In Q & A, a weekly feature of Fantastic Fangirls, we ask our staff to tackle a simple question — then open the floor to comments.
Would you rather be a Phoenix host, Lantern Corps member, or member of the Bat family?
I like how this is “would you rather”. And that it boils down to would you rather be accosted by aliens or Batman? Inevitably, I choose Batman. I don’t know much about the Lanterns but in what I’ve encountered they seem kind of corporate and/or similar to the Jedi Council and lest we forget, I support Anakin in that battle. Which makes me sound like an obvious fit for a Phoenix host and I wouldn’t argue… but I would rather be Batman. The Bats do their own thing. I don’t want to be taken over by the Phoenix and I don’t want to give in to the Lanterns.
But I would choose to be a Spider.
I never remember which of the Lantern Corps is which, but flying through space, wielding great constructive power, with a relatively small chance of losing my mind and devouring a planet seems like the way to go. Plus, being a Lantern, you’ve got a team to back you up.
That kinda depends.
My survival rate is much better as a Batclan member.
But as a Phoenix host I could do so much awesome stuff! (Witness the current AvX storyline. Turning deserts into farmland. Smiting bigots. Establishing Hell on Earth in order to torture superheroes who don’t agree with you.)
(Okay, wait, maybe that last part is a bit of a drawback.)
(I’m not saying I would establish a Hell on Earth and put, say, prominent political and religious figures there, or anything.)
(They already believe in Hell, right? Not my fault if they believe in it.)
Okay, maybe it would be better for everyone if I were a member of the Bat-family. As long as I don’t ever have to talk to Batman, we’ll be just fine.
So what about you? Would you rather be a Phoenix host, Lantern Corps member, or member of the Bat family?