1. In 1992, who designed the artwork for a relatively unknown pop/rock band called The Rels, using the pseudonym Fang Wampir?
2. Rongorongo is a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century that appears to be writing or proto-writing. It cannot be read despite numerous attempts at decipherment. If it is proved to be writing, it could be one of as few as three or four independent inventions of writing in human history. Rongorongo glyphs were written in reverse boustrophedon, left to right and bottom to top. That is, the reader begins at the bottom left-hand corner of a tablet, reads a line from left to right, then rotates the tablet 180 degrees to continue on the next line. Where on earth was this complicated system used?
4. Pursuing his childhood ambition to be a writer, young Stanley Lieber made his comic-book debut in May 1941 with the text filler "Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge" in Captain America Comics #3. Because he wanted to save his given name for more literary work, he used a pseudonym, which in later life, he would go on to adopt as his legal name. What name?
7. So why is this video a part of this question set? (Or, to put it more simply, who's the guy you see in it?)
1. Bill Watterson
If you were sharp, you may have noticed the name of the artist's brother Tom in the band's line-up.
2. Easter Island
3. The Theosophical Society
The logo combines a swastika, an Aum, a hexagram, a star of David, an Ankh and an Ouroboros.
4. Stan Lee
5. 'The Rape of Europa'
The wheel symbol combines the letters of the Greek word 'Ichthys', meaning 'fish'. It later developed into a simple symbol resembling the profile of a fish, and is said to have been used by Early Christians as a secret symbol. It is now known colloquially as the 'sign of the fish' or the 'Jesus fish'.
7. Because the man you saw – the brain behind Drop Dead – is Aabid Surti, comic artist and creator of the popular Bahadur.
8. Theodore Geisel, who wrote and drew books under the pseudonym, Dr Seuss.
9. Richard Feynman
10. Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose witch hunts against real and perceived Communists in 1950s USA made him the most feared and hated man in power those days.
Here's a picture for comparison: