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Snark Free Corner for 6/25

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Snark Free Corner for 6/25

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

Enjoy!

FUNNY THING ABOUT COMICS

With the release of Avengers Classic #1 the other week, it made me think again about one of the sillier aspects of Marvel’s superhero universe – the fact that Iron Man was, publicly, Tony Stark’s bodyguard.

As a plot for a solo comic book, it fits perfectly. It is a nice duality – a hero’s secret identity is the same person he is supposedly protecting! It also allowed for Stark and Iron Man to constantly be in the same place at the same time.

However, once Iron Man became an Avenger, the set-up did not work as well, so the idea that he was Stark’s bodyguard was basically just dropped in the pages of Avengers. And it wasn’t that the other Avengers all just assumed he was Stark. In fact, they specifically did NOT know he was Stark, as noted quite dramatically when Tony Stark and Janet Van Dyne began dating (really, a pretty crummy move on Stark’s part, dating a woman who doesn’t know he knows her).

So how weird must that be? To have this big collection of heroes, and one of your foremost members is basically a bodyguard for some corporate bigwig. It was have made for some awkward moments!!!

I guess we are better off that they just never addressed it in the pages of Avengers (outside of the occasional comment)!!

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 a better leader – Storm or Cyclops?

THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

Find me a cover featuring the “Big Seven” from Grant Morrison’s JLA, only NOT on a JLA book.

For example (and you can’t use this one!), this Young Justice cover…

And 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 character was a sidekick.
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2. This character was an Earl.
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3. This character later gained his OWN sidekick.
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4. This character’s sidekick was his own son (who took on this character’s former sidekick name).
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5. A new character using the same name popped up in the pages of JLA Classified.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!

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