Today I really have nothing to say about comics. I tried to write a post about how some Bloggers out there seem to have their own comic book mascot and I don’t but in the end I couldn’t think of anything interesting to write. I figure if what I’m writing bores me, then I should avoid posting it.
In the end I’ve decided I never really had a most favourite character ever. Spider-man was close but I don’t buy his comics anymore. Batman is pretty close these days and was always a favourite but I think it’s because he can be portrayed so many ways without any of the portrayals being the fundamental one – I think the animated series was closest. In my youth I was a big fan of Cpt. Britain and Excalibur but I’m not buying that series today.
I guess I just wonder why I don’t have a favourite and wonder who it could be if I were to decide I needed one for whatever reason – say I’m taken hostage by commies or something and they’ll shoot me if I don’t tell them who my favourite comic book character is and why.
I don’t even have a list of potentials, and I guess, in the end it’s probably best as it’ll save me a bit of cash and keep me untainted by fan entitlement.
I noticed this when I was playing Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and realized I couldn't really pick a favourite team because I liked enough of the characters to consider them as viable alternatives. There were some characters that never had a chance too. I did have to return the game, so didn't finish it or anything. In the end I had Cpt. America, Spider-man, Iron Man, and The Thing as my team. For some reason I called them The Fireballs. Hey, I was on the clock as I had to return the game that day. And while Cap isn't exactly a favourite, it's just too damned fun to throw his mighty shield into a room full of Doombots.