1. Comics Quiz Quizotic 2011St. Stephen’s College
2. • X is a 1996 film based on an eponymous comic book series. Its set in 2017 during the “Second American Civil War” where X owns the Hammerhead, a nightclub in Steel Harbor — "the last free city" in a United States ravaged by the civil war — and brings in extra cash by hiring out as a mercenary and bounty hunter. It was nominated for 6 Razzies and Y won the Razzie for the Worst New Star. Identify X and Y
3. • On Mythbusters’ “Superhero Hour”, it was tested whether when you punch someone while wearing Y it would make an imprint on them, as it does in the X comic. The myth was “busted” when it was shown that the amount of force required to do so would be enough to crush a human skull. Identify X and Y.
4. • In 2029, the world is connected by a global electronic network. Tokyo has a network security force called Section 9, which is on a mission to arrest the elite hacker known as the Puppet Master. Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg officer, leads the investigation and finds that the Puppet Master hacks human minds and leaves victims with implanted fake memories. Kusanagi questions her own existence as an artificial construct, wondering if there is something more.• This forms the plot of an anime film based on a manga by Masamune Shirow. Name the manga/film
5. • X was founded by Detroit, Michigan-born comics fan Y. When he moved to San Diego, California in 1970, he organized a one- day convention on March 21, 1970 "as a kind of dry run for the larger convention he hoped to stage." Y went on to be associated with the convention as president or manager, variously, for many years until becoming estranged from the organization. Identify X and Y.
6. • X is a biography of Y’s father. Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. It alternates between descriptions of his life in Poland before and during the Second World War and his later life in New York City. It is the only comic book ever to have won a Pulitzer Prize : "the Pulitzer board members ... found the cartoonists depiction of Nazi Germany hard to classify.“ Both X and Y.
7. • X is a comic strip written by a certain Narayan Debnath for the magazine Shuktara. The hero of the story is a superman-like character, with a well-built body and enormous strength. He is so strong that he can stop a train, run through a wall breaking it to pieces, kill whales and sharks barehanded, and even bullets cannot pierce his chest. He has a great appetite and sometimes has a whale for his breakfast.
8. • Vinay was a high school student when he saw some criminals kill his classmate during exams. He took an oath to revenge her death. He found the revolver that was used as the murder weapon. The killer was none other than the head of police himself. To save himself from the law, he wanted to recover that revolver and for that he even tried to kill Vinay. He was rescued by his maternal Uncle, Prof. K.K., and was brought to his lab, where the monster Bufalo attacked them. Prof. K.K. revealed the secret that he had made a costume that could give him superpowers. Vinay wore the costume and became X.
9. • X is a financier who appears in the Tintin adventure “The Shooting Star”. As the owner of a major banking concern and a petroleum firm called Golden Oil, he uses his wealth and resources to attempt to beat Tintin and his friends in the race to find a recently fallen meteorite. In the original edition of The Shooting Star (published during World War II) he was referred to as Blumenstein, and his bank was explicitly stated as being located in New York. In later editions Herge relocated X to a fictitious country called San Rico.
10. • As a child he used to run behind the open trams of British troops passing through Bombay port during the Second World War. One day, a soldier threw a Walt Disney comic- book for the running children and child X was lucky enough to find a ripped page of that comics which had Mickey Mouse illustrated on it. He started trying to draw characters like he saw in the comic book and went to create the first Indian comic hero “Bahadur”. Give me X.
11. • He first won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 at the age of 23 and used to work for “Stars and Stripes”, the American soldiers newspaper. The most famous characters created by him are Willie and Joe. In fact Willie made it to the cover of the TIME magazine in 1945. He also designed the cover for the 1958 issue of the TIME magazine.