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6/25/2020 10:38 am  #61


Re: General Comics Trivia

5, 8, and 9 are Correct.
11 and 15 are Incorrect. Obviously someone does kick sand in the Atlas ad, but it isn't Mac.


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6/25/2020 1:48 pm  #62


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5, 8, and 9 are Correct.
11 and 15 are Incorrect. Obviously someone does kick sand in the Atlas ad, but it isn't Mac.

What about 10?
Oh, and I double checked. Strictly speaking you are right, as Iron Fist complains about people not buying the comic, rather than not reading it, but in context it means the same thing. 
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6/25/2020 5:49 pm  #63


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Sorry, mnant to say that was was correct as well. Was a bit distracted this morning and forgot to type in that number in my reply. And true that strictly speaking he said buy.

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6/26/2020 7:17 am  #64


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17. When this character suffered a smoking-related heart attack, an anti-smoking ad for the same character (and referencing the story) appeared in the same issue.
18. Which Golden Age superhero promoted Tootsie Rolls?
 

17. Commissioner Gordon
18. Captain Tootsie

 

6/26/2020 7:20 am  #65


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Both of those two are correct.
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6/26/2020 7:22 am  #66


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From question 9, Spider-Man plays his own video game while Green Goblin taunts him. I suspect that, like the game itself, this ad probably didn't take place on Earth-616. The ad is slightly off: in the game, the webs come from Spider-Man's hed, not his hands. But I can see how that wouldn't be a good selling point.
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6/29/2020 11:53 am  #67


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This round’s theme is advertising and promotion. Added a few extra questions because some questions might be extra tough, so I wanted to balance this out with a few easier ones
12. The adventures of which toy line in regular size comics (as opposed to miniature inserts) began in a Superman team-up in DC Comics Presents?
13. Which eatery mascot had their own, non-giveaway comic series?
 

12. Masters of the Universe
13. Big Boy?

 

6/29/2020 5:07 pm  #68


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12 is Correct.
https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/d/dd/DC_Comics_Presents_47.jpg/revision/latest/top-crop/width/360/height/450?cb=20080616131340

13 is Incorrect. Big Bog had a long running title but it was a giveaway.


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7/01/2020 5:27 am  #69


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Calling a day's notice on the following:

1. What was the name of the adventure where AAU Shuperstar battled Dirty Sneaker?
2. Which established Marvel villain who appeared in a Hostess ad has three words in their code name?
3. What was the name of the kid in the Super Siren ad, and which company published the ad in their comics?
4. Which periodical (not an in-house title) did Richie Rich try to sell in ads?
6. The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told reprinted a comic found in what company’s products?
7. Which superhero once teamed up with Radio Shack?
10. In one ad for a children’s charity, a rock star asked for help and a bunch of Marvel superheroes suddenly showed up offering to help. Which rock star?
13. Which eatery mascot had their own, non-giveaway comic series?  [I should add among ones created for an eatery, not any that an eatery may have paid a deal to use for a time; I can think of one non-eatery character who was licensed to an eatery for a while but I'm not referring to them]
14. Which artist, though uncredited, obviously drew the Spalding ad with Rick Barry and Dr. J?
15. What does Mac kick in the Charles Atlas ad?
16. What movie spoofed the Charlies Atlas ad in song form?


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7/01/2020 10:23 am  #70


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4. Which periodical (not an in-house title) did Richie Rich try to sell in ads?

Forbes?

