Category Archives: Challenges

Character Design Contest ♯122- Secret Identities

Alright guys, this week it’s back to the more standard “Character” contest format. For this weeks challenge I want you to create a superhero. It’s that simple.

*grins*

Ok, it’s not thaaaat simple. To make it more interesting, you also have to show the character’s alter-ego, their secret identity, the Clark Kent to their Superman etc. and the two have to be incorporated into the same picture. Now there are many different ways you can do this, so I’ll leave it up to you as to how, I just care that they are both in the same picture.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Geek Quiz ♯24: DC

Ok guys, for this weeks quiz I’ve decided to go easy on you. The idea is simple, you’re going to get a load of questions about the output of DC comics, that’s it. Hopefully, people will be able to do this one (which will be a first).

So yeah, 10 questions, 15 points and as per usual No putting answers in the comments.

1. Who did the art for 1986’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns? (1)

2. Which of these Silver Age superheroes debuted first? (1)

a) Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)  b) The Flash (Barry Allen)

c) Martian Manhunter (J’onn J’onzz)  d) The Atom (Ray Palmer)

Bonus: Which comic series did they debut in? (1)

3. Who was the only member of The New Teen Titans to be added to the teams line up in the 1980 reboot of the team who wasn’t making their debut comics appearance? (1)

Bonus: Which member of the original Teen Titans line up did not return to the team for this reboot? (1)

4. Who was the first member of the Legion Of Super-Heroes to get their own solo series (not including Superboy obviously)? (1)

5. Who was the first of the Endless from Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series to debut in a DC comic? (1)

Bonus: In which comic did they debut? (2. I’ll be nice because I’ll be seriously seriously impressed if anyone gets this)

6. What was Wonder Woman’s role during her original stint in the Justice Society of America? (1)

7. What century is The Reverse-Flash from? (1)

8. How many issues make up Alan Moore’s The Watchmen? (1)

9. In which DC series does Darkseid debut in? (1)

Bonus: Who was the writer who created him? (1)

10. What is the name of the female Guardian of the Universe who formed the Blue Lantern Corps with Ganthet? (1)

Answers below

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #64: Results

Last week I asked you to give me your best replacement dialogue for this image:

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and of all the entires these are my top five favorites:

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ams 

You can make your own characters???

HEROMACHINE IS SO FREAKIN’ COOL!
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William A. Peterson
“No one will expect White Martians to loser themselves to THIS low a standard! We’re as good as IN!”
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JR19759
Why did I let you talk me into helping advertise your new Booster Gold brand toothpaste again?
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Worf

It worked. Guy fell for it. Now for Bats! Hehehehe!

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Skoul
Now that we’ve coated our teeth in glow-in-the-dark paint, all we need to do is keep smiling all day. Then we can really freak bats out.
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And your winner is ………………………………

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Character Design Contest ♯121- Fight Club

Fun one for y’all this week. What I want you guys to do is come up with the best fight scene you possibly can in Heromachine. Now, obviously you have to have two characters at least in your pics, but don’t think you have to be limited to just that, you can do more if you so wish. And I’m not just talking about fist fights here, you can do sword fights, gun-slinger duels or a full out fantasy battle, if it takes your fancy.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Geek Quiz ♯23: Stan Lee

Face front true believers, this weeks quiz is on “The Man” himself. So make mine Marvel and prepare yourself for a No-Prize if you get questions right. There’s 10 of them, with 15 points to get, so hopefully you’ll get a few (though judging by previous form, I’ve not got my hopes up. Are these quizzes too hard or something?)

Oh and as per usual No putting answers in the comments. ‘Nuff said.

Excelsior!

1. What is Stan Lee’s real name? (1)

2. What is the name of Stan Lee’s brother, who also wrote/ drew for Marvel Comics? (1)

Bonus: For which comic did he earn his first credit while working for Marvel (Timely Comics at the time)? (1)

3. Which comic contained Stan Lee’s first published story? [Issue Number included] (1)

Bonus: What was the title of the story? (1)

4. What was the name of Stan Lee’s first superhero co-creation? (1)

Bonus: In which comic series did this character debut? (1)

5. What was the name of Stan Lee’s column in the Bullpen Bulletins magazine? (1)

6. In what year did Stan Lee stop writing comics for Marvel to concentrate on his role as publisher? (1)

7. In which film does Stan Lee make his longest “cameo” appearance? (1)

Bonus: Which was the first film to feature Stan Lee cameoing as himself (1)

8. What was the name of his reality tv show that aired on the Sci-Fi channel in 2006 & 2007? (1)

9. What year was Lee inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall Of Fame? (1)

Bonus: Who else was inducted that year? (1)

