Ooh, stop the presses! Two in a row! Woo hoo!
Yeah, I know, today’s strip may have thrown some folks, with the turn of events… but I’m not going to talk too much about that for now.
I once asked a friend “Who is your favorite character in comics?” After he answered, I followed up with, “Okay, when you think about it, who is REALLY your favorite character in comics?”
It wasn’t that I didn’t believe him – it is just that I have noticed that people often claim a favorite character, but when you look at their buying habits or collections, it turns out there is a more prevalent character.
Take me for example. I used to say that Firestorm was my favorite character, but when I looked at my actual comic book collection, toys, and original art, I had far more Spider-Man than anything else. A Spider-Man comic was my first comic ever, so I suppose there shouldn’t be a real surprise there.
Lately, though, I’m wondering about even Spider-Man, as my collection is bending toward a large amount of Batman. As I mentioned previously, I have several of the 30 inch figures, but I also have a lot of smaller action figures, as well as original art, almost the entire collection of Batman: Black & White statues, and I’m pretty sure I even have a Batman lunchbox.
Of course, going back to Firestorm, there is not nearly enough merchandise out there for him to dominate my collection, so maybe he really is my favorite character, despite what my collection reflects.
Or maybe it is Steve Rogers as The Captain. Or The Phantom. Or D-Man. Or M.O.D.O.K.
I’m pretty sure it is one of those seven. I’ll have to think about it.
See you all on Tuesday!