 

7/01/2020 5:03 pm  #71


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I'm sure the Rich family has a subscription to Forbes, but no, Richie Rich didn't try to sell Forbes himself/


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7/02/2020 5:53 am  #72


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1. What was the name of the adventure where AAU Shuperstar battled Dirty Sneaker?
Saturn Nite Fever (see image from earlier in the thread)

2. Which established Marvel villain who appeared in a Hostess ad has three words in their code name?
Man Mountain Marko
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3. What was the name of the kid in the Super Siren ad, and which company published the ad in their comics?
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4. Which periodical (not an in-house title) did Richie Rich try to sell in ads?
Grit
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6. The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told reprinted a comic found in what company’s products?
Kellogg's

7. Which superhero once teamed up with Radio Shack?
Superman (actually it appears that there's another comic where Wonder Woman also got involved)
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7/02/2020 6:00 am  #73


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10. In one ad for a children’s charity, a rock star asked for help and a bunch of Marvel superheroes suddenly showed up offering to help. Which rock star?
Actually I had it wrong: it was actually the Special Olympics. Meat Loaf
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13. Which eatery mascot had their own, non-giveaway comic series?  [I should add among ones created for an eatery, not any that an eatery may have paid a deal to use for a time; I can think of one non-eatery character who was licensed to an eatery for a while but I'm not referring to them]
Ronald McDonald
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14. Which artist, though uncredited, obviously drew the Spalding ad with Rick Barry and Dr. J?
If you want art that's realistic and cartoony at the same time, you need the Jack Davis touch
https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/7/70215/3442983-ulotb%201%20001.jpg

15. What does Mac kick in the Charles Atlas ad?
A chair. Further to the last repy, when you think of Mac, do you see him as being the one who gets knocked out after kicking sand? No, Mac is the one who knocks.
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16. What movie spoofed the Charlies Atlas ad in song form?
Rocky Horror Picture Show (I Can Make You a Man)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEx8__ie6bg

A weakling weighing ninety-eight pounds
Will get sand in his face, when kicked to the ground

 


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7/02/2020 6:15 am  #74


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A follow up to the last quiz, an ad series that deserves its own spotlight. A series of ads that were far superior to the products they promoted: the Hostess ads!
As shorthand, references to actual characters mean they first appeared prior to the ads.
1. Which actual Captain Marvel (Shazam version) foe appeared in a Hostress ad?
2. Which actual Captain Marvel (Kree version) foe appeared in a Hostress ad?
3.  Who encountered Pigeon Person?
4. Which actual super-villain appeared in an ad with no superheroes?
5.  Spider-Man once encountered a villain with the same name (and spelling) and similar motif as an actual villain of his but it was not the same character. Which one?
6. Which devil appeared in multiple Hostess ads?
7. Former Hostess villain Icemaster was a part of this event that impacted multiple titles, though he only appeared in one title himself
8. Which martial artist did Spider-Man battle?
9. When Spider-Man was seeking out the Foe in a boxing match, what was the Foe disguised as??
10. Which actual avian themed DC villain appeared in Hostess ads?
11. Which actual Wonder Woman foe appeared in a Hostess ad?
12. Which ghost starred in multiple Hostess ads?
13. A subtle two parter involved which two Marvel heroes?
14. Who penciled the ad in which Mr. Fantastic fought Goldigger?
15. What three products were usually the focus of the Hostess ads?
 


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7/02/2020 10:24 am  #75


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2. Which actual Captain Marvel (Kree version) foe appeared in a Hostress ad?

Nitro

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5.  Spider-Man once encountered a villain with the same name (and spelling) and similar motif as an actual villain of his but it was not the same character. Which one?

Human Fly
 

 

7/02/2020 5:46 pm  #76


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2 is correct
5 is close enough: just The Fly (Richard Deacon of course used both names).


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7/03/2020 1:34 pm  #77


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2. Which established Marvel villain who appeared in a Hostess ad has three words in their code name?
Man Mountain Marko

Molten Man was what came to my mind... I guess I was one "M" short.

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7. Which superhero once teamed up with Radio Shack?
Superman (actually it appears that there's another comic where Wonder Woman also got involved)

I probably should have gotten this since I used to own the comic with Wonder Woman.

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7/03/2020 1:38 pm  #78


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6. Which devil appeared in multiple Hostess ads?
12. Which ghost starred in multiple Hostess ads? 

