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9/11/2020 8:55 am  #181


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2. Boy Commandos
8. Paul Kirk

 

9/11/2020 8:59 am  #182


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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

5. Which patriotic hero and sidekick co-creation were satirical in nature?
 

Fighting American and Speedboy.

 

9/11/2020 9:18 am  #183


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skippcomet and Loki's answers are all Correct.


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9/11/2020 12:02 pm  #184


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Hope Andy doesn't mind me stealing his thunder or overlapping one of his quizzes, but I figured it was time to give him an opportunity to be a player and not the quizmaster. Since my specialties include British comics, here are fifteen questions on that topic.

1. While the UK has had many comic publishers, two dominated the field through the twentieth century (not unlike in the USA). Name those two (one of the two has been known by more than one name, in the same way Marvel can also be known as Timely or Atlas, or more accurately in the same way DC began as two separate but connected companies, National Periodicals and All-American Publications - as such, I'll accept either of the names that company went by).
2. What were the Power Pack?
3. There's a British character who shares a name and surface level similar concept to an American character, and both debuted almost simultaneously, so neither one was a rip-off of the other. Name that character.
4. Name the longest running British comic. NB - it doesn't have to be still running.
5. Name the British comic with the most issues. NB - it may or may not be the same as answer 4, and likewise does not have to be still in publication.
6. What were the "Big Five"? Bonus points for naming any of them.
7. What did the words "Great News for All Readers Inside" on the cover of a comic usually herald?
8. 2000 A.D. is one of the best known British titles to Americans. But there have been times when that title was longer (and I don't mean with sub-titles like "Featuring Judge Dredd") - what were those longer titles, and why did they come about?
9. What was the first ongoing UK title to spin-off from 2000 A.D.? Not an overseas reprint, not an annual or special based round a single character, but a brand new ongoing title featuring both brand new characters and characters who originated in 2000A.D.
10. Prior to Marvel UK being founded in 1972, no less than four companies had the rights at different times (at least two overlapping each other) to reprint Timely/Atlas/Marvel stories. Name any of them (bonus for all four). Note that this is different from the rights to reprint stories for one-off annuals, as that actually adds at least three more companies (though if anyone can name those companies, go for it!)
11. Marvel UK acquired the rights to Doctor Who in 1979 and launched Doctor Who Weekly (later Monthly, later Magazine). But which company held the rights prior to that, and in which titles did the Doctor appear?
12. Which long-running UK title published new strips based around both UK and US television shows including (at different times) Knight Rider, Kung-Fu and Battlestar Galactica?
13. What were "story papers" (and how did they differ from regular comics)?
14. What 1970s comic became so infamous that the newspapers denounced it as "the Sevenpenny Nightmare", it was debated in parliament, and an issue was ultimately pulped by the publishers for fear of a retailer backlash?
15. Conversely, one of Britain's best known titles was launched in the 1950s as a response to its creator wanting to provide more wholesome fare than the violent American comics then appearing in the UK (the same titles that in the US led to a crackdown and the Comics Code). What was that title? Bonus points for any of the three companion titles that were launched after the runaway success of same.

Since I couldn't restrain myself and thus many of the questions have multiple parts/answers, feel free to respond even if you can only provide partial answers to those.

 

9/11/2020 12:27 pm  #185


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Loki wrote:

1. While the UK has had many comic publishers, two dominated the field through the twentieth century (not unlike in the USA). Name those two (one of the two has been known by more than one name, in the same way Marvel can also be known as Timely or Atlas, or more accurately in the same way DC began as two separate but connected companies, National Periodicals and All-American Publications - as such, I'll accept either of the names that company went by).
11. Marvel UK acquired the rights to Doctor Who in 1979 and launched Doctor Who Weekly (later Monthly, later Magazine). But which company held the rights prior to that, and in which titles did the Doctor appear?
12. Which long-running UK title published new strips based around both UK and US television shows including (at different times) Knight Rider, Kung-Fu and Battlestar Galactica?

