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Megan Ayscue on Comic Conversations

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Kent State chapter.

Name: Megan Ayscue

Class standing: Sophomore

Major/minor: Journalism major/Business minor

Hometown: She was born in Hickory, NC but lived in Delaware, OH for a while

Her Campus: What made you want to start writing a blog about superheroes?

Megan Ayscue:  I’ve loved superheroes for as long as I can remember. I knew I wanted to continue journalistic writing when I got to college, so being able to write about something I love was a natural step.

HC: When did you first become interested in superheroes?

MA: I remember being a young kid and watching animated superhero shows on TV. I loved watching the Justice League, Teen Titans and Spider-Man. My dad liked comics and superheroes as a kid, too. So as I got older we talked about them every once in a while. I know more than he does now.

HC: What’s your favorite superhero and why?

MA: My favorite superhero is Hal Jordan (Green Lantern.) His stories are always great. I love that his power is only limited to what he can imagine. Not to mention, my favorite story arc is Blackest Night: an amazing Green Lantern story.

HC: Which universe is better, DC or Marvel? Why?

MA: In regards to TV shows (especially cartoons) and comics, DC beats Marvel. However, Marvel is killing it in the movies right now. Generally though, I prefer DC’s overall art style and stories. They’re more fun.

HC: If you could have any super power for 24 hours, which one would it be and what is one thing you’d do with it?

MA: I’ve always argued that the best superpower would have to be the ability to pause time. And honestly, I would probably just use it to get extra sleep, not be late to class and maybe do a bit better on an exam.

HC: What’s one change you’d like to see within the superhero universe?  

MA: I would love to see more representation in the superhero universe. I’ve mentioned it in my blog before, but seeing more superheroes with disabilities, LGBTQA+ heroes and better female heroes. Seriously though, the female superheroes are either a counterpart to an already existing superhero, a love interest to an already exciting hero or they’re under-utilised, oversexualized or killed off.

HC: How long have you been writing your blog for and how often do you post?

MA: I only started my blog this semester, but I post (usually) every week.

HC: Can we expect more from your blog in the future?

MA: I hope to continue to write my blog. More comics and shows and movies are coming out, so I expect to keep writing. I just hope at least one other person likes to read it as much as I enjoy writing it.

Check out Meg’s Comic Conversations blog and follow her on Twitter @megan_ayscue

Junior at Kent State, with a mojor in journalism and a minor in fashion media. I like to write about fashion, lifestyle and Harry Styles.