Monday, February 02, 2009

Trivia Quiz #32

I didn't get much of a response to the holiday Festivus trivia, so I'll repeat them here along with some other random leftovers.

1. In a dusty file room in a sub-basement somewhere in Legion HQ stand some file cabinets. Next to the one marked "Substitute Heroes" (no, really, there was a filing cabinet) is a cabinet labeled "Secret Weapons". What did we ever see that was in that cabinet?

2. Where would you find Mog Vagor, Nimbok of Vaalor, and Duke Harrington of Maine?

3. In the suit he wore to his first tryout, which Legionnaires' powers did ERG-1 demonstrate?

4. Last week's issue of LSH v5 was "written" by a pseudonymous person named "Justin Thyme". Other than Jim Starlin's "Steve Apollo" (which is too obvious and too well-known), can you come up with another pseudonym who worked on a Legion (or related) book, and who was behind the fake name?

5. What's the significance of "Zeeta-Y, Zeeta-Y, Zeeta-Y"?

6. Name three instances in which we saw Kryptonite affect different non-Kryptonians (in a Legion-related context).

7. Not counting Supergirl, who was the first Legion reject to appear on a cover?

15 comments:

Damin J. Toell, Esq. said...

For #7, would this be Superboy in Adventure #247? Or does that not count since his rejection wasn't sincere?

michaelrbn@aol.com said...

6. One was Streaky who received his powers from X-Kryptonite, a piece of Green K experimented on by Supergirl.

7. Don't remember his name, but there was a greenskinned applicant with vision powers who tried out when Element Lad became a member.

Meerkatdon said...

#1: A file on Kid Psycho, the Legion's Secret Weapon.

#2: The Legion Academy?

#3: One of them was either Chemical King or Element Lad (I remember he made foam), and I believe he shrunk like Violet and grew like Colossal Boy. There were probably others.

#4: Sir Prize? Miss Terious? Marvel Lad? Unknown Boy? Satan Girl? Reflecto? (stop me if I'm getting closer.)

#5: "Zeeta-Y, Zeeta-Y, Zeeta-Y" were Triplicate Girl's first word(s).

#6: Green Kryptonite was the main ingredient in Mon-El's new, improved anti-lead serum. And was Blue Kryptonite used against one or more of the Bizarro Leigon? Also, I have a nagging memory of White Kryptonite being used against some menacing plants, but can't place the story. Oh, yeah, and then there's that pendant of Jewel Kryptonite that Star Boy used as a bribe to get a first date with Dream Girl....

#7: It is a little-known fact of Legion history that Lyle Norg was originally rejected for being underage; he was lurking around, albeit invisible, on the cover of Adventure 247.

Michael said...

Don - #4 no, I'm looking for a writer or artist who went by a pseudonym, not a character.

Anonymous said...

4. "Barry Jamimson," author of several Karate Kid comics, was actually a tag-team effort of writers Paul Levitz and David Michiline

7. I agree with Michaelrbn, but I don't think that candidate ever had a name. I always just kalled him Camera-Eye Kid.

Duke

Anonymous said...

5. Zeeta-Y is a distress signal, sent --- uh, brain freeze. I think Phantom Girl was on Toomar when she got the alert, but I can't remember what issue it was in.

Oh, wait, scratch Toomar, it was the alert sent to call Legionniares to fight Computo. Hmmm. . . .Maybe PG WAS on Toomar?

You know, we really should see more of Toomar.

-Duke

Meerkatdon said...

Michael: What, you're telling me that Satan Girl didn't write the Dr. Maryvale story? And it wasn't illustrated by some guy in a lead suit with a big "M" on the chest? :)

kenaustin said...

2. They're all on Shanghalla. Duke Harrington threw me at first...good one!

3. Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet, and Phantom Girl.

5. It's the Legion distress signal that calls all Legionnaires back to the HQ. Computo used it as a trap.

Baal said...

I don't guess in the comments when you do a trivia quiz but I don't want you thinking they are unappreciated!

And the grammar is superb! No anonymous trolls complaining here!

Anonymous said...

7)The Cyclops who could project images with his eye-- ADV #307.

royiskeen said...

3. He also flew (Superboy?) and demonstrated vision and sense powers (Superboy, Monel), and well as those already mentioned of Chemical King, Phantom Girl, Colossal Boy, and Shrinking Violet. which begs the question - did he eve demonstrate any of those other powers again...?

6. Weren't some of Jimmy's powers brought on by exposure to kryptonite? And i vaguely remember something involving Bizarros...

7. Yes, the camera eye guy. One Eyed Pete? lol

Meerkatdon said...

royiskeen: It was later explained (maybe in Who's Who in the Legion?) that the ERG-1 suit was a more advanced version than the later containment suits Wildfire used. The original allowed him to express his anti-energy in those extra powers, while the later suits limited him to blasting things.

All of which begs the question of why Wildfire wasn't rejected under the "no gadgets" rule. Until Quislet taught him to do without a containment suit, wasn't he the ultimate in gadget-based superheroes?

Meerkatdon said...

About that green guy with the projector eye...

Is it possible that his Threeboot counterpart is that girl Teena (the one with the parasitic critter with all the video screens)?

royiskeen said...

meerkatdon: wouldn't that interpretation of the no gadget rule also mean Quislet was out, and Tellus?

Andrew F said...

6. OK, I just happened upon this site today, and hours later started reading Adventure Comics #344. And wouldn't you know it, in that issue an unnamed Durlan, stuck in the shape of Superboy, is killed by "Kryptonite force-rings" that we're told would "kill anyone, Kryptonian or not".