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.