Saturday, September 04, 2010

Trivia Answers #50

Call me Procrastination Lad. Here are the answers to Trivia Quiz #50 from last month:

1. The Alex Ross booth in San Diego had a huge floor-to-ceiling banner of his giant Legion litho that he did for the Warner Bros. Stores. When/where else have we seen Alex Ross draw/paint the Legion as a group or individuals, not counting Superman or Supergirl

With a little help from the Alex Ross Collector website, here's what I came up with:
  • Kingdom Come miniseries
  • Kingdom Come trading cards
  • additional sketches in the Absolute Kingdom Come
  • Justice miniseries
  • Overstreet Price Guide cover
  • Starman cover/poster (from the James Robinson series)
  • Starman, on various JSA covers
  • "Rough Justice" hardcover
  • "Mythology" hardcover
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths hardcover cover/poster
  • Alex Ross Millennium Edition Special (Wizard magazine)

2. In LA, I went to Venice Beach. When the Legion played the New Teen Titans in volleyball (in a published DC comic!), who was on each team?
From DC Sampler #3, the teams were Ultra Boy and Star Boy vs Jericho and Lilith.

3. In San Diego they announced that a set of 12 action figures would be released next year. Of those 12, which ones have never had any kind of 3-dimensional figure commercially released before? Remember that the Legionnaires of one timeline/continuity are not the same as those of another.
The 12 figures are all from the Pre-Crisis timeline:
• Superboy
• Cosmic Boy
• Lightning Lad
• Saturn Girl
• Brainiac 5
• Chameleon Boy
• Ultra Boy
• Karate Kid
• Wildfire
• Matter-Eater Lad
• Timber Wolf
• Colossal Boy

Superboy, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Ultra Boy, Timber Wolf, and Colossal Boy all have had figures from DC Direct (among other places as well). Wildfire had a figure in the Mayfair box set of lead figurines in the mid-1980s. The L3 Karate Kid had a Heroclix figure, but the L1 Karate Kid didn't. So the answer here is Karate Kid and Matter-Eater Lad.

4. Paul Levitz announced that we'll see a Legion election soon. Assuming for the moment that his stories more or less remain canon up through the end of the Magic Wars, which Legionnaire had been elected leader the most number of times to that point?
Element Lad, Mon-El, and Ultra Boy had each been elected Legion leader twice.

5. Vegas is all about money. Name five types of money from different worlds in the 30th/31st century.
Among others: In ADV 309 Monster Master once asked to exchange his Barakian Living Money for liquid money of the world Althar. In ADV 350 we saw the living crystal money of Rojun has 6 legs and eats through metal, gas money from Mercury, and Huopian energy money. In ADV 377, they mention dollars, "ergloks of radium", and a giant mirror coin from Dracksler. Plus, of course, we've seen gold and Galactic Credits.

6. In Canada, they talk funny (at least to me, they do!). Which Legionnaire(s) has/have a distinctive accent or speech pattern different from "standard" (meaning everyone else)?
A number of people had different speech balloons, which is meant to indicate something other than "normal".

From L1: Quislet, Blok, Tellus, Invisible Kid II, Comet Queen, White Witch, and RJ Brande. An anonymous poster reminded me that when she went back to the 20th century to hide from Mordru, Shadow Lass passed as a foreign exchange student. ("My name is Tasmia Conehead, and I am from France.")
From L2: Shikari, Chameleon
From L3: Gazelle, Saturn Girl (who's mute)

7. In Las Vegas you have to be 21 to drink alcohol. Before the Legionnaires grew up to drink Silverale, they drank kono juice. Where did we first see kono juice?
As Tom put it, "I believe that was in Adventure 378, as the Legion toasted Brainy with that Coluan delicacy on his birthday...on to find that the cups had been poisoned."

1 comment:

Brainy Pirate said...

#6 : It never occurred to me that with all those planets, there's be a lot of different accents bouncing around LSH HQ -- very, very cool.

Too bad the animated series didn't try to cast for that type of thing....