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Me and Marvel

Here's an interview I don't believe I have linked to yet... mostly about my days as a comic book fanboy in the dawn of comics fandom, and my relationship with Marvel and comics in general.


Hard to believe how many decades have passed. What a long, strange trip it's been.


Aug. 24th, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
I am resisting the urge to say, "Shazam!" only because

a ) it's the wrong Marvel, and
b ) it doesn't work.
Aug. 24th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
All wrong. You need to say "'nuff said."
Aug. 24th, 2012 05:17 am (UTC)
Ouch. You're right. Your No-Prize will be delivered shortly.
Aug. 24th, 2012 07:01 am (UTC)
It is really neat to see how Marvel comics (and comics in general) can bring together so many people from so many walks of life. I personally got into the world of Marvel comicsafter watching the 90s X-Men cartoon every Saturday morning for months on end. This began a life-long connection to so many people that also loved the comics. I can still go to the local comic book store and find Marvel fans ranging from 5 to 75 enjoying the stories. Now with the raging popularity of the Marvel franchise due to Avengers, it seems that the world of Marvel can appeal to more than just kids and a bunch of nerdy adults! ;)

Aug. 24th, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Woah! Thanks for the link. Alright, well, I'm not sure if you are reading any current comics. Have you read the series Chew or Sweet Tooth? Both are definitely not traditional comics, but have a great story. I'm into any comic that has a great story. I'd recommend both of those.

Edited at 2012-08-24 07:22 am (UTC)
Gerardo Cabrera Estvez
Aug. 24th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
What's with the John Lennon pics?
Aug. 24th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
Eric Buscemi
Aug. 24th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Marvel comics...
Are you having your third Dunk and Egg story, Mystery Knight, turned into a graphic novel like the first two were?
Aug. 24th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of Marvel comics...
Working on it.
Eric Buscemi
Aug. 24th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Speaking of Marvel comics...
Awesome, can't wait to see it!
Aug. 24th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
The Avengers movie?
Did you ever get to see it? I've not seen you comment on it elsewhere, so I'd be interested to hear what you thought of the Ant-Man-less incarnation, and Whedon's work as writer/director.
Aug. 24th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
Re: The Avengers movie?
I liked THE AVENGERS movie.

But I think Hawkeye and Black Widow were wasted. Hawkeye, especially. He's one of my favorite Avengers. Problem was, the movie guys gave Iron Man his personality, which left them nowhere to go with Clint. In the comics, it's Hawkeye who is the wise-cracking irreverent smartass, not Tony Stark.

Still, damn good. I'd give it an A - or maybe B+.

WOuld have been better with Ant Man and the Wasp instead of Hawkeye and the Black Widow.
Jennifer C. Martin
Aug. 24th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I wonder if you've ever read The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay? It's a great book with a lot of comic book references, I think you'd enjoy it.
Aug. 25th, 2012 12:03 am (UTC)
I'm into one of my favorite authors quoting one of my favorite bands. I've always wondered if Darkstar was a reference as well, surely there has never been a more wild, unpredictable song, which fits the nature of Gerold.
Aug. 25th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
Reboots and retcons
I loved learning that you dislike reboots and retcons. I hate them, hate hate hate them. Nowadays they are everywhere. Books, comics, movies, even video games. .. ( rebooting Tomb Raider and Lara Croft's back story...) For me a story starts with a promise between the writer and the reader: writer already has the rules, history, background, even a bit of future of the world and characters he created and will reveal it to reader eventually and everything that happens will be in the zone of those predetermined rules & history.

Rebooting and retcons break that major promise - most of the time for financial reasons - and they are a big no nos for me. Now I will have to check how can I start with those Wildcard books :)
Sep. 1st, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: Reboots and retcons
You know what. I agree about re-boots. But, if there was ever a movie that needs a re-boot, it would be The last Air Bender. Man that was an awful movie.
Aug. 27th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Speaking of comics, will there ever be another Dunk & Egg graphic novel?


George R.R. Martin
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