We're back with another huge crossover episode. This time we're letting our inner nerds out to play and doing an episode focused exclusively on comic books, writers, artists and movies. In order to do it right we've partnered with our friends Mark and Lev from the DC Universe Podcast. You can check them out at www.twoshotstothehead.com.
One of the funnest parts of reading comics is discussing them with your friends. So we invited a few others over and ended up with a 3 team brawl featuring our friends John and Daniel along with my brother Bob to round things out.
I hope you enjoy.
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Characters created by Bob Kane:
Batman (Bruce Wayne)
Robin (Dick Grayson)
Commissioner James Gordon
Mr. Freeze (Mr Zero)
Jonathan Crane – Scarecrow
Basic Karlo – Clayface
Jervis Tetch – Mad Hatter
Bat-Girl (mary Elizabeth Kane)
Poor Lev froze under the lights and got eliminated on his first try. I tell people all the time that it’s a lot harder to do well when you’re actually playing the game.
What movie released in 2006 was based on a 1998 Frank Miller comic with the same name?
The supervillain known as Bane made his first appearance in comics in 1993. I want you to tell me the name of the movie where he made his screen debut?
1997s Batman and Robin. He played a henchman for Poison Ivy
What highly acclaimed artist did the art on Marvel’s popular 1994 storyline fittingly titled “Marvels”?
Alex Ross – You may know him better for his work on the DC storyline Kingdom Come
Which actor, currently raking it in as a member of the Avengers, starred as a completely different character in a previous major motion picture based on the Marvel universe.
Chris Evans – he was Johnny Storm in the Fantastic 4 movies
A new record was set in 2014 for the most expensive single issue of a comic book. The book sold for $3.2 Million. Give me the Title of the book and the issue number.
Action Comics #1 (according to numerous sources)
As you know, this was the first appearance of Superman. It came in June of 1938.
What well known Marvel comics character was created by Steve Ditko and made his first appearance in 1963’s Strange Tales #110?
Dr Stephen Strange
What superstar writer popularized Animal Man in the late 80’s?
What 1969 song that hit number 1 on the US Billboard hot 100 was released by a fictional band based on a popular comic of the time?
Sugar Sugar by the Archies
What evil-doer is pictured standing off against the Avengers on the cover of the original Avengers #1?
In 2009 IGN did a list of the top 100 comic book villains of all time spanning all universes. For 5 points each I need you to name 4 of the top 5.
Rounding out the top 10 are Darkseid, Ra’s Al Ghul, Loki, Dark Phoenix, Kingpin. Here’s the link to the full list - http://www.ign.com/top/comic-book-villains/
Whose murder kicked off the DC storyline known as Infinite Crisis? Be Specific.
Sue Dibny (wife of the Elongated Man)
What is the single best selling comic book of all time in terms of copies sold?
1991’s X-Men #1 with the 5 variant covers with over 7 million copies
Here’s the full cover of X-Men #1. I remember that I had the one with Cyclops and Wolverine on the cover.
X-Force #1 at 5 Million,
Superman #75 (death of superman) 3mil
Spiderman #1 in 1990 (McFarlane) 2.5
Spawn #1 1.7Million
Used Zapkapowcomics.com as the source for numbers.
What fowl mouthed comic book character appears alongside Lea Thompson in a 1986 movie?
Howard the Duck
Please give me the name of the leader of Image Comics popular Gen13 team?
Which super hero team had a failed television pilot episode produced by CBS in 1997?
Who played The Clown in 1997’s theatrical release of Spawn?
What 2 characters were the original Birds of Prey?
Oracle and Black Canary
I really enjoyed the Blackest Night storyline and all of the different energy colors and the emotions that power them. Tell me, what is the source of power for the Indigo rings?
What numeric designation has been added to the word Earth in the Marvel universe to indicate when a story takes place in the primary continuity?
I want you to put these comic heroes in order by first appearance. Earliest at the top to most recent at the bottom.
Wonder Woman – December 1941, All Star Comics #8
Green Lantern – 1940, All-American Comics #16
Batman – 1939, Detective Comics #27
Captain America – March 1941, Captain America #1