This week we chat with comic reader and jellyfish wrangler Bryan Kritz (@B_Kritz). His love of bananas is legendary (see his twitter bio) and his thoughts on the Ten Tweets are below.
#1 What is the first comic you remember reading?
First comic read was Archie. My uncle had a whole box full of them. I think that started my affinity for brunettes #TeamVeronica
#2 You can only pick two: all time favorite comic book characters?
All time favorite characters are Beast for his nobility and honor and Jack of Fables for his own distorted version of those same traits.
#3 What is your favorite series arc, limited or mini-series of all time?
Favorite series arc, was X-Men’s Age of Apocalypse. One of the 1st to truly do an alternate reality storyline and they killed it!
#4 How do you read your comics? Print, digital, trades?
Still read most comics in print to this day. Now, I read trades more than anything. Local libraries have great selection for catching up.
#5 What do you consider to be the most “obscure” title you read?
Other than an unfunny church pop culture comedy 1 better left unmentioned I’d say X-Men & The Micronauts miniseries from 87. Still have em
#6 You get to pick three: Favorite writers (current or of all time)?
Favorite writers is tough to narrow down to just 3 but I’d say Chris Claremont, Bill Willingham and Ed Brubaker. Great storytellers!
#7 What is your favorite comic collector’s item?
Favorite collectible item is probably not really collectible. I have a Thing Happy Meal toy that I filled w/sand for a book end. Love it.
#8 As a reader do you tend to stick to a specific publisher, follow creative teams or follow characters?
If you haven’t guessed by now: a big X-Men fan (Jack of Fables narrowly knocked out Gambit from #2). I’ll read anything from Brubaker.
#9 You get to pick three (again): Favorite artists?
Three favorite artists are the groundbreaking Jack Kirby, the complex John Byrne and the hilarious Sergio Aragonés.
#10 What was the last comic you read before answering these questions?
Last comic I read was Alan Moore’s TPB League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Vastly superior to the movie though I didn’t hate it as many have