Question Of The Day
Just like in the real world, comic-book heroes have their own fashion trends. An inordinate number of 40s heroes wore buccaneer boots ala Captain America, while heroes of the 70s were into shiny nylon looks, and the 90s were full of open-top cowls. Very recently, the fashion trend has been layered armored suits with exposed metallic “abs,” even for characters known for wearing hypercolor spandex or a collapsible red speed-suit. As someone who wants every character to have something visually unique that is only theirs, it’s bothersome to me, but I realize I’m not universal, leading to today’s tailor-made query…
For your gaming needs, could you ever give up your physical dice?
How would a cat wear Cat Pants: Figure 1 or Figure 2?
Fourth Wall Breaking: Yay Or Nay?
What’s your favorite running gag?
Who’s got the coolest jetpack of them all?
Do you like or dislike the idea of Comicon Exclusive merchandise?
Who is the worst protagonist in all fiction?
Would you like to see stories done in real-time, rather than comic book time?
Which beloved fictional character becomes ridiculous with a single change of accessories?
Which temporal device or conveyance from anywhere in fiction would you choose for your time travelling?
Which ensemble of characters (real or fiction) would you most enjoy having a VIP visit with?
What bit of pop culture have you worked hardest to convince others was better than it looks?
This week, thanks to our ‘Zach On Film’ presentation and some leftover Twilight Zones from the July 4th marathon, I’ve been thinking a lot about the traditional idea of a narrator, someone who moves the story along in a voice-over capacity. It’s a classic storytelling technique, and there are a lot of example of legendary narrator: Captain Kirk opening every episode of ‘Star Trek’, Earl Hamner Jr. as the voice of grown-up John-Boy in ‘The Waltons’, even more recently examples like Ron Howard’s work on ‘Arrested Development.’ Of course, my fave-rave sitcom also uses the technique, though Ted Mosby is