1. IPC and DC Thomson?
11. TV 21?
12. TV 21?

 

9/11/2020 2:03 pm  #186


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Loki wrote:

1. While the UK has had many comic publishers, two dominated the field through the twentieth century (not unlike in the USA). Name those two (one of the two has been known by more than one name, in the same way Marvel can also be known as Timely or Atlas, or more accurately in the same way DC began as two separate but connected companies, National Periodicals and All-American Publications - as such, I'll accept either of the names that company went by).
11. Marvel UK acquired the rights to Doctor Who in 1979 and launched Doctor Who Weekly (later Monthly, later Magazine). But which company held the rights prior to that, and in which titles did the Doctor appear?
12. Which long-running UK title published new strips based around both UK and US television shows including (at different times) Knight Rider, Kung-Fu and Battlestar Galactica?

1. IPC and DC Thomson?
11. TV 21?
12. TV 21?

1 is correct. IPC (Independent Publishing Corporation) and DC Thomson (named for founder Douglas Couper Thomson). IPC's precursor was Amalgamated Press, which got renamed as Fleetway (after the name of the building their headquarters was in, Fleetway House) after being bought by a new owner in 1959. I'd have accepted Amalgamated Press or Fleetway too, especially as IPC and Fleetway were effectively treated as synonyms by most people, even though there was a difference between them. Under those early names the company was already one of the two dominant comic publishers in Britain, but then in 1961 Fleetway's owners also bought smaller publisher Odhams Press (and Odhams had itself bought out and absorbed the smaller Hulton Press and George Newnes Publishing two years prior); in 1963 Fleetway and Odhams were merged to form IPC, though they continued publishing as individual subsidiaries until the end of the decade - in other words, titles still carried the Fleetway or Odhams logos. They got fully absorbed in 1968, but in 1987 IPC revived the Fleetway name; IPC, which also published newspapers and magazine, shifted all their remaining comics to the Fleetway "imprint," hence why IPC and Fleetway became synonymous to comic readers.

11. Not TV21, which was published (originally) by City Magazines. It was the home of the Daleks strip, but the Doctor's arch-foes actually made it into their own strip before the Doctor managed to. Because the rights to the Daleks were separate from the Doctor Who rights, the Daleks and Doctor Who were licensed to two separate companies and thus the Doctor didn't encounter the Daleks in comics for many years.

12. TV21 isn't a bad guess, since it did publish strips based on US and UK TV shows, including Land of the Giants, My Favorite Martian and Thunderbirds. But, afaik, most of the strips for US series were reprints of American comics adapting said series; one exception was Star Trek, which did get a UK-originated strip (written and drawn before the series aired in the UK by writers and artists who had very limited info on the series they were adapting). Unfortunately, TV21 only lasted six years (which you might consider a long run, but that's only middling by UK standards), and ended in 1971, long before Knight Rider or Battlestar Galactica were conceived. There were a number of titles in the UK that featured multiple strips based round TV shows, which is why I specified a few of the series covered. Most of them however used reprints of US comics to cover the US series. The one I am thinking of was one of the heavy hitters, featuring only original material and lasting twenty years or so (which, btw, still comes nowhere close to the longest running title to license strips based on TV series, a title which lasted 33 years).

 

9/11/2020 5:46 pm  #187


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No problem sharing. This thread is for everyone; ditto the other Trivia threads. Most I don't know but I think I can take a guess at a couple:

3. There's a British character who shares a name and surface level similar concept to an American character, and both debuted almost simultaneously, so neither one was a rip-off of the other. Name that character.
The one that jumps out at me is Dennis the Menace.

4. Name the longest running British comic. NB - it doesn't have to be still running.
5. Name the British comic with the most issues. NB - it may or may not be the same as answer 4, and likewise does not have to be still in publication.
For both of these I'll guess Beano and hope that I'm right on at least one of these.


