Snark Free Corner for 4/16

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



Over at the Comic Book Resources' Never Ending Forum, Matt Bib is running an amazingly awesome competition titled Project CBRunway, which just recently began its second year of competition.

The concept is simple - a group of artists sign up (I believe it was sixteen this year), Matt gives them a superhero costume design theme, and they have to come up with a costume design for the theme, draw it and post it on the competition thread. Then posters vote for their favorites in a poll, with the lowest vote-getter getting eliminated. This goes on until there is only one competitor left standing - he/she is, obviously, the winner of Project CBRunway!

Awesome, no?

The first week's challenge was to design a costume and a hero based on an animal.

This week's challenge was to design a costume and a hero based on the flag of a country.

Here are four sample entries from this week...

"Zachary Loves You"'s entry

Isn't this absolutely awesome?

Click here to read more about the competition and click here to see more entries for this week's challenge. You can vote for your favorites, all you have to do is to register at CBR (registration is free - just click here).

Project CBRunway - a total snark blocker!


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! This one is pretty tough, so TWO cool points to the first one to give me the answer!





Who is a better inventor - Tony Stark or Victor Von Doom?


Here's how this one works.

I give you a cover, and you have to tell me a comic cover that homages this cover.

You get a cool point for each cover (one cool point per commenter, so one single commenter can't just blow it all in one fell swoop), with double the cool points for any cover homage from three on (as I can only think of two homages myself, offhand)...


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

1. This creator drew his first comic story in the 60s, when he was still a teenager.................2. This creator had a multi-year run on the Fantastic Four.................3. This creator is currently a surrealist painter.................4. This creator drew an arc of the Avengers, then did not draw the book again for almost exactly 200 issues later, when he did a second arc................5. This creator co-created Deathlok.

Who is it?

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

Hope you had fun!

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