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Title: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on December 29, 2018, 11:27:01 AM
Starting now and into the new year I am going to showcase first appearances of my big two favorite villains/non-heroes as my avatar. Be sure to check back weekly (At the very least) to see who makes my list.

It was hard to rank them, so I decided to go by the year they first appeared.

I will do this until I get bored with it, so I am interested in seeing how far I can get. ;D

Without looking it up, did anyone know this one? I didn't


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on December 29, 2018, 11:12:39 PM
Thereís no way to know from the cover.  I had to look it up.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on December 30, 2018, 04:22:48 AM
Thereís no way to know from the cover.  I had to look it up.

Right? I had no idea either, I had always thought it was ... something else.  :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on December 30, 2018, 07:00:36 AM
No clue here. 8)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 03, 2019, 01:27:03 PM
Hey Wringer ... JediCow ... did you guys know this one?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Wringer on January 04, 2019, 08:49:50 AM
not until i looked it up. ;D  was unaware that it was this characters 1st appearance.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 04, 2019, 09:22:14 AM
not until i looked it up. ;D  was unaware that it was this characters 1st appearance.

I think we all are surprised by this one. I really thought it as something else, and I thought that for years and years. That is the sad thing.

(Not that sad)
 :D :D :D

The next one is going to be far to easy however.
 :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on January 04, 2019, 09:22:56 PM
i really don't have a clue.  my guess is going to be Blondie and Dagwood and now i'm going to google it.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on January 04, 2019, 09:24:55 PM
OK.  i never would have guessed that one.  I had no clue that that's what that was.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 04, 2019, 10:42:06 PM
my guess is going to be Blondie and Dagwood.

Good guess!!! Especially by just the cover.  

And onto week #2 ... so easy I won't need to ask if you guys knew it ahead of time.  :-\

Week #1 -

(https://i.postimg.cc/5tmP1GS4/1-Motion-Picture-Funnies-Weekly-Vol-1-1.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/fWP8wYm9/1a-Namor.jpg)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 06, 2019, 01:34:42 PM
Uhhhhh.  The Spectre.   Or is this trick?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 07, 2019, 06:40:46 AM
Uhhhhh.  The Spectre.  

Well I told ya it was going to be easy.
Good job actually, as you can tell it "mostly" looks like him, it doesn't really scream Spectre
 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 12, 2019, 04:34:50 AM
And we move on ...

Week #1 -

(https://i.postimg.cc/5tmP1GS4/1-Motion-Picture-Funnies-Weekly-Vol-1-1.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/fWP8wYm9/1a-Namor.jpg)

Week 2 -

(https://i.postimg.cc/FHgp7FtJ/2-Morefun-2.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/mkf1YMCZ/2a-Spectre.jpg)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 12, 2019, 07:24:15 AM
Iím just going to take a guess and say Lex Luther.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on January 12, 2019, 09:25:00 AM
To be different, I'll say the Daily Planet.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 13, 2019, 06:08:17 AM
To be different, I'll say the Daily Planet.

Oh man, I didn't even think about doing something like that!!! Darn it. That would have been cool!!! Next time!!!

Iím just going to take a guess and say Lex Luther.

Yeah, had to have him and it makes sense being the first major Supe's baddie.
At least it wasn't a "gimmie" like the last one. Kinda hard to make people even begin to think about who it could be when they are literally on the cover.
 :)  :D
And I was surprised to see, so far, with a few more covers in the pic bank, how few times that happens. Of course there are also a few runs of covers that do show the character right up front, but not as many as I thought there would be. At least early on.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2019, 11:40:53 AM
That was a total lucky guess on my part.  I almost said Lois Lane but figured she's probably been around since the first issue.  Jimmy Olsen was another thought I had.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 13, 2019, 02:51:27 PM
I was going to do a hero list at first, but settled on the villian (or non-hero) list as I couldn't decide what my favorite 52 heroes were. 52 non-hero types are a little easier, but still not overly happy with the list I have ... even still the hero list would be changing every other day I think
 :D

 I do like the idea of an ancillary list of characters or, like Jimmy brought to mind, locations (or heck, even objects) so may do that one next time.
 :D

Funny that Lex isn't first on the list like I thought he would be, but going by date he falls in third for me. Spectre made it in as more a force of nature (or Gods wrath) so not a hero. And Namor, while always trying to be around heroes, is anything but one.
 :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 19, 2019, 10:02:53 AM
And we move on ...