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9/12/2020 2:41 am  #188


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No problem sharing. This thread is for everyone; ditto the other Trivia threads. Most I don't know but I think I can take a guess at a couple:

3. There's a British character who shares a name and surface level similar concept to an American character, and both debuted almost simultaneously, so neither one was a rip-off of the other. Name that character.
The one that jumps out at me is Dennis the Menace.

3 is correct. The British and American versions debuted very close together, probably the same day. US Dennis first appeared on March 12th 1951 while UK Dennis debuted in Beano#452, which had a cover date of March 17th 1951 - but like US comics, the cover dates on UK comics are later than the actual on-sale dates, so it's generally believed that Beano#452 came out on the 12th also. Regardless, the two debuted so closely together that there is no chance whatsoever that one swiped the concept from the other. While US Dennis is a well-meaning kid who causes havoc unintentionally, the UK one delights in being a terror, though he's gradually toned down his nastier traits over the years. In fact, the UK comics eventually revealed that we've actually gone through multiple generations of Dennis through the years - the appearance of Dennis' father has changed a few times, and the most recent father eventually had a flashback revealing he was the 1980s era Dennis. Presumably this means that Dennis' pet dog and younger sister are also multi-generational doppelgangers.

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4. Name the longest running British comic. NB - it doesn't have to be still running.
5. Name the British comic with the most issues. NB - it may or may not be the same as answer 4, and likewise does not have to be still in publication.
For both of these I'll guess Beano and hope that I'm right on at least one of these.

4 is the Beano, clocking in at just over 82 years and still going. However, even at 4051 issues, it isn't the answer to 5. Another comic holds the record for most issues. 

 

9/12/2020 3:23 pm  #189


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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

4. Who was the first Fantastic Four villain that a fictionalized version of Kirby encountered?

Doctor Doom.

Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

13. Who was the last major villain (as opposed to lackeys and the like) created by Kirby for Black Panther’s first ongoing series (so in his own title, not Jungle Action)?

Kiber the Cruel

Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

14. In Kirby’s Captain America run in the 1970s, what devices (multiples of one device) drove people crazy and what group was behind them?

Madbombs of the Secret Empire (though they called themselves the Royalist Forces of America at the time).

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15. What was the first Kirby team to appear in Showcase?

Challengers of the Unknown.

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17. Why did Simon and Kirby have to redesign Captain America’s shield?

Because the pointy one used to stick in people when he threw it.

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18. Which co-creation for Archie had a title under his civilian name rather than under his superhero name?

Lancelot Strong, the Shield.
 

 

9/12/2020 3:38 pm  #190


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17 is a nice try but sorry, can't give you that one. The r4est are correct. Aren't the Royalists a bit separate? They've both had 21st century Handbook entries. They're the answer I was looking for. For 18 the specific title was The Double Life of Private Strong.


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9/17/2020 4:36 am  #191


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Calling a day on the following:
1. Which toy line miniseries did Jack Kirby write the first two series of?
6. In order to allow him royalties under a new system, DC had Kirby create a new look for whom?
10. In one of Kirby’s Fourth World titles, one comedian’s twin appeared. What is the name of the comedian and his twin…
11….. and in which title did the twin appear in?
16. Aside from the one in question 11, what were the other three comics that comprised the Fourth World titles?
17. Why did Simon and Kirby have to redesign Captain America’s shield?
19. What title did his Archie co-creation the Fly first appear in?
20. Which ongoing series with the villain as the lead character did Kirby create for DC?


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9/17/2020 8:11 am  #192


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Also giving a day (and a few hours) notice on my questions.

