20 Questions with a Comix Connection Counter Monkey, Installment #4
Here we go... another fun entry in our "Know Your Counter Monkeys" feature! Mechanicsburg staff takes center again with Mr. Matt Horne.
20 Questions for the Staff:
1) What's your name?
2) Any nicknames, codenames, etc?
Mattsquatch, Hornedog... hard to keep track of them all and let's be honest, some I can't repeat here.
3) Store of Operations?
Mechanicsburg, the cultural mecca of Central PA
4) Favorite thing to do on a day off?
Take in a Senators game, read my new stack of graphic novels, crank the tunes, and watch an Al Pacino movie. Maybe all at the same time.
5) Any hidden talents or uncanny abilities?
I am getting to be a pretty good cook. Other than that, nothing that can be discussed in a family forum.
6) If you could live off only one food or beverage what would it be?
Shrimp with cocktail sauce
7) Favorite kind of Pop Tarts?
8) Favorite monster?
Dracula, King of the Vampires
9) Favorite fictional character?
The first and best superhero, the Man of Steel, Superman!!
10) Top five favorite video games?
John Madden Football, Star Wars Episode III, Spy Hunter, Superman Returns (yes, there is a game), and Pitfall.
11) Top five favorite bands?
Led Zeppelin, Motley Crue, Van Halen, Scorpions, and Black Label Society
12) Top five favorite television shows?
Smallville, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, NYPD Blue, and Seinfeld.
13) Top five favorite films?
Heat, JFK, Last of the Mohicans, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, and Airplane!
14) Top five books you read that were not in comic book form?
Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy, Eastwood by Richard Schickel, The Last Days of Krypton, Scarface: The Beginning, and The Shining by Stephen King
15) Top five favorite comic books?
Action Comics, Captain America, Green Lantern, Moon Knight, and JLA
16)What canceled or finished comic book series should be revived?
ROM: Spaceknight!!! I seek closure!!
17) When and how did you discover comic books?
A friend gave me a copy of Origins of Marvel Comics which reprinted all the first issues of Spider-man, FF, and The Hulk. The rest as they say... is history.
18) What appeals to you about comic books as an art form?
Comics is a great visual medium that I think is undersold in many circles. It can draw in kids (and even adults) who are reluctant to read. It can also act as a springboard to developing a more vivid imagination which certainly helps when graduating to reading novels. Another great thing about comics is the world around us. Really hard to find heroes in the world today so what's the harm in turning to fictional ones?
19) Earliest memory of Comix Connection?
Wow, this place is awesome!!! Who are those two spooky guys behind the counter? (turned out it was Bill and Gregg... lol)
20) Anything interesting we should know about you?
I was born in Union, SC, raised in Reading, PA, and am a die hard metalhead!! (much to Bill's chagrin).
That's all folks... our next post should cover one of the monkeys from York, so stay tuned!
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