Today in CBR’s blog, Comics Should Be Good, writer Mike Bullock stops by with an insightful, introspective look at why he writes comics for a living. The author of “The Phantom” for Moonstone Comics as well as his own “Lions, Tigers And Bears” at Image Comics, Bullock details the gleeful experience of escaping into to his imagination and living the adventures of the Ghost Who Walks, as well as his own creations.
“Not only do I have a blast telling tales of Joey and the Night Pride in Lions, Tigers and Bears, I get a big kick out of imagining the exploits of the oldest costumed super hero in the pages of The Phantom. In addition, I have a great time concocting adventures involving Firestorm, Moon Knight, ROM, Luke Skywalker, The Lone Ranger and dozens of others, but for now, I can’t share those with the rest of you.
“So, what is it about comics that make them fun for me? Well, I don’t want to spend too much time dissecting my passion, but I can say with utmost certainty imagination is the key ingredient.”
Bullock also describes how reading Brad Meltzer’s excellent first issue of “Justice League of America” poisoned his viewing of the relatively mediocre “X-Men: The Land Stand,” and expresses his admiration for fellow writers Robert Kirkman and Brian Michael Bendis.