Loki wrote:

2. What were the Power Pack?
5. Name the British comic with the most issues. NB - Not the Beano, which was the answer to 4. It does not have to be still in publication.
6. What were the "Big Five"? Bonus points for naming any of them.
7. What did the words "Great News for All Readers Inside" on the cover of a comic usually herald?
8. 2000 A.D. is one of the best known British titles to Americans. But there have been times when that title was longer (and I don't mean with sub-titles like "Featuring Judge Dredd") - what were those longer titles, and why did they come about?
9. What was the first ongoing UK title to spin-off from 2000 A.D.? Not an overseas reprint, not an annual or special based round a single character, but a brand new ongoing title featuring both brand new characters and characters who originated in 2000A.D.
10. Prior to Marvel UK being founded in 1972, no less than four companies had the rights at different times (at least two overlapping each other) to reprint Timely/Atlas/Marvel stories. Name any of them (bonus for all four). Note that this is different from the rights to reprint stories for one-off annuals, as that actually adds at least three more companies (though if anyone can name those companies, go for it!)
11. Marvel UK acquired the rights to Doctor Who in 1979 and launched Doctor Who Weekly (later Monthly, later Magazine). But which company held the rights prior to that, and in which titles did the Doctor appear?
12. Which long-running UK title published new strips based around both UK and US television shows including (at different times) Knight Rider, Kung-Fu and Battlestar Galactica?
13. What were "story papers" (and how did they differ from regular comics)?
14. What 1970s comic became so infamous that the newspapers denounced it as "the Sevenpenny Nightmare", it was debated in parliament, and an issue was ultimately pulped by the publishers for fear of a retailer backlash?
15. Conversely, one of Britain's best known titles was launched in the 1950s as a response to its creator wanting to provide more wholesome fare than the violent American comics then appearing in the UK (the same titles that in the US led to a crackdown and the Comics Code). What was that title? Bonus points for any of the three companion titles that were launched after the runaway success of same.

Since I couldn't restrain myself and thus many of the questions have multiple parts/answers, feel free to respond even if you can only provide partial answers to those.

 

 

9/18/2020 5:22 am  #193


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Remaining answers:
1. Which toy line miniseries did Jack Kirby write the first two series of?
Super Powers

6. In order to allow him royalties under a new system, DC had Kirby create a new look for whom?
Mantis (for the aforementioned Super Powers toy line)

10. In one of Kirby’s Fourth World titles, one comedian’s twin appeared. What is the name of the comedian and his twin…
Don Rickles' twin was Goody Rickles

11….. and in which title did the twin appear in?
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen

16. Aside from the one in question 11, what were the other three comics that comprised the Fourth World titles?
New Gods, Forever People, Mister Miracle

17. Why did Simon and Kirby have to redesign Captain America’s shield?
The first Archie superhero called the Shield, who first appeared before Cap had a costume with a very similar design to the shield, so the shield design had to be changed to avoid a lawsuit

19. What title did his Archie co-creation the Fly first appear in?
Adventures of the Fly

20. Which ongoing series with the villain as the lead character did Kirby create for DC?
Kobra


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9/18/2020 12:58 pm  #194


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2. What were the Power Pack?
The Power Pack were five of Odhams titles. The first was Wham!, which proved so popular that Odhams tried to recreate its success with Smash! soon after, then Pow! All three had focused on a mix of anarchic humour strips alongside action strips, and to focus readers on them they became Odhams' "Power Line" of comics, or more commonly, the Power Pack. Increasingly to fill the adventure strip section, Odhams began reprinting US Marvel strips, which came to dominate the final two titles added, Fantastic (only had one non-Marvel strip) and Terrific (no non-Marvel strips at launch). 

5. Name the British comic with the most issues. NB - Not the Beano, which was the answer to 4. It does not have to be still in publication.
Commando. Launched in 1961, it's still going, with 5370 issues and counting.

6. What were the "Big Five"? Bonus points for naming any of them.
A quintet of story papers launched by DC Thomson during the 1920s and 1930s; Adventure, The Rover, The Wizard, The Skipper and The Hotspur.

7. What did the words "Great News for All Readers Inside" on the cover of a comic usually herald?
The comic was getting cancelled without any prior warning and this was the last issue. Seriously, this is how British comics used to announce it.

