April 17, 2008


Madeley over at the Fractal Hall Journal tagged me for a meme, and who in the hell am I to say "Ow! You hit too hard! I did so stay frozen! You're such a cheater." Anyway, here's the question:

What creators who are usually associated with a certain company (or, indeed, medium) would you like to see writing someone else’s title? For example, would you want to see JMS on Hellboy? Which DC character should Bendis have a crack at? Should George Pelecanos write Batman? (Answer: Yes)

Ok, I've only been reading comics for a few years, so I'm not the totally most qualified to find the perfect crossover or quirky nonsensical match-up. But here's what I got:

Gail Simone writing Guy Gardener. She did such a bang-up job with Deadpool a few years ago, and Guy's such a hilarious douchebag, that... oh, hell. She already writes for DC. Ok, Gail Simone on Deadpool. Oh, right. Ok, uh... Gail Simone on X-Men! Yes! Pull them out of their navel-gazing, down-bringing, death-wielding confusotron and make them funny and noble and have Emma Frost stop mid-sentence and say "wait, what the crap am I wearing? Someone throw me a sweater."

Brian Michael Bendis on Fables. Because what's missing from that book is frequent panels of Snow White, Cinderella, the Wolf, the Frog Prince, Boy Blue, Rose Red and the miniature mice-riding agents in bobby uniforms squinting and saying "the hell??" when they don't understand something.

That's a joke. Willingham, carry on.

Greg Rucka on Nova. I love Nova. I love Greg Rucka. Nova is all cosmic and science fictiony and techy and spacey, but really well developed and character-driven. Rucka's stuff is all gritty and earthy and dark alley-y and soaked in intrigue, but really well developed and character-driven.

Ok, that's what I got. I'm the new kid who holds my tray and looks awkwardly around the cafeteria pretending I'm looking for someone, but I'll go out on a limb and tag Girl Friday K, Caleb and Sally.

See you this weekend, maybe!


SallyP said...

Gail Simone writing Guy Gardner would be AWESOME! Aw shucks, now I have to go and think about all of this.

Anonymous said...

My God, I'd actually read a Guy Gardner book, if Gail was writing it!

Oops. Now Sally's probably mad at me...

Anonymous said...

Hmm, can't stop thinking about Bendis on Fables. For some reason it's the "Djinn" thing that keeps getting Bendis-ized in my head...

Curse you, Evie!

SallyP said...

Plok, you'd BETTER start runnin'!

Madeley said...

I've got to second the folks in support of Simone's Guy Gardener. She's be an excellent choice for GL Corps as I reckon her Kyle Rayner would be awesome too.