by Michael Condon and David R. Black
1) Which DC writer is at least partially responsible for creating Scrappy Doo while writing for Hanna Barbera?
2) In his secret identity of R. Rodney Rabbit, Captain Carrot is employed as?
3) Which member of the Zoo Crew did not gain his/her powers from a glowing meteorite?
4) Bob Kane invented an animated funny animal version of Batman and Robin. Who were they?
5) How did Streaky the Supercat get its superpowers?
6) Which classic DC villain was originally a gorilla who was given human form?
7) If Jor-El could get a horse into a rocket ship, he could have sent Lara to Earth, and may even have been able to save himself. So how did Comet get its superpowers?
8) Why did DC decide on Captain Carrot and the Amazing Zoo Crew instead of a funny animal version of the Justice League of America? One would assume that there would be a better market for a straight parody than a completely new, and thus somewhat risky, group of characters.
9) Which of these animal themed villains was an actual member of that species that minded its business until exposed to radiation?
10) Who was DC's first funny animal superhero?
11) In Batman and the Outsiders #11, Katana gives Halo a white cat as a gift. The cat would continue to make appearances throughout the Outsiders' first two series, and it even received a solo back up tale in The Outsiders #9 (1st volume). What was the cat's name?
12) Thor was the canine sidekick of which Manhunter?
13) Which one of DC's werewolf/beastman characters is not permanently stuck in their animal form?
14) Hurricane is to Wild Huntsman as Nightwind is to Nighthawk. Therefore, Winged Victory is to ____ ?
15) Rick Raleigh, Karen Beecher, and Zazzala all have one thing in common. What is it?
16) Djuba the purple gorilla was the Silver Age sidekick of?
17) The Bureau of Amplified Animals, an agency funded by the USA's federal government, currently employs ______?
18) Gorilla Grodd, Solovar, and the other residents of Gorilla City all possess what superpower?
19) The Just A Lotta Animals inhabit which Earth?
20) What happened to the Gorilla Boss of Gotham City after Batman defeated him?
1) D. Oh how I wish the answer was C. I had to put down he was part of a team, because while getting a handle on who created a given character is difficult in comics, it should be even more so in television, which usually has multiple writers.
2) B. The cartoon that he draws interestingly enough is Justa Lotta Animals a funny animal version of the JLA that includes Super Squirrel, Wonder Wabbit and Green Lambkin among others. This comic was the original idea for the series. See question 8 for more info
3) C. Alley-Kat-Abra and her wand were both energized by the glowing meteorite. Technically, it's the carrots and not Rodney (formerly Roger) Rabbit that was irradiated by the meteor, but the ultimate power source is still the meteor. The character's name was first Roger Rabbit, but the title character of the book "Who #$@#%ed Roger Rabbit" had a prior claim as it was published in 1981. The movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" is loosely based on the much darker book. The official title is "Who Censored Roger Rabbit" at least that's how its listed on Amazon, and I don't exactly remember the sequence of symbols from the cover of the book I read. D is close to the explanation for Liberty Belle's powers
4) A.Probably best known for its jazzy theme song with a heavy bass line, and the Frog, a frog gangster who sounded like Edward G. Robinson. The Blue Falcon was a 70's Hanna Barbera hero who was teamed up with a dim-witted robot dog named Dynomutt
6) D. Although the Shaggy Man could pass for the missing link, it was a totally artificial lifeform.
7) C. I have no clue as to how this might explain Comet's powers
8) A. According to www.spiderfan.org , Peter Porker the Spectacular Spider-Ham first appeared alongside Hulk Bunny, Captain Americat and Goose Rider in Marvel Tails #1, dated November 1983, more than a year after Captain Carrot's February 1982 debut. His series didn't come out until May of 1985.
9) B.Starro may have gained power from atomic energy, but it was a giant starfish shaped alien conqueror before it encountered any radiation on Earth. The Hyena was a were-hyena, half person, half hyena that plagued Firestorm. Like a werewolf, a were-hyena can transmit its curse to those it attacked.
10) D.Rule of thumb for these quizes, the weirdest answer tends to be the true one. But then again, I've had many years to get acclimatized to the idea of Hoppy the Marvel Bunny, first published by Fawcett in 1942 and later sold to Charlton in 1954 where he used the magic word Alizam to change form, changed his costume and became known as Magic Bunny. Meanwhile, I discovered the Terrific Whatzit this weekend. The Whatzit was first published by DC in 1944. The Terrific Whatzit is the uncle of Zoo Crew member Fastback. Peter Porkchops first appeared in 1947, and the same character became Pig Iron. As near as I can tell, the character was never super until the Zoo Crew was formed. According to Don Markstein's Toonopedia regards Mighty Mouse, originally Super Mouse as the first super-powered funny animal. The first cartoon came out in October of 1942. He first appeared in a comic book in 1945, by the comic publisher that later became Marvel.
11). D. Tiger was also known as "Tiger the Wonder Cat."
12). B. Dan Richards.
13). A. Mikola Rostov. Charlie Wilde was a member of the Outsiders, "Wolfpack" is a member of the new Creature Commandos, and Hugh Dawkins is the Tasmanian Devil.
14). B. The Shining Knight. Hurricane, Nightwind, and Winged Victory are the heroes' horses.
15). C. Rick Raleigh was the Red Bee, Karen Beecher is Bumblebee, and Zazzala was the Queen Bee.
16). A. B'wana Beast
17). D. Rex the Wonder Dog and Detective Chimp
18). B. Telepathy
19). D. Earth C-Minus
20). B. Really! Read Swamp Thing Annual #3 if you don't believe us!
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