Okay, the "Great News" bit was couched as
"we're merging with another title so you can half all your favourite strips from this comic AND all the great strips from that one in a single title,"
but readers very quickly learned it really meant
"we're merging with another title. Most of the strips from this title are now dead and gone. A couple of the most popular ones will transfer over to the merged title to trick you into reading that one instead, and we'll put the name of the dead title under the name of the one we're merging with for a few weeks to maintain the illusion (c.f. Pow! and Wham!), but odds are this subtitle will be dropped fairly quickly and so will those few surviving strips as we clear the decks in time for the next cancellation/merger." 
This happened so often across every major UK company that people working for the companies had a name for the process: "Hatch, Match and Dispatch" - literally come up with a new title (hatch), pick a title that it could suitably merge with (match), merge it (dispatch).

8. 2000 A.D. is one of the best known British titles to Americans. But there have been times when that title was longer (and I don't mean with sub-titles like "Featuring Judge Dredd") - what were those longer titles, and why did they come about?
Tied to the above and the titles that were absorbed into 2000AD:
2000AD and Starlord
2000AD and Tornado

The first of these two mergers was the more successful - two of the Starlord strips are still running to the current day: Strontium Dog and Ro-Busters (although the latter has transformed into ABC Warriors). 

9. What was the first ongoing UK title to spin-off from 2000 A.D.? Not an overseas reprint, not an annual or special based round a single character, but a brand new ongoing title featuring both brand new characters and characters who originated in 2000A.D.
Not Judge Dredd Magazine/Megazine as some might think, but Diceman, which featured "choose your own adventure" style strips for 2000AD characters, attempting to cash in on the brief craze for such interactive stories. The titular Diceman was the only ongoing strip not based on a pre-existing 2000AD character.

10. Prior to Marvel UK being founded in 1972, no less than four companies had the rights at different times (at least two overlapping each other) to reprint Timely/Atlas/Marvel stories. Name any of them (bonus for all four). Note that this is different from the rights to reprint stories for one-off annuals, as that actually adds at least three more companies (though if anyone can name those companies, go for it!)
The aforementioned Odhams.
Alan Class, which published a slew of titles that randomly reprinted not just Marvel but also ACG, Charlton, Tower, etc. One issue of a given title might feature the Fantastic Four, and the next issue the Thunder Agents, then Thunderbolt, etc. 
L. Miller and Son, the company most famous for Marvelman, also held the rights for a time to publish Atlas comics in the 1950s, notably the Human Torch.
City Magazines, who in the late 1960s got the license for Spider-Man and Ringo Kid, and reprinted those strips in TV21.

11. Marvel UK acquired the rights to Doctor Who in 1979 and launched Doctor Who Weekly (later Monthly, later Magazine). But which company held the rights prior to that, and in which titles did the Doctor appear?
Polystyle, who published him in TV Comic and then later in Countdown (which changed its name partway through its run to TV Action).

12. Which long-running UK title published new strips based around both UK and US television shows including (at different times) Knight Rider, Kung-Fu and Battlestar Galactica?
Look-In. In the UK there were for many years only two TV listings magazines - The Radio Times, which covered the listings for the two BBC channels (and was published by the BBC), and the TV Times, which covered the listings for the one remaining channel, ITV (and was likewise published by ITV), though ITV itself was split up into different regions of the country, each of which had slightly varying schedules and some locally made shows produced by regional companies. In 1970 ITV launched Look-In, "the Junior TV Times," which still featured brief listings aimed at shows considered suitable for kids, but also featured pop culture articles and strips based on shows airing on ITV channels, both UK made and ones imported from the US. Look-In proved an enduring success, and ran for 20 years.

13. What were "story papers" (and how did they differ from regular comics)?
Story papers predated comics, and featured text stories interspersed with illustrations. They overlapped what we would consider regular comics, both in terms of story papers continuing to be published alongside titles using the newer format, and with story papers beginning to introduce a few comic strips and comics including a few illustrated text series.

