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Snark Free Corner for 1/15

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Snark Free Corner for 1/15

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

Enjoy!

COOL COMIC THINGS

Gail Simone jogged my memory of these things the other day, and it reminded me of how neat micro versions of comic book characters are.

It is such an odd, internet-specific thing, and yet, I can’t get enough of them!

It just amazes me that there are fans out there who are so into their favorite comics, that they will create micro-heroes for them, even for the most obscure comics out there.

For instance, micro-heroes for Marvel: The Lost Generation….

The Blood Syndicate…

The Avengers analogues from Justice League of America…

Clan Destine….

(All courtesy of just one of many micro-hero sites out there, Barney’s Micro Heroes).

It is such a neat aspect of fandom. A cool comic thing.

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 one who figures it out!

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SNARK FREE CHALLENGE

Which member of the Fantastic Four would you most want to babysit your children?

COVER HOMAGE

This Kerry Gammill Superman cover might very well NOT be an homage of a previous Superman cover, but there’s a cover out there (HUGE HINT – It’s an issue of either Action Comics or Superman, ending in 00) that this cover reminds me of so much that I think it probably was meant as an homage.

One cool point to the first person who can tell me which cover I am referring to!

WHO IS IT?

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

1. This character has one of those alliterative real names Stan Lee loved to use, like Peter Parker, Scott Summers and Bruce Banner.
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2. This character’s brother was killed.
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3. This character was in the Suicide Squad.
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4. This character was created by Cary Burkett.
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5. This character has been killed off twice, but has been brought back each time.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!

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