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Caption Contest Hiatus

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, or morning or afternoon depending on when you are reading this! I write this post to inform you all that I have decided to take a break from doing Kaldath’s Caption Contest for a while. Between the low turn out that contest has been getting in past month or so, as well as a general feeling of being burned out on it I figure it is time to step away before it stops being fun to do. I am not sure when I will start them up again but hopefully I can get my caption mojo back soon. In the mean time I will try to give you something each week to replace the contest, weather that be an Edition of Anime Talk, or a Kaldath’s Corner, a bad Super costume or something else entirely I will try my best to keep you good folk entertained on Wednesdays! ( Starting next week since I did  an Anime Talk yesterday! )

Possible Absence

Hey Folks I just wanted to write and let you all know that due to pending weather conditions here in New Jersey that I may not be able to judge caption contest 60 or post contest 61 this week. On Monday night we are expected to be hit by a Blizzard lasting through sometime on Tuesday night. Now if I have electricity and no interruption in my internet service I will post as normal, but it is always possible that this wet heavy snow will knock services out and I just wanted you all to know ahead of time in the event I can’t post anything.

Creators Club Reminder

Hey guys, JR here again. Just posting up a quick reminder for y’all about this years Creators Club Poster. MadJack is still accepting submissions for the poster so make sure you get in there for your chance to be immortalised as a member of the Heromachine Community of this year. We’ve already had some awesome creators submit their entries, so get yours entered.

You can find the submission rules and stuff here: http://www.heromachine.com/2015/01/13/creators-club-2015/

You have under 2 weeks left to get on the poster, otherwise you’ll have to wait another year for your chance, so don’t miss out.

And with that. JR out.

Geek Quiz ♯8: Marvel Comics Edition

This weeks quiz is going to be focusing on everyones favourite comics hype machine (and occasional producer of decent comics), Marvel. However, don’t expect questions on characters like Spider-Man, The Hulk or Captain America. This quiz is to find out how much you know or can guess about the company its self. So have fun. Oh and obviously Wikipedia is not allowed. ‘Nuff said.

As per usual, 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get and don’t post answers in the comments, just your scores. 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.

1. Who was the first Marvel (at the time called Timely) character to star in their own self-titled comic? (1 Point)

2. Which of these was not a Timely Comics title during the 1940’s? (1 Point)

a) Joker Comics                  b) Gay Comics

c) All Funny Comics            d) Comedy Comics

3. In what year did National Periodical Publications (aka DC) acquire the distribution rights to Atlas’ (later Marvel) comic book divisions output? (1 Point)

Bonus- In what year did this deal end? (1 Point)

4. What baseball term has famously been used by Stan Lee to describe Marvels staff of artists, writers and editors? (1 Point)

5. Who originally held the position of publisher of Timely Comics when the company started in 1939? (1 Point)

6. Who is the company’s current Editor-In-Chief? (1 Point)

7. In the 1940’s, what famous New York building were the Timely Comics offices based in? (1 Point)

8. In what year did Marvel go bankrupt? (1 Point)

Bonus- Who owned the company at the time? (1 Point)

9. Which Marvel character was the first to star in a feature length, non-serialised film? (1 Point)

Bonus- What year was it released? (1 Point)

10. Where is The Avengers currently on the list of Highest Grossing Films Of All Time? (1 Point)

Bonus- Which Marvel film is next highest up on the standings and what position does it hold? (1 Point)

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Geek Quiz ♯7: Batman Edition

It’s simple, you answer questions about the Batman. As per usual, 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get and don’t post answers in the comments, just your scores. 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.

1. How many months after Superman did Batman debut? (1 Point)

2. Put these famous citizens of Gotham in order of debut (first to last)? (1 Point)

a) Dick Greyson                             c) Jim Gordon

b) Harvey Dent                             d) Alfred Pennyworth

3. Which Green Lantern villain is named in honour of one of the original creative team behind Batman? (1 Point)

4. What is the name of the corrupt Police Commissioner of Gotham in Batman: Year One? (1 Point)

5. What is the name of Jim Gordon’s successor as Police Commissioner in The Dark Knight Returns? (1 Point)

6. Who teamed up with Batman in Issue 59 of The Brave & The Bold, the first issue to instigate the Batman team-up theme that would come to define the title. (1 Point)

7. What year did Bane debut? (1 Point)

8. In 1983, Batman left the Justice League to form The Outsiders. Excluding Batman, name the original line-up of the team. (1 point per person, 5 points)

9. Name all of the men to have played Batman in a live action film (not including Ben Affleck, whose debut as Batman has yet to be released). (1 point per person, 7 points)

10. In 1979, the original Batman from Earth-2 was killed. Who killed him? (1 Point)

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I’ve got nothing for this one

Geek Quiz ♯6: Star Wars Edition

Considering how well everyone did in last weeks themed contest, I thought we’d do another one (read in semi-sarcastic voice), only this time I’ve made it harder :D . Star Wars, this week focusing on are we (both the films, Clone Wars and the expanded universe), as an excuse it gives to talk like Yoda, hmm (to much fun I have with this). As per usual, 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get and don’t post answers in the comments, just your scores. 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.

