As promised by Marvel, on tonights episode of Jeopardy a category in Double Jeopardy entitled “Marvel NOW!” was one of the options for contestants to play. Each answer was accompanied by a picture of the #1 issue of its respective series, and the reaction was … well, as a comic fan who knew the answers, quite amusing.
Here are all of the questions and answers presented:
He was once the incredible but now he’s the indestructible this.
What is the Hulk?
Sue and Reed’s kids are part of the fun when this alliterative group embarks on their fantastic journey.
What is the Fantastic Four?
Iron Man is this billionaire crime fighter who sports a new suit of armor in every issue.
Who is Tony Stark?
Trailing a god killer, Thor visits not only Viking times but this realm of the Norse gods.
What is Asgard? (Valhalla was incorrectly guessed)
Marvel promises all new chimichangas for this mercenary, also known as Wade Wilson.
Who is Deadpool? (No one buzzed in)
While the round didn’t do anyone any real favors, it was humorous to see that the Marvel NOW! category, easily the “easiest” of all the Double Jeopardy options given that it was mostly just names of characters who have been in feature films, was the one category that all of the contestants seemed rather disinterested in. Every other question for every other category was asked before coming to this one, at which point participation was no longer as enthusiastic as it had been in other instances of the show, with the person controlling the board essentially doing that shrug (you know the one I mean) every time when picking the next option.
But still, it was rather fun. And, hey, I could’ve walked away with at least $6000 from tonight’s episode!