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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby bkthomson » Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:03 am

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby nietoperz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:47 am

Yeah, I only got the Jax-Ur one.
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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby Eli Katz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:07 am

Thankfully, I didn't know any of them.

I love the Bizarro Code.

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby Mr. Log » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:50 am

I should have known two, maybe three, because they sounded so familiar right after I saw the answers. Most, though, were like reading Sanskrit.

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby avengingtitan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:20 am

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I'm actually going to agree with Yoni on this one. (and yes that means I didn't know any of these)

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Yea and that was the first question. I knew right then I wasnt gonna get any of them and that the people that did get it have never left their parents basement.
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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby chap22 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:20 am

well the 3 i got were Jax-Ur, Lara's maiden name, and the radius of Gold K (i can thank an old DC digest featuring all different varieties of Kryptonite for remembering that one). and i've never really been a HUGE Supes fan, so i think those were all doable. the rest...jesus Waid...that's some obscure nerderrific shit.
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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby Mr. Log » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:59 am

The most obscure bit of Superman trivia I know by heart: What's Superman's favorite novel?

To Kill a Mockingbird

Probably not as obscure as most of those on the quiz, and I couldn't cite a source, but I like it. I've been in a bit of an animated Superman kick on Netflix for the last week without even realizing his publication anniversary was here. Weird.

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby Chesscub » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 am

chap22 wrote:well the 3 i got were Jax-Ur, Lara's maiden name, and the radius of Gold K (i can thank an old DC digest featuring all different varieties of Kryptonite for remembering that one). and i've never really been a HUGE Supes fan, so i think those were all doable. the rest...jesus Waid...that's some obscure nerderrific shit.


I remember reading an article about Mark Waid and Kurt Busiek trying to out stump the other in esoteric DC Silver Age trivia. What I would do to see that. :-D

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby Arion » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:53 am

Eli Katz wrote:Thankfully, I didn't know any of them.

I love the Bizarro Code.


I didn't know any of them because Waid has read thousands of pre-COIE Superman comics, and I became a Superman fan with Byrne's relaunch.

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby Chesscub » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:06 pm

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I didn't know any of them because Waid has read thousands of pre-COIE Superman comics, and I became a Superman fan with Byrne's relaunch.


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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby HNutz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:29 pm

Log-Man wrote:The most obscure bit of Superman trivia I know by heart: What's Superman's favorite novel?

To Kill a Mockingbird

Probably not as obscure as most of those on the quiz, and I couldn't cite a source, but I like it. I've been in a bit of an animated Superman kick on Netflix for the last week without even realizing his publication anniversary was here. Weird.


For some reason, I'm thinking Loeb.

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby mrorangesoda » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:52 pm

None. I don't think I've read a single issue mentioned.

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby Royal Nonesuch » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:08 pm

Three and a half. I got the gist of the Bizarro oath, but not the exact wording.

I have no idea why I knew Kal-El's mother's maiden name, but I guess now I can open up a credit card in his name.
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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby habitual » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:17 pm

chap22 wrote:well the 3 i got were Jax-Ur, Lara's maiden name, and the radius of Gold K (i can thank an old DC digest featuring all different varieties of Kryptonite for remembering that one). and i've never really been a HUGE Supes fan, so i think those were all doable. the rest...jesus Waid...that's some obscure nerderrific shit.



I had that same digest, also how I knew the gold K answer :lol:

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Re: Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

Postby ElijahSnowFan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:32 pm

chap22 wrote:well the 3 i got were Jax-Ur, Lara's maiden name, and the radius of Gold K (i can thank an old DC digest featuring all different varieties of Kryptonite for remembering that one). and i've never really been a HUGE Supes fan, so i think those were all doable. the rest...jesus Waid...that's some obscure nerderrific shit.


Those were the three I got -- those have been around for a while. But holy hell, the rest of that quiz -- how the hell was I supposed to know details about the radio show? FFS! I'm not that damn old!
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