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This week’s question comes from Jamie Warr and is a VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL and is as follows:-

“What Comic Book Character would you like to make love to?”

Kev F Sutherland :

Invisible Girl. Oh come on, you must have tried envisaging that. Very base and gynaecological, true, but fascinating.

On a more romantic front, most women in superhero comics are designed to look like they’re made of plastic, which isn’t endearing. And Manga characters mostly look like they’re 9 years old, and the boys look like girls, which is far too Gary Glitter for my liking.

This leaves the only comic character about whom one might say “I would”, and that’s Geriatrix’s wife in the Asterix books. Check her out.

Writer and artist on most genres of comic from (currently) The Bash St Kids in The Beano, thru Tarquin Hoylet He Has To Go To The Toilet in Viz, to Star Trek and Dr Strange for Marvel, plus Dr Who, Red Dwarf, Gladiators, Goosebumps and heaps more.

Bart Thompson:

There are so many, I wouldn’t know where to begin. But I’ll throw out a few in no particular order and see where this takes me.

Sage (X-Men)- She’s like a hot gothic librarian. She spends so much time with data and work (and I know what that’s like) that it’d be nice to have someone who shares similar work/stress, unburden, and then boom-chicka-bow all that chaos away.

Storm (X-Men)- She’s a goddess in human form. She’s a force of nature in human form. Between the strength, emotion, and elements that’d be some boom-chicka-bow for the ages!!!

Tygra (Avengers)- I dunno why, but I’ve always been curious about doing it like animals with Tygra would be like. She’d probably give us both tongue baths afterwards which is also kinda hot in itself…

Blink (Exiles)- She has a great demeanour and she’s hot… plus you can do all kinds of wild and freaky things on different worlds and dimensions. If you do something in public and get caught, just smile, wave, and *blink* away.

Doll (Vampires Unlimited)- She’s so soft spoken and caring, you can actually let your guard down and fully surrender to Doll in the bedroom. She seems to be really high maintenance, but really she just wants someone to love her unconditionally and when she feels she has that she is yours heart, body, and soul.

Night Moon (Vampires Unlimited)- Very loving, similar to Doll, but she has a higher self esteem and she’s a career woman. That drive is a turn on!!!

Magenta (Vampires Unlimited)- Where Doll and Moon are dedicated to their mate and giving, Magenta is unattainable and hard to get. She doesn’t give in, even if she really wants to. Mostly it’d be the thrill of the chase with her.

Mystique (X-books)- I’ve always had a thing for older women, and I kinda like her arrogance and smart-ass attitude. But I’m sure she’s also an insatiable sexual being and she can be ANY WOMAN YOU COULD EVER WANT!!!

Voodoo (Wildcats)- She’s just hot. And she’s a dancer. Works for me!

Starfire (Outsiders?)- I love her innocence and the way she has survived on an alien world, yet also maintained her own identity and since of culture. I also have a thing for tall, brick house build Amazon chicks with long, curly hair that goes past her feet.

Nocturne (Exiles)- See my explanation for Blink.

Francine (Strangers In Paradise)- See my explanation for Doll.

I’m sure there are tons more, but I’m running out of time.

Bart Thompson is the founder of Approbation Comics, creator of Vampires Unlimited, the Metamutoids, ChiSai, and Chaos Campus: Sorority Girls vs. Zombies while the publisher of Myriad from Approbation and writer/creator of Blood, Shells, & Roses coming soon from Arcana Studios!

Vince Moore:

Yowsa, we’re entering the territory of fan fiction here.

Even as a guy who’s spent most of his life reading and being around comics, I don’t think I’ve ever thought about this one.

Obvious choices like Wonder Woman or Storm or Daisy Mae or Brandy come to mind (pardon the pun).

Nope, I can’t settle my mind on one female comic book character I’d sleep with. Which probably says more about me than I’d like it to.

Vince Moore is the editor for DarkStorm Studios, a comics company started by Kevin Grevioux of Underworld fame.

Donna Barr:

EWWWWWWW…..all that INK on the sheets! And whiteout — have you ever tried to get that out of your hair? I think NOT.

Donna Barr has books and original art at www.stinz.com, webcomics at www.moderntales.com, www.girlamatic.com, and has POD at www.booksurge.com Nothing she won’t try, at least once…including writing a column for SBC at this link!

Vito Delsante:

I’d pretty much snog any (female) redhead in comics. That includes
characters and creators!

Sorry, it’s my thing.

Vito Delsante’s creator owned mini-series, “The Mercury Chronicles”, with artist Jim Muniz, is now in development with Image Comics and will hit stands late this year. “Batman Adventures Vol 2: Shadows and Masks” (DC Comics) is out now! His work can also be seen in Reflux Comics #3 and in X-Men Unlimited #5

Valentines Day… well, as you can some of our panellists have given far too much thought to this question… kinda worrying… me, erm… gotta be Wonder Woman or Supergirl… or maybe that nice looking girl from The OC in the Wonder Woman costume she wore in the first series!

Ha ha.

This May sees the return of the UK’s Comic Expo (http://www.comicexpo.net) there once again I will hosting SBC’s The Panel LIVE!. Check out the list of guests appearing at the event and let me know who you would like to see appearing on The Panel, and I will do my best to get them involved.

NOW… SERIOUS STUFF… The Panel lives and dies by your questions… without your questions there is no panel. SO get your thinking caps on and send me some questions. The link to my email is at the top of the page!

Next week we have an interesting question I put to ‘The Panel’ and so far we have some great answers… this is the question I sent them

As some of you know i write myself, I kinda run a small press company that has grand plans to be an Indy publisher further down the line. We have had good reviews and people have enjoyed our work – especially our new title Rob & Ducky which was my first real attempt at comedy, usually I am an all out horror or superhero guy – down with 2006 upon us I am working to expand our reach.

The question is “What Advice would you give someone in my position?”

Should they go to Diamond? Is it worth it anymore? Should they enlist a pro’s help? Should they push for more reviews? Try and get some pro’s to read there work? Should they stay “small press”? What would you do if you were just starting out in the comic industry? Should they try and submit work for bigger companies – either their own or their writing services?

Make sure you tune in next week to find out The Panel’s answers…

The views and opinions expressed on the panel are solely those of the panellist who has written them. They do not reflect the views or opinions of silver bullet comic books or myself. Freedom of speech is great, isn’t it?
– James

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