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Now I am very tempted to suggest Jason Todd 1.0 or Tim Drake for this one, for taking on the role of Robin, each in their own way (Sorry Jason Todd 2.0 fans, I appreciate your POV, I just happen not to agree with it)

Technically Dick Grayson was not the first Nightwing, but since no one on Earth had any real clue about an identity that Superman used when he wanted to be a Batman-esque superhero when visiting Kandor, I think that would be a stretch too far.

Mile Morales would be another fine candidate, but instead I’m going to be just a little obvious and go for the first sidekick actually achieve what had only been intimated in the past (and which Dick had actually subverted by becoming his own, different, hero)

A guy I first knew as Kid Flash



Wally West )
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'I see Maximus as what I call a "charming maniac." He's fun -- you'd love to go out drinking with him. The question is whether you'd survive the night.' -- Charles Soule

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I feel slightly disloyal when I say, quite sincerely, that I don’t really follow characters because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, aswexual (or anywhere in the glorious spectrum inbetween and beyond) or even straight. I follow them because I like the characters and want to see what happens next with them, and if they happen to be something other than hetero-normative in their preferences all I ask is that it’s treated with the same level of taste and decency usually reserved for straight folk.

I’m probably a little immunised to the concept by growing up reading a lot of Claremont X-Titles, where a little... grey area in characters sexuality was a given, what with so many deep and strong same-sex friendships that one had to wonder… Storm and Yukio? Rachel and Kitty? Heck, Kurt and Logan sometimes... and what exactly WAS the nature of the relationship between Doug and Warlock after they’d bonded at the molecular level a time or two?

Though I don’t actually like Mystique much, her relationship with Destiny was usually nicely handled, but like I said, I don’t care for Mystique in any other capacity.

A few more lesser known choices came to mind, the rather lovely “We’ve been married for forty years as far as we’re concerned” Jetman (formerly Jetboy, a WWII aerial ace based closely on Airboy) and fellow WWII airman Wulf, in “Top 10”, or the cute couple of Blue Comet and Fusion in the “Boy Meets Hero” webcomic, the new Jem comic will apparently have Kimber and Stormer as being in/having had a relationship, but that's not out yet.

Instead I went for a character whose emergence as a gay character was handled with admirable lack of brouhaha for the time it happened in… I mean Hartley Rathaway, better known as

The Pied Piper )
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Alright, Chris Sims. You've finally done it. I've been converted to the Holy Socialistic Order Of His Cracky Greatness, KGBeast the First.

The chances of KGBeast being the main villain in any Batman movie in the foreseeable future are rather slim - most likely, he'll be relegated to fodder while all the "real" villains soak up spotlight - but I don't care. You look at his debut story, "Ten Nights of the Beast", and look me in the eye and tell me that it's not perfect for an over-the-top, Expendables-style action flick.



In which much violence and wannabe Frank Miller-ness ensues. )
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One of the last comic creations of Arnold Drake (Doom Patrol and many others) and Carmine Infantino, Drake LITERALLY came up with the idea/script over a weekend. Deadman was taken over in his second appearance by Neal Adams, initially with scripts from Drake and Jack Miller and later with Adams doing it all.


Deadman's ability to "leap" into other people's lives predates QUANTUM LEAP. The episodic nature of the different lives he "borrowed" and his quest for his killer suggested one of the most successful TV shows of all time, THE FUGITIVE. (And the pathos of his struggle suggests another great TV show, RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.)


It also predated some similar themed movies, like GHOST. One hopes the upcoming (proposed,not greenlighted--yet) JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK movie might give Deadman a new lease on "life" but a solo TV series or movie would be easy to produce, with a minimum of special effects.


Set (mostly) in a real-world setting, in most stories the only non-realistic character was the ghost of a slain aerialist, looking for his killer...


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This theme is perhaps a little superceded for some by the recent slates of Marvel and DC movies, which may have made some people’s dreams come true already.

On the other hand, maybe it didn’t and there’s some long overlooked character you would LOVE to see turned into a movie.

Alas, my tendency to overthink things kicked in and I realised that in terms of a movie, I was looking for something very specific.

There are many series I think deserve their own TV series (live action or animated) that’s a lot easier for me to think of, since it would allow for more characters and more development.

Amethyst is just begging for a proper cartoon series (Whether you go Masters of the Universe style, or a little more serious take a la Legend of Korra), the story of a world hopping magical girl in a dimension where gemstones have powers seems like a winner.

The New Mutants has teen drama and powers and as long as they avoid some of the unfortunate choices they made in the 1990’s “Generation X” TV movie, it could be great.

The Jack Knight Starman might be fun, as a low key superhero cum businessman, though I'd worry it might get a bit Smallville "Monster of the Week".

A Madame Xanadu anthology supernatural show could be great, as she offers advice through her card readings to people who come to her shop to ask her help with supernatural situations, and the results of them following, or not following, her advice… perhaps with guest appearances by the Phantom Stranger if things get REALLY out of hand.

No, my final choice was one that surprised even me, but as soon as I thought of it, it just clicked…

It’s Captain Marvel….

No not that Captain Marvel, the OTHER Captain Marvel

No not that one either, the OTHER other one

And probably not that one either, I mean, CAPTAIN MARVEL

You know.... Monica Rambeau )
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"You’re trying to find different angles on people’s reactions. A couple of lines of dialogue, it doesn’t take much just to get that level of human interaction or human relatability. Even the largest cosmic events, you can do a lot with just somebody saying something about what they’re looking at. But that’s one of the differences between a good comic and a bad comic. Because we’ve all seen spectacle before, many, many, many times in comics. It’s about finding a way to bring something new to it." -- Charles Soule

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I was SO pleased when Kirby's heirs got a settlement with Marvel/Disney. I'm older than many of you, and remember when he and Lee were changing the comic landscape...and yes, Kirby's art is easy to mock and to imitate badly. But when it came to creating worlds, or imaginative cultures...


All Hail the King!


A prime example despite Dick Ayers' sketchy inking: the FIRST Marvel Annual, and the FIRST Annual with an all-new story, with a retelling of Sub-Mariner's origin---and more importantly, three pages from the origin of homo mermanus!


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While I think he's stretched too thin at the moment at his peak Bendis delivered some of my favorite comics. His run on Daredevil is probably one of my all time favorites and his work with Bagley on Ultimate Spider-Man is in my opinion one of the definitive runs for the character.

It's hard to find one definitive moment but here's one that I think that shows his knack for dialogue, plotting and humor.

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