Week #1 -

(https://i.postimg.cc/5tmP1GS4/1-Motion-Picture-Funnies-Weekly-Vol-1-1.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/fWP8wYm9/1a-Namor.jpg)

Week 2 -

(https://i.postimg.cc/FHgp7FtJ/2-Morefun-2.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/mkf1YMCZ/2a-Spectre.jpg)


Week #3 -
(https://i.postimg.cc/Dfg3kVnL/2-Action-23.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/vB0hhvwg/2a-Lex.jpg)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on January 19, 2019, 07:03:33 PM
is it....


the Joker?



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 20, 2019, 07:24:30 AM
is it....


the Joker?



It is!  8)

And the next one should be another ... semi-easy one, sadly, the cover is just too well known, but then I get to a couple that ... may just tease even the best noggin' memory
 :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on January 20, 2019, 05:26:52 PM
i'm not sure you can top the first one.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 20, 2019, 07:16:56 PM
Oops.  I looked at the spoilers before I took a guess.  Good one.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 21, 2019, 03:13:24 AM
i'm not sure you can top the first one.

Right? I am sure there will be some "I had to look that up"s down the line somewhere, for sure. Hell I didn't know half of these  :D, but that first one ... That had the advantage, at least to me, of being what I thought was a totally different book to begin with. I thought it was the book that both he and the Human Torch first appeared in (Well, I thought they both did anyway)

(https://i.postimg.cc/xTFtGyj8/mc1.jpg)



Oops.  I looked at the spoilers before I took a guess.  

 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 26, 2019, 05:14:22 AM
And we move on (with another pretty darn easy, but a necessary one)...

Week #1 -
(https://i.postimg.cc/5tmP1GS4/1-Motion-Picture-Funnies-Weekly-Vol-1-1.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/fWP8wYm9/1a-Namor.jpg)

Week 2 -
(https://i.postimg.cc/FHgp7FtJ/2-Morefun-2.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/mkf1YMCZ/2a-Spectre.jpg)

Week #3 -
(https://i.postimg.cc/Dfg3kVnL/2-Action-23.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/vB0hhvwg/2a-Lex.jpg)

Week #4 -
(https://i.postimg.cc/Gpv3Q5NR/4-Batman-1.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/bNbz8Myt/4a-Joker.jpg)



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2019, 07:15:25 AM
I think the obvious guess from the cover would be Bucky BUT Iím going to go a different route and guess Red Skull.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2019, 07:18:50 AM
I think the obvious guess from the cover would be Bucky BUT Iím going to go a different route and guess Red Skull.

I just looked it up.

Ha!  I love how you did that.  It couldnít possibly be so obvious as Cap himself right?  Wrong!   :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on January 26, 2019, 12:04:15 PM
i could be totally wrong but i think....

captain america?  also Bucky?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 26, 2019, 02:05:17 PM
 >:(

Ha!  I love how you did that.  It couldnít possibly be so obvious as Cap himself right?  Wrong!   :D

 >:( >:( >:( >:(
That's what I get for writing fast. I put the wrong number down and my 7 looked like a 1 and so when it was time to get the images, I grabbed the wrong one.

And Sooo ...
I screwed up. Remember this list will never (or should never *AHEM*) have any heroes in it (Keep in mind The SPectre is not truly a "Hero") and ... again ... this issue was not suppose to highlight one either.
The issue I SHOULD have posted was this one

(https://i.postimg.cc/cHsW9Dq8/4-Captain-America-Comics.jpg)

Which would have been the first appearance of .... (of course) this guy ...


(https://i.postimg.cc/Y9X5XMfJ/5a-Red-Skull.jpg)

But, as I screwed that up ... on to next weeks!!!
Getting into a couple good ones now ...

And I may add a new twist to this and do this every 5 days or so ... maybe ... and add a different "first" or two in the mix as well. Depending on how I feel each week.
 ;D
But keep in mind, the "first" you should be looking for should never be a first appearance of a hero ... as I do want to make a list for that (or MY favorite heroes I mean) and hope to do so, but that will not be by date and also not be just yet as I can't ever make the list stay the same for any length of time.
 :D
Again, what you are currently looking for with these lists are MY "favorite Firsts". They may not be yours
 :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 26, 2019, 07:27:37 PM
So I woulda nailed it if you hadnít screwed up?!?!!!   :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 27, 2019, 03:09:43 AM
So I woulda nailed it if you hadnít screwed up?!?!!!   :D

Exactly ... But ...
 ;)

And how about this one? Any guesses off hand? No way I would have guessed this one.


EDIT - Clue - I thought this first appearance would have been much later than this.
 :)

EDit 2 - Okay, that was NOT a clue, just a point of fact. Don't read into that at all. Again, not a clue. I realized I may have you guys thinking about time or something. Uh-Oh, now that is a clue. You can now surmise it has nothing to do with "time"
 :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 27, 2019, 07:30:31 AM
Since Iíve been lucky twice I was too scared to guess so I looked it up.

