The ‘If You Come Today’ Comic Quiz
Let’s see how many easter eggs you can crack. Read my ‘If you come today’ INGA comic and try to answer the questions below :
1. Angelo Siciliano (1892-1972) ,best known in American pop culture for an ad-campaign that has been described as ‘one of the longest lasting and most memorable ad campaigns of all time’, finds a reference in the comic. What was he better known as?
2. “And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat.” Which popular comic book series (parodied in this comic) has this line in it’s prologue?
3.In 1987, Frank Miller wrote a storyline around this character (from a popular superhero series) which began with his return to the city after having spent fifteen years in Chicago. Name the storyline, thecharacter and connect it to this comic.
4. Connect actors Chuck Norris, John Saxon and basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar to the comic.
5.In the panel that features the Showman riding the scooter, which well-known Bangalore landmark (not seen in the panel) is directly ahead of the Showman? (not the mosque, that’s in the background). To reach the New Modran Hotel from that landmark, would the Showman turnright or left? (Remember , it’s set in the 1970s.)
6.The Yoga poses. What’s the name of the first asana on the page (top left corner)? For bonus points, what’s the original name of the book these photographs are from? (Eminently workout-able answers, once you identify the man doing the asanas.)
7.Connect the cartoon character ‘Putani Putti’ to this comic.
8.Spot the Shankar Nag reference in the comic. (Hint: Look up Chiba-san on Google.)
9.The first-line lyrics of another popular ‘Kanglish’ song featuring Dr.Raj is hidden in the comic.Which one?
10.Dr.Raj’s rousing song from his movie Akasmika, “Huttidare Kannada naadalli huttabeku”, is present in the comic, albeit in a slightly morphed form. Spot it.
11.The fineprint in the newspaper clippings refer to the Showman character’s alter-ego as ‘popular singer Muthukumar’. How would you connect that to Dr.Raj in real life?
12. She starred opposite Annavru in his first film ‘Bedara Kannappa’, and went on to play his mother in her later years.She has a rather irreverential mention in the comic. Who?
13.You see it on Dr.Raj statues around the city, it’s also in the comic .Explain the ‘dove’ connection.
14.What’s special about the opening credits of Dr.Raj’s movie ‘Kaamana Billu’ ?
Come back in a day or two for the answers. You may , of course, post answers in the comments section .