14. What 1970s comic became so infamous that the newspapers denounced it as "the Sevenpenny Nightmare", it was debated in parliament, and an issue was ultimately pulped by the publishers for fear of a retailer backlash?
Action. It's often seen as the precursor to 2000AD.

15. Conversely, one of Britain's best known titles was launched in the 1950s as a response to its creator wanting to provide more wholesome fare than the violent American comics then appearing in the UK (the same titles that in the US led to a crackdown and the Comics Code). What was that title? Bonus points for any of the three companion titles that were launched after the runaway success of same.
The Eagle. Aimed at older boys, its success saw the addition of companion titles Girl (as the unimaginative title suggests, aimed at girls), Robin (aimed at pre-schoolers), and Swift (aimed at boys in the later years of primary school, around 8-12 years old).
 

 

9/18/2020 3:33 pm  #195


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This quiz relates to the Earth-2 Batman, so all references to Batman below relate to that question unless necessary to distinguish between the two. All stories from his first appearance until mid to late 1950s are considered to be the Earth-2 Batman unless contradicted by later stories. Also note that this refers to first incarnation of Earth-2 and not any later versions?

1. Which three major batman foes first appeared in Batman #1?
2. What was the real name of the first Two-Face to fight Batman?
3. Who was the main villain in Brave and the Bold #200, battling both the Earth-2 and 1 Batmans?
4. Who told the villain in #3 that Batman was dead?
5. Who killed Batman?
6. Who sent the killer in #5 after Batman?
7. Decades after Crisis on Infinite Earths, Batman returned briefly as a dead JSAer in which series?
8. What organization did Batman face in his first appearance?
9. Who are now considered Batman’s co-creators, though one didn’t receive a co-creator credit until recently?
10. Who else has claimed credit for creating Batman’s foe the Joker?
11. Batman’s diaries in America vs. The Justice Society were actually meant to target which villain?
12. What was the name of the Brave and the Bold story which delved into the Batman/Catwoman romance?
13. Who was the main villain in #12?
14. How many pages was Batman’s original origin story?
15. What was the original title of the long running series that for the first few years of its run had both Batman and Superman solo stories?
16. The second of which two-issue series from the 1940s also had Batman and Superman solo stories?
17. What ailment did Batman have in his final years?
18. Who was Batman and Catwoman’s daughter (code name and real name)?
19. What was Batman’s civilian occupation at the time of his death?
20. Which comic series had Bruce Wayne (still alive at the time) at odds with the JSA?
 
 


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9/21/2020 6:34 am  #196


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For the creator questions, treat "Earth-2 Batman" and "Batman in general" as the same thing, because it was ultimately the version that proved to be the Earth-2 version that they initially created.


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9/24/2020 5:11 am  #197


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Calling a day's notice on last week's quiz. Surprisingly even the easier questions are still on the board.

1. Which three major Batman foes first appeared in Batman #1?
2. What was the real name of the first Two-Face to fight Batman?
3. Who was the main villain in Brave and the Bold #200, battling both the Earth-2 and 1 Batmans?
4. Who told the villain in #3 that Batman was dead?
5. Who killed Batman?
6. Who sent the killer in #5 after Batman?
7. Decades after Crisis on Infinite Earths, Batman returned briefly as a dead JSAer in which series?
8. What organization did Batman face in his first appearance?
9. Who are now considered Batman’s co-creators, though one didn’t receive a co-creator credit until recently?
10. Who else has claimed credit for creating Batman’s foe the Joker?
11. Batman’s diaries in America vs. The Justice Society were actually meant to target which villain?
12. What was the name of the Brave and the Bold story which delved into the Batman/Catwoman romance?
13. Who was the main villain in #12?
14. How many pages was Batman’s original origin story?
15. What was the original title of the long running series that for the first few years of its run had both Batman and Superman solo stories?
16. The second of which two-issue series from the 1940s also had Batman and Superman solo stories?
17. What ailment did Batman have in his final years?
18. Who was Batman and Catwoman’s daughter (code name and real name)?
19. What was Batman’s civilian occupation at the time of his death?
20. Which comic series had Bruce Wayne (still alive at the time) at odds with the JSA?
 


