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Snark Free Corner for 5/12

by  in Comic News Comment

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

In honor of the finale of the Valiant Comic Book Alphabet of Cool this week, this is an All-Valiant edition!

Enjoy!

SNARK FREE DEBATE

Which Turok was the best?

The original Gold Key stories featuring Turok had the great Gaylord Du Bois and Paul S. Newman writing the stories (particularly Newman), but they were fairly straightforward tales.

The early Valiant issues had a nice twist, while keeping the whole “hunting dinosaurs” bit, it also had various other weird anomalies in the Lost Land. However, while the series did feature Tim Truman for awhile and a young Rags Morales, otherwise, it did not have creators at the same level as a Newman.

The final Valiant series was created by Fabian Nicieza, and it remakes Turok as a modern-day Native American who gets caught up in his destiny to be the next dinosaur hunter. It was a fun story, and it spawned a very popular video game.

So which series was the best?

Let me know – and remember, in the debate, no snarkiness allowed!!

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

You have to make a new Valiant Universe of eight titles – which eight books do you choose, and which continuity do you use for each one?

THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

Find me a cover featuring a cover homage to a previous VALIANT cover on a Valiant comic book…

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


(This cover homages the cover of Harbinger #1)

Remember, only one cover per commenter!

WHO IS IT?

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

1. This character has a daughter.
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2. This character has been in the military.
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3. This character wore a suit of armor.
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4. This character was in charge of a group of armored people for a time.
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5. This character was blackmailed into quitting his post.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!