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Find your way out of Spider-Woman’s hair! Help the Hulk solve a simple word puzzle! – Super Heroes Puzzles and Games

August 20, 2011
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Poor Hulk. Look at him. Hand in hair, tongue sticking out. It’s the pose of a thoroughly befuddled Green Goliath.

This comic, provided free when one ingested enough sugary cereal to give an entire Marine battalion diabetes, is chock-full of activities and games centered around the four heroes on the cover. There are also brief two-page rehashings of their origins, in much the same vein as the quick bits from the Batman rogues gallery Blue Ribbon Digest. But the real meat here is the side-content. Even my thirtysomething self can find a little bit of joy in the inventive snippets within, and I had to restrain the six-year-old inside me from grabbing a ball-point pen and going wild.

Here’s a sampling.

First, we have a Spider-Man connect-the-dots:

Next, try to pick out the identical Captain America shields. I know you can do it!:

Now we come to that word puzzle that so confounded the Hulk. Give him a hand:

Finally, we have to find our way out of Spider-Woman’s Rapunzel-like hair:

There’s a whole lot more, including a tiny Hulk board game. Really. This whole thing is very much a childish blast. It’s like a treasury of the best back-of-the-cereal-box junk in the world.

Here’s a final puzzle: Which of the cereal mascots featured in the cover inset (the Trix rabbit, Lucky the Leprechaun, Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Sonny the Cuckoo Bird) is the most terrifying? I’m going with the Trix rabbit. He has a crazed axe murderer look in his eyes, and I’ve no doubt that there are a few “silly rabbit…” kids in his crawl space, with a sprinkling of lime over their decaying bodies to keep the neighbors from asking too many questions. Just a guess.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. chris permalink
    August 22, 2011 1:05 pm

    Actually, this cereal box freebie looks like it was put together from excepts from the short lived “Fun and Games” Marvel comic (circa 1980?). Yeah I had a couple.

  2. Mark permalink
    July 1, 2012 8:32 pm

    Is there any way you could post the Hulk board game?

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