Thursday, June 14, 2007

Views and Interviews

So there's a meme going around, and I've volunteered. Five questions, with meme details below:

1. You're trapped in a burning building, but you can contact one hero for help. Your two choices are Spider-Man or Batman. Who do you call?

Spider-Man. While Batman would probably be just as effective, if not moreso, Spider-Man has superpowers, a better attitude, and would be totally willing to lay down his life to save me, even if I'm just some dude in a burning building. Batman's confidence means he probably wouldn't even consider being harmed in the fire, but Spidey would consider it every time.

2. You've somehow been transported into Clue: The Movie! You're drawing straws for pairs to search the house. Who are you paired with?

I just watched that (again) a couple of weeks ago! I'd want to get paired with Mr. Green, since he turned out to be the good guy (at least, in the "here's how it really happened" ending). Incidentally, more movies should have alternate endings in the theater.

3. The Anti-Monitor is coming to destroy your world! Luckily you happen to have a spare "Cosmic Treadmill" lying around and can escape. But you'll be trapped on that other earth forever! To what earth do you flee?

New Earth, natch. It may be occasionally ravaged by derivative world-eaters, vaguely racist bald aliens, and hordes of hot warrior women, but at least it'd be fun. Plus, I could live in Metropolis and see Superman, and that would be beyond fantastic.

4. You're stranded in a war zone. Things don't look good. Which ex-vet will you choose to watch your back: Wild Dog or the Punisher? (and explain why!)

Wild Dog. I don't know much about the character, but I know we're both from the Quad Cities, and that would give us something to talk about. Besides, I dig the Casey Jones motif. The Punisher, on the other hand, is just a little off his rocker. He's too brash, too cocky, too trigger-happy, and too unnecessarily popular.

5. You're in the Old West, there's a bounty on your head, and Jonah Hex has tracked you down. He asks you if you have any last words. What are they?

"Dude, seriously, you went to the future? And you never thought to do something about your hideous scarring? Poor choice."

Now, it's your turn:

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions. (They probably won't be the same ones you see above!)

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Anonymous said...

Interview me!

Anonymous said...

When you said New Earth, for a moment I thought you were talking Marvel's New Universe, which would be terrible.

Mens Vaga said...

Aw, what the hell, interview me!

Erin Palette said...

No! Interview ME!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure the world where its always walt simonson FF wouldn't be better? Marvel still has an infinite multiverse, and at least one of them had gotta be REALLY rad.

SallyP said...

Spiderman was the best choice. Batman would save you, but probably lecture you afterwards.

And the Punisher would be just as likely to shoot you as the bad guy.

Will Staples said...

Yeah, I'd choose Spider-Man too, mainly because I think he'd be quicker.

Tom Foss said...

Okay...sorry this is so late:
David: 1. You're given the keys to the Marvel Universe, and your only order is to take one "What If" storyline from the entirety of the series and make it canon, along with whatever alterations occur to the universe as a result. Which story do you choose?
2. Who watches the Watchers?
3. What five Marvel characters do you think are most likely to actually be Skrulls?
4. Who are your top three, back-of-the-OHOTMU, favorite guilty pleasure Marvel characters?
5. Which Avengers base is/was the best?

J: 1. Who's the most egregiously racist blaxploitation character in comic history?
2. You're required to take the plot of an '80s teen movie, adapt it to DC Comics characters, and write out the pitch/solicit text. Go.
3. Who's the most powerful character out of both the DC and Marvel universes, not counting the Endless, Eternity, or Kismet?
4. You're in charge of Amalgam Comics: Year 3. What are the 12 titles?
5. What are you hiding behind/underneath?

Erin: 1. Who's the most egregiously sexist female character in the history of comics?
2. If you could resurrect one dead author to write one comic title, who would it be, and what series?
3. Assuming you have to write it, what one book out of all literary history would you pick to write the sequel for?
4. You've got a single 5-issue arc on Justice League of America. What's your pitch?
5. When you read Batman's dialogue, whose voice is speaking the lines in your head?

Vaklam said...

I'm in.

Interview me!

sean witzke said...

Interview me.

Erin Palette said...

Answers to your burning questions (and you really should get a doctor to look at that) can be found here.