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Lister Sage said on May 10th, 2009 at 9:30 am

How about you elaborate on this novel you mentioned you were writing?

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Razorback (Buford Hollis) vs US-1 (Ulysses Solomon Archer)

A cargo load of fresh Florida Oranges needs to get to Fargo, North Dakota. Who wins?

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a “I Should Write Spider-Man” series :)

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a “I should write Spider-Man” series, featuring, Razorback (Buford Hollis)

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BlackMage said on May 10th, 2009 at 11:15 am

Your thoughts on the Discworld series.

No, wait, your thoughts on how to fix the Canadian Liberal Party.

No, wait, a review of the Mark Steyn case, now that the dust has settled (it seems, from a distance).

No, wait, something on the Canadian Senate — anything, because man, you got one SCREWY upper house.

No, wait, Thomas the Tank Engine slash fic.

Seriously, mate, write anything and I’ll enjoy.

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Things worth pursuing:

1) More epic tales of Rex the muthaf-cking Wonder Dog
2) “I Should Write Omaha the Cat Dancer”
3) Ways of punishing Quesada and Johns for screwing up Marvel and DC, respectively
4) “I Should Write Death Note”
5) Ponder who should star as Hank McCoy in “Beast: X-Men Origins”

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Thomas the Tank Engine/ Razorback (Buford Hollis) slash fiction. His power is to drive, pilot and operate any machinery!

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“Why I Should Write Rex the motherfucking Wonder Dog.”

Seriously man, I don’t see why you don’t work some kinda pitch for a revitalized series!

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sonofzeal said on May 10th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

1) Squirrel Girl
2) More re-captioned comic books.
3) What the Canadian Green party would need to do to become mainstream
4) What the Liberals would have to do to not suck so bad
5) What the Conservatives would have to do to not suck so bad
6) What the NPD would have to do to not suck so bad
7) More “Who’s Who”.

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Andraxx said on May 10th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

More of those things where you have three interns and the big boss discussing a big Hollywood movie. Those were fucking hilarious.

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NCallahan said on May 10th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

“Why I should’ve written Twilight.”

Come on, you know it’d be fun. Alternatively…

“Why Sam Raimi should direct all future Twilight movies.”

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I’d love to see what you’d do if you were in J.J. Abrams shoes and were in charge of coming up with a direction for the next Star Trek movie.

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Legionfangirl said on May 10th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Legion stuff never gets old (just sayin’)

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Ithidet said on May 10th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

anything dr doom related.

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Why I should be lead editor at Marvel Comics.

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Songs that are technically bad but also really really good.

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More re-captioned comics. I plan on one day printing out your Civil War do-over so I can read it in my hands, I LOVED that.

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Okay, so I looked in the paper this afternoon, and I saw that Catwoman was on TV.

And I thought to myself: “It can’t be as bad as all the angry fanboys say it is. I’ll check it out, maybe have a laugh.”

And now I have an acute headache, a foul taste in my mouth, and no trousers on. That’s how bad it really is.

So what I want is for someone else to suffer as I have suffered. Write something about the Catwoman movie. And, before you do that, watch it.

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mimic91 said on May 10th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Pretty much anything you feel like writing, I’ll get behind. I’ve been addicted to this site for little more then a year now, and it’s always been able to make me either laugh my ass off, or make me think. Another 20 “I Should Write Dr. Strange” would be pretty damn cool, but I have to be honest with myself.

“I Should Write Deadpool”

I know you have some awesome ideas with widdle Wade floating in your head. Something like a Spider-Man vs. Deadpool Yo Mama fight, a potential world crisis causing team up with Doctor Doom, and the long awaited rematch between Deadpool and Squirrel Girl.

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I would actually like a discussion of great concepts gone wrong. I mean you have great concepts in your Legion and Dr Strange series, but there are so many great concepts out there that have just plummeted in a flaming ball of shit. On that subject, great concepts done right as well, and a discussion on how to realize a great concept into a great story or something…

Also, you’re obviously a man of great and weird ideas… have you ever started writing on something you thought would be a great concept, but then put it away because it simply wasn’t half as interesting when you tried to realize it.

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Edgar Allan Poe said on May 10th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

“Why I Should Write Daredevil.”

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MarvinAndroid said on May 10th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Terry Pratchett series: In the past couple years we’ve seen some of Pratchett’s best work (Nation) and some of his worst (the mediocre-at-best Making Money). Where is the Discworld series going, and is Nation and indication that Pratchett should move away from Discworld entirely?

Webcomics: Your hatred of PvP is well-established, and after yesterday’s post we know you’re a Kate Beaton fan. What other webcomics do you read? Do you think webcomics will ever be as much of a cultural icon as print comics?

Print comics: Comics as a hobby have a huge barrier to entry — namely, where do you start? All the big-name comics have years and years of archives. What’s the best place to start to get into some of your favorite characters?

Did you know that Stephen Fry is planning a follow-up to Douglas Adams’ Last Chance to See? Isn’t that awesome? (Hint: it is awesome).

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“Why I should write JLA.”

Yes, I know this is almost the antithesis of the titles you actually want to write, since it’s (supposed to be) very much in the center of the DCU and you prefer to work on the margins. But I want to see how you would work with that sort of a title.

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I think you should do a “Why I Should Write _________” and just effing surprise us.

OOORRRRRRRR do a full month of Spiderman, then Blackhawk, then Heroes Reborn, then Superboy and the Ravers, then Captain Britain, then Legion of Superheroes, etc. Just keep changing it up.

I would also like to know your opinion on LOST.

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“Why I should write Doctor Who”

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A post explaining the hidden subtleties of Canadian Politics using Alpha Flight as analogy.

