I have an open question for anyone who wishes to participate, be you comic book creator, fan, or novelist, etc... If you were to open your e-mail inbox one glorious morning and had an invite by (insert editor/publisher here) to do ANYTHING you wanted, it'd be green lit from the get-go. What would it be?
Now I have a few, and not just the people you THINK would be on my list... No, on the DC side of things, if I had carte blanche to do any character I wanted they choice would either be between Ragman or Zuriel.
For those who don't know either, here's a refresher course. Ragman is a DC mystic hero from jewish legend. He is a character covered head to toe in tattered rags who finds those who have sinned and adds their souls to his patchwork of rags, he then uses their strength to do good, shifts any pain he has from battling evil to the souls in his costume as pennance, and once they've done enough to redeem themselves they get to move onto heaven.
A really awesome character no one pays much attention to outside of Shadowpact.
Zuriel was introduced during Grant Morrison's justice league run. He was the eagle host of heaven, he was a part of the guardian angels. As the human race was the last creature created by God, it would stand to reason that the Angels would be in the form of animal hosts. If God created man in his image could he have not based other species on earth in the guise of other heavenly bodies?
Anyway, Zuriel gave up his immortality to be with a human he fell in love with while watching over her over the course of her life. Sadly it didn't quite work out as romantically as he had hoped (City of Angels it wasn't) and he's now stuck on earth until he dies and returns to heaven. Thankfully, some of his angelic buddies didn't let him leave the golden kingdom at 0% they let him keep his wings, his flaming sword, and his sonic scream. (I know, wtf? but that's what he has, lets not worry about it) So he uses his heaven sent gifts to fight evil and often times alongside the JLA.
Both characters are just awesome. And if done correct have so many stories that need to be told! Here's hoping Dan Didio takes pity on me one day.
On the Marvel side, I would have to totally scrap whats going on right now, and start from scratch. Spider-man is always one of my favorite characters, but Spider-man without Mary Jane is just boring. Generation X would be great to bring back. It was one of the best freakin' books ever... while Scott Lobdell was working on it.
So what would you just be over the moon to do?