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Ask Chris #292: Staffing Gotham Academy
Q: What villains do you want to see working at Gotham Academy and what are their positions? - @comicsfan4life

A: There are a lot of things to love about Gotham Academy, but as someone who spends more time thinking about D-List Batman villains than he does thinking about... well, pretty much anythin…
Ask Chris #291: Triangle Numbers
Q: What in God's name were Triangle Numbers? -- @RavenWorks

A: Oh, well this one'e easy. They were numbers inside little triangles. Hence the name.

Okay, so maybe there's a little bit more to it than that, but not much. From 1991 to 2002, the Superman books had two separate numbers …
Ask Chris #290: Picking A Starter Pokemon
Q: Which starter are you going to choose in Pokemon Sun and Moon, and why? -- @MikePogdor

A: You know, there's a part of me that really wants to hold off and weigh all the available options equally before I make this decision. Even if I'm not the kind of person to calculate who's goi…
Ask Chris #289: The Best Of All Possible Turtles
Q: Childhood nostalgia aside who is, once and for all, the best Turtle from TMNT? -- @drawesome86

A: The thing about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is that, more than almost any other team in comics, they're less of a group and more of a single unit. As much as the four Turtles might have in…
Ask Chris #288: The Boy Wonder
Q: Beyond the whole "kid's POV" character thing, why do we love Robin so much? We should be horrified by his existence. -- @TheDwightSteel

A: All right, first of all, if you're going to be horrified by the kind of child endangerment that's necessary for Batman to take a kid…
Ask Chris #287: The Death And Return Of Superman
Q: I’m reading The Death and Return of Superman, and it's way better than I've remembered. Why do people hate it if it works? And am I crazy to say this was the last time DC did right trying to contemporize Superman? -- @robotfrom1984

A: It seems like a lot of people have been work…
Ask Chris #286: Beyond the DC Animated Universe
Q: My DC Universe is mostly the DC Animated Universe. If I love Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice, what DC comics should I pick up?

A: Now this is a tough one. For a lot of readers --- including me, a kid who already liked Batman a heck of a lot but was complet…
Ask Chris #285: Do We Need To Know Who Killed The Waynes?
Q: Should there even be a Joe Chill, or does having it be an anonymous crook work better? -- @DavidMann95

A:If you've read this column before, it probably won't surprise you to find out that I've spent an awful lot of time thinking about Joe Chill, and to be honest, it makes sense th…
Ask Chris #284: Aztek, The Ultimate Man
Q: What's the deal with Aztek? -- @LOTR_Dan

A: Well, this one's easy: Aztek is a hero for the new millennium -- if he lives that long! And, you know, I don't want to spoil the ending for you or anything, but he actually does, even if it's kind of on a technicality. I mean, when …
Ask Elle #284: What if Aquaman is Actually the Best?
Q: Why are there so many people defending Aquaman and not any other unpopular super-hero? — @Ettore_Costa

A: First off, I don’t entirely agree that other unpopular superheroes don’t have their share of defenders. There’s a loud minority of people who really, really love …

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