Tork

Tork

Name: Alexander Tork

Bio: A few facts about me:* I now write articles for the Alternative Chronicle under my real name, "Kenny Cooper".  Please, Google it and read my stuff.  I tend to work hard on those articles and nobody really reads them.* "Alexander Tork" isn't my real name.  It's just a pseudeonym I use on the internet because I hate my real name and I'm paranoid that the Annuaki will discover who I really am and off me before I can twart their plans of conquering the planet before me.* My favorite characters (in no real order) are Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman, Dr. Doom, and Lex Luthor.* My favorite writers are Grant Morrison, (pre-Marvel return) Jeph Loeb, Mark Gruenwald, J.M. DeMatteis, Joe Casey, David Michelinie, Ed Brubaker, and Geoff Johns.*My favorite artists are Jim Steranko (writing as well), Jack Kirby, Frank Quitely, John Cassaday, Seth Fisher, Eric Canete, Mike Mignola (writing as well), Brian Bolland, and Ethan Van Scriver.My favorite books are Squadron Supreme (the 1980's version), The Killing Joke, The Long Halloween (my first book when getting back into comics), the Stane saga in Iron Man, All-Star Superman, Best of Enemies from Spider-Man, Planetary, Right Hand of Doom from Hellboy, the Sinestro Corps War, Willworld, Bru's Captain America, Immortal Iron Fist, and Enter the Mandarin.* I don't think Watchmen is the greatest comic book ever.  Nor do I think Alan Moore is the greatest writer ever.  And I've never read a Garth Ennis book I liked.  Yes, that includes Preacher.* My first comic book as a kid was a reprint of Amazing Spider-Man #260 when Hobgoblin stuck his hand in a toliet in a ladies' bathroom.* I'm kind of stubborn and crouchy when it comes to characterization.  I believe a character's personality should be fairly consistant or at least that when characters change, there should be some reasonable explanation for that change.* I like continuity and think it should be respected by writers.  I don't think every little thing must line up perfectly but I do believe comic books are special partially because of the ability to interweave a wide-scoping narrative over multiple decades and countless creators.  Yes, trying to not contradict Roy Thomas or David Michelinie is hard.. thst's why you need to be a creative and good writer.* I often threaten to hit Joe Quesada with a shovel for One More Day and Clor.  I'm sure that's going to come up when I ask Marvel for a job.* I've spend most of my days behind more a Marvel fan than DC, though that has changed in the last couple years.  Though the Bru is keeping from abandoning Marvel all together.  And I got to stick it out for Iron Man.* I'm in college right now to get an English degree so I can be a writer in my own right.  Hopefully, with a lot of hard work and a little luck, I can one day be criticized in a podcast by Josh, Ron, and Conor over how my book is a self-indulgent decompressed waste of paper.* I write really long and drawn-out reviews... kind of like how this profile is... ah, well.


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    August 21, 2013 6:23 pm Manchester Black would be a cool contrast as a Superman villain, maybe played by John Simm or Andrew Scott.
    August 21, 2013 5:59 pm While Green Lantern sucked, it did give a very legitimate, open ended threat that could easily work for a Justice League film: Sinestro. A Justice League vs. Sinestro Corps War would put some butts in seats. You could even bring in Faora and Scarecrow as Corpsmen if you wanted. I also think it'd be easy to kill Hal off in the opening moments and the POV character of the movie be John Stewart who could simultaneously a central part of the plot and still completely out of his element to relate to audiences. And, yes, being played by Idris Elba is a must.
    May 8, 2012 12:14 pm I'm guessing 3 Dev Adam doesn't qualify as it wasn't an official Marvel movie?
    October 18, 2011 12:58 am I imagine this occurs in the "Joker-is-Really-Alfred" canon Neil Gaiman set up in "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?".
    October 14, 2011 2:07 am To go with Trial By Fire, Mark Waid's Terror Incognito story (where the White Martians launch a full-on invasion of Earth) is a really cool alien invasion action story that really puts J'onn into focus. It's Secret Invasion done right, more or less.
    September 28, 2011 2:45 pm I just not saw the statue. I love how of all the incarnations of Jean he could have picked-- Phoenix, 90's, Morrison-era-- he picks the teenage version with go-go boots and mini-skirt. Not sketchy in the least.
    September 28, 2011 2:20 pm I take from this teaser that Logan's a big fan of artists that work with Warren Ellis.
    September 28, 2011 12:19 pm Needs a Bombardier Beetle.
    September 26, 2011 8:17 pm "...Ron, Paul, and myself decided to challenge..." I didn't register the commas at first glance, which of course, changes everything about the phrase.
    September 26, 2011 7:39 pm The Shredder joined the Nova Corps? Sweet.