5 Questions: Comics & Movies

5 Questions
Comics & Movies
January 10, 2019
DougMaynard.com

Everyone always has questions and the timeline on my Facebook is full of them. And my e-mails are full of them. And the groups of which I am a part are full of them. Well, enough with all the asking. It’s time to answer a few of these questions, five at a time. It’s all about comics, movies, TV shows and movies and TV shows based on comics. Let’s do this…

1) You’re hired to write an X-Men movie and can use whatever characters you want? Who would you use?

I’d try not to overload it at first, but able to use any X-Men that I want? I’d go with the core basic team of my favorites that would be Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Kitty Pryde, Cyclops, Professor X, Iceman, Angel and The Beast. Yeah, nine characters in one movie is a bit much, but still, it could be done and done well.

Same question, but for the Avengers?

You have to have Captain America and Iron Man, but the rest? I’d go with Wasp, She-Hulk, The Black Knight, Hercules, Vision, Scarlet Witch and Dr. Druid.

And same question, but with the Justice League of America?

Martian Manhunter, Batman, Flash, Hawkman & Hawkgirl, Vixen, Wonder Woman, Zantanna and Red Tornado.

2) Are there too many comic book based movies and TV shows out right now?

Yes, there are and it’s hard to keep up with everything, but most of them have been well done and for a comic book geek like myself, it’s a major pain, but in a great way. It’s a huge bubble and has been going on for almost ten years now as Hollyweird finally realized that these great characters are there and people are fascinated and excited by the stories they can tell. It’s going to eventually bust and the magic carpet ride will end, but for now, I’m loving it.

3) Should the post office release a stamp in honor of the late Stan Lee?

That would be a great idea and I’d love to see someone in Washington take note and give Stan this honor. He definitely touched enough lives to be worthy.

4) Thoughts on the Riverdale and Sabrina TV series?

I haven’t watched but a couple of episodes of each, but what I’ve seen, I liked. Who would have thought that these characters, which we’ve grown up with and were so G-rated could be fleshed out and developed into such compelling series and great dramatic shows. Yes, they still have some cartoonish aspects, especially with Sabrina, but she’s a teenage witch. What do you expect. I haven’t yet, but both of these shows have intrigued me and I plan to go on Netflix and binge watch soon. They have definitely gotten my attention.

5) If Marvel comics hired you to work on any comic title you’d like, what title and characters would you want to work with? Same question, but with DC comics?

For Marvel, I’d like to work on the title Defenders and bring back a few of the core members of the past like Kyle Richmond (Nighthawk), Patsy Walker (Hellcat), Isaac Christians (Gargoyle) and Eric Simon Payne (Devil Slayer) and make a few new additions like maybe Hector Ayala (the original White Tiger), Link and Mickey Silk (Poltergeist) from the Beast / Dazzler Limited Series and maybe even Haywire (from the Squadron Supreme Limited Series). An odd assortment of characters brought together to form a non-team of reluctant heroes. And if it was DC I was given the green light to work for, it’d be the title from the late 70’s, “Secret Society of Super Villains”. Maybe have a character like The Penguin as the top guy, assmebling a team of B-level crooks who work together under one roof with the idea that if you need a job done, they’ll find the right combination of crooks and can be hired out for a price. You give them an assignment and they’re for hire. Maybe have Captain Cold, Heatwave, Copperhead, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Deadshot, Gorilla Grodd and a few others on hand. Mostly obscure crooks that would be looking for a steady gig. It could be interesting and fun to do.

And that’s all of that for me. My thanks for reading. Questions, comments are welcome. I have to go to work now. Until the next time, take care and stay safe and read lots of comics. Have a great one.

Ubuntu!

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