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Snark Free Corner for 12/10

by  in Comic News Comment

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

Enjoy!

SNARK FREE THEME TIME

Here’s a bit where I give you seven comics that fit into a theme, and you try to give me more examples that fit the theme!

This week’s theme is, “Let’s Rap With Cap…About Drugs!”

That is, a comic book that spends its time telling us how bad drugs are.

1. The first, and most famous instance, where Harry Osborn was popping pills to keep it all together. The famous “No Comic Code” issue!

2. Speedy as a drug addict was a notable example.

3. Captain America – Drug Addict?!?!?! This was a story in the early 90s called Streets of Poison, where Cap realizes that he, too, is technically a drug addict (which is a poor position, if you ask me), so he decides to purge the Super Serum from his blood.

4. Born Again, where we see how Karen Page’s drug addiction has led to her selling Matt Murdock’s identity just for some drugs! Matt, nice guy that he is, helps her work through her problems.

5. Mary Jane’s cigarette addiction. Nicotine counts, doesn’t it? In any event, after having Mary Jane taking up smoking become a subplot, there was an issue of Spider-Man where Peter gives Mary Jane a long speech about how smoking is bad. She realizes he is correct.

6. New Teen Titans and Nabisco had a couple of anti-drug giveaway comics.

7. Just last week, Fred Van Lente had a strong anti-steroids moral in his Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man.

Name me some more examples!!

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

Explain how Spider-Man’s organic web fluid has the same consistency and chemical properties as Spider-Man’s artificial web fluid.

THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

Find me a cover, other than her own comic and Avengers, featuring Jessica Drew in her Spider-Woman costume!

Floating heads don’t count!!

Here is an example (which you can’t use! )….


Remember, only one cover per commenter!

Good luck!

WHO IS IT?

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

1. This character is currently presumed dead.
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2. This character had the same name as another superhero who proceeded him.
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3. This character took on another identity at one point, and this identity was ALSO one that another hero had used.
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4. This character has a hyphenated first name.
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5. This character was created by Denny O’Neill and Joe Quesada.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!