From the Editor's Desk: Hungry like a zombie? Part I

From the Editor's Desk: Hungry like a zombie? Part I

By DCE Editorial Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
Writer Chris Roberson and artist Michael Allred of i,ZOMBIE fame (on sale next Wednesday!) expose their black, white and gray matter in a q & a with editor, Shelly Bond. So grab a shovel, crack a skull and dig in! IZOM_Cv1.indd FIRST COMIC: Read - M: The MAD MOD issue of Teen Titans. C: I honestly don't remember the first comic I read. It seems like they were *always* around. But I was hooked by the time I was eight, when I bought a mass-market paperback collection of Superman stories at a school book fair. Bought - M: I remember paying actual money for NEW GODS #8. C: Probably the first comics I bought for myself were the DC Blue Ribbon Digests that were ubiquitous at supermarket checkout lines in the late 70s. I used to carry the Batman one that came out in 1979 with me *everywhere* (and got in trouble more than a few times for sneaking it into church). Bagged – C: I went through a bag-and-board phase that didn't wear off until I was in my 20s. I think the first issue that I went out of my way to "preserve" was Uncanny X-Men 151. M: Never. The few I bagged never got read again so I never locked in to the whole Bag and board thing. They still lay around everywhere vulnerable to thrashing. Cherished - C: If my house were to catch fire, the first things I'd grab would probably be my boxes of Alan Moore's comics. Probably unnecessary, since I've read and reread them so many times that I've committed them to memory, but I'm sentimental like that. M: The childhood faves are a blur of mad love, I'd have to say Love and Rockets became my first mature romance with a comic FIRST TIME YOU: Stole something from a sibling – M: My big brother’s Legion comics. True. C: My kid brother's copy of Michael Fleisher's ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SUPERMAN. It was justified, though. He got it as a gift from a family friend, and would never have appreciated it like I did. FAVORITE: Album of all time that is the soundtrack for your life - M: My favorite album of all time changes every day. But today it would be David Bowie's Diamond Dogs C: I'm lucky if my "favorite" lasts a whole day, but at the moment it's probably David Bowie's HUNKY DORY. Book - M: Catcher in The Rye C: At this very moment? Not a single book, but a *series* of books, Kage Baker's "Company" novels. Movie – C: Infinitely variable, but I'll go with Brad Bird's INCREDIBLES. M: A HARD DAY'S NIGHT TV show – M: BATMAN, THE MONKEES, or LOST C: LOST, without a doubt. Best. Show. Ever. Comic book - M: I, ZOMBIE C: I'm with Mike on this one. (Though Paul Grist's WEIRD WORLD OF JACK STAFF is a close second.)