Did you guys ever watch the show the Deadliest Warrior on Spike? How cool would it be to have a series like that but for superheroes? Imagine a show where "experts" comb through comic book information as well as information from comic book adaptations in other media and then use that to determine which of two selected characters per episode would win in a battle. Then have a dramatization of that battle with cool effects showing who would win for the audience.
I imagine that might add fodder for a lot of battle forum debates, or put some to rest.
When you read comics are you drawn to stories about characters your own age, or is age irrelevant to you? For instance, books like Runaways, X-Men, Teen Titans, etc, may appeal to teens looking for stories that have characters which reflect them as readers. And as those readers grow older they may turn to different books with older protagonists. The opposite may also be true. Older readers may prefer younger characters and/or characters from their youth. For some characters, like Wolverine who is over a hundred, age probably doesn't factor into what is relatable about them.
Do you feel like the age of a character makes him or her, more or less relatable? Does it matter?
So, what are your plans for Halloween? Party? Trick or Treating? Me, I'm going to watch a zombie movie marathon. :D
"The Guinness World Records Book today presented writer Chris Claremont and Marvel Publishing COO, Jim Sokolowski, with the award for the highest selling single issue comic book for 1991's X-MEN #1!"
I have the cover version shown on the article announcing the news: http://marvel.com/news/all.13386.sdcc_2010~colon~_marvel_breaks_into_guinness
Who else has it, or has another cover version? :]
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My score was within 0 - 3, which means I am not a sufferer (but I know plenty of people who I suspect are, are you?)