June 18th, 2007

Worship Chaos

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"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
-- Steven Weinberg

Comic Book Interview

Questions courtesy of brother_d73:

1) Which comic character would benefit from reading his own book?

Hmm. Well, Agent Graves would probably love to read 100 Bullets, if only to know that much more about all the intricacies of the conspiracies around him, however, chances are good that he already knows. I'd like to see Sandman actually read his comics, if only so that he can see how annoying they are and go away. I would have said Thanos might have learned something from his...but he wouldn't. Benefit? Deadpool. He might learn something, and he'd make a profit, to boot.

2) Some comics come to a natural close, some are cancelled due to sales, some are just dropped and the reasons are made unclear. Which once-published regular comic do you resurrect for today's market?

Tough one. First instinct is to say Transmetropolitan, but I wouldn't want it to go downhill, and it would. I'd love to see Sleepwalker get another chance, and maybe with today's mindset of heavy on the imagery and light on the story, it would have a chance to hang in there while it developed itself into something again. It had potential, but it just couldn't get it's feet under itself (sticking to all new adversaries didn't help). EDIT: after writing the answer to the next question, I changed my mind. Bring back Trencher.

3) You get to pick one of the seven Image founders to ret-con out of the launch of the publishing company. Image still launches, but one of the seven is out of the picture and never contributed to the formation of the group. Who do you pick, and why?

Well, it comes down to either Liefeld or McFarlane, because both acted like assholes. I'm not a big fan of either one. Personal feelings aside, though, I guess I gotta yank Liefeld. Face it, the man needs to learn how a crotch really looks. If Youngblood hadn't been so...well, so everything that it was</i>...and if Liefeld hadn't been such a pushy bastard, Image might have had a better chance of recovering from that mid-90's slump to stay a powerhouse (and they'd not have had so many reviews talking about how pointlessly full of sex and violence the titles were). Without Liefeld backing him, McFarlane might not have been such an ass, hurting titles like Shaman's Tears and Trencher (two damn fine books)

4) Supergirl or She-Hulk?

She-Hulk. Smarter, sexier, and more fun.

5) You get to crash with a super-hero for a week while on vacation. At whose superhero's home do you couch-surf?

Lobo. Talk about a fun-filled week of booze, sex, and depraved debauchery...and, if I don't survive, I'm guaranteed to go out smiling, in a blaze of gory. ;) Yep, left that"L" out on purpose.

Happy Me

Assuming the Fuck-Up Fairy has better things to do that whap me with her wand, I should get my copy of Ultraviolet (no, not the crappy recent flick) within a week or so. Yay!

And much thanks to Mazi and Duke for making it happen. ;)