This week is my wife’s birthday week. She is awesome and everyone should wish her a happy birthday on Wednesday. Her twitter is @TuesdayRH.. So let’s make this happen people. Wish her a happy birthday, is that too much to ask? I don’t think so.
Anyway… whilst drawing some comic book characters I realized I had never answered 20 questions about Superheroes… let’s amend that right now. Before we get going, my favorite superhero is Cyclops from the X-Men. I have always gravitated toward his depressed rigid rule-following behavior… don’t know why, because while I deal with depression on some level, I am not dour, rigid, and tend to eschew rules. Go figure. I tend to like Marvel comics better than DC. In general Marvel Comics tend to have a wink and a nod to the reader whereas DC is more formal.
1. In some parts of the country a hero is a sandwich, so what makes a great SuperHERO? BESIIIIDES bacon.
Hmmm… Salami, pepperoni, ham, onions, lettuce, pickles, Italian dressing, and bacon.
2. Best superhero turned Villain?
3. Best Villain turned Superhero?
4. Most underrated Superhero?
5. Which Superhero could you see yourself being best pals with?
This is an interesting one. I have never concepted this before. If I did not have to worry about being drug into their lifestyle, I would go with Dick Grayson (Robin, Nightwing, Batman). He seems to have a bit of a joi devivre.
6. The quintessential superhero question is always along the lines of, "would you rather be invisible or be able to fly." It's a favorite in the world of philosophy and psychology. But if you're going to ask a ridiculous fake situational/aspirational question, why limit the respondent's creativity and imagination? So, with that in mind, what would be your range of superpowers, and you can have both invisibility and flight as gimme's - sort of like how the Wheel of Fortune just lists off the RSTUVL (or whatever it is, I don't watch that crap).
I would say telekinesis would be great and couple that with the ability to tap into the Humor Stream much like the Flash taps into the Speed Force.
7. Would you prefer to be a superhero yourself, or the resident portrait artist to, say, the Justice League?
Superhero myself. Many superheros can still draw, Captain America for example
8. For someone who really never spent much of his life thinking about superhero's, I've kind of used up my (somewhat just adjacent knowledge) on those first two questions. So how about you tell me something personal about a superhero you like, that would make me laugh. Like, was there ever an Aquaman comic where you see a trail of fish poo floating behind him, and he's slightly embarrassed for being caught in the act, as it were?
Best bit in comics that I think of is When Batman one punches Guy Gardner in the relaunch of the Justice League in 90’s.
9. Speaking of Aquaman, or pretty much any superhero, why do you think we have a need to humanize superheroes. Like wouldn't Aqua Man be more effective wear he less human and more fish like?
Well, superheros are supposed to be the reflections of our best selves doing things that people cannot do in everyday life. This reflection typically does not include a fish-faced eel with the ability to speak to all water creatures. That being said, both Marvel and DC have extensive alien characters who are both heroic or villainous.
10. Pertaining to the previous two questions, are there some seriously non-human superheroes that you could tell me about or does that go against what being a superhero is all about?
Oh, umm… I kinda just did that. Well… chiefly amongst them would be Rocket Raccoon. A very interesting character, we will all get to know him better this summer.
11. How has there not been a She-Hulk movie already? I mean really, She-Hulk is amazing
It is difficult to make a good Hulk movie, as Marvel has illustrated twice, and that the Hulk himself really is a great supporting character. I think there is some trepidation associated with a movie focused on a spin off character of the Hulk.
12. What makes a superhero a superhero?
Doing things to help that no singular person should be able to do.
13. So if you have a special ability and use for neither good or evil, what does that make you? A super-nothing?
14. Do you think you have to have an ability to be a superhero or do rich people like Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne count in your eyes?
They count, they do super-heroic things.
15. What superhero movie are you most looking forward to in calendar year 2014? Including what has already come out.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the one I was really looking forward to
16. Lamest superhero power in marvel or dc? Explain.
Lamest in Marvel: Speedball even though he set off much of the most recent Marvel current events. Bounce power is bouncy
Lamest in DC: Ambush Bug… it is in his name
17. Most original power?
I like Longshot and his ability to manipulate probability.
18. Favorite superhero comics artist?
That is really a Sophie’s Choice kind of question without the consequences. I gravitate to Reilly Brown’s (20 Questions Tuesday: 186)art… and dig the fun he encapsulates into his work.
19. Which superhero is the hardest to draw? The easiest?
Hardest: Spiderman (traditional costume with all that damn webbing)
20. Best (non cartoon) TV program superhero? Best TV cartoon superhero?
Live Action: Arrow
Cartoon: Batman in Batman the Animated Series.
And one to grow on. If a supervillain could take over one superhero in order to influence all the superheroes to aid (unknowingly) supervillain plots, who would be the best choice to choose?
The Goddamn Batman. The Goddamn Batman always wins
My wife’s Birthday is May 7
Say Happy Birthday to her on the 7th
She is running a 50K race this weekend to celebrate her birthday
This is the race... pray for nice weather
It looks difficult
I can’t run a tenth of that
I am trying to change that. I think 10K is doable
Oh well, I have a final paper to turn in
Have a great week everyone