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Snark Free Corner for 2/12

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Snark Free Corner for 2/12

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

Enjoy!

COOL COMIC GADGETS

Jimmy Olsen’s signal watch is definitely one of the coolest comic gadgets out there. After all, how can you even quantify the coolness of a watch that gives off a sound that only Superman can hear, so Superman can always come help you when you need it?

However cool it is, though, I like what the signal watch says about how cool Jimmy Olsen is, as a comic book character.

First off, let’s get it out of the way right now – yes, there is a certain statement given here by Superman that Jimmy Olsen is often in trouble and therefore will need Superman’s help a lot.

That being said, though, I think there are two VERY important elements that are prominent in Jimmy Olsen having the signal watch.

The first being that, of all the people in Metropolis, including some greatly trusted friends like Perry White, it is only Jimmy Olsen that Superman trusts with the signal watch. That right there says a lot about how responsible Superman thinks Jimmy is, trusting Jimmy to make the right call constantly on whether to notify Superman.

Secondly, and this is a major deal, Superman is not a moron. He realizes that, by HAVING the signal watch (and it being known that he has the signal watch), Jimmy is constantly going to be put into danger by villains who know that to get to Superman, they only have to get his pal, Jimmy Olsen. Therefore, what does that say about Superman’s faith in Jimmy, that he is willing to give Jimmy this walking target? I think it says that Superman feels that Jimmy is more than capable enough to handle himself against the typical villains trying to get Superman’s attention.

And if they’re too much for Jimmy?

Well, he only has to signal for Superman…via one cool comic gadget.

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

Who would win in a game of Scrabble – Oracle or Batman?

COVER HOMAGE

NEW GAME!

Okay, here’s how this one works.

I give you a cover, and you have to tell me a comic cover that homages this cover.

You get a cool point for each cover (one cool point per commenter, so one single commenter can’t just blow it all in one fell swoop), with double the cool points for any cover homage from four on (because if you can think of more than three cover homages to this cover, then your cover homage mojo is strong, and I personally cannot think of more than four, so a fifth one would REALLY impress me…)

WHO IS IT?

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

1. This creator’s father was also a notable comic creator.
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2. This creator is not from (nor does he currently reside in) the United States.
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3. This creator gained massive success with a series he took over from Alex Toth.
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4. This creator started on comics when he was still in his mid-teens, taking over a series from his father.
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5. This creator had a SOLO comic from DC.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!

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