Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Three Years - Questionnaire -Dan Hill
Who is your favourite comic book character?
Depending on my mood-- Spider-Man or Superman.
Spidey is the great Everyman of comics. Superman is the idealised version of who we should be.
What is your favourite comic?
Ever? Batman: Year One. More so than the usual contenders of DKR and Watchmen. You could even take away the costumes here and it's still a tale of two guys trying to make a difference in an indifferent city.
Right now though, it's Fury MAX. Ennis' exploration of post World War 2 foreign policy using Marvel's oldest soldier as a conduit is flat out amazing comics. I am a HUGE fan of his Punisher MAX comics, but this is even better. Believe.
Who is your favourite comic writer?
Garth Ennis and BKV. Ennis writes comics I want to read, about subjects I'm fascinated about.
BKV just...where do I even start. He imbues each and every one of his comics with so much character and personality. And he makes it look all so effortless.
Who has been the most fun to write so far?
Strangely enough, Ghost Rider. Okay, it was my own version of that character, but I loved writing a page featuring a rider dying and trying to get as far away as possible to do so.
Which character do you most dread having to write?
Sounds like a cop out, but none. I mean, I survived the horror of Pokemon. I try and approach each week with a script that could only be written for that character. Some weeks I succeed, others I don't. The challenge of that is half the fun.
Which non-comics character would you most like to write?
Indiana Jones. Mad Max. James Bond.
Which script do you think has been your best so far?
My Krypto one. I never got to write Superman. This was the next best thing. I think I managed to pull off showing everything I love about that character and his mythos.
Which script do you think has been the best on the site?
Cap's last line from Ryan's script always stuck with me. A sign of good dialogue.
But I also have to mention Grant's script for Enemy Ace. I'm a sucker for war stories and this one grew on me long after I'd left my initial comment.