Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Not To Be Confused With Jimmie “JJ” Walker Edition
Back in the 1990s, Marvel Comics debuted ‘Sleepwalker,’ the superheroic adventures of a strange creature from a sleep-dimension (I think that’s in the mall, where they sell the beds with the numbers) who fought crime in the mainstream Marvel U. Though the book was much maligned, partly due to Marvel editorial declared that it was ‘Sandman done right!’, even though there’s nothing wrong with Neil Gaiman’s magnum opus, Sleepwalker still has fans, including Robert Kirkman, who used Sleepy as a primary character in Marvel Team-Up a few years ago. ‘Walker’s status as 1990s refugee actually reminds me of the rather shabby treatment of Iron Fist in the mid-80s, before the creators who grew up with him started writing the books and treating them with the same respect as Marvel’s 1960’s stalwarts.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) feels like a Sleepwalker right now, after two 12-hour breakless shifts, asking: What character most deserves another shot at greatness?