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Snark Free Corner for Saint Patrick’s Day!

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

Special Saint Patrick’s Day edition!

Enjoy!

SNARK FREE DEBATE/CHALLENGE

I’m combining the two features this week, as the latter comes out of the former.

First, the debate…the Marvel character, Shamrock, is she just ruined as a character?


Is there such a thing as a character who is just not salvageable? And if there is such a thing as an salvageable character, would Shamrock qualify?

As you may or may not know, Shamrock was one of a number of international heroes introduced in the Contest of Champions, and like most of the other ones, she was a fairly stereotypical character – her name and her “good luck” powers.

But while she may not be a good character, is there something there that can be salvaged? Can a character like Shamrock ever be taken seriously? Do note that the last time we saw her, she had retired and become a famous hair stylist.

That, therefore, is your challenge – come up with an interesting pitch for Shamrock that involves taking her seriously as a character.

NOTE: This challenge is only for those who believe she COULD be salvaged as a character – if you do not think she can be, you don’t have to come up with a pitch (as that’d be kinda contradictory, no?).

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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THE COVER GAME

This week’s game is as follows…

Simply enough, find me a comic cover that features Shamrock on the cover!

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


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 comic creator was born in Ireland.
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2. This comic creator has worked for DC Comics.
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3. This creator has worked with Garth Ennis at DC Comics.
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4. This creator is currently working outside of comics.
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5. This creator did an arc on Legends of the Dark Knight with Ennis.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!

And I hope you had a good Saint Patrick’s Day!!