1: DC or Marvel. Why? Marvel I just like Marvel better. I’m not sure if it’s just the direction DC has been taking lately (I actually didn’t even read DC until AFTER the New 52 launched, so I caan’t say anything about them pre-N52), but I just like the overall atmosphere of Marvel comics, and the characters.
I feel like DC probably tries to take itself too seriously, where as Marvel embraces that half insane weirdness comic books are known for.
that’s not to say I hate DC, as story telling goes, I do enjoy some DC books, though right now, with the cancellation of GL: New Guardians and GL Corpse, and my dropping of Batgirl, my DC pull list basically consistss of Batman and Green Lantern at this point, where as my Marvel pull list is significantly larger.
2. Favorite male character It’s a toss up between Deadpool and Spider-man, and Spider-man (Miles Morales)
3. Favorite female character Scorn. “Who dat?” A criminally underused symbiote character that spawned off of Carnage and has the ability to integrate machinery into herself.
She hasn’t been used since the Carnage USA mini series in 2012
6. would you want to live in a universe where superheros/villains existed? Fuck no
12. favorite villain? I don’t have a favourite villain, but more a favourite TYPE of villain. I’ve always been partial to street level villains, like Kingpin and Tombstone.
14. lamest superpower?
Whatever the hell powers the Wonder twins have. One turns into animals, the other turns into stuff? the fuck?
16. worst outfit ever?
I’m not sure if this really counts, but the ORIGINAL batman costume before it was madeover into the more familiar one we know today.
Sharing this unused Static Shock cover again because not enough people have seen it. It was my favorite work-for-hire cover we did in 2011. Khary Randolph did a great job finishing up the covers before the series got cancelled. I especially love the series finale cover.
Changing the racial identity of characters has become a contentious issue amongst fans of superhero comics and their adaptations in other media. The awful practices of casting white actors to play people of color, or of turning previously non-white characters into white characters, is all too common in movie adaptations of books, cartoons, TV shows, or even real life stories — but rather surprisingly, superhero comics and their adaptations have mostly avoided this problem.
In comics, the controversy takes a different direction. Several white characters have become non-white, mostly in movies, and sometimes in reboots. Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm in the new Fantastic Four; Helena Bertinelli aka the Huntress in the New 52; Nick Fury in the Ultimate Comics line and on screen. These are changes that agitate some readers — but realistically, the changes don’t go far enough. Superhero comics have a cultural bias towards white characters that has everything to do with their institutional history and nothing to do with what makes sense to the stories.
take a look into my eyes / I tell you so many lies and then I’ll let you go into the night / and I don’t think I’m coming down / I’m alive with something inside of me /
and I can’t seem to get it out
» The Verve, A Northern Soul
northern soul - a John Constantine fanmix → [ listen ]
01. nick cave & the bad seeds - up jumped the devil | 02. beck - e-pro | 03. i am kloot - dead men’s cigarettes | 04. the verve - a northern soul | 05. lights on - dead man’s party | 06. franz ferdinand - bite hard | 07. kasabian - eez-eh | 08. florence + the machine - lover to lover | 09. echo & the bunnymen - people are strange | 10. the police - shadows in the rain | 11. gary numan - dark | 12. the rolling stones - laugh, i nearly died | 13. poe - hey pretty | 14. einstürzende neubauten - dead friends