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9/24/2020 5:41 am  #198


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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

Calling a day's notice on last week's quiz. Surprisingly even the easier questions are still on the board.

9. Who are now considered Batman’s co-creators, though one didn’t receive a co-creator credit until recently?

Bob Kane and Bill Finger.

Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

10. Who else has claimed credit for creating Batman’s foe the Joker?

Jerry Robinson.

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18. Who was Batman and Catwoman’s daughter (code name and real name)?

Huntress, Helena Wayne
 

 

9/24/2020 5:47 am  #199


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Those are correct. Due to Kane's original deal with what was then National, National/DC couldn't credit Finger for many decades. Thankfully a recent deal negotiated with Kane's estate now allows DC to give Finger the credit he deserves.


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9/24/2020 8:15 am  #200


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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

Calling a day's notice on last week's quiz. Surprisingly even the easier questions are still on the board.

2. What was the real name of the first Two-Face to fight Batman?
7. Decades after Crisis on Infinite Earths, Batman returned briefly as a dead JSAer in which series?
15. What was the original title of the long running series that for the first few years of its run had both Batman and Superman solo stories?
19. What was Batman’s civilian occupation at the time of his death?
 

2. Harvey Kent
7. JSA
15. World's Finest Comics
19. Police commissioner

 

9/24/2020 8:19 am  #201


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2. Harvey Kent
7. JSA
15. World's Finest Comics
19. Police commissioner

2 is Correct. Unlike the Earth-1 version, Earth-2 Harvey's last name was Kent rather than Dent as per his first appearance.
7 and 19 are also correct
15 in incorrect because the question referred to the original title. It's the right series, however.


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9/24/2020 3:25 pm  #202


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Additional note with #8: I see now from re-reading the story in Batman: The Golden Age Archives that the name in the story title is not the in-story name. Since the former is what i was recalling I'll accept either answer.


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9/25/2020 4:55 am  #203


Re: General Comics Trivia

The remaining answers:
1. Which three major Batman foes first appeared in Batman #1?
Joker, Professor Hugo Strange, the Cat (the latter became Catwoman soon after)

3. Who was the main villain in Brave and the Bold #200, battling both the Earth-2 and 1 Batmans?
Brimstone

4. Who told the villain in #3 that Batman was dead?
Joker

5. Who killed Batman?
Bill Jensen

6. Who sent the killer in #5 after Batman?
Frederic Vaux

8. What organization did Batman face in his first appearance?
Going by the story title, the Chemical Syndicate. Actually Axel Chemicals

11. Batman’s diaries in America vs. The Justice Society were actually meant to target which villain?
Per Degaton

12. What was the name of the Brave and the Bold story which delved into the Batman/Catwoman romance?
The Autobiography of Bruce Wayne

13. Who was the main villain in #12?
Scarecrow

14. How many pages was Batman’s original origin story?
Two

15. What was the original title of the long running series that for the first few years of its run had both Batman and Superman solo stories?
World's Best Comics (World's Finest Comics was its name starting with #2)

16. The second of which two-issue series from the 1940s also had Batman and Superman solo stories?
New York World's Fair Comics

17. What ailment did Batman have in his final years?
Cancer

20. Which comic series had Bruce Wayne (still alive at the time) at odds with the JSA?
All Star Comics (1970s run)


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9/25/2020 5:48 am  #204


Re: General Comics Trivia

For this quiz, the answer begins with a different letter of the alphabet, in order. Ignore “The” or any variations thereof. The next quiz will have fewer characters, but for this one i wanted to include the entire alphabet of course.
 