Or, you’ve used Talisman, you’ve talked about the lack of Italian supervillains, how about making a U.N, a G8, or a G20 of superheros?

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Zenrage said on May 10th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

You could always return to the “Juice of the Week” posts.

Or, you could talk about some of the worst comic book characters and how you would revamp them to be somewhat less irritating.

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Yeah, seconded on the “more Canadian politics” angle, especially when combined with your other interests.
Whenever you post about those dancing shows I don’t watch, I keep meaning to mention that there should be a “Dancing With The Canadian Stars.” Similarly, we should stock the senate with mid-level Canadian celebrities (more than it already is; I mean exclusively).

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Gustopher said on May 10th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I love the “Why I Should Write _______” series, but it might be interesting to see a more mainstream, ubiquitous ______, where everyone in the world already has lots of ideas about what needs to be fixed, so you can play with or against those very common ideas. It’s relatively easy to propose a revamp of Dr. Strange or the LoSH, because they’re niche franchises with lots of obscure continuity to play with, and lots of different interpretations exist, with none dominating the character.

Batman or Wolverine would be my top choices. Both greatly overexposed, and arguably stuck in a rut where they are getting to become self-parodies.

(Also, if you were to ever do the rest of “Death of the New Gods”, you would be my hero. Particularly if you didn’t touch the “No! It can’t end like this!” page at all)

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How about, like your Marvel Seven Soldiers of Victory pitch, an eXiles pitch, either A) with DC characters or b) mainly Spider-Man characters instead of eXiles’ tendency to have mainly X-men characters?

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Sofa King said on May 10th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

Everyone’s had great ideas. My pitch: Revamp a villain the same was you have Dr. Strange?

That’s all I got.

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Explain just how Dr. Hurt’s multi-year long plan to ruin Batman worked in terms of past stories, as well as clearing up the status of Bruce Wayne in the DCU right now.

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solid snake said on May 10th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

Here’s some ideas.
Why I should write Doctor Doom.
How I would kill Squirrel Girl. At least thirty days because she’s that stupid characterwise.
Or anything about movies, always enjoyed hereing ayour thoughts on certain movies.

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How I would fix Wolverine.

My pitch for a Nightcrawler mini-series.

I like Kyle’s idea about ‘why I should write ___ title’, although I guess it would be more pitches for story arcs.

What comic book movie you would like to script and why.

What Sci-Fi / Fantasy movie would you like to script, and why.

Have you read Naomi Novik’s Termaire novels, and if so what do you thing of them? (if not, I do recommend them).

Top 5 current indie comics, and why.

What comic book crossover would you most like to see?

Also, thanks for your comments about the Supreme Court issue. I knew you’d have something interesting and insightful to say.

Oooh… could superheroes / vigilantes ever work in a real world situation, the MGK legal analysis. Argue BOTH sides.

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How he’d kill Squirrel Girl?

You’d need the whole month to get a passable plan to last five minutes against her.

Also, what right minded individual would?

Also, the Why I should writes are exceptionally good. If you get an even passable idea there, I’d like to see it.

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You should write about your upcoming plans to relaunch the Buck Rogers franchise with Nathan Fillion as Buck.

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I like Zenrage’s idea of taking terrible characters and making them less terrible.

For example: “Thursday’s Who’s Who” is “Sunday Night’s Makeover.”

I also want recommendations from you on what comics to read.

And I wasn’t kidding about LOST. Love it or hate it, what do you think? And if you don’t watch it, why not?

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Why, in these current economic times, Marvel and DC should/shouldn’t consider a merger!

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ivoryandhorn said on May 11th, 2009 at 1:18 am

Something about this would be interesting.

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Bring back “Improved Archie”!

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“I Should Write the Zoo Crew”.

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Surely it has to be “Why I should write your company-wide cross-over”. Marvel first, then DC. And I mean you to do it as seriously as you did Legion and Doctor Strange – not as an excuse to bag either company and their relatively pool history of company-wide cross-overs.

ps – another vote too for the Zoo Crew. Can you write a parody that celebrates the traditions of the medium?

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An entry or two on why Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is awesome. Bonus points for analyzing how it went from okay to superawesome over the course of the series.

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stavner said on May 11th, 2009 at 3:01 am

Why I Should Write Gadget Hackwrench.

What would happen if DC and Marvel stopped publishing comic books.

Who is the biggest jerk in comics and why?

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Um. I’d like to hijack your powers to spread recognition of the race-fail controversy surrounding the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action movie.

Can read about that here, here, and the links from those pages.

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Seconding whoever mentioned Death Note. That’s some good anime right there. (Well, the first season is at least.)

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Aulayan said on May 11th, 2009 at 6:47 am

Your next post should be “How I got into writing mainstream comics while attending the Toronto Comics Art Festival.”

I CAN DREAM!

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ChastMastr said on May 11th, 2009 at 7:14 am

Slashfic! :)

Why I Should Write X-Men/Wolverine.

If I were Marvel EIC, I would…

Why I should write JSA!

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Creaky. Squirrel Girl. Deadpool. Disneyland.

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I concur that practically anything you write will be awesome. I would go for a Freaky Family Tree Olympics though, especially for Marvel. I am so confused about how many brothers Scott Summers has.

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Bumbershoot said on May 11th, 2009 at 8:24 am

Let’s say that I was a DC exec. How would you pitch this so-called Prince of Frankensteins to me?

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Speaking personally, I was bummed that you did commentary on whole seasons of “So You Think You Can Dance” (a perfectly nice show I don’t watch) and only talked about the premiere of this season of “The Amazing Race” (a perfectly nice show I do watch.) I was looking forward to joining in the discussion in the comments thread. So for “Race 15”, when it comes along, weekly discussion would be neat.

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How you would have changed X-Men Origins: Wolverine to make it good

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