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All Quotes by author - Mark Waid
" All of us who grew up reading comics love the memory of sitting under an apple tree with a comic book in one hand and a peanut butter sandwich in the other; the tactile sensation of the paper on the skin and so forth is part of the experience. "
" A superhero is someone who, at some point or in some way, inspires hope or is the enemy of cynicism. "
" Everyone knows what it's like to make the wrong decision for the right reasons. For me, wrong decisions are the heart of drama - a character who's always making the right decisions is boring. "
" Heroism is heroism, regardless of the timeframe or the backdrop. "
" Hulk fans are impossible to please. "
" I broke into comics by working as a press reporter for the industry, for a trade press in comics, and reporting on events and reporting on books and so forth, and I got to know some of the editors at DC Comics in the mid-'80s. "
" I do believe that any sort of electromagnetic energy that can be measured beyond the moment of death is, by the definition of energy, eternal. But I cop to the fact that calling it a 'soul' and presuming it sustains our consciousness in any form is, to put it kindly, a leap. "
" I do like Hank Pym. "
" I don't write stories about despair. I write stories about hope. "
" If I wanted to write a bunch of comics about 50-year-olds sitting around having a conversation about politics, that would be realistic, but it'd be the dullest comic in the world. "
" If you go back and look at the first issue of 'Indestructible Hulk,' if you have a sharp eye, you'll catch something that I totally forgot to put in there. In my horror, I only realized after the fact that I took totally for granted that everyone in the world knows what triggers the transformation. "
" I got taught a lot of great lessons by superhero comics as a kid about virtue and self-sacrifice and responsibility. And those were an important part of imprinting my DNA with ethical and moral values. "
" I knew I really wanted to work in comics in 1979. "
" I love Jughead. I love his one-step-removed perspective on everything in Riverdale. And I love the fact that he wears that stupid hat. "
" I'm not a big fan of the George Lucas school of meddling and tinkering. That's a slippery slope. "
" Indestructible does not mean utterly invincible. "
" I think superheroes are about flying. They're not about moping. "
" It's Marvel's toybox; I'm just glad I'm able to play with the toys and have some impact on what goes on. I didn't create Daredevil, so I'm not about to stand here and say that I'm the only one who gets to play with the toy. "
" Juggling a huge cast is a bear. "
" Maybe this is because I'm a comics historian as much as anything else, but I really have a deep-seated respect for the characters that have been around since before I was born and are probably going to outlive me. "
" The idea of lasting consequences isn't your usual 'Archie' trope. "
" There are other ways to create tension and drama than to have somebody stabbed through the back with a sword. "
" We're brought up to believe in a fairytale-romance sort of way that true love is out there and true loves don't care about what you look like and stuff, just what's down inside. And that's probably true, but what's also true, sadly, is that true loves are very rare and very hard to find. "
" What sets 'Archie' apart from the many, many times I've reworked and rebooted long-standing characters is that this time, it was really scary. "
" When I was a kid, what captivated me about detective fiction were the puzzles more than the detectives or their enemies. And as I've gotten older, I see a lot of merit in setting your investigative sights higher than figuring out how someone stole Encyclopedia Brown's bicycle. "
" You don't want to hit readers over the head like they're completely incapable of picking up on subtlety. "
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