Kurt Busiek posted a San Diego story the other day.
There was no Pro/Fan Trivia Challenge at the San Diego Comicon this year. There was, however, one question from last year's challenge, which neither Mark Waid nor I attended, that was offered up this year, and once asked, seemed to travel around by osmosis. There's nothing quite like walking into the DC booth and having DC President and Publisher Paul Levitz say to you, without preamble, "I only got four, but I agree that [those other three] don't count." And knowing what he was talking about.
So: How many Legionnaires can you name who had letters on their costume?
Naturally, the 'L' on the flight ring doesn't count.
I got five—or eight, depending on how technical you want to get.
Mark Waid got the same five, but agreed that those other three shouldn't count.
Paul Levitz got four, with the same caveat.
James Robinson got five.
Tom Galloway came up with a sixth, but then, as I understand it, he was at the Challenge last year, so he's had much more time to think about it. And I spurn his sixth name as a technicality anyway, while Mark grumbled that yeah, it's a technicality but he should have gotten it anyway.
How many can you name?
If this sounds familiar, you might recall it from one of my trivia quizzes a couple years ago. I'm not sure yet who of the above got which answers. Some people took a shot on Kurt's Facebook page.
Let's not include the flight rings, the SW6 belt buckles, or the v4 jackets, all of which had the "L" on it; or any other jewelry, rings, belts, bracelets, or stuff like that, just the costume itself.
My regular trivia quiz coming in a day or two (and yes, I know it was supposed to be this past Monday).