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Top Shelf’s ‘The Surrogates’ Immortalized As a ‘Jeopardy!’ Question

There’s an old saying that goes, “You know you’ve made a significant impression on pop culture when your comic-turned-movie is the solution to a ‘Jeopardy!’ clue.” Actually there’s not, but that doesn’t make it any less true – especially since that’s exactly what happened for Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele’s “The Surrogates.”

Publisher Top Shelf Productions reports the $1,200 clue from the “Graphic Novel” category hit on Wednesday’s episode of “Jeopardy! College Championship” and read:

“A graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele was the basis for this Bruce Willis film about androids that live for users.”

Contestant James Hill had the correct answer in the form of a question and beat out his peers to win the day. Here’s what Top Shelf marketing director Leigh Walton had to say about Hill’s comics savvy:

“We knew James was a smart guy since he has great taste in comics — but he went on to dominate the whole episode with over $25,000 in winnings! Congratulations, James, and good luck in the semifinals! PS: hey Trebek, we expect a follow-up question next year about Robert Venditti’s next book, THE HOMELAND DIRECTIVE!”

I hope Trebek is a ComicsAlliance reader…. Watch the game show antics unfold after the jump.

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