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Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Eli Katz » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:24 pm

This thread is for revealing your ignorance of major comic book occurrences. Hopefully when a gap is admitted by someone, others will come along and fill the gap. I'll start. I was flipping through an old issue of Hulk the other day, and it was made clear that everyone knew that Hulk and Banner are one and the same. I realized, suddenly, that I have no idea when or how Banner's secret was exposed. Anyone care to enlighten me on this point?

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby The Old Doctor » Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:54 pm

It was revealed when Thanoscopter wrote a brilliantly funny article outing him.

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I believe it was early on, during the Severin drawn era. Thunderbolt Ross was not above putting it out there to capture the Hulk.

Sorry, not a big Hulk fan.
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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Mr. Log » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:01 pm

My knowledge of the X-Men ends at about 1997. What happened to Rogue's Ms. Marvel powers?

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Keb » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:04 pm

Log-Man wrote:My knowledge of the X-Men ends at about 1997. What happened to Rogue's Ms. Marvel powers?

She got wiped clean by baby Hope in Messiah Complex but I don't know if she still had them by then.

I do believe she lost them during the X-Treme X-Men run that most people want to forget about.

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Keb » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:07 pm

Eli Katz wrote:This thread is for revealing your ignorance of major comic book occurrences. Hopefully when a gap is admitted by someone, others will come along and fill the gap. I'll start. I was flipping through an old issue of Hulk the other day, and it was made clear that everyone knew that Hulk and Banner are one and the same. I realized, suddenly, that I have no idea when or how Banner's secret was exposed. Anyone care to enlighten me on this point?

From Wikipedia:
In Tales to Astonish #77 (March 1966), Banner's and the Hulk's dual identity became publicly known when Glenn Talbot, Banner's romantic rival for Betty, witnessed his transformation, turning Banner into a wanted fugitive.


Need to rename this thread "Wikipedia muthafucka, do you use it?" :P

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Chessack » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:25 pm

Geez have so many gaps I dunno where I could possibly start.

But here's one for Marvel/Thor fans: What's the current status of Beta Ray Bill?

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Amoebas » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:31 pm

Eli Katz wrote:This thread is for revealing your ignorance of major comic book occurrences. Hopefully when a gap is admitted by someone, others will come along and fill the gap. I'll start. I was flipping through an old issue of Hulk the other day, and it was made clear that everyone knew that Hulk and Banner are one and the same. I realized, suddenly, that I have no idea when or how Banner's secret was exposed. Anyone care to enlighten me on this point?

When I started buying back issues way back when - this was one of the books I had to have simply because of the cover!
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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Amoebas » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:32 pm

Keb wrote:From Wikipedia:


Need to rename this thread "Wikipedia muthafucka, do you use it?" :P

Don't need to! :-D

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Keb » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:10 pm

Amoebas wrote:Don't need to! :-D

But you've got like 9000 years on me and have been reading comics for 8000 of them. :P

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Eli Katz » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:07 pm

Thanks, Keb and Amoebas. That Tales to Astonish cover is excellent.

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Amoebas » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:11 pm

Keb wrote:But you've got like 9000 years on me and have been reading comics for 8000 of them. :P

Get off my lawn! :smt013

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Keb » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Amoebas wrote:Get off my lawn! :smt013

In the future, everyone lives in boxes in the sky!

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Bond Hengbu » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:36 am

What should those who are not attached to the big 2 ask?
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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Punchy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:56 am

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Re: Major Gaps in Your Knowledge of Comics

Postby Lord Simian » Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:16 am

Bond Hengbu wrote:What should those who are not attached to the big 2 ask?


"What have I done with my life?"

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