10. Which of these characters did Stan Lee never receive a writers credit for in a self-titled comic? (1)

a) Aquaman   b) Black Panther  c) She-Hulk  d) Catwoman

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #64

It is once again time for one Caption Contest, this week I want your best replacement dialogue for this image:

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The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday May 12th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Character Design Contest ♯120- Film Posters

Ok, let’s see if we can one up last weeks challenge shall we. Your challenge this week is to create a poster for a film of your own creation (don’t worry, you don’t have to make the film for the challenge), like the ones you see for new movie releases outside your local cinema or on bus stops. Now your poster must include the film title, the names of at least two of the starring actors (which you may make up if you so wish) and a release date for the film. You may also want to include a tag line on your poster (a snappy sentence that is used to entice the audience in) but it is not compulsory.

So, that’s the remit, go do it.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Geek Quiz ♯22: Comic Book Classics

This week, on Geek Quiz.

10 questions on classic comic book stories, 20 points available, some people who are going to try and answer the questions (hopefully).

Oh and by now I shouldn’t need to say this, but the week I don’t put it will be the week it actually happens so, obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.

1. The first arc of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series involved Dream searching for three items stolen from him when he was imprisoned. What are these three items? (3)

Bonus: Name the characters that have them. (3)

2. What is the name of the gang from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns? (1)

3. What causes Jean Grey to become the Dark Phoenix? (1)

4. Which of these characters was not featured as a villain in Marvels 1984-85 Secret Wars crossover? (1)

a) Doctor Doom   b) Magneto  c) Ultron  d) Doctor Octopus

5. Who was the villain of The Great Darkness Saga in The Legion Of Super-Heroes? (1)

Bonus: How does this villain get his revenge for this defeat? (1)

6. Who is the first character to die in Crisis On Infinite Earths? (1)

Bonus: Who is the last? (1)

7. What is the name of the Super-villain whose murder Rorshach is framed for in Watchmen? (1)

Bonus: what is the name of the pirate comic strip that features in the story? (1)

8. Which villain starred in the Fearful Symmetry storyline opposite Spider-Man? (1)

9. Name the three former members of staff at the Larkhill prison camp targeted by V in the first book of V For Vendetta. (3)

10. With the exception of Galactus and the Silver Surfer, which other powerful cosmic entity makes an appearance in 1966’s Galactus Trilogy in The Fantastic Four? (1)

Answers below the jump.

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Character Design Contest ♯119- Comic Book Covers 2

Well, here’s a challenge we haven’t done in a while. I do believe I used this topic for one of the first CDC’s I did after I took over from Hammerknight, and it was a good contest (MadJack won as I remember), so let’s do it again. It’s a simple idea, you have to create your own comic book cover using only Heromachine. It’s the actual doing it part that’s hard.

Now, as with the last time we did this, there are a few things you MUST include for your entry to be eligible for the contest. These are, a title (so like The Uncanny X-Men) across the top of the cover, a company logo for the company publishing your comic (obviously not Marvel/ DC/ Dark Horse etc. etc. etc. make your own up) and an issue number and date. Those three things have to be included, but the rest is up to you. Good luck.

As per usual, no limits on entries and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Geek Quiz ♯21: Superman

I think we all know the deal by now. It’s a quiz. It’s about Superman. Go answer some questions.

As per usual, 10 questions/ 20 points to get. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.

1. In which month of 1938 was Action Comics 1 (the debut of Superman) published? (1)

Bonus: Who were the creative team behind the Superman concept? (2)

2. When was Superman first flight? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (1)

3. Which of these Golden Age Superman Villains debuted first? (1)

A) Lex Luthor   B) Mr. Mxyzptlk    C) The Ultra-Humanite   D) Toyman

Bonus: In his first appearance Lex Luthor was only called Luthor. When was his first name revealed? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (1)

4. What are the first names given to the Kents in the Golden Age version of Supermans origin? (1)

5. Which of these parts of the Superman mythos was actually first introduced in the comics and not in another medium? (1)

A) Kryptonite    B) Jimmy Olsen   C) X-Ray Vision

D) Superman/ Clark Kent marrying Lois Lane

Bonus: When do each of these debut in the comics? [Month/ Year or Comic/ Issue No.] (4 points)

6. In what year did Braniac debut? (1)

Bonus: Which other famous Superman villain also debuted the same year? (1)

7. Name General Zod’s two henchmen. (2)

8. What is the name of Superman’s Earth-3 counterpart? (1)

9. What is the name of Lois Lane’s sister? (1)

10. When did Superman die at the hands of Doomsday? (1)

Bonus: How long was Superman “dead”? (1)

Answers below the jump. X-Ray vision will not help here.

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