Good one!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on January 28, 2019, 07:21:33 AM
my guess is going to be.....

Amazo?  i almost said the riddler, but thought that would be in one of the regular bat books


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on January 28, 2019, 07:42:28 AM
First time Superman met Robin?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 28, 2019, 08:25:25 AM
I'm afraid your both wrong but jedicow's second guess is in the right field.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 28, 2019, 09:00:23 AM
I'm afraid your both wrong but jedicow's second guess is in the right field.

Yep, and both of you had great guesses, and not to scare you but this is one that ya just never would expect to be so ... old, or at least I did not at least.
 ;D
 

I will wait one or two more days to see if Wringer or anyone else wants to throw a guess out there.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Wringer on January 28, 2019, 10:21:04 AM
complete guess
Mister Mxyzptlk


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 28, 2019, 11:09:08 AM
complete guess
Mister Mxyzptlk

MAN!! That is a good one.

But not that one either.

Looks like no-one is going to get lucky enough this week. I mean, let's be honest, these things are 99/99999% luck, especially when you go this far back in time, unless you are just a huge fan of whatever first appearance may be showing up.

And heck, lets end this one early and get to the 1st appearance for this week ....


(https://i.postimg.cc/gJK06qYd/6-0a-Worlds-Finest3.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/15899ZNy/6-0b-Scarecrow.jpg)

I can't express how shocked I am that this characters first appearance was this far back.
Crazy.
On to another one ... a special edition!!! Happy guessing everyone!!
 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 28, 2019, 02:41:11 PM
I thought for sure someone would get our clues... :D

Since Iíve been lucky twice I was too scared to guess so I looked it up.

I'm afraid your both wrong but jedicow's second guess is in the right field.

Yep, and both of you had great guesses, and not to scare you but this is one that ya just never would expect to be so ... old, or at least I did not at least.
 ;D
 

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 28, 2019, 07:01:26 PM
As for your current Avatar I'm racking my brain.  It has to be an old villain.  Could be someone working for the Nazi's but I can't think of anyone off the top of my head that could be German.  So I'm going to say the cover is a red herring and the story is probably in Metropolis.

I'm just going to take a HUGE shot in the dark and say......

The Toyman.  My first guess was Metallo thinking he might have something to do with the war.  But ultimately I went with the Toyman.

.... and really for no reason other than he's probably been around a long time.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 29, 2019, 04:08:20 AM
I thought for sure someone would get our clues... :D

Since Iíve been lucky twice I was too scared to guess so I looked it up.

I'm afraid your both wrong but jedicow's second guess is in the right field.

Yep, and both of you had great guesses, and not to scare you but this is one that ya just never would expect to be so ... old, or at least I did not at least.
 ;D
 

 :D :D :D

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I just followed your lead on that one.  8) 8)

I almost added "I don't want to leave you guys hanging ..."

 :D :D :D :D :D

But as for this guess ... a nice try  :). And for the other guys just remember, I did say I may start adding some twists in  ;), not that that makes it easier  :D
(and as always, no heroes)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on January 29, 2019, 06:57:56 PM
total guess on my part also, but....

toyman?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on January 29, 2019, 07:45:52 PM
total guess on my part also, but....

toyman?

LOL Jedi - I know you didn't look at my guess.   ;D  We are both on the same track.  Too funny.     :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on January 30, 2019, 05:07:20 AM
total guess on my part also, but....

toyman?

LOL Jedi - I know you didn't look at my guess.   ;D  We are both on the same track.  Too funny.     :)

Wow, that's cool. You guys had a mind-meld going on there

(http://replygif.net/i/121.gif)



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 01, 2019, 04:57:33 AM
Okay, no more guesses so ... Calling this one done.


As I said, was going to start throwing in twists from time to time
 ;D


(https://i.postimg.cc/rFCv3Bgc/6-5a-Superman-v-1.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/k5ZZWqMN/6-5b-The-Fortress-of-Solitude.jpg)

Yes, DC's first appearance of the completely stolen, DOC SAVAGE'S Fortress of Solitude  >:(

 
EDIT -

From 1942
(https://i.postimg.cc/rFCv3Bgc/6-5a-Superman-v-1.jpg)


From 1938
(https://i.postimg.cc/BnFNRHJF/doc-savage-fortress.jpg)


Just saying!!!
 ;D
(And yes, I stole the more current, Bantam cover for the Doc Savage image, as the original doesn't have the same, snotty little shit, impact that I was looking for)
 :D :D :D

EDIT 2 - Okay, it was bugging me. Here is the original, so I can add OCD to the "snotty little shit" description of me.
 ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/rscKF64c/doc-savage-original-fortress.jpg)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on February 01, 2019, 10:06:14 AM
for the new one, i'm going with....


dr. sivana


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 01, 2019, 10:24:45 AM
for the new one, i'm going with....


dr. sivana

Okay, smart guess.  :) Not saying right or wrong yet, but smart.  :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 01, 2019, 05:30:36 PM
Without looking at spoilers Iím going to guess.....