A. The original Green Lantern first appeared in this title
B. This (normally) superhero title published by Archie in the 1980s had no fixed characters
C. Comely Comics primarily published the adventures of this superhero
D. Marvel published an adaptation of which movie directed by David Lynch?
E. The Runner is a member of which team?
F. Speedy member of the New Gods
G. This team appeared in the Marvel mini-series Beauty and the Beast
H. Who was trapped in a world he never made?
I. House of Mystery feature starring Andrew Bennett
J. Black Hood and other superheroes appeared in this 1940s comic
K. Another name for Flash allies Red Trinity
L. Montana’s primarily paraphernalia
M. The Spectre first appeared in this title
N. A preview of this title came with DC Comics Presents #26
O. This was the first series to reprint Ghost Rider stories, starting with a retelling of his origin
P. This DC line of comics included, among others, Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children
Q. Charlton briefly published the adventures of this equine hero
R. This title co-starred Harvey’s two best known characters
S. This non-fiction book (in which the author heavily played with the facts to fit his narrative) heavily influenced censorship in American comics in the 1950s
T. The last issue of this series had on the cover “#80 in a Four-issue Limited Series”
U. This was an Atlas-era horror anthology series
V. A popular character whose original adventures were published by Warren in magazine format
W. This was a DC villain-focussed repint title in the 1970s
X. This series written by Chris Claremont continued the adventures of the X-Men from where he originally left the series (thus not 616/Prime)
Y. This Vertigo series was about a world where most of the male population had been wiped out
Z. Hero created by Scott McClloud
 

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9/25/2020 6:26 am  #205


Re: General Comics Trivia

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C. Comely Comics primarily published the adventures of this superhero

Captain Canuck

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D. Marvel published an adaptation of which movie directed by David Lynch?

Dune

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E. The Runner is a member of which team?

Elders of the Universe

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G. This team appeared in the Marvel mini-series Beauty and the Beast

Gladiators

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H. Who was trapped in a world he never made?

Howard the Duck

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I. House of Mystery feature starring Andrew Bennett

I, Vampire

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L. Montana’s primarily paraphernalia

Lariat 

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N. A preview of this title came with DC Comics Presents #26

New Teen Titans

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O. This was the first series to reprint Ghost Rider stories, starting with a retelling of his origin

Original Ghost Rider

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S. This non-fiction book (in which the author heavily played with the facts to fit his narrative) heavily influenced censorship in American comics in the 1950s

Seduction of the Innocent

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T. The last issue of this series had on the cover “#80 in a Four-issue Limited Series”

Transformers

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U. This was an Atlas-era horror anthology series

Uncanny Tales

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V. A popular character whose original adventures were published by Warren in magazine format

Vampirella

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Y. This Vertigo series was about a world where most of the male population had been wiped out

Y, the Last Man

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Z. Hero created by Scott McClloud
 

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9/25/2020 6:39 am  #206


Re: General Comics Trivia

All those are correct. I'd accept lariat or lasso for Montana, and I, Vampire or I... Vampire for Andrew Bennett. I met Captain Canuck's creator Richard Comely at a convention a few years back. Nice guy.


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9/25/2020 10:21 am  #207


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Andy E. Nystrom wrote:

A. The original Green Lantern first appeared in this title
M. The Spectre first appeared in this title
P. This DC line of comics included, among others, Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children
 

A. All-American?
M. More Fun?
P. Piranha Press?

 

9/25/2020 10:36 am  #208


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B. This (normally) superhero title published by Archie in the 1980s had no fixed characters

Blue Ribbon

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F. Speedy member of the New Gods

Fastbak.

 

 

9/25/2020 5:19 pm  #209


Re: General Comics Trivia

A, B, and M are close enough (all three have "Comics" at the end of the title).. F and P are Correct.


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9/28/2020 12:27 pm  #210


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K. Kapitalist Kouriers
R. Richie Rich
W. Wanted
X. X-Men Forever
 

 

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