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Superman on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire

They just had a question about comics on a quiz show. It was:

What character by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster started his success in 1938?

a) Lucky Luke
b) Superman
c) Charlie Brown
d) Dick Tracy

The answer was easy. The names are credited in every issue, so anyone who simply bought the "Death of..." trade paperback will probably be able to draw the association. Lucky Luke is a Belgian comic (by Morris and sometimes Goscinny), and Charlie Brown is by Charles M. Schulz (which is also on every strip), so those were also dead ringers for wrong answers.

What irked me was that I didn't know who did Dick Tracy. My guess was Will Eisner, but a Wikipedia check later I knew it was a man named Chester Gould.

And while I was at it, I was reminded of the Dick Tracy TV animated shorts that I used to watch as a kid. Oddly enough, they were slammed as being unfunny and racist -- both things I never noticed back then (and which I'll have to evaluate one of these days). Odd, what things one almost-forgets...

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