Black Adam

.... because you have to love that character.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 01, 2019, 05:43:26 PM
Without looking at spoilers Iím going to guess.....

Black Adam

.... because you have to love that character.

Okay, smart guess.  :) Not saying right or wrong yet, but smart.  :)

 ;D

EDIT - and just so ya know, although I answered the with the same reply, your answers are not the same. Just in-case I led you to believe that was the case. Don't want you to be accidentally spoiled by other answers.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on February 02, 2019, 06:35:59 AM
ARGH!  I just googled it.  That was ALMOST the guess I put down.

(in my best Chris Farley voice): I'm so STUPID!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on February 02, 2019, 10:03:06 AM
Is it
Tawny
?

;-D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 02, 2019, 10:35:09 AM
Without looking at spoilers Iím going to guess.....

Black Adam

.... because you have to love that character.

Okay, smart guess.  :) Not saying right or wrong yet, but smart.  :)

 ;D

Ha!  I see what you did there now that Iíve looked it up!   :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 02, 2019, 10:44:41 AM
Is it
Tawny
?

;-D

Oh yeah! Another great guess.
 :)

Ha!  I see what you did there now that Iíve looked it up!   :D

 ;D

ARGH!  I just googled it.  That was ALMOST the guess I put down.

(in my best Chris Farley voice): I'm so STUPID!

 ;D

Well as most know now ...

(https://i.postimg.cc/sxsKXXrT/7-0a-Cap-Mar-Adv26.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/mZjyjTRG/7-0b-Mastermind.jpg)

Nice freaking guesses though guys, you were all right around it.
 :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on February 02, 2019, 07:13:53 PM
That's right; I forget that worm started in Captain Marvel!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 03, 2019, 05:45:28 PM
For the new one wit Supes and Clark both on the cover Iím going to guess...

Mr Mxyzptlk


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on February 03, 2019, 08:34:35 PM
hey Perry,

can you make the pics a little bigger?  old eyes and all that.....

sincerely,
315 in dog years Jedicow


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 04, 2019, 05:02:30 PM
hey Perry,

can you make the pics a little bigger?  old eyes and all that.....

sincerely,
315 in dog years Jedicow

If you are talking about the avatar pictures ...
Well I COULD, but I'm not trying to give too much away.  ;) Heck, if I had my druthers (speaking of being old ...do people still say that  :D) I would make sure each image was clearer, so you could read the text like you want ... but I do kind of like it when the issue number is blurred. It makes it harder
 ;D
But I didn't spend too much time on this. I just quickly found all of the images to all 52 plus covers and answers ... I am not trying to be too picky, not looking too hard for the perfect image, just enough for you guys to get an idea, but you guys will have plenty of opportunity at better pics with better highlights, text blurbs and numbers throughout. Heck, you guys are going to have some easy as hell "guesses" coming up too.
But honestly, the size is just not for the issue numbers and texts, it is just easier for me to keep the same size throughout to whatever size HR sets the avatar size as.
 :D

The thing is these covers are pretty much a thing were you know it right away, or you take a guess. Trust me, taking a guess is what most of them will be unless you are a huge fan of the character in question and know it right from the cover on first sight. I only knew about 3 of the 50+ images and that is kinda what got me started with this idea ... seeing if everyone else is just as bad at this as I am  ;D, so hey, no-one feel bad if you aint getting them
 :D
And they also get much easier the "newer" we get.
 ;D

As far as making the "answers" bigger, if that is what you were asking, again, just easier to keep them all the same size when I post them to the site I use to host.

Sorry if that isn't what you wanted to hear, I did go into this thing pretty darn fast without too much planned.
 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 08, 2019, 01:47:12 PM
And Jeff nails it!!!

Congrats sir Jeff!!!



(https://i.postimg.cc/3wq454tL/8-0a-Superman.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/MKYnZrsf/8-0b-Mr-Mix.jpg)

Three more ... possibly ... challenging ones before you guys get a layup. And yes, I mean an easy 2 pointer but had to include him/her/it as it is one of my favorite non-heroes
 :-\
But for now ...


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 08, 2019, 04:24:20 PM
Ok.  Marvel Family.

I have to get it right eventually so I'll once again guess.....

