Say Hello to Martin John
Have your ever killed someone you really disliked in any of your stories?
No, but I have killed some people that I have really liked. I don't really like killing my characters, it kinda makes me sad.
Who do you think will be DC’s new gay superhero?
Well, um...Alan Scott (answered this after the BIG reveal). Such a non-issue for me I can't even express it in words. I'll let Karl Lagerfeld from his interview with Vice Magazine do the talking for me: When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said—and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded—“It’s like hair color. It’s nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It’s not a subject.”
Which comic books must you have in your pull list, each and every month?
Mostly creator-owned books. I love Prophet, Brian Churilla's DB Cooper, Rachel Rising, anything new by Richard Corben (Ragemoor is absolutely genius), Peter Panzerfaust, Glory, all the books by Comixtribe, RASL, Chew. I could go on forever. There are so many incredible creators making comics that would appeal to every type of personality.
Will the world end on December 21, 2012?
I don't know. The Mayan calender is cyclical and has restarted many times already so...it seems like a good reason to have a really good End of the World party with fire-breathers, jugglers and burlesque.
Why do you believe in comic books?
This medium is communicates ideas in such a unique way. I love art and I love novels. Comics take those and combines them for me. I also love genre and genre tropes, and comics are steeped in pulp and unique ideas.