I thought this game might work. The player holding the chair selects a character. The challenge for the other players is to guess who the character is. They get twenty questions.

All questions have to have to be framed so as to allow the answer "Yes" or "No". The chair can give extra information if he or she chooses, and frame an appropriate response if neither answer fits.

Players may only ask a fifth consecutive question if four hours have passed since their last one. (Since the guess, not the answer.) The first player to guess the answer takes the chair.

Only characters that have made at least two appearances are eligible. So Franklin Storm is, but not Tomazooma. Only characters that first appeared in US comic books are eligible. So not Captain Britain, Dick Tracy, Tarzan, Thor.

(revisions made to rules)

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I'll start. A Silver Age character.

1)Is the character from the Earth?

The character is a Terran, but may have been born off-Earth.

Hmmm....

I'll modify the consecutive question rule: the one I've got is too onerous. I'll make it more than four consecutive questions without a four hour lapse.

Can we ask is it a DC or Marvel character? 

Yes! But I'll modify the rules as you gents see fit.

"I'll modify the consecutive question rule: the one I've got is too onerous. I'll make it more than four consecutive questions without a four hour lapse."

I suggest you use the edit post function to change the rule in the initial post to avoid confusion this early on and going forward.

Apparently there is no rule that only questions that may be answered yes/no are permitted...?

If not, may we ask, "Which company published the character?"

(Otherwise we would have to ask, "Was the character published by Marvel?" or "Was the charcacter published by DC?" etc.

Also, it's twenty questions total per round I assume?

Jeff of Earth-J said:

Also, it's twenty questions total per round I assume?

Yes. The guessers are racing each other as well as the chair.

Apparently there is no rule that only questions that may be answered yes/no are permitted...?

Any question, except those specified. Obscure characters are allowed, so I don't expect that to make it too easy. Being able to ask after the company might make things too easy, but we'll see.

I've changed the consecutive question rule in the intro post. (I initially prevented any immediate follow-up questions by the same poster.)

2) Which company published the character?

DC. (I took you to be asking: forgive me if you didn't mean to.)

I was clarifying and asking.

3) When is the feature set (future, present day, etc.)?

The future.

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