Comic Book Name Game: Week One

Comic Book Name Game: Week One

It’s the Year of the Knockoff here at WWAC, and to illustrate just how samey comic book characters have been, I’m going to chain together all of their names, using an element of the last one to pick the next one. I’ll also mention their other name(s) and where they’re “from.” For the sake of

It’s the Year of the Knockoff here at WWAC, and to illustrate just how samey comic book characters have been, I’m going to chain together all of their names, using an element of the last one to pick the next one. I’ll also mention their other name(s) and where they’re “from.” For the sake of brevity, these will be either the title they first appeared in or the title they’re most connected to, which is super subjective, so don’t @ me.

Since Siegel and Schuster ostensibly started the whole thing, let’s start with their guy.

  • Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-El), Action Comics, DC
  • Supergirl (Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El), Action Comics, DC
  • Marvel Girl (Jean Grey), X-Men, Marvel
  • Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Avengers, Marvel
  • Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Shazam!, DC
  • Mary Marvel (Mary Batson), Shazam!, DC
  • Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker), Daredevil, Marvel
  • Bloody Mary, Hawk and Dove, DC
  • Baron Blood (various), various, Marvel
  • Baron Zemo (Heinrich and Helmut Zemo), Captain America, Marvel

And who’s next? Here’s a clue: Our next chunk of name-game ends with the Scarlet Spider. How might we get from here to there in ten? Can you do it? Come back next week to compare scores, label-lovers!

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