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Snark Free Corner for 7/31

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Snark Free Corner for 7/31

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

Enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE COOL COMIC WORDS

This is something that the cool science fiction comic writers like Arnold Drake realized, and what current writers like Grant Morrison and Joe Casey know….and now YOU can, too!!!

How to make cool comic words.

The first step is to find a normal word that you want to use. Better to use big words, but you can use small words, if you’d like.

A good example is, say, transformer.

Normal, standard word, right?

Okay, here is the trick.

You pick ANOTHER word, a word more identified with comics, and add that to the BEGINNING of the word (normally with a hyphen, but not always).

Cosmic-transformer!!

Space-transformer!!

Infinity-transformer!!

See how easy it is?

So now you know how to make comic words.

Like when Superman wants to listen in on something, he doesn’t use his hearing…he uses his SUPER-hearing!

In the Guardians of the Galaxy, Charlie-27 was not in the militia, he was in the SPACE-militia.

Thanos didn’t go around picking up special gems, he picked up INFINITY gems.

Galactus wouldn’t mind a nullifier, but when shown the ULTIMATE nullifier, THEN he was worried.

Class dismissed!!

COVER HOMAGE

One cool point to the person who tells me what cover this Aquaman cover is homaging (thanks to Laura for the heads up).

It’s a tricky one!

SNARK FREE THEME DAY

Today’s theme is “EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW WAS WRONG!!!”

1. Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing – This may be one of the most famous “everything you thought you knew was wrong” story. Moore revealed to the reader that instead of scientist Alec Holland BECOMING Swamp Thing, Swamp Thing was actually a collection of plants that BELIEVED that it was Alec Holland.

Pretty trippy, eh?

2. Mopee.

Yes, Mopee.

Mopee was the REAL cause of the lightning that hit Barry Allen. He was like the Bat-Mite.

Check it out in Flash #167.

3. Hal Jordan was lobotomized by Abin Sur.

In Peter David’s Action Comics Weekly Green Lantern run, he asked the question, “Wouldn’t someone literally without fear be kinda nuts?”

So David revealed that what Abin Sur’s ring did was search out for the CLOSEST to fearless people he could find, and then he used the ring to MAKE Hal Jordan fearless.

4. Captain America has more reworked origins that anyone I can think of. Two (since debunked) reworkings were that he had a secret family (including a brother who died at Pearl Harbor), which was brought up by Steve Gerber, and more recently, John Ney Reiber posited that perhaps the whole “frozen in ice” story was staged by the government.

5. Recently, Spider-Man had his origin reworked that perhaps it was not the radiation that made the spider transfer powers to Peter Parker, but rather, that the spider ITSELF had powers that it transferred to Peter.

Or not.

But probably.

But not definitely.

6. Writer Bill Mantlo introduced the concept that the Hulk existed in Bruce Banner’s subconscious well before the explosion, and it was the explosion that just allowed the Hulk to take over Banner’s personality.

Can anyone name me some more?

SNARK FREE CHALLENGE

If Captain America and Iron Man were forced to have a baking competition, who would bake the better cake?

NOTE: No rum cakes allowed for Iron Man.

WHO IS IT?

No one got this one when I used it on Snark Free Water a few weeks ago, so let’s see if you folks can get it!

Remember! Who is it and on what number clue you guessed it!

1. This creator has done work for Oni Press.
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2. This creator has also done work for Beckett Comics.
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3. Most of this creator’s work has been as an artist.
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4. This artist pencilled a book written by Sean McKeever.
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5. This artist has a creator-owned title coming out from Image Comics.

Who is it?

Well, that’s it for this installment of Snark Free Corner. Hope you had fun!

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