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Snark Free Corner for 12/3

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Snark Free Corner for 12/3

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

Enjoy!

ALL KINDS OF PILLS TO GIVE US ALL KINDS OF THRILLS

This feature is where we examine the first cover appearance of various comic book characters.

This week, it is the Archie gang!!

First off, here is the cover to Archie #1, which conveiniently enough, was the first cover appearance of all FOUR of the main Archie characters!


There is Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica.

The next character to appear on a cover might surprise you…it’s MISS GRUNDY, in early 1946.


Reggie is the next character to make a cover appearance, on this 1946 Pep cover…


Followed quickly by Pop Tate…


Then Mr. Weatherbee…


There was a decent-sized break with no new cover characters (concentrating, instead, on the main characters), until, in fairly short succession….

Professor Flutesnoot…


Mr. Lodge…


and Moose ..


Sabrina, interestingly enough, is the next one to get a cover…


Then there was another decent-sized break, before, quickly…

Dilton…


Big Ethel…


and Midge…


all got covers…

After awhile, Chuck and Nancy were introduced in the 70s…



Ta da!!!

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

Who is faster – pre-House of M Quicksilver or Jay Garrick?

THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

Find me a cover featuring a girl kissing Jughead!

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 creator graduated from the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art
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2. This creator debuted on Sgt. Rock, before doing work for Pacific Comics.
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3. This creator moved to Archie to work on their superhero line of comics during the 80s.
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4. This creator then moved to the World of Archie (which was more adventure theme, so the transition was smoother) and a notable run working on Jughead.
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5. This creator, who is usually paired with inker Rich Koslowski, is one of Archie Comics’ most notable artists, and is asked to do covers for a number of Archie-related products (such as their Americana Series, plus a cover of Overstreet’s Price Guide!!).

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!