braddock) (3)
Captain Britain (Elizabeth Braddock) (6)
Cypher (3)
Gloriana (Meggan Braddock) (3)
Gorgon (Tomi Shishido) (2)
Krakoa (8)
Moira MacTaggert (3)
Magik (Illyana Rasputina) (4)
Wolverine (Logan/James Howlett) (5)
X-Men (10)

Overall, I thought it was well-done, but I was disappointed that apart from Broo it was all updates for previous entries, and only twelve entries total. But that's just me.

I can understand being disappointed by mostly updated entries and relatively little in the way of completely all-new material, but I think handbook fans need to keep some things in mind.  (And I speak as a fellow fan, and not on behalf of anyone involved with the production of the handbooks.)

1.  Ever since the end of the hardcover series ten years ago, the X-Men corner of Marvel is the largest ongoing and active corner that has nonetheless seen very little dedicated handbook coverage even as Handbook content became more sporadic.  Outside of the Phoenix Force Handbook (which itself had a broad reach), the most X-related content could be found in the back of a handful of X-centric trades, and most of THAT was just new and fully updated versions of previous entries, such as on Rogue, Legion, Blindfold, or Cable.  I think the only brand-new entries were on Loa, Indra, the Neo, and the Children of the Vault.  Meanwhile, thanks to the movies, Avengers-related content received the bulk of attention.

2.  The new handbook format, with its larger physical page-space requirements for both art and text, has meant fewer actual entries per handbook ever since it was introduced in 2016's All-New All-Different handbook.  We got spoiled by handbooks with 30-40 entries in the old format; now we've been averaging around 20 enties.  Also, no more half-page entries.

3.  Also with the newer format has

Television and Movies » TV Series Trivia » 10/13/2020 2:34 pm

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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

This quiz is similar to the last one, except all the answers begin with B. Ignore “The” and the like. For people’s names, use the first name for purposes of alphabetizing. For multi-part questions, the additional answers follow the same rules.
 
2.What were models on The Price is Right collectively referred to in the past?
7.Rachel Skartsten has been a series regular on two superhero shows beginning with the letter B. Which two?
10.Other than Spider-Man, who else was a recurring superhero on the Electric Company?
11.Who was the comic relief character on New Adventures of Batman?
12.Super Dave Osborne was a recurring character on which comedy show (and who played him)?
19.Donnie Wahlberg played a cop in a bad place in his life in which series?
20.Mike Ehrmantraut can found in which two series?
 

2. (Bob) Barker's Beauties
7. Birds of Prey and Batwoman
10. Blue Beetle (my first ever exposure to the name)
19. Broken Badges?
20. Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul (All Hail Jonathan Banks!)

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