Two of Portland’s finest go head to head as Paul Tobin and Jeff Parker talk writing, comics and Winnie The Pooh. Oh, and also Earth’s Mightiest Heroes:
PT: Like me, you love a lot of Marvel’s second, third, and even fourth tier characters. And, like me, I know that’s partially because you can play with them a bit more, as they’re not caught up in continuity, etc, as much as the “big” characters. That aside, if you could form the Avengers out of any seven characters, with no editorial interference, who would it be? And, hell… let’s open it up to all characters from any companies, any media.
JP: Not sure any actual Avengers would make it in- well, Hulk. That’s what the movie did right that the books abandoned almost immediately, put Hulk in there. Then maybe Popeye, Supergirl, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, Tarzan, and Venus, also a Marvel character I wrote in Agents of Atlas.
PT: This project is approved. Popeye having to work with Dracula? The Hulk with Sherlock Holmes? Yes.
Dear Internet: I would read that book in a second. Just imagine Supergirl and Popeye having an arm-wrestling contest in their downtime.