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#1 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

Dear Tony, Sara, Cory, and, hopefully, James.

I just wanted to let you know how much I love the podcast. I'm in the military and I spent 8 months in Afghanistan last year. Listening to you guys was one of the few things I had to look forward to every week. I've come up with a question for each of you:

Tony, I would like to try and get into Madman, where would you suggest I start?

Sara, as a female reader, what do you think are some of the ideal characteristics females in stories should have? What are some of the pitfalls you see male writers do that makes it obvious that they don't know how to write females?

Cory, if you could send a message to yourself before you opened your store, what would it be?

James, I'm really enjoying your work on Earth 2. Do you have any creator-owned work out there for fans to check out?

And here's one for all of you, with the exception of James, would any of you, or have any of you, ever considered or tried to write your own comic book?

Keep up the great work, everyone! I expect great things from you all in the future! Happy holidays!

-Vagrant Saint (Matt)

#2 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone else remember Zero Hour #0? The back cover was a fold out that explained the changes made in the timeline. This should have been included in Flashpoint finale, but it feels like DC doesn't want to commit to anything to give their writers a little more freedom. Unfortunately, this alienates the readers.

In my opinion, the only thing the New 52 has done is make me think, "What's Marvel up to these days?"

#3 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

Allons-y!!!!!

#4 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

I think a television series would be best, but if Fox has the television rights and is, apparently, going to jerk us around, then making a film adaptation seems to be the only way to go right now.

#5 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

An independent news podcaster. He'd still be able to investigate all this corruption and at the same time it wouldn't eat up so much of his life that he'd find it hard to be a superhero. Want another twist? He accepts donations through paypal and we find out that Lex Luthor is his biggest contributor.

#6 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

For some reason I have this thought that the child will have red hair just like Jason's mom. (And Jason's hair color, pre-crisis)

The first person that popped into my head? Carrie Kelly. What do you guys think? Will DC try to bring a character from the classic Dark Knight series into the mainstream DCU?

#7 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they should just forgive her and get over it. Super-heroes going bad is one of those things in comics that just doesn't stick. It's kind of like super-hero deaths. Oh, Captain America died? Eh, he'll be back.

This isn't even the first time she's gone bad either. Am I the only one that remembers the "Darker Than Scarlet" storyline?

Though, I suppose they could reject her and then she could pop up on other teams. Maybe drop in on the FF for a little while, or the X-Men. How many of the X-Men have gone bad at some point and returned. Heck, it's pretty much a prerequisite for joining now.

#8 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

Loved the show! After a few failed attempts it's nice to see a spidey cartoon that kept me this interested. It even had more than a few moments where I laughed out loud.

#9 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

Numero uno.

#10 Posted by VagrantSaint (124 posts) - - Show Bio

If you're seriously going to put on the batsuit and patrol the streets of Gotham you have to have three things: a level of fitness well beyond most highly trained athletes, access to an arsenal of high tech gadgets, and just enough crazy to pull it all off. There's also a little bit of something else that mixes in there when you don the cape and cowl to become the Batman. That element that strikes fear in the hearts of criminals and brings hope to helpless victims. Think about it, when Kyle Rayner first put on the Green Lantern ring (arguably the most powerful weapon in the universe) he constantly had to prove himself to others in the super-hero community. When Jean-Paul Valley put on the batsuit he had nothing to prove, he was Batman. (I would have used Dick as an example, but he was already an established superhero when he put on the batsuit).