moodykittens asked: Of all of Spider-Man's powers, which do you think is the coolest?
Spider sense. It’s the handiest, and the visual of it is always really neat. I particularly like the classic half-spidey/half-Peter face they used to indicated it in the original run of Amazing.
adampknave asked: Which of your friends make up the Scooby Gang for you (not the Buffy one, but the real one) amd who fills which role?
I’m the old man who dresses up like a ghost to take over the old amusement park. Everyone else can screw.
exit421 asked: So ComicsAlliance has come back from the dead. Can you comment on it all?
Can I? Sure!
But you probably don’t want me to, because I know literally nothing. That’s not me dodging the question. I really have no information for you.
outriderc asked: Any thoughts on the new Xbox?
The name is dumb, and confusing. It’s better than “720,” but “One” is patently wrong. It’s the third Xbox. Come up with a real name for it.
Otherwise, it looks like a slightly fancier 360 with some cool TV stuff built in.
stinkinbadger asked: I always really enjoyed the character Tabitha Smith / Boom Boom, but feel she has been largely discarded as relevant by comics fans and writers since Jubilee was introduced and gained instant popularity (having close ties to Wolverine probably helps). Is there character you really enjoyed or that you feel has a lot of potential which has never been realized?
There are a ton of X-Men characters that fall into that category. Beak was a really fascinating character with tons of potential, and they yanked that away right quick.
There was a lot DC could have done with the Renee Montoya version of The Question that they didn’t. Sasha Bordeaux kind of just got tossed aside. It’s like they’ve got something against Greg Rucka creations.
thefutureghost asked: Say, if I wanted to ask War Rocket Ajax a question, how would I go about doing so? Please be as specific as possible.
Man, how would you even do that? Put it in a bottle and drop it in the ocean? Try to make passenger pigeons un-extinct? Build a giant series of pneumatic tubes?
This is a stumper.
thecouncilofcross-timekarate asked: Who is Amanda Palmer and why do you hate her?
She’s a singer. She’s married to Neil Gaiman (not why I’m not too fond of her). She has done some things that seem to be taking advantage of her fans or the good will of her supporters, like asking musicians to play at her concerts for free. She writes attention-grabby stuff like this that also is just in really bad taste. Stuff like that.
franzferdinand2 asked: Is there anything that sounds appealing about NextGen consoles?
Yeah, but none of it really has to do with games. It’s about TV shows and stuff. The games look like minor steps up, at best, with a lot novelty garbage that people will quickly forget.
fixbane asked: Do you think there is any value left in liking certain characters over creators in the big two? I personally have found that, given some creators, I will read anything they put out with no care at all for what characters they are working with. I think this comes with the fact that I came to comics from reading book series, where creator owned FAR outclasses shared universe. Side question: shared universe or creator owned? Anyway, I see value in iconic characters, but I see them misused so much.
I don’t really view it as an either/or proposition. There are creators I like and there are characters I like, and when they come together, those are the books I buy.
There are books by creators I like but that feature characters I’m either apathetic toward or mostly ignorant of, and I don’t buy those. For example, I thing Jason Aaron is great, but I’m just not all that into the Thanos book he’s doing. I like Thanos fine, but I can take him or leave him.
By that same token, a character I like can have a creative team I’m not wild about, and I don’t buy that book.
Same goes for shared universe vs. creator owned. I don’t see why it has to be one or the other. I like comics that are each. The only thing that really matters is whether the comic is any dang good.
koltron asked: If you were really strong, what would you pick up while laughing heartily to scare children?