Black Adam



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on February 08, 2019, 04:36:17 PM
Hmmm...

Saying Tawny again!!!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on February 08, 2019, 04:58:05 PM
i'm not sure if this is right, but ......
Black Adam?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 10, 2019, 03:57:01 AM
Another round of good guesses!!!

 8)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 11, 2019, 05:31:24 PM
Well we have the rare double win this week, and could've easily been a triple had Jimmy not played it as smart as he did. It was the smart play, but even those smart answers can be wrong sometimes
 ;D

Yes, good ole Black Adam

(https://i.postimg.cc/509G81MQ/9-0a-Cap-Mar-Fam1.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/c1bjtVk6/9-0b-Black-Adam.jpg)


But this week ... Ohhh this week is a good 'un
 :D
Actually the next two are, but then you guys get one heck of an easy one
 :D :D
I can't wait to see how long it takes you to get that third one. Whew!!!
 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on February 11, 2019, 06:27:00 PM
Some time travel? Older character?

Per Degaton?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 12, 2019, 11:42:38 AM
I see Hawkman in the top left hand corner so I'm going to go with a Hawkman villain since this is supposed to be a hard one.  So I pulled up a list of Hawkman villains and I think this one is most likely.

I'm going with...

The Gentleman Ghost


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 15, 2019, 05:53:44 PM
Fantastic guess, Jimmy, truly, but this time Jeff claims it.


(https://i.postimg.cc/PNsW5tRN/10-0a-Flash.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/HsXK4jHZ/10-0b-Gent-Ghost.jpg)

Up next, well, an interesting one
 :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2019, 07:05:59 PM
Fantastic guess, Jimmy, truly, but this time Jeff claims it.

   :o   I must be the luckiest guesser on the planet.  That was a hat trick.


This new one is going to stump me.  This is an out of nowhere guess.....

They're riding on a firetruck so I'll spit in the wind and say....Firefly?



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2019, 07:25:54 PM

This new one is going to stump me.  This is an out of nowhere guess.....

They're riding on a firetruck so I'll spit in the wind and say....Firefly?


I couldn't find the answer so I bought the issue on ComiXology ($1.69) because it was killing me.

It wasn't until the last story in the comic that I figured it out.  And I knew immediately when I saw that panel.

Well done sir.  You have outdone yourself with this one.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 16, 2019, 04:29:27 AM
Well thanks Jeff, but Jeeesh ... I'm not trying to make anyone spend money
 :) ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on February 17, 2019, 05:27:42 PM
Jeff! LOL! Perry's Avatar is actually the month of January image for the calendar you sent me for Christmas! That's why I know it is
the giant penny!

 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 17, 2019, 05:33:25 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 17, 2019, 11:01:04 PM
OMG!  That is hilarious!!!!!!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 22, 2019, 05:38:09 AM
Well as we know ... THANKS TO JEFF'S DAMN KINDNESS  >:( >:(

 ;D

Yes ...


(https://i.postimg.cc/pVjn07YH/10-5a-World-s-Finest-Comics.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/NFvLqs7w/10-5b-Giant-Penny.jpg)


But now sirs, a hard one. I just don't see how anyone here is going to get this one. This one is a toughy
 :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 22, 2019, 09:50:48 AM
If itís the Riddler Iím going to slap you for saying itís hard.  Since thatís too obvious and the cover art is starting to look fiftyish Iím going to have to guess...

Calendarman?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 22, 2019, 09:52:17 AM
Well dammit.  I just looked it up and.....

your getting slapped!   ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 22, 2019, 09:53:57 AM
"Riddle me this ..."

 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 27, 2019, 07:59:35 AM
Alrighty then, no other takers this week (and that's just sad guys  :'() but maybe next week will bring more attention  :)
And yes, as Jeff so elegantly discovered ...


(https://i.postimg.cc/hjQ8CSjH/11-0a-Det-Com140.png)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/7L8qC9z0/11-0b-Riddler.png)

A good one for this week and almost, ever so slightly, by only one way, in one manner, to this past weeks answer. And heck, in honor of this weeks answer, how about a tease ... and while this is not the answer ... what it is at it's base does rhyme with "You'll see".
 ;D

GL guys!!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on February 27, 2019, 11:49:43 AM
first appearance of Lucy Lane?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 27, 2019, 03:19:39 PM
Hmmmm.  How about...

You'll see.  Lucy?  Lucy Lane?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 28, 2019, 06:32:42 AM
Both great guesses guys  8), but no.

EDIT-
Now that I am in the right darn thread ...

Hint 1 - Cash


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on February 28, 2019, 12:09:49 PM
first time Superman crushes coal into a diamond


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 28, 2019, 03:54:03 PM
Below spoiler has the answer (so don't look if your still trying to guess) - I looked it up - but I have questions for Perry.

