Thursday, June 14, 2007

Interview with Me -- #2

Kalinara asks:

1. Is Nightwing in Outsiders an idiot, or just misunderstood?

Nightwing from the Outsiders is clearly an idiot, as he is only able to keep a single thought in his head at a time. In the early issues, that thought was, "This is a job, not a family." That led him to leave the team. (This, from the guy who successfully led the Justice League in Obsidian Age!) Next, it was "We are dead." That one should have been easy, but nope. Now, it is "I must save my team!" whether it be from Checkmate, Egg Fu, or whomever.

It's like Nightwing is in an improv comedy troupe, where an audience member yells out a motivation -- ("You think your mother is a duck!") -- and you have to incorporate that into every move you make. Except without the comedy.

2. If you had Nemesis's disguise tricks, who would you impersonate and what would you do?

I'd probably keep impersonating whomever was walking twenty feet ahead of me, so that the people walking in the other direction would start getting inexplicable cases of deja vu.

3. Do you miss Steve Trevor as much as I do?

It depends which Steve Trevor. Not the silly Golden Age "Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane in Pants." Not the post-Crisis "Elder Statesman in Love with Etta." There was probably an interim Steve in there who was worth missing, but I haven't read enough Silver/Bronze Age Wonder Woman to form an attachment to him. I definitely approve of the "Wonder Woman's Guy Sidekick" role, but Nemesis has been sufficiently ass-kicking that I haven't felt the loss on that front.

4. If you could make one new superhero, who would you make?

Superhero comics would be the perfect medium for exploring Trans-sexuals. Coming up the back story for literally being a "Man Trapped In a Woman's Body" or vice versa is ridiculously easy. And yet, I don't think it has even been done right or well. To take a current superhero -- what if Kendra is killed at the end of her book and her soul gets re-re-incarnated into a male body? What does Carter do? What does Ken(dra) do?

My "new" superhero would be any existing superhero who is in a committed relationship, who suddenly becomes "reborn" into another body. Heck, I wouldn't even mind if it turned Obsidian into a straight woman!

5. Bolts or nuts?

I prefer wing-nuts, because you can usually spin them around so easily.


1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."

2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions. (They probably won't be the same ones you see above!)

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


Blogger Ami Angelwings said...

I think a transsexual superhero would be a neat idea! :D

One thing that the "body switching" heroes lack from the transsexual experience tho is that transpeople also grow up and are raised as a gender that they aren't inside. So it's even more frustrating than just being trapped in the wrong body. :\ B/c you also have things you feel you can and cannot (or should not) do. Various pressures, and experiences, and memories, that you wouldn't have had otherwise, and it makes life kinda difficult. :(

But if Kendra or Katar reincarnated and had to live the whole childhood too, that would be rly interesting :D And see how they feel about it also. :O

9:42 AM  
Blogger Ragtime said...

Good points. Maybe the character would have his/her sex changed when s/he is younger -- say 12 years old. That would address the "growing up" aspect.

I guess it would depend on the context, though. My trans-sexual superhero doesn't have to be THAT realistic, I guess.

11:40 AM  
Blogger DCUBoy said...

Interview Me

3:26 PM  
Blogger Ragtime said...

OK DCUBoy, here are your five questions:

1. If you could pick one superpower, would it be Flight (at Mach One) or Invisibility? Explain your answer.

2. Which current DCU Legacy character do believe is the biggest improvement over her/his predecessor? Why?

3. Which current super-villain would you pick to convert permanently to the side of Good?

4. If I were to start a weekly/ 52 issue comic book entitled "Countdown," but about your life instead of the DCU, what big event occurring one year from now would I be counting down to?

5. Black Canary/ Green Arrow -- Yey or Nay?

7:31 PM  

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