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Snark Free Corner for 1/8

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Snark Free Corner for 1/8

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

Enjoy!

COOL COMIC BOOK MOMENT

To properly set the scene, let me remind you what the Marvel comic book scene was like when Mark Waid took over Captain America.

Of all the Marvel titles, maybe two or three were currently in the midst of what one would call a “good creative period.”

Therefore, for as good as Mark Waid and Ron Garney’s Captain America was (and it WAS good), it was being treated like it was manna from heaven.

So when it was announced that they were being replaced on the book, and that the book itself was actually ENDING, it was a cause for some consternation for fans.

So take that into mind when you consider their last issue, which featured Captain America saving Sharon Carter from a corrupt nation, but then, when they are almost free and clear, he stops to rescue a large group of slave laborers.

Sharon cannot believe it, as the entire army of the country is on their tail, and Cap is risking their hides for some people neither of them know.

But then the SHIELD Hellicarrier shows up, and Cap (in a dramatic battle scene) holds off the invading army in time for the laborers to be beamed aboard the Hellicarrier.

Finally, it is Cap’s turn (Sharon is staying behind, as she was on the outs with SHIELD at the time)…and we get what we all thought was the last page from Waid and Garney (no one knew at the time that they’d be returning to the title a year or so later)…and man, was it moving!

Great comic book moment.

SNARK FREE CHALLENGE

Who is the best reporter in the Marvel Universe?

COVER HOMAGE

One cool point to the first person to tell me which magazine this Jimmy Olsen comic book cover is homaging!

FUNNY COMIC COINCIDENCES

They say that trouble comes in threes, and that was certainly the case for Northstar, as he was killed off in THREE DIFFERENT titles over the span of a month in early 2005.

First, in Wolverine #25…

Then, three weeks later, he died twice in the SAME WEEK!!

X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #2

and X-Men: The End: Heroes and Martyrs #1.

Pretty rough, eh?

WHO IS IT?

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

1. This creator has won multiple Comic Buyer Guide Fan Awards.
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2. This creator wrote some titles for Marvel Comics during the 1980s.
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3. This is best known for his/her work as an inker.
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4. This creator got his/her start doing assistant work for Dick Giordano.
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5. This creator drew the famous X-Men cover depicting Wolverine being blasted by a Sentinel (for Days of Future Past).

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!

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