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Snark Free Corner for 6/16

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Snark Free Corner for 6/16

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

Let’s send some good vibes DC Comics’ way with an all-DC Comics Edition of Snark Free Corner!!

Enjoy!

TEN GOOD THINGS ABOUT DC COMICS RIGHT NOW

Not counting Vertigo and Wildstorm, which would make this too easy (Scalped, Fables, Ex Machina, etc.)!!

10. Batman Confidential has had a couple of fun arcs back to back with notable creators. The current arc by Fabian Nicieza and the amazing Kevin Maguire (admittedly, Maguire does seem to like the nudity a BIT too much, but it thankfully was not a major part of the story) followed a very underrated arc by Tony Bedard and Rags Morales.

9. The Brave and the Bold is the perfect type of book for J. Michael Straczynski – allows him to do sweeping stories with characters that he enjoys – and his early choices all sound fun!

8. The pencilers on the two Green Lantern titles are quite good – Ivan Reis and Patrick Gleason are fine artists.

7. Booster Gold has been enjoyable!

6. James Robinson doing monthly comic books again!

5. I enjoy the return of the original Legion. You can certainly argue about the methods of their return, but their return, in and of itself, is cool.

4. Matthew Sturges, the new writer on Blue Beetle, made a Dylan reference in Salvation Run! You don’t get much more awesome than that! It’s good to see him getting a new steady gig.

3. Batman R.I.P has been a lot of fun, and the mystery of the Black Glove has been intriguing – I love all the Silver Age nods.

2. Final Crisis #1 was quite good – if the quality of #1 holds up, it’ll be the best company-wide crossover ever!

1. All Star Superman is still one of the best comics on the market!!

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

Invent a new Batman rogue with a bird theme!

THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

It’s a tough one this week!

Find me a cover featuring Black Lightning, only it can’t be an issue of his own title, the Justice League OR the Outsiders!

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


Remember, only one cover per commenter!

Floating heads don’t count!

WHO IS IT?

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

1. This character is the offspring of a Golden Age DC character.
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2. This character gained his/her powers through science.
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3. This character has become romantically involved with his teammate.
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4. This character fought against the Ultra-Humanite.
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5. This character first appeared in Infinity Inc.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!