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This week’s question comes from Sam Gardener, and is as follows: “What comic book character are you most like, and which comic book character would you most like to be?”

Egg Embry Writes:

What character am I most like? “Egg” from “The Outremer ‘Zine” by Steven Cummings and Egg Embry. It was me in a comic with aliens and High School. Of all things, I was the inker on the book…

What? It was supposed to be me… only with more of a clue…

Egg Embry is an editor on DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES for Arcana Studio. Currently, his writing appears in Ronin-Studio’s tsunami relief book, HOPE #1.

Baz Renshaw writes:

Most like: a stumpy Chewbacca, after he’s had too many hamburgers, then that’d be me.

Most like to be: Warren Ellis

Writer, artist, editor and Liverpudlian Barry Renshaw is behind the ENGINE COMICS line of publications and a founder of the ACCENT UK collective, makers of among other things, REDEYE MAGAZINE, a quarterly for the UK comics scene.

Dez Skinn writes:

(a) J Jonah Jameson. (b) Perry White.

Dez Skinn is the Editor of Comics International and chairman of http://www.comicexpo.biz which takes place in less than 3 weeks in Brighton!

Kev F Sutherland:

I’ve always related to Howard The Duck. His cynical and distanced view of the world was one I aspired to, and nowadays I even smoke cigars.

Unlike Howard, I wear trousers at all time.

I have a copy of HTD No 1 signed by Frank Brunner.

Yes, be impressed.

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.

Sean O’Reilly:

With doing a hundred things at once I guess I feel most like the Hulk, Ready to blow my lid off at any time. As for who I most want to be like it would probably be Batman…regular dude, extremely driven and this guy can multitask! Billionaire businessman AND superhero!

Sean Patrick O’Reilly is Editor-in-Chief of Arcana Studios, and the writer of their book, Kade.

James E. Lyle (a.k.a. Doodle):

I am probably most like Willy Lumpkin the Fantastic Four’s mailman. Except I can’t wiggle my ears or deliver mail.

I would most like to be like Hal Jordan in his Green Lantern days. I’d like to fly, I love GREEN, and would like to visit other planets without having to worry about space suits or the like. I’d also like to be fearless.

James E. Lyle is a cartoonist and illustrator, including co-creating titles Escape to the Stars, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. and DoorMan, plus work on Fright Night, Cynicalman Sells Out, and the accurately-spelt Wiindows. More recently Lyle worked on Turok, the “missing” Paul Gulacy T.h.u.n.d.e.r. Agents, and DRASTIK #1.

Bart Thompson:

Well by body build I’d say I’m most like Nightcrawler, but personality-wise I’d say I’m more like Batman or Bishop. I do my best work at night and I won’t stop until I get the job done. I’m very focused on my mission and goal and I’m very stubborn and won’t let anything get in the way of my target.

The character I’d like to be like… Hmmm… I’m fine with the ones I’m closest to already. I’d say Spider-Man, but he has some pretty weird luck.

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:

According to the test at What SuperHero Are You?, I am Mr. Fantastic. Which is not surprising, given that the Fantastic Four was my first comic and is still my favorite set of characters.

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

Donna Barr:

I’m most like all my characters (they DO come out of my own head)

But mostly like Udo and Leutnant Winzig. I would LIKE to be like… uh…. hm….. I don’t know if I would like to be like ANY of them, considering the dreck they’ve gotten into lately (www.moderntales.com — “Pithed.”)

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!.

Jesse Leon McCann:

I am most like Brain from PINKY AND THE BRAIN, because I’ve got a big head and big ears and I’d like to take over the world. I’d like to be Superman, because there’s a few people in America I’d like to sort out — you know who I’m talkin’ ’bout!

Jesse Leon McCann is a New York Times Best-selling Author. He’s currently editing the fifth Simpsons TV Episode Guide and writing comic stories for Bongo Comics, DC Comics’ Looney Tunes and Cartoon Network Block Party, and Smiles for Diversity’s Scrapyard Detectives #3.

John Hays Writes:

Keith can easily tell you that people always tell me I look like Jimmy Olsen. (See me at http://www.johnphays.com ) I would most like to be Superman, of course! 🙂

John Hays Writes reviews for SBC, and is a big Superman Fan.

Vito Delsante:

I have a friend, Ron, who once told me that if all of us, my friends and I, were members of the Justice League, I’d be Martian Manhunter. I think that is as great a compliment as it is a correct assessment. I’m faithful and I’m always there for my friends and family. I always saw myself as Dick Grayson/Nightwing, but if I had to take a second place title, Martian Manhunter is the one I’d like.

Vito Delsante’s creator owned mini-series, “The Mercury Chronicles”, with artist Mike Lilly (Vampirella: Revelations), is now in development with Speakeasy Comics and will hit stands in June of 2006. He has worked with DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and others.

Well – I really enjoyed this week’s question so thanks to Sam for sending it in.

Sorry for the delay in posting a new panel – I have been busy preparing for SBC’s LIVE! Panel event and Portent Comics titles at The Brighton’s UK Comic Expo (http://www.comicexpo.biz)

Make sure you come down and say hello – I can’t for you guys to check out the new titles we have available, especially The Adventures of Rob & Ducky. Luke Cooper, Keely Field and I have all been working hard on this project and hope you all love it. You can Luke and Me at The Portent Table, and also make sure you attend the LIVE! Panel on the Saturday of the expo.

Next Week I will give you the full run down of the guests appearing on the LIVE! Panel…

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See you all Soon


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