1. Name Han Solo and Leia Organa’s three children. (1 point each)

2. What is the name of Darth Maul’s brother? (1 Point)

3. Name the cone-headed, Cerean Jedi Master who sits to the right of Yoda on the Jedi Council. (1 Point)

4. Two Mandolorians have appeared in the Star Wars films. Who are they? (2 points)

5. Who owned Shimi & Anakin Skywalker before losing them to Watto in a bet on a Podrace? (1 Point)

6. How did Jedi Master Sifo Dyas die? (1 Point)

7. What was the name of Darth Vadar’s secret apprentice, who also went by the alias Starkiller? (1 Point)

8. Name the Wookie home world (1 point)

9. What was the name of the Jedi Master who trained Yoda? (1 Point)

10. Name the eight Rebel Alliance Leaders who issued the Declaration Of A New Republic after the fall of the Galactic Empire (1 Point per person- 8 points)

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Geek Quiz ♯5: Spider-Man Edition

Happy New Year everyone! And to kick off the new year, I’ve decided that we’re going to be focusing on my favourite superhero, Spider-Man, in this weeks quiz, because reasons ;) . So everyone had better have brushed up on their wall-crawler facts. As per usual, please don’t post answers in the comments, only your scores and stuff pertaining to your scores, but no answers please. And also as usual, the answers will be below the jump from the blog main page, so it would be advisable to view the quiz from the main page so you don’t get spoiled. Face front true-believers.

1. In which comic did Spider-Man first appear? (1 point)

Bonus Point: Which issue was it? (1 point)

2. Who was the original artist for Spider-Man? (1 point)

Bonus Point: Who drew the cover for his first appearance? (1 point)

3. Who appeared first in the comics, Gwen Stacy or Mary Jane Watson? (1 point)

4. Name the original line up of the Sinister Six (1 point per member, 6 points)

5. What inspired Stan Lee to give a superhero spider based powers? (1 point)

6. Who was Spider-Man fighting in the battle that resulted in the death of Captain George Stacy, father of Gwen? (1 Point)

7. What identities (both secret and super-hero) did Spider-Man’s clone take during the Clone Saga? (1 Point)

Bonus Point: When did the Spider-Man clone first appear? (Either year & month or issue number) (1 Point)

8. Spider-Man and Superman have met twice in official comic book crossovers. When did these take place? (1 point each, 2 points)

9. When Peter Parker married Mary Jane Watson in 1987, it didn’t just happen in the comics, or the Spider-Man newspaper strip, Marvel also held a live action wedding using actors to mark the occasion. At which famous former New York location was the “ceremony” held? (1 point)

10. How long was it between the debut of the Green Goblin and his secret identity being Norman Osbourne being revealed? (1 Point)

Bonus Point: How long was it between the debut of the Hobgoblin and his secret identity being revealed? (1 point)

Bonus Question: What was the most stupid thing Marvel have ever done to Spider-Man? (No Points)

Answers below the jump.

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Merry Christmas

Have a cute Groot.

(Original art by kevinbolk on deviantart- zelda).

Geek Quiz ♯4: Quizmas Edition

*Puns*

A slightly shrunk down version of the quiz this week, as I’m sure everyone has something better to do. This week you’ve got 10 questions with 10 points to get, so no real brain melters unfortunately, though I do still manage to be a bit mean. And to make it a bit more festive, they all have some sort of wintery theme. As per usual, please don’t post answers in the comments, only your scores and stuff pertaining to your scores, but no answers please. And also as usual, the answers will be below the jump from the blog main page, so it would be advisable to view the quiz from the main page so you don’t get spoiled.

1 Point per correct answer

1- In Batman: The Long Halloween, which villain stars in the Christmas issue?

2- What is the only move that the Pokemon Delibird learns by level-up?

3- What event during the Tri-Wizard tournament happens over Christmas in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

4- Name the villains from the first of the annual Doctor Who Christmas specials, since the series relaunch in 2005.

5- What sweets does the White Witch offer to Edmund Pevensie when they first meet in C.S Lewis’ masterpiece; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe?

6- What creature attacks Luke Skywalker and kills his Tauntaun on the planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back?

7- What is the correct title of the Dr. Seuss book that the classic Jim Carrey Christmas film from the year 2000 was based on?

8- What is the real name of classic Flash villain, Captain Cold?

9- Name the Ice-Make wizard from the anime series Fairy Tail.

10- What is the winter festival in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic called?

Answers apres le jump

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