Thomas A. Rice nominated me and asked 3 questions which I am about to answer for you. Prepare yourself...
1. Are you in fact John Carter: Warlord of Mars? or did Edgar Rice Burroughs make that part up?
Unfortunately no. I am not from Mars nor have I ever been, although it is definitely on my bucket list. I am from Texas, but nobody is perfect, right? I am a huge fan of the John Carter properties in all forms. I have the collection of all 11 books (I really need to finish them). The first book was written over a century ago. If Jules Verne is the Grandfather of Sci-fi, then Edgar Rice Burroughs is his heir.
I have a theory that Superman is based on John Carter. Originally Superman didn't fly, but he could "leap tall buildings with a single bound." He is also exceptionally strong, because he is from a planet with a heavier gravitational pull. In one of the books John Carter is even referred to as a super man. Just a theory. I have not researched it very deeply to see if it's true, but it is definitely plausible.
2. What was your first comic book and did your Girlfriend/Wife/Mother make you throw them all out?
I am actually one of the people that got into comic books in reverse. I only started collecting them recently, but I have read quite a few. Growing up I was always checking out my friend's collections, but I didn't really have the money to start collecting. Any extra money I ever got went towards guitars or drums.
But recently I realized that it would be fun to collect a few. The Christmas before last I went to Barnes and Noble to get two comics for my nephews to start their collections. They had a "buy 2 get 1 free sale" so I ended up with one. My nephews got Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman: Noel, and I got Thanos Rising. I really enjoy Thanos Rising, but being a father of three and a full time college student I am still not convinced that I should continue collecting. I would love to, but it is quite expensive. Again, any extra money I get usually goes towards guitar toys. No, my wife has not made me throw out my one comic book... yet.
3. If you had to choose between Action Comics Issue #1 or Amazing Fantasy #15 which would you pick?
No brainer. Action Comics Issue #1 all the way. It has little to do with the value or the nostalgic points. Superman is my favorite super hero. If I were to start an enormous collection it would be quite Superman heavy. I really like Batman too, but I am way to much of an optimist to call him my favorite. Another hero I like a whole lot is Beta Ray Bill. I really want him to show up in Guardians of that Galaxy 2. He is probably my favorite Marvel character. But Supes is my number one. I named my son (who is 10 months old) Judah Kalel Carter. Here he is...
I just got a whole lot of cute points, right?
So now I am nominating Tisha Mae Eaton. Here are your incredibly invasive and super personal questions.
1) What is your favorite Pride and Prejudice? BBC mini-series (1995) or Movie directed by Joe Wright (2005 with Kiera Knightley)?
2) Which Hayao Miyazaki film would you like to see be made into a live-action film?
3) If you could cast an Anne of Green Gables today, who would you choose? You can be as detailed as you like, but I am just asking for five characters: Anne (with an "E") Shirley, Diana Barry, Gilbert Blythe, and Marilla & Matthew Cuthbert.
Have fun :)