6. Hot Stuff?
12. Casper?

 

7/03/2020 2:30 pm  #79


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Both of those two are correct. I hesitated to do #12 because I thought it might give a clue about #6, but it was harder to come up with 15 questions than I anticipated. Actually some of Casper''s ghostly friends probably also appeared in multiple ads, but I figured if anyone guessed, they'd go for the main one anyway.

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7/08/2020 5:08 am  #80


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Calling a day's notice on the following:
1. Which actual Captain Marvel (Shazam version) foe appeared in a Hostress ad?
3.  Who encountered Pigeon Person?
4. Which actual super-villain appeared in an ad with no superheroes?
7. Former Hostess villain Icemaster was a part of this event that impacted multiple titles, though he only appeared in one title himself
8. Which martial artist did Spider-Man battle?
9. When Spider-Man was seeking out the Foe in a boxing match, what was the Foe disguised as??
10. Which actual avian themed DC villain appeared in Hostess ads?
11. Which actual Wonder Woman foe appeared in a Hostess ad?
13. A subtle two parter involved which two Marvel heroes?
14. Who penciled the ad in which Mr. Fantastic fought Goldigger?
15. What three products were usually the focus of the Hostess ads?


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7/08/2020 5:30 am  #81


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4. Which actual supervillain appeared in an ad with no superheroes?

Joker and Penguin both did. I suspect you mean the former, given q.10.

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7. Former Hostess villain Icemaster was a part of this event that impacted multiple titles, though he only appeared in one title himself

Fear Itself.

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8. Which martial artist did Spider-Man battle?

June Jitsui

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10. Which actual avian themed DC villain appeared in Hostess ads?

Penguin

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15. What three products were usually the focus of the Hostess ads?

Diabetes, obesity and tooth decay?
Though you probably mean twinkies, fruit pies and cupcakes. 

 

7/08/2020 7:04 am  #82


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Those are correct. Didn't realize Penguin also went solo but I see did in Parade of Penguins..I like that in Fear Itself, Icemaster still had a confectionery addiction, though he may have since branched out from Hostess. I don't blame him if so. I love the ads but honestly Hostess products taste terrible. Actually, I don't think I tried the fruit pies, but I definitely tried the Twinkies and vaguely recall trying the cup cakes, so I don't feel the need to go for a hat trick.


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7/09/2020 5:19 am  #83


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The remaining ones:

1. Which actual Captain Marvel (Shazam version) foe appeared in a Hostress ad?
Aunt Minerva

3.  Who encountered Pigeon Person?
Batman and Robin
When Spider-Man was seeking out the Foe in a boxing match, what was the Foe disguised as??
The referree

11. Which actual Wonder Woman foe appeared in a Hostess ad?
Cheetah

13. A subtle two parter involved which two Marvel heroes?
As noted in index trades, Thor and Captain America

14. Who penciled the ad in which Mr. Fantastic fought Goldigger?
Sal Buscema


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7/09/2020 5:38 am  #84


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The latest round related to the Thing.
1.  What nickname did the Thing use while staying on Battleworld after the other heroes left?
2.  Who was the Thing romantically interested in on Battleworld and what was her secret?
3. Which superhero resembled the character in question 2, causing the Thing to want to date her initially?
4. Who did the Thing once spank?
5. Which superhero did the Thing talk into changing their code name?
6. The Thing once struck up a friendship with this super-villain in a bar.
7. What finally convinced the Thing to join the others on the mission that transformed them into the Fantastic Four?
8. What group did the Thing belong to as a teen?
9. Who was the Thing’s co-star in the first issue of Marvel Two-in-One and what was the blooper on the cover to that issue?
10. In which issue of Marvel Two-in-One did the Thing battle a younger version of himself, and what was the follow-up issue?
11. How has the Thing occasionally been able to go on missions with the Fantastic four during periods where he’s been depowered?
12. Which recurring Fantastic Four foe normally has the strongest level of hate towards the Thing specifically, as opposed to the team as a whole?
13. Which suiperhero team did the Thing join, and then quit almost immediately after?
14. While not actually on staff, the Thing often worked with this government organization for a time.
15. Which sports group did the Thing join for a time?
Bonus (not comics): In the Thing’s solo cartoon, what was his real name and catchphrase?