So it's Green Kryptonite.  But how does that rhyme with "You'll see"?  The other hint - Cash=Green.  I get that but stumped on the first clue.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on February 28, 2019, 04:14:21 PM
Below spoiler has the answer (so don't look if your still trying to guess) - I looked it up - but I have questions for Perry.

So it's Green Kryptonite.  But how does that rhyme with "You'll see"?  The other hint - Cash=Green.  I get that but stumped on the first clue.

Ahhh, but I wasn't trying to make it easy.  ;D
As you will notice, in the clue I said "What it is, at it's base does rhyme with You'll see ... "
and what that is. at its base or its foundation is Kyrptonian "Debris", which does indeed rhyme with "You'll see"
;)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on February 28, 2019, 04:48:59 PM
Below spoiler has the answer (so don't look if your still trying to guess) - I looked it up - but I have questions for Perry.

So it's Green Kryptonite.  But how does that rhyme with "You'll see"?  The other hint - Cash=Green.  I get that but stumped on the first clue.

Ahhh, but I wasn't trying to make it easy.  ;D
As you will notice, in the clue I said "What it is, at it's base does rhyme with You'll see ... "
and what that is. at its base or its foundation is Kyrptonian "Debris", which does indeed rhyme with "You'll see"
;)

Ah ha!  Ok that makes sense now.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 02, 2019, 02:11:08 PM
Ah ha!  Ok that makes sense now.

Well, maybe not, but thanks for saying so anyway.
 ;D ;D

Trying to give clues without giving clues.
 :-\

Yes,

(https://i.postimg.cc/26QkHpnC/11-5a-Superman.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/c1c1wSsm/11-5b-Kryptnoite.jpg)

 ;D
Now for one of my bestest villains!! He is certainly in my favorite 32 of all time
 :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on March 07, 2019, 08:38:07 PM
i'm going with

Abra Kadabra?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 08, 2019, 06:59:05 AM
i'm going with

Abra Kadabra?

Oh yeah, going by that cover that is a great shot.

Ummmm going to go think of yet another clue, other than the one I already gave in my first post on this cover ....  ;)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 08, 2019, 10:42:55 AM
How about

Abra Kadabra?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 08, 2019, 11:20:17 AM
How about

Abra Kadabra?

I love it when you guys make it easy for me ... Great minds and all, I suppose
 ;D
But ...
Oh yeah, going by that cover that is a great shot.

Ummmm going to go think of yet another clue, other than the one I already gave in my first post on this cover ....  ;)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 08, 2019, 01:20:47 PM
Ah - yes - one of my all time fav's as well.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 08, 2019, 11:17:32 PM
I cheated. I don't even know how I found that flash cover considering I couldn't read the issue number. And the cover totally does not help! Because this issue has
the first appearance of Captain Cold


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 09, 2019, 04:25:05 AM
Yeah, that was a very hard cover and both Wringer and Jeff did a great job of summation by going the Abra Kadabra route with the way that hand is shown on the cover, looks like it even SHOULD have been him  ;D :D ;)
So ---

(https://i.postimg.cc/mgVwgPJh/12-0a-Showcase.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/mkQ3fk7L/12-0b-Capt-Cold.png)

And now, with almost perfect timing with Jeff starting his Legion thread  ;), How's about this one?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 09, 2019, 09:21:35 AM
I think that was Jedi not wringer.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 09, 2019, 10:15:03 AM

And now, with almost perfect timing with Jeff starting his Legion thread  ;), How's about this one?

Isnt that just
1st appearance of the Legion?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 09, 2019, 10:16:34 AM
I think that was Jedi not wringer.

Crap
I knew I should have looked at that first
 >:(

Sorry Jedi. My bad.  :-[
Tell ya what, due to my screw up in calling you someone else, you get a free guess on this one now  :)  ;)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 09, 2019, 10:20:24 AM

And now, with almost perfect timing with Jeff starting his Legion thread  ;), How's about this one?

Isnt that just
1st appearance of the Legion?

Yes it is, that is true enough, however there are no heroes on this list. So while you are correct, you are also close  ;D
In-fact, I do believe the answer, along with the original Legion, is also in the pic. If I'm not mistaken
 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 09, 2019, 10:44:27 AM

Yes it is, that is true enough, however there are no heroes on this list. So while you are correct, you are also close  ;D
In-fact, I do believe the answer, along with the original Legion, is also in the pic. If I'm not mistaken
 ;D


*ahem*

 :P ;)

First appearance of all things Legion! Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Boy before he became Lightning Lad! The clubhouse as well. But I no rings. (I have a DC essential with this issue, I believe. ;)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 09, 2019, 12:10:59 PM

*ahem*

 :P ;)

First appearance of all things Legion!

