by jebni on June 25, 2005
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? (Assume you also get baseline superhero enhancements like moderately increased strength, endurance and agility.)
I tried to think of something interesting, but here’s something real instead: when I worked in advertising, I used to walk to work from the train station in the morning, muttering to myself about how shit my job was. I fantasised about having retractable claws like Wolverine. SNIKT! Instant evisceration, yuppie scum! I know it’s not really a superpower, but life’s too short to quibble.
Which, if any, ‘existing’ superhero(es) do you fancy, and why?
I have a huge crush on the female members of X-Force/X-Statix: U Go Girl, Dead Girl and Venus Dee Milo. Okay, I have the hots for the guys, too: Mr Sensitive, the Spike, the Anarchist, Vivisector, Phat, El Guapo and, uh, Doop. (Is Doop a guy? Or is Doop outside the sex/gender system altogether?)
Which, if any, ‘existing’ superhero(es) do you hate?
Cyclops. He’s a dick. And a boatload of gloomy Vertigo-types.
OK, here’s the tough one. What would your superhero name be? (No prefab porn-name formulas here, you have to make up the name you think you’d be proud to mask under.)
Well, obviously it’d be The Antipopper — not the enemy of pop, but a pop-star from another universe.
For extra credit: Is there an ‘existing’ superhero with whom you identify/whom you would like to be?
Well, there’s Whoreboy and his everlasting, inhuman desire, mixed with streetsmarts that I’ll never have. Is it okay that I made him up?
Pass it on. Three people please, and why they’re the wind beneath your wings.