 
 


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7/09/2020 6:33 am  #85


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The latest round related to the Thing.
1. What nickname did the Thing use while staying on Battleworld?

Rocky Grimm, Space Ranger. Or Grimm the Sorcerer if you count his dark subconscious.

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2.  Who was the Thing romantically interested in on Battleworld and what was her secret?

Tarianna. She was created from his subconscious, the living embodiment of his ideal woman.

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3. Which superhero resembled the character in question 2, causing the Thing to want to date her initially?

Ms Marvel / She-Thing, Sharon Ventura.

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5. Which superhero did the Thing talk into changing their code name?

Black Goliath. They can see you're black and Goliath was a bad guy. Bill Foster became Giant Man.

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6. The Thing once struck up a friendship with this super-villain in a bar.

Sandman.

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8. What group did the Thing belong to as a teen?

Yancy Street Gang.

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10. In which issue of Marvel Two-in-One did the Thing battle a younger version of himself, and what was the follow-up issue?

#50 and 100 respectively.

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11. How has the Thing occasionally been able to go on missions with the Fantastic four during periods where he’s been depowered?

A suit of powered armor that looks like his Thing form. Currently in use by Ms. Thing iirc.

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13. Which superhero team did the Thing join, and then quit almost immediately after?

Wackos iirc. West Coast Avengers.

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14. While not actually on staff, the Thing often worked with this government organization for a time.

Project PEGASUS

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15. Which sports group did the Thing join for a time?

UCWF - Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation.

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Bonus (not comics): In the Thing’s solo cartoon, what was his real name and catchphrase? 

Benjy Grimm. "Thing ring do your ring thing."

 

7/09/2020 7:48 am  #86


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All those are correct. For #1 I was going for Rocky Grimm. If memory serves (since I last read the stories in the 1980s) Grimm the Sorcerer was arguably temporarily a separate character a la Tarianna. I quite likely Sandman as a reformed villain and I thought the story where he reformed was one of Tom DeFalco's best written stories. If I'm remembering correctly, circumstances in other titles kept the Thing from staying too long with the West Coast Avengers.

One thing I wonder about Benjy: He always referred to "Thing Ring" but he wore two rings. Was the other ring just a convenient hard surface or did it serve some other pupose? Which of the rings was the Thing Ring? I'd have also liked to have seem some early adventures where he inttially ducks until he gets used to rocks flying at him.


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7/09/2020 8:01 am  #87


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7. What finally convinced the Thing to join the others on the mission that transformed them into the Fantastic Four?

Sue called him a coward.

 

7/09/2020 9:00 am  #88


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7 is correct. Sometimes it's the little things that change the course of history.


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7/15/2020 4:29 am  #89


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Calling a day on the following, Only three left!
4. Who did the Thing once spank?
9. Who was the Thing’s co-star in the first issue of Marvel Two-in-One and what was the blooper on the cover to that issue?
12. Which recurring Fantastic Four foe normally has the strongest level of hate towards the Thing specifically, as opposed to the team as a whole?


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7/16/2020 5:22 am  #90


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The remaining answers:

4. Who did the Thing once spank?
Moondragon
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9. Who was the Thing’s co-star in the first issue of Marvel Two-in-One and what was the blooper on the cover to that issue?
Man-Thing, and the upper left of the cover called it Marvel Two-on-One

12. Which recurring Fantastic Four foe normally has the strongest level of hate towards the Thing specifically, as opposed to the team as a whole?
Puppet Master, not approving of Thing's relationship with his stepdaughter

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