Oh, trying to be a smarty are you?  :P

The clubhouse as well.

Well THAT is what I was going for
 :P
But not sure I could count it, with your attitude
 ;) ;D

Yes, that is the answer!
 :)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9MjgZSPz/12-5a-Adventure-Comics.jpg) = (https://i.postimg.cc/fWCqS8VT/12-5b-Clubhouse.jpg)

No way anyone is getting this next one!

*He says with full knowledge that we are getting close to a run where this kinda thing happens a lot. Characters are introduced on the covers. Like the next three in a row for example
 >:(


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 09, 2019, 01:16:39 PM
Iím thinking you kind of told us.

Brainiac


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 09, 2019, 06:22:05 PM
It's also the cover image of the DC showcase (ie their version of Marvel's Essentials) volume 1. :D

What, I was just being coy, a little snarky even...barely even sarcastic!  8) 8) :D :D

(I say with a laugh :) :) )


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 09, 2019, 06:26:48 PM
Also, I LOVE that
'Brainiac' has become part of common vernacular and lexicon to mean a genius level person, and that it is also a way to cut a person down as well -"Okay, brainiac, what's you're great plan then?".

Not to mention that 'kryptonite' is also common vernacular to mean someone's weakness. I have heard it used in a football telecast!! I laughed so hard. Sure, earliest versions of this metaphor is appropriately 'Achilles' heel', but I love having 'kryptonite' be the next best thing!

I love Superman! I love comics!!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 12, 2019, 11:17:06 AM
Also, I LOVE that
'Brainiac' has become part of common vernacular and lexicon to mean a genius level person, and that it is also a way to cut a person down as well -"Okay, brainiac, what's you're great plan then?".

Not to mention that 'kryptonite' is also common vernacular to mean someone's weakness. I have heard it used in a football telecast!! I laughed so hard. Sure, earliest versions of this metaphor is appropriately 'Achilles' heel', but I love having 'kryptonite' be the next best thing!

Yeah, that is cool  8)

I love Superman! I love comics!!

Oh do you now? All of them?
 ;D

And yes ...
Super hard one this week ... that's what she.... NO!!! NO DAMN IT!! Not on the opening week of Captain Marvel!!!!
 ;D

But yeah ...

(https://i.postimg.cc/VL6HFW78/13-0a-Action-Comics242.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/KvRJTvzc/13-0b-Brainiac.jpg)



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2019, 02:34:50 PM
And looks like this weeks is equally as difficult.

Mr Freeze

Am I hot or cold on this one?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: jedicow on March 12, 2019, 07:26:05 PM
seems too easy.......


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 13, 2019, 03:52:54 AM
And looks like this weeks is equally as difficult.

Mr Freeze

Am I hot or cold on this one?

 ;D

seems too easy.......


Yeah, I know, but he is in my top 50 non-heroes so I had to put him in  :-\ There are a few of them, covers that feature the the answer, another right behind this one in-fact, but those darn comic guys introducing great new threats on the covers don't make this too hard at times.
 :D

Tell ya what, bonus points for what his name was before Mr. Freeze
 ;)
I bet ya can't tell by looking at that cover now ...
 ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/sD2c0XmS/14-0a-Batman121.jpg) =  (https://i.postimg.cc/xdGMdDgn/14-0b-Freeze.jpg)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2019, 10:13:14 AM
Mister Number 2?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2019, 10:14:06 AM
Love Mirror Master!  Iím not even going to hide this one. ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 16, 2019, 08:26:34 AM
Shockingly, Jeff nailed this one without any problem  ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/fyDDp07G/15-0a-Flash.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/fy8nPqRd/15-0b-Mirror-Master.jpg)



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 19, 2019, 07:55:13 PM
Just realized I haven't guessed your latest Avatar yet.

Let's see.  Early Green Lantern which means early 1960's.  Lot's of mad scientist stuff back then.

Ok...I'll take a wild guess...

Hector Hammond?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 20, 2019, 03:37:36 AM
Nice try and I didn't even think about him.
Sadly, Hector is not in my top 50 ... or top 100 for that matter (and neither is the Leader. I guess I just don't like big heads  :D)

But I like that you went out of the box a tad. Now grab a towel, dry off and get back in that box ... right to the "cen"ter in fact

Man, I am reaching with that one
 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2019, 09:13:35 AM
But I like that you went out of the box a tad. Now grab a towel, dry off and get back in that box ... right to the "cen"ter in fact

Ok.  Now that gives me a couple of new guesses.

