Another thrilling comic book trivia night touched down at San Francisco’s Mission: Comics and Art on May 15. Congratulations to the Anagraminals on their first victory, edging superstars New New Mutants by a mere half-point (Steve Ditko, Ben? Really?)
Now for a chance to test your knowledge. Partly for posterity, and partly to avoid doing a new comics post this week, here’s the quiz in its entirety. With this year’s Eisner Award nominees announced just a few days prior, we went with a theme…
Since 1991, where have the comic book industry’s annual Eisner Awards been conferred?
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is the first actor to portray characters in both MCU and DCEU films. Name those two movies.
For decades, the only creator receiving any credit for Batman was Bob Kane. But after a long crusade, this writer finally got his due, beginning with the opening credits of Batman vs. Superman.
Now, all Batman stories — in any medium — carry the credit: “Batman created by Bob Kane with whom ?
Action Comics #869, published in 2008, was recalled and reprinted by DC because of an objectionable cover.
The original cover depicts Clark Kent and his father Jonathan doing what?
In which comic series did Black Panther make his first appearance?
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Our second trivia night at San Francisco’s Mission: Comics and Art took place on March 13. Congratulations to the Guardians of the Avenues who edged Anagraminals via the tie-breaker to take home the first place title!
Now for a chance to test your knowledge. Partly for posterity, and partly to avoid doing a new comics post this week, here’s the quiz in its entirety. Before you start Googling all the answers, see how many you can nail down on your own.
We all know that the Hulk’s alter ego is Bruce Banner. But Bruce is actually his middle name. What is Dr. Banner’s first name?
What was Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro’s first feature film based on a comic book character?
In Watchmen, what symbol does Doctor Manhattan inscribe on his forehead?
In Chris Claremont’s first three instances featuring the X-Men playing baseball – X-Men #110,
Uncanny X-Men Annual #7, and Uncanny X-Men #201 – which member of the team is at bat?
In which comic book series did John Constantine make his first appearance?
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Yesterday we hosted a comic book trivia night at Mission: Comics and Art in San Francisco. Congratulations to the New New Mutants who scored an impressive 29/30 en route to first place, and $100 in store merchandise!
Now for a chance to test your knowledge. Partly for posterity, and partly to avoid doing a new comics post this week, here’s last night’s quiz in its entirety (sans all the cleaver lead-ins, witty banter, and alcohol-influenced hints). Before you start Googling all the answers, see how many you can nail down with your own.
Before he took on his iconic green shade in Incredible Hulk (#2), what color was the Hulk?
What is the only comic to have won a Pulitzer Prize?
What was Black Panther director Ryan Coogler’s first feature film?
Before the rights were purchased, which company was the original publisher of DC’s Captain Marvel?
In which comic book series did Thanos make his first appearance?
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I’m interrupting the regularly scheduled new release post to plug a very special fundraising event for one of our favorite comic shops here in San Francisco. I’ll be hosting a comic book trivia night at Mission: Comics and Art in two weeks, and if you’re in the Bay Area, you are strongly encouraged to swing by.
Admission is free, but the prizes are real. Bring your own beer, and up to three of your friends, because you can assemble in teams of up to four people. Rest assured that even casual comic book fans will be able to bring something to the table (and, of course, hardcore aficionados will be rewarded for their knowledge as well). I’ll have the questions up for general Internet perusal after the event on February 13th.
And if you’re new to Mission Comics, or haven’t been inside a place like this in a long time, take the opportunity to support one of the best things about fandom culture: the local comic book shop. Learn more about this shop specifically, and how you can help keep the lights on, by checking out their Patreon page, and learn how you can become a supporter.
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