1. Who are your 3 favorite Marvel Heroes?
I only get three? Eek…. Um, okay. Henry McCoy (in pretty much any of his incarnations), Thor (Ultimate Universe), Doctor Strange (regular Marvel). (Also making the list: Nightcrawler (regular Marvel), Ultimate Peter Parker/Spider-man, Bishop.)
2. Who are your 3 favorite Marvel Villains?
Loki in the Ultimate Universe is interesting, and I have a certain amount of sympathy for the kid who’s leading the invasion in the Grand Theft America arc of The Ultimates
, but I’m really not a big fan of villains in general.
3. Which “Mega-Event” of Marvel is your favorite? Marvel 1602
, just because it was such an original idea and it was fun to see how the characters “translated” into the 17th century.
4. Who are your favorite two people to team up?
None. At the moment, I’m operating on the IDIC concept. (And if you’re not an old-school Trekkie, that probably won’t make much sense to you…. :wink: ) I thought Spider-man interacting with Shang-Chi in Ultimate Marvel Team-ups
was intriguing, but that seemed to be intended as a one-time thing.
5. Who are your two favorite teams to team up?
None. Teams teaming up seems like an unwieldy situation. Half the teams in the Marvel U have enough trouble working together within their own ranks, never mind joining up with another group. And the issues I’ve seen dealing with this sort of thing always seem to involve a miscommunication/misunderstanding that results in a knock-down, drag-out fight between the two groups until finally someone figures out they’re really all on the same side and should work together, yada yada yada. (Has that particular plot device been declared an official cliché yet?) Just once, couldn’t one team call or e-mail another team and say, “Hey, we have this problem, can you help us out”?
6. Which character do you dislike?
Emma Frost. (First runner up, Stacy X. Both of them desperately need to be nominated for TLC’s What Not to Wear
, not to mention enrolled in a course entitled How to Act Like a Decent Human Being
7. Which team do you dislike?
7a. Which team do you most like?
The Defenders, as portrayed in the graphic novel Defenders: Indefensible
; Dr. Strange teams up with Namor, the Hulk, and the Silver Surfer (sort of). Parts of it are downright hilarious, even if some of the humor is off-color. (First runner up: Ultimate Defenders. Sorry, MWoF, I just think those guys are painfully funny.)
8. Is there any comic character (Not writers) that you wish was real and could punch him/her in the face?
The closest I can come to answering this is to say I’d love the opportunity to tell Ultimate Tony Stark off for being a sexist jerk, but I doubt that that would involve physical violence on my part.
9. What do you think is a great “classic fight” in comics?
Well, certainly the
classic struggle would be the X-Men, who, over the last forty or fifty years, have represented many aspects of the balance people strive to find between changing in order to fit in and remaining true to their own natures and beliefs. They can be seen as representing many groups and individuals throughout history in this regard….
Oh, wait, do you mean “classic fight” as in people actually physically pounding each other? Sorry, my bad. :wink:
10. Which female character do you think is hot?
What is meant here by “hot”? (And why is this question limited to female characters, anyway? Male and androgynous characters can’t be “hot”?) If you’re asking what female characters I like and would want to sit down and talk to, I would say Sage, Moira McTaggart, and Annie Ghazikanian because they’re all intelligent, independent and interesting. If you’re asking what female characters I find physically attractive, the answer is none, because I don’t swing that way.
11. Which Character would you like to die and to stay dead?
None, really, but I can list several that I wish would take extended vacations because they’re severely overused… Wolverine, Magneto, Rogue, Gambit, and any male villain whose sole interest in Storm is to make her his wife/queen/consort. (Another plot device that needs to be declared an official cliché.)
12. Who is your favorite supporting character?
I’m sorry, I really can’t pick just one here. All from the Ultimate Universe: Sam Wilson, Ben Urich (indeed, all of the named news staff members at the Bugle), Aunt May, Professor Storm.
13. Which Marvel character do you think should be given a much larger role than they have now?
Again, can’t pick just one, but can narrow it down to two, both in the Ultimate Universe: Sam Wilson and Ben Urich. Wilson’s just a great character with a lot of potential, and Urich, as a journalist, has the perfect excuse to get involved in pretty much any situation in the Ultimate Universe.