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Among which historic people, given names were mostly ending with "ix" sufix? (like Asterix and Obelix)
There were no such people. The "ix" ending alludes to the "rix" suffix present in the names of Gaulish chieftains such as Vercingetorix or Ambiorix. However, the meaning of "rix" was "king", so no such suffix was ever present among the names of common folk.
Which comic-book superhero was the first?
Superman first appeared in Action Comics book (published by Detective Comics) in 1938. The success of Superman prompted editors to request more superheroes. Batman made its debut in 1939. Captain America was created by Marvel Comics in 1941, and Spider-Man in 1962.
In which country was Garfield created?
United States. Garfield was created by Jim Davis in 1978. As of 2013, it was syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals, and held the Guinness World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.
In which country was Asterix created?
France. The Asterix comic books were written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. After Goscinny's death in 1977, Uderzo took over the writing. Both authors have non-French roots: Goscinny was born to a family of Jewish immigrants from Poland, while Uderzo's parents immigrated from Italy.
In which country was Mafalda created?
Argentine. Mafalda has occasionally been pointed out as being influenced by Charles Schulz's Peanuts, most notably by Umberto Eco in 1968, who thought of Mafalda and Charlie Brown as the voices unheard of children in the northern and southern hemispheres.
What is the name of this character?
Wally. Scott Adams, author of the Dilbert comic strip, explained that Wally was inspired by his coworker at Pacific Bell, who was offered a generous severance for the lowest ten-percent of workers - so had incentive to become a low performing worker.
Where were the Smurfs created?
In Belgium. The Smurfs were created by Pierre Culliford, a Belgian comics artist. He is well known as "Peyo", a name which he invented for himself, basing on an English cousin's mispronunciation of Pierrot (a diminutive form of Pierre)
Who created "The Peanuts"?
Charles M. Schulz. The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in total between 1950 and 2000. Together with its merchandise, it earned Schulz more than $1 billion.
In Marvel Comics, what is the name of a character who changes into the Hulk?
Bruce Banner. Following his accidental exposure to gamma rays during the detonation of an experimental bomb, Bruce Banner physically transforms into the Hulk when subjected to emotional stress, at or against his will, often leading to destructive rampages and conflicts that complicate Banner's civilian life.