A number of my friends, Gentle Reader, have written comic books for one of the major (or minor houses).
I’ve been pretty reluctant to do tie-ins. I come out of work for hire and I really don’t like those contracts so it’s pretty unlikely I’d ever sell my copyright like that.
That said, I do like the fantasy of imagining what I might write or do if I were to script a comic book so, I thought I might share that with you.
What’s Gail’s fantasy team?
It should comes as no surprise, I hope, that I’m a team player. And that I’m a Marvel girl at heart. My team is the New Warriors. I collected faithfully through the 90s. Firestar and Speedball were my favorites.
My other team, which should surprise no one, was Excalibur. Again mostly those editions produced in the 90s, and my favorites were Nightcrawler and Shadow Cat.
How Would Gail Twist It?
I think it would be fun to write a historically set Marvel team, and since both of these are under-used currently, how about putting New Warriors in the old west? Or Excalibur in Victorian times?
Since it’s me, more of the characters would be female, although I should say Excalibur was always pretty good on this, but I’d put ladies in charge (of course) and have a ton of queer and diverse characters.
Wouldn’t it be fun, for example, to have Captain Britain be a suffragette? I’ve always thought Kitty should be black, and Megan is obviously an awesome fae trans girl. Nightcrawler is bi. Nightcrawler has always been bi. I’m open to negotiation on Phoenix. So, I suspect, is Phoenix.
Ha, I kill me.
Where was I?
Since superhero teams wear what amounts to underwear, anyway, I want them all dressed in the equivalent Victorian/old west bathing suits, undergarments, and sportswear.
This, I think, is hilarious. Can you imagine?
Victorian superhero outfits, here you go…
So that’s my fantasy but I’d love to know, what’s yours.
What comic book character would you like to see me write?
Yours, as ever,
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