Welcome, comics fans, to a new Ten Tweets Thursday! This week we feature the writer of Five Ghosts, White Suits, Solar: Man of the Atom, Blackout, Black Market, New Avengers Annual and Futures End: Superboy, Frank Barbiere (@atlasincognita). He’s a busy man, to say the least, but he took time out of his schedule to take on the infamous Ten Tweets! You can keep up with his work at his blog, www.atlasincognita.com
#1 What is the first comic you remember reading?
X-Men 2099 #1. I probably read some before that, but it was the first series I loved. I bought every issue as it came out.
#2 You can only pick two: all time favorite comic book characters?
Spider-Man and Yorick Brown
#3 What is your favorite series arc, limited or mini-series of all time?
Ex Machina by BKV and Tony Harris. It is so good it makes my brain hurt.
#4 How do you read your comics? Print, digital, trades?
I do everything. I mainly like the tactile feel of print, but these days I do digital singles and paper trades. And Hardcovers.
#5 What is your favourite independent comic you feel everyone should be picking up?
Cheat answer: all of Rick Remender’s creator owned work. Deadly Class, Black Science, and LOW are all damn fine comics.
#6 You get to pick three: Favorite writers (current or of all time)?
I’m predictable: BKV, Alan Moore, and Grant Morrison. For prose: Michael Chabon, Pullman, and Neal Stephenson
#7 What is your favorite comic collector’s item?
I LOVE statues. I have way too many—a ton of batman B&W statues. There are just too many great ones! Books are second.
#8 As a reader do you tend to stick to a specific publisher, follow creative teams or follow characters?
I follow creators (both artists and writers). I’ll give anything a shot if I like the people involved
#9 You get to pick three (again): Favorite artists?
I’m a little biased, but Chris Mooneyham, Toby Cypress, and Victor Santos, haha.
#10 What was the last comic you read before answering these questions?
I just read Grant Morrison’s Marvel Boy for the first time and, surprising no one, it was awesome