: Ohio, USA: spanner.corey@gmail.com

Corey is a student at Ohio University where he studies screenwriting. He visits the comic store every Wednesday, goes to the movies every Thursday, and plays video games in his spare time. He hasn’t taken his Taylor Swift bracelet off in a year. Find him on twitter @coreybebatman.

What is your favorite comic book and why?

Ultimate Spider-Man. When I first discovered comics as a kid, the first one I remember buying is Ultimate Spider-Man #78. Today, it is still my favorite series. Being able to read what Peter Parker went through in high school helped me through some tough times in my life. The series is fun, emotional, and different from mainstream Spider-Man. It felt like it was mine.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?

Flight. Who wouldn’t want to soar in the sky and get to the grocery story quicker?

What comics make you happy?

Star Wars. I’m a massive fan of the universe, and it’s inspiring to see creators take new and old characters beyond the films.

Which comic book characters do you most admire?

Captain America. To me, he is the epitome of everything I should try to be. Honest, brave, and a true hero. I also look up to Batman and Daredevil.

Which comic book characters do you most despise?

Deadpool. So he makes jokes about chimichangas and curses a lot, what’s the big deal?

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

Dialogue outside of action. I want to know what the heroes are like in their normal lives, and I want them to have strong relationships. For example, Matt and Foggy in the courtroom is every bit as good as Daredevil swinging from the rooftops.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Awesome.”

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

Barbara Gordon.

Which creator talent would you most like to have?

I can’t draw to save my life, but wish all the time that I could. I imagine it’s very therapeutic.

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

Spider-Man. I’ve always wanted his powers, and I can’t see anything being more fun than swinging around a city and just being a hero.

What fictional universe would you most like to live?

Middle Earth. It’s not the most exciting option, but I just wanna be a hobbit where reading and drinking beer all day is actually encouraged.

What comic is your most treasured possession?

My issue of Batman #1 (New 52) autographed by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo. Not only is it extremely valuable, but I got to meet both of them with my best friend at a convention in Chicago, a moment I’ll never forget.

What do you most value in your friends?

Honestly, humor, and the ability to be able to do nothing and still have a good time.

Who are your favorite writers?

Jeff Lemire, Neil Gaiman, Frank Miller, Brian K Vaughan, Matt Fraction…

Who is your hero of comic book fiction?

Captain America. He’s like a fictional father to me (not to say my actual father isn’t also my hero), in the ways he’s such a heroic and honest person.

Which comic book figure do you most identify with?

Spider-Man. No matter how hard things get for him, he never loses sight of trying to do good or do what’s right. Also, I’ve been told several times that we look alike.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My dad, Simon Pegg, George Lucas.

What is the comic book that you most dislike?

All-Star Superman.

What comic storyline would you most like to change?

Mark Waid’s Daredevil run. I love parts of it, but taking Matt out of Hell’s Kitchen is like taking Batman out of Gotham.

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

Iron Man. I hated him before the movies, and now I tolerate him. I just don’t think he’s a nice person, and anyone can wear the suit. I know he has a lot of fans because Robert Downey Jr. makes him look “cool” but come on, he was just the worst in Civil War.

What is your personal motto?

Just do it.

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