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Delving into Comic Book Obscurity – Another 10 trivia questions on Strangers in Paradise

Hello and welcome to another round of “Delving into Comic Book Obscurity”. A round where I re-read my favorite not-so-mainstream comic book series and come up with obscure trivia questions. This is a round 2 of the “Strangers in Paradise” series. Check our round 1 before delving into this one.

  1. Who did Katchoo visit when she disappeared in Canada for 2 months? – Emma
  2. What nickname did Katchoo go by when working in L.A. as an escort? – Baby June
  3. Which employee of Mrs. Parker was framed with stealing $850,000 from Senator Chalmers? – Samantha
  4. What is Darcy Parker’s alias? – Darcia
  5. Following a personal tragedy, what name does Yousaka Takahashi adopt? – David Qin
  6. What is the name of Francine’s daughter? – Jenny
  7. What is the name of the advertising company Francine interviews for and gets mocked at in the elevator? – RBK&S
  8. What does Darcy Parker tattoo on the right breast of her lovers? – A rose
  9. What brand of condoms is Francine selected to represent on the first day of her new job? – Command Purpose Condoms
  10. When is Katchoo’s birthday? – November 19

Thank you Terry Moore for creating this series!

Image credit: Terry Moore via DeviantArt


New Comics Day Trivia – 11 Questions on “The Creators”

Hello and welcome to another installment of the New Comics Day trivia round. This week the trivia round is on the comic book creators…the writers, the artists, the inkers, the publishers, the people who are overshadowed by their own creations. Why? Because I drove by Joe Shuster Way not too long ago. Enjoy!

  1. Which DC Comics character is Joe Shuster best known for co-creating? – Superman
  2. Who was Joe’s co-creator for this popular DC Comics character? – Jerry Siegel
  3. Comic book writer and artist Jack Kirby, was given what name at birth? – Jacob Kurtzberg
  4. Marvel Comics was acquired by which major media and entertainment company in 2009? – The Walt Disney Company
  5. Alan Moore co-created which antihero that first appeared in an 1985 issue of “The Saga of the Swamp Thing”? – John Constantine
  6. Which producer on the TV show “Lost” co-created the comic book series “Y: The Last Man”? – Brian K. Vaughan
  7. What company publishes “The Walking Dead” comic book series? – Image Comics
  8. What year did Frank Miller publish the comic book series “300”? – 1998
  9. The “Eisner Award” is named after which influential cartoonist and writer? – Will Eisner
  10. Art Spiegelman is best known for his creation of which graphic novel? – Maus

Tie-breaker: In which North American city would you find Joe Shuster Way? – Toronto

Until next round!


The Weekend Edition – 10 Totally Random Trivia Questions

Hello and welcome to a round of totally random trivia questions and answers to kick-start your day and your early weekend. Like the Random Trivia Generator website, there is no theme, just 10 random questions and answers. Oh, and one last thing – some of these questions are quite difficult.

  1. The Koson District is a district in the Qashqadaryo Region of which country? – Uzbekistan
  2. What country does the rock band “Enter Shikari” originate from? – England
  3. Dogteeth tetras are a family of freshwater fishes native to what continent? – South America
  4. What US state is home to the “One Shell Square” skyscraper? – Louisiana
  5. Which brotherly duo created the comic book series “Ultra”? – The Luna Brothers
  6. What year was the Norwegian non-profit organization, “Norse Federation” founded? – 1907
  7. The “Ugu Youth” radio station is broadcast in which African country? – South Africa
  8. The “Bodansky Unit”, now an obsolete unit, used to measure the concentration of what in the blood stream? – Alkaline phosphatase
  9. Jurgen Rumor, a former professional soccer player, hails from what European country? – Germany
  10. The “Port Malabar Invitational” golf tournament was last played in what year? – 1969

Enjoy the weekend!


Delving Into Obscurity: 11 Trivia Questions on Strangers in Paradise

“Delving Into Obscurity” was an idea I had a while back for especially hard trivia series. For years I added a random question here and there to the database on obscure topics that interested me, but the random nature of the site managed to mask them. With the blog platform fully launched, I thought it was time to start developing the series. From now on “Delving Into Obscurity” will be a regular blog post series featuring a full trivia round of questions on niche topics that interest me personally. If you have ideas for obscure trivia rounds, don’t hesitate to send them to me. After all, everyone has something unique that they are interested in.

For the first post of the series, I decided to focus on a comic book series that is very dear to me – “Strangers in Paradise”. This Terry Moore series has been one of my favorite comic book series for many years, and was the first series that got me hooked on comics that had nothing to do with superheroes. In fact, shortly after I started reading “Strangers in Paradise”, I almost entirely quit superhero comic books. It is that good. So, without much further ado, enjoy this first “Strangers in Paradise” trivia round, as well as the first “Delving Into Obscurity” blog post.

  1. Who created the comic book series “Strangers in Paradise”? – Terry Moore
  2. Not including spin-offs or tie-ins, how many issues were released as part of the original series that ended in 2007? – 90
  3. Despite being referred to as Francine throughout the comic book series, what is this character’s real first name? – Helen
  4. During a high school play, what item of clothing does Francine struggle to keep on? – Her toga
  5. What is Katchoo’s full name? – Katina Marie Choovanski
  6. Where did David and Katchoo first meet? – In a museum
  7. Early on in the comic book series, what type of car does Freddie brag about driving? – A Porsche
  8. Shortly after meeting David, which North American city did Katchoo disappear to for 2 months? – Toronto
  9. What are the nicknames of the twin sisters who work as enforcers for Darcy Parker? – Tambi and Bambi
  10. Following his split with Francine, who does Freddie Femur marry? – Casey Bullocks

Tie-breaker: Including spin-offs and tie-ins, how many issues were released as part of the original series before its planned end in 2007? – 106

Image credit: Terry Moore via DeviantArt

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Comic Book Wednesdays – Chew Trivia

Hello, and welcome to another New Comic Book Day trivia round. This round is based on the first dozen, or so issues of Chew. Despite its 60 issues, this series has so much good stuff that I could easily come up with a few more trivia rounds. For now, enjoy this free round where we establish the basics about his life, his friends, his family, and the comic book series in general.

  1. What year did the Chew comics series debut? – 2009
  2. Which company publishes the Chew comics series? – Image Comics
  3. What is Tony Chu’s real name? – Anthony Chu
  4. What is the only food that cannot give Tony Chu a psychic sensation? – Beets
  5. Who is Tony Chu’s partner? – John Colby
  6. What meat is illegal in the Chew comics universe? – Chicken
  7. Who is Tony’s fraternal twin? – Antonelle Chu
  8. How many children does Tony have? – One
  9. Who recruits Tony to the F.D.A.? – Mason Savoy
  10. What is the name of the infamous chicken fighter that appears throughout the Chew comics series? – Poyo

Tie-breaker: What is the name of Tony Chu’s daughter? – Olive Chu

Image credit: Alpha Coders