Just when you thought Hollywood was tapped out with the whole superhero thing, this summer brings a number of hero-themed blockbusters to a theatre near you. There’s another Wolverine movie with Hugh Jackman, and Superman, the granddaddy of all superheroes, gets a reboot by director Zack Snyder.
And that’s not even getting into the films that already have been released (“Iron Man 3”) or are slated to come later in the year (“Thor: The Dark World”).
Current champ Rebecca Drake is being challenged by John Harding, who’s studying in Italy this summer.
1. What city does Batman patrol?
2. What is the scientist’s name who turns into The Hulk?
3. What character was created first: Superman or Batman?
4. What was the comic that started the Marvel logo?
5. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman all make up what organization?
6. Name two members of The Avengers.
7. What does Wonder Woman’s lasso do?
8. Who’s Johnny Blaze?
9. What’s Wolverine’s first name?
10. Where do Batman’s villains end up?
1. Gotham. Thank you, Christian Bale movies.
2. Um ... I’m about to do really bad on this.
3. OK, I know this. Superman.
5. The Avengers, like the movie?
6. Well, obviously, my last answer was wrong.
7. It freezes people.
8. It’s probably a pseudonym for some superhero, but I don’t know which one.
10. In jail.
2. Bruce Banner
4. Not 100 percent, but Fantastic Four?
5. JLA. It’s Justice League of America.
6. Thor and Iron Man
7. It gets people to speak the truth.
8. Ghost Rider.
10. In the comics, a lot of them end up in Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
It wasn’t even a competition as John scored a perfect 10, and Rebecca was clearly out of her element. So he is the new Head2Head champ and will return to take on a new opponent next week.
2. Bruce Banner
4. Fantastic Four by Stan Lee
5. Justice League of America
6. The list is extremely long as members have been recruited since The Avengers Volume 1 was released in 1963. Founding members include Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk, Giant-Man and Wasp. For a full list, go to marvel.com/universe/Avengers.
7. Forces people to tell the truth
8. Ghost Rider
10. Arkham Asylum
Actor George Reeves, who portrayed Superman in the 1950s television series, wears his costume for the role in this undated photo.×
After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, Superman (Brandon Routh) returns to earth to become the peoples savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane and battle his longtime nemesis Lex Luthor in “Superman Returns.”×
Henry Cavill depicts Superman in the movie poster for “Man of Steel,” in theaters this summer.×
The June 1938 cover of Action Comics is shown. The issue is the first that featured the character Superman.×
A newer Superman comic.×
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