Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Reader Appreciation Award!

I was recently given a reader appreciation award by Longbox Graveyard and now its time for me to pay it forward and return the favor. The rules of receiving the award are as follows:

1 - Thank the blogger who gave you the award: Thank you Paul! And link back to their site: Longbox Graveyard

2 - Pick some blogs you follow and enjoy and link to their sites, giving them the award as well.

My picks, in no particular order are these:


There are so many more I'm sure I'm missing right now, these are all fantastic sites done with love and attention.  

3 - Answer ten questions provided by the blogger who put my name up for the award (which follow below).

4 - Add ten questions for my nominees to answer: You will find my questions at the bottom of this post.

5) Include the Reader Appreciation Award Award logo on my site.

OK here it is! 

6) Get in touch with my own nominees to let them know about the award, and invite them to keep the chain going! - I will be doing so as soon as this post goes out!

And now, the questions I was tasked with answering:

1. DC, Marvel or Other? Which comics publisher is your favorite?

Other - Image comics is by far my favorite publisher currently. The gold standard of independent comics, Image has gotten even better in 2012 and looks like there is no chance of slowing down in 2013.
2. Who is your favorite writer or artist currently working?

You might as well ask me which one of my kids I love the most. I can tell you the creator that make me the most excited, especially for 2013. 

Jonathan Hickman - Between his mainstream titles and creator owned titles, I'm most excited to see what he will produce this year.

3. Who is your favorite writer or artist from the past?

Ill go with the easy answer because for me, its true. Jack Kirby is currently my favorite creator of the golden / silver age. Such a breath of work, so many creations, the comics industry wouldn't exist most likely without him.  
4. What superhero do you think makes the best team player?
Gotta go with Captain America on this. Cap is always looking for what a heroes strengths are, how to make it work with the team and bring everyone together. He is the leader that heroes need and finds a a way to make it work all the time. 

5. Whose superhero costume do you hate the most, and why?

 The first one to come to mind is Power Girl. Not because I don't enjoy looking at her, but really, its over the top ridiculous and really perpetuates the stereotype of female super-heroes.

6. If you could bring one title back from comic book limbo what would it be?

Well this is an easy answer: ROM The Spaceknight. He's probably going to be stuck in copyright purgatory for the rest of eternity but as a character he's so odd and quirky and actually has a lot of potential id love to see some new comics with him in it. Probably will never happen though.

7. What’s the best comic book cover you’ve ever seen? 

This is a hard one to answer for me, first one that jumps to mind is a more recent cover of Daredevil (issue 10 of the current series) that was just perfection. So many amazing covers being done currently, every week I'm blown away. 

8. Comic book action figures – way cool, or a step too far?

Way cool! Why not? I have a younger son, so its extra fun to play with action figures again. I never got into collecting rare or keeping action figures in their original packaging or buying limited edition ones, but toys are awesome! 

9. What was the best comic book single issue that you read in the last 2 months?

Another hard question, probably have to go with Brandon Graham's Multiple Warheads #1 but that's in a class of probably 40 or 50 equally great books in the last couple of months. 


10. Finally, the age old question: if you were writing, who would win a fight between Superman and Hulk? What’s your logic?

Easy answer is Superman, but its wrong. Hulk has a wild card, Bruce Banner. Banner would figure out ahead of time Superman's weakness and use it against him, letting Hulk SMASH him to a pulp.

Huge thanks to Paul from Longbox Graveyard for thinking of me for this, it was a lot of fun. For the people I have nominated, here are my questions for you. Keep it going and spread the love!

 1 DC, Marvel or Other? Which comics publisher is your favorite?
 2 Who is your favorite writer or artist currently working?
 3 Who is your favorite writer or artist from the past?
 4 What comic was the most influential on you as a child or young adult?
 5 If you could bring one title back from comic book limbo what would it be?
 6 What are your top three current comic books (series) right now?
 7 What are your top three comic book series or properties of all time?
 8 Favorite comic book adaptation either movie or TV show or...other?
 9 What is your most cherished comic book or related item? (Like original art, etc.)
10 What comic or comic book character would you like to see turned into a blockbuster movie?

Hopefully my picks will keep the game going and pay this forward! Until next time true believers...\