#1 What is the first comic you remember reading?
It was a Spider-Man with Hobogoblin on the cover, a close up of his face. I believe it was 1985? ’86? Somewhere around there.
#2 You can only pick two: all time favorite comic book characters?
I love Nite-Owl for his deep, flawed humanity. And Yorick Brown for his ability to evolve and change–to be heroic simply by growing up.
#3 What is your favorite series arc, limited or mini-series of all time?
That’s a tough one. Y: The Last Man holds a special place in my heart for getting me to believe I can write comics. And, it’s brilliant.
#4 How do you read your comics? Print, digital, trades?
All of the above. Mainly single issues, though I’m getting away from that. Too cumbersome & I don’t enjoy the experience like I once did.
#5 What do you consider to be the most “obscure” title you read?
All of them! Really, I don’t read much superhero stuff. I guess the two, though, are Bulletproof Coffin and Orc Stain. Both are insane!
#6 You get to pick three: Favorite writers (current or of all time)?
Brian K. Vaughn, Alan Moore, Kurt Vonnegut (yes, he’s prose, but he’s still my favorite).
#7 What is your favorite comic collector’s item?
Probably my collection of Master of the Universe Classics. Such great figures–detail, design, care. Or my Kirby Fourth World figures.
#8 As a reader do you tend to stick to a specific publisher, follow creative teams or follow characters?
You know, I wish creative teams would exist in the big two–I’d probably read more. But I’m an Image & Vertigo guy. And now Valiant.
#9 You get to pick three (again): Favorite artists?
Jack Kirby, John Cassaday, Bernie Wrightson
#10 What was the last comic you read before answering these questions?
Right now I’m finally going back and reading Queen and Country, from the amazing Greg Rucka. I’m somewhere in volume one.