: Philadelphia, PA USA: a.bisignaro@gmail.com

I’m Alex. I’m currently an editing/writing intern here at ComicsVerse. I studied at Temple University in Philadelphia and currently work as an instructional aide at a school in the suburbs of Philadelphia. When I’m not staring at my phone I like to write, read, and hangout with my friends.

What is your favorite comic book and why?

My favorite comic series is the original Ultimate Spider-Man run, where Bendis and Bagley strung together over one hundred amazing issues. It’s what made me a comic collector as well as a lifelong reader. My favorite single story arc is DC’s “Identity Crisis.” Brad Meltzer didn’t hold back in this storyline, and it’s what helped me transition into DC comics as a teenager.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Teleportation. I always want to say super speed but I’m clumsy enough as it is.

What comics make you happy?

Lately Ms. Marvel has been a go to for the feels. It’s such solid storytelling and the relationships are so raw and real.

Which comic book characters do you most admire?

My cliché answer is Spider-Man. Peter Parker is just someone I (and every other dude in the world) relates to. It’s not only his drive to do well, but it’s his sense of regret and guilt that I find oddly admirable. He’s always trying to better the people around him before taking care of himself, and I think that’s something to be pitied and admired.

Which comic book characters do you most despise?

I never really got into any of the Green Lantern Corps. I was the one person that didn’t read “Blackest Night” during it’s hayday.

What is the quality you most like in a creator (writer or artist)?

Characterization is huge for me. I need a writer to be true to a character’s mythos and make them speak and act as they should. I think this shows how much a creator did their research, and I admire that quite a bit. I love seeing a character develop, but it needs to be done correctly and accurately if I’m going to believe it.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

I use the words “quite” and “proper” and “right”  a lot. I also ask simple questions like, “you alright” or “you good?”

Which comic book character would you most easily fall in love with?

Gwen Stacey for sure. I want to say Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) but I don’t think I’d be able to handle the long distance while she’s off in space.

Which creator talent would you most like to have?

This is tough. I’m thinking of dozens of creators and their strengths. I suppose what I think would be the most beneficial is having the ability to work on multiple projects at once that are all at different paces. I always admire writers and artists who can switch up their style and keep everything consistent amongst projects.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing (character or creator), what would it be?

Assuming we can just wake up in a different universe, I’d say being Tim Drake would be awesome. While his life has many (many, many, MANY) downs, the idea of figuring out Batman’s identity and having the innate will to be a hero is quite incredible. Also the guy leads the Teen Titans and has one of the cooler superhero costumes out there.

What fictional universe would you most like to live?

If you told me I could live in a world where Pokemon were real and I could travel around Kanto and Hoenn and train, I’d die happy.

What comic is your most treasured possession?

I really don’t have any rare comics. I have every issue of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN from “One More Day” to “Superior Spider-Man” that I’m embarrassingly proud of.

What do you most value in your friends?

Their ability to hold genuine conversation.

Who are your favorite writers?

Comic book writers: Brian Bendis, Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, and Kelly Sue Deconnick

Traditional authors: Zadie Smith, Kurt Vonnegut, John Steinbeck, and James Baldwin

Who is your hero of comic book fiction?

I think I need to give this to Nova (Richard Rider). I still remember reading ANNIHILATION and being blown away by how he went from a moderate hero to the savior of the galaxy.

Which comic book figure do you most identify with?

Peter Parker. Again, it’s cliche, but he’s just that damn relatable.

Who are your heroes in real life?

I admire author Zadie Smith a lot. I think her novels are important pieces of fiction.

What is the comic book that you most dislike?

I think THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is beyond overrated.

What comic storyline would you most like to change?

“One More Day” from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. It produced fantastic storylines but gave the greenlight to retcon something for the sake of sales instead of proper character development.

Which comic book character do you think should die a permanent non-comic book death?

I don’t think I can get this dark, but how about letting Thanos die so he can finally be with his crush? That’s assuming Death really wants him.

What is your personal motto?

Breath easy.

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