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Snark Free Corner for 3/31

by  in Comic News Comment

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

Enjoy!

SNARK FREE DEBATE

Green Arrow – Superhero or Mike Grell version?

The Mike Grell version of Green Arrow was notable in that it took Oliver Queen basically out of the standard superhero format, and made him more of an urban vigilante.

The kind of guy who would shoot an arrow through the arm of a gun-toting crook, but wouldn’t hop aboard a teleporter to shoot handcuff arrows at Kanjar Ro.

Which version do you like better?

Pros of Grell:

A guy whose only power is shooting arrows does not always fit in with the Justice League.
The Urban Vigilante route allowed for more realistic stories.

Pros of Superhero Green Arrow:

Grell’s stories aren’t even all that out of place with modern “superhero” comics, so there doesn’t even need to be a change to tell some of Grell’s stories.
Yes, shooting arrows is not much, but it is part of the suspension of disbelief that goes with superhero comics – you just have to presume that it makes sense for a guy shooting arrows to be around.

What do you folks think?

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.

A cool point to the first person to figure it out!

Good luck!

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SNARK FREE CHALLENGE

Who is more acrobatic – Catwoman or Tim Drake?

THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

Find me a Justice League comic cover (either Justice League of America, Justice League America or Justice League) that only features J’onn J’onnz on the cover.

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


Remember, only one cover per commenter!

I’d say good luck, but this is the easiest cover game I’ve had in months, so I dunno…;)…

WHO IS IT?

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

1. This character was created by Gerry Conway.
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2. This character is a DC character.
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3. This character has been a member of the Justice League.
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4. This character started his or her own business.
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5. The character has a cat

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!