Friday, June 23, 2006

Pop Quiz Of Steel

Test your knowledge of the Superman's history and various incarnations here, courtesy of USA Today's online edition. If you're really brave, post your correct answer score in the comments. Please keep your eyes on your own paper.


Jackie Lantern said...

Seven for Seven. I rock!

BTW- I just watched the directors cut of Superman the Movie a few weeks ago. I had no idea they had added so much extra dialogue, Krypton scenes, Supes/Jor-el scenes, etc. It was like watching a different movie.

The Film Geek said...

Hey Jackie: You get an 'A'

Thanks for the tip about the director's cut on the Supes movie. I'll check it out.

Off Route 75 said...

Seven for seven.

I remember buying all of the different Superman comics after he supposedly died. The ones with the "Superboy," the "Eradicator," and others.

I was happy to see the comic that had him on the front with the words "Back for good!"

Man, I love comics. I'll have to go downstairs and find those now.

By the way, wikipedia has some really good info on Superman. Check it out if you haven't already.

The Film Geek said...

I'm pretty sure 75 just cheated off Jackie...

Yep, the resurrection of Superman was interesting to watch. The writers had several ideas of how to do it, so they did them all--a clone of Supes and Luthor they called Superboy, the Man Of Steel, which was a teke-off of WV steel-driving legend John Henry (and turned into a movie starring Shaq) and a couple of others whose names I can't recall. The Man, though, was coming back, we all knew it.

Hoyt said...

3. But then I'm a Marvel Comics guy.

Ian C. said...

100%, though I wonder if I would've gotten 'em all right, had I not watched that "Look Up In the Sky!" documentary a couple of weeks ago.

Oh, who am I kidding? I know my Superman stuff! ;)

Though I generally prefer the cartoon and movie versions of Superman, two excellent comic book stories, if you haven't read them are:

"For the Man Who Has Everything" and "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow," both written by Alan Moore and can be found here.

The Film Geek said...

Thanks Ian!