Monday, November 21, 2011

The Non-Team's Non-Team

So Victor Gischler is a novelist and a comic book writer and a pretty active Twitter personality (and I've followed him for so long I went out and got The Deputy for my beloved Kindle) who every once in a while lets people ask him questions over Twitter.  So I asked him what his dream Defenders line-up would be and he came back with Doctor Strange, Tigra, Valkyrie, Howard the Duck, and Juice Newton; but when I pointed out that all superhero teams should really have seven members, he tweeted back to add whatever vampires were left alive after he got done with his series Hulk vs Dracula.  Although I did not read it, I am speculating that one of my favorite 70s characters Morbius the Living Vampire is probably hanging around; as well as the rather obscure Bloodstorm, the alternate universe Storm from the Mutant X book that featured, of all things, Havok going to a parallel universe.  Dazzler, in the costume I remember her best in, fills in for Juice.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Me and Warren's Giant Head, Live from BWIFF

Skype Q&A with documentary director Warren Skeels, whose doc "Thespians" played at the Blue Whiskey Film Festival this summer, bringing back some nostalgia for me.