My first thought is Kronos but I'm betting your thinking of the Guardians as villains.  I'll go with the Guardians


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 20, 2019, 09:23:56 AM
 :D

Okay now, let's try this again .... sound out the part of my last post that is in quotes.... "cen" and count that as the first syllable in this three syllable name ... even though I think it is more like only the first two letters in "Ce"nter

 :D :D
That isn't confusing at all.
 :D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 20, 2019, 09:58:40 AM
I couldn't pick that!  It would be  too obvious!  Doh!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 20, 2019, 10:06:39 AM
Ok I'll say it then
Sinestro!


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 21, 2019, 04:32:02 AM
 ;D

YAY!!!

(https://i.postimg.cc/kXv6PmhG/16-0a-Green-Lantern.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/mZQh744j/16-0b-Sinestro.jpg)

Edit - to add

And I have decided to skip the next two covers as they each just showcase the non-hero answer on the cover, making this less than an interesting guessing game and more of an easy as hell "I spy"  :D.

Case in point, and one of my favorite non-hero characters ... could you possibly not instantly guess who this one was? I think not
 ;D

(https://i.postimg.cc/hPsLbTn2/17a-FF.jpg)

Or this one even?

(https://i.postimg.cc/vTzVhFJ4/18a-spidey.jpg)

Yeah, skipping those
 :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 21, 2019, 09:43:15 AM
"Doctor."

"Doctor. Doctor."



Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 21, 2019, 10:26:16 AM
Hahaha
Spies Like US!!!

Doctor

EDIT - for mispelling "spies" first of all  :-\ ::), but then to ask ... any guesses on this current avatar? Should I drop a clue right off the bat?
(None of that is a clue by the way)
 :D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 21, 2019, 11:32:51 AM
I thought it was the
molecule man?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2019, 03:44:53 PM
So there's a few ways to go here for this weeks Avatar......

#1
Since this is issue #2 it could be that this is where Loki showed up.  But is his first appearance in Avengers or Thor?  More likely in Thor.  Plus he probably showed up in issue 1 since he's the one who brought them together.
 Nope, not going to guess Loki.

#2
Is it right there on the cover?  "See the New Giant-Man" - are you counting Hank Pym as a villain??  Doesn't matter though - as Hank Pym was in the first issue.  So no, not him either.

#3
Space Phantom?  While I imagine this is his first appearance, I doubt he's on your list of favorite villains.  Nope.  Not him either.

So I'm betting that whoever it is, they show up at the end as the cliff hanger for next issue. 

Which means, I have no idea.  So I'm just going to make a wild guess.

Kang the Conqueror.  Only because he's been around a long time.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 22, 2019, 12:32:41 PM
Both good guesses, but not quite there. This falls into one of those non-speaking answers as it is more of an inanimate object. Although a pretty big one.
 :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 22, 2019, 12:48:12 PM
Cosmic Cube??


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jeff on March 22, 2019, 01:02:24 PM
Both good guesses, but not quite there. This falls into one of those non-speaking answers as it is more of an inanimate object. Although a pretty big one.
 :)

Rats - I looked it up yesterday before we got this clue. I still would have missed it.   ;)

I'm going to have to stop looking them up and wait for the reveal.  More fun that way anyway.


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 22, 2019, 04:43:45 PM
Cosmic Cube??

Ahhh, I didn't even think about that one!!!

Nope. Think bigger ... much bigger. Like bigger than a house
 :)


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 22, 2019, 08:29:01 PM
not Fing Fang From. Hmm... Man SUPER early Avengers thing... Living Monolith?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 24, 2019, 02:29:48 AM
not Fing Fang From. Hmm... Man SUPER early Avengers thing... Living Monolith?

Ohhhh .... man the best part of this is hearing all the cool people/things it COULD be!!!

Here is the last clue, don't want to frustrate anyone  :D ...

My last post, about the answer "being bigger than a house", was a very literal clue in structure

 ;D


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Jimmy T on March 24, 2019, 10:03:58 AM
was this the first appearance of the avengers mansion or tower?


Title: Re: Avatar of the week
Post by: Perry on March 24, 2019, 03:09:03 PM
was this the first appearance of the avengers mansion or tower?

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!


(https://i.postimg.cc/rmX43VRy/21d-avengers.jpg)  =  (https://i.postimg.cc/0NmMpTWT/21e-mansion.jpg)

 ;D

EDIT - and as I am now all caught up and do not have any more pictures ready ... we come to a pause in this for a day or two.
The current image is NOT part of the game.
Just one I threw up as a lace holder because I am enjoying the fact that the Invaders titles is back
 :D
So no guessing on this one guys
 :)