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Mark Waid's impossible Superman quiz

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bkthomson

Rain Partier

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

GLX wrote:
There's being a fan and...there's...being special.

Herald?
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nietoperz

The Goddamn Bat-min

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

Yeah, I only got the Jax-Ur one.
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Eli Katz

OMCTO

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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LoganRSA

penile prisoner

Postby LoganRSA » 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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avengingtitan

Rain Partier

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

doombug wrote: :lol:

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

I worry about anyone that knows Clark Kent's Social security number.

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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chap22

Rain Partier

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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LoganRSA

penile prisoner

Postby LoganRSA » 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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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

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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Arion

Twenty-Something

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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Chesscub

WTF is this rank?

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

Arion wrote:
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.


He also could've read this book.

Image

This sits on the coffee table in my home office.
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HNutz

Rain Partier

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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mrorangesoda

FROGMAN

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

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

Royal Nonesuch

Staff Writer

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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habitual

Silly French Man

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:

Hab
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ElijahSnowFan

cheese

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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