This or That

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This or That is the after-interview segment for 2020. Listeners can submit questions to Matt and Chris via email or Tumblr.


Question Asker Chris's Answer Matt's Answer Episode
"Would you rather be a member of the Yancy Street Gang OR the Newsboy Legion? Seth Finkelstein Newsboy Legion Yancy Street Gang 482
"Which creative team would you choose for a Catwoman book: written by Darwyn Cooke with art by Jim Balent OR written by Frank Miller with art by Darwyn Cooke?" Joey Crack Darwyn Cooke/Jim Balent Darwyn Cooke/Jim Balent 484
"Which villain would make for a better dungeon Master, Arcade OR Doctor Doom?" Harry Jay Arcade Arcade 486
"When the MCU finally incorporates the X-Men into the franchise, what would you prefer they do with Magneto: should he still be a Holocaust survivor and deal with any confusing timeline issues, OR should his backstory be updated to a different example of human injustice and genocide at the potential expense of his Jewish ancestry?" Patrick Gierdner Original backstory Original backstory 488
"Amulet of Right OR Sword of Might?" King of Doma Sword Amulet 491
"Marvel Studios starts producing movies that are as buck-wild and weird as their best comics, but this bold new vision is rejected by mass audiences and the studio collapses after two years so they only make 5-6 great weird movies, OR DC starts making movies that are as good Marvel Studios movies so we finally get a good Superman movie, but also there are just things that bug you, like whatever the DC equivalent is of Marvel centering Spider-man movies around Tony Stark would be?" Lou Shoemaker Good DC movies Good DC movies 494
"Sitting through all of the MCU movies in one go, OR sit through a 3-hour pitch meeting for a movie about the Sentry that you are not allowed to chime in on?" Peter Velles MCU Movies MCU Movies 496
"One hundred years from now one of the things everybody knows about Superman is that he's married to Lois Lane, OR one hundred years from now one of the things that everybody knows about Spider-man is that he's married to Marry Jane Watson?" Jeffrey Wickstrom Superman/Lois Superman/Lois 496
"Be a sidekick for morning zoo crew OR be a field reporter for a Christian news channel?" CJ Crall Zoo Crew Zoo Crew 496
"You can either walk without a rhythm OR attract the worm?" Kevin J. Maroney Worm Rhythm 496
"Either have Eric Powell draw Hellboy OR Mike Mignola draw the Goon?" Michael Nicolai Goon Goon 496
"Get rid of guys with Punisher tattoos OR guys with Thor tattoos?" Brad Boyer Punisher Punisher 496
"Would you rather have more stories with Dick Grayson as Batman OR Dick Grayson as Agent 37 of Spyral?" Chris Kaiser Agent 37 Batman 496
"Creature Commanders movie by Guillermo del Toro OR a Legion of Monsters movie by Guillermo del Toro?"" Brendan Casey Legion Legion 496
"Which would you keep: the JJ Abrams Star Trek Movie trilogy, OR the Star Wars sequel trilogy?" Alistair Star Wars Star Wars 496
"Live in Marvel's New York during War of the Realms, OR live in DC's Gotham City during No Man's Land?" Jason Ladew New York New York 496
"The world we currently live in, OR a world where Identity Crisis and its negative impact don't exist, but also All-Star Superman doesn't exist?" Josiah Lockley No Identity Crisis Current World 496
"Jack Kirby and Stan Lee switch dates of death, OR Jack Kirby and Stan Lee switch personalities and career paths, but not dates of death or creative roles?" Greg Black Switch Death Dates Switch Death Dates 496
"Who do you appoint as the ongoing writer of Legion of Super-Heroes with a guaranteed 5-year run: Al Ewing OR James Roberts" Patrick O'Duffy Ewing Pass 496
"Shazam and Captain Marvel get to share the codename, OR Carol Danvers gets a new codename and Shazam gets Captain Marvel back?" Charles Arthur Share Share 498
"Intern for Lt. Columbo OR Jim Rockford OR Jessica Fletcher?" Alistair Columbo Columbo 500
"Would you rather live in Rob Liefeld’s Extreme comics world OR Marvel 2099 New York?" CJ Crall The Rob The Rob 502
"You are chosen to write the script for the next Batman movie, to be filmed exactly as you have written it, but you must either ghost write the script with no credit or ongoing payments, OR you are credited but must post each line of dialogue on the bad website as you write it and interact with at least one person who replies." Andrew Robertson Twitter No Credit 504
"Star Trek: The Next Generation and its three movies (not Generations) are the only Star Trek ever, OR a world with everything Star Trek except them?" Tim Pasco ST:TNG ST:TNG 504
"Live on Krakoa and do the Crucible and be brought back in your beauttiful new mutant form with your new mutan name, OR live in Attilan and do the terrigen mists thing, which is painless, but then you have to live with the Inhumans?" Lou Shoemaker Island of Horny Sex Mutants Island of Horny Sex Mutants 504
"Be camp counselors at a kids bible camp with Benito Cereno, OR help manage the Twitter account of Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg?" Charles Arthur Twitter Matt 504
"Get full Kevin Feige creative control over the next phase of DC movies, 6-7 films over 3 years, OR get a 10-episode Netflix documentary series about whatever comics topic you want?" Harry J Netflix Netflix 504
"A five-year Brad Meltzer/David Finch run on Batman in 2005, OR a Marvel comics adaptation of Sailor Moon by Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca in 1998?" Allistaire Pitt Sailor Moon Sailor Moon 504
"Bobby Bad Ideas ([Bits|BBI]), the new CEO of Disney is super into whichever changes you pick in the medium we pick that can never be reversed and is the CEO of Disney from 2020 to 2044 he spends his entire tenure boosting this concept that you pick: he thinks having multiple versions of a character is a needlessly confusing so marvel pulls a new 52 and continuity is abruptly hammered into the shape of the MCU with the X-men in their own parallel dimension, the only parallel dimension for the X-Men movie franchise, so the fantastic Four don’t exist, Spider-Man is a kid again, and the Wasp is Hope, Iron Man is dead, etc. like the Star Wars Comics, Marvel comics have to mesh with whatever the movies and TV shows say, and are explicitly subordinate to the movie and TV continuity. BBI did not see the Spider-Verse movie and does not care to. OR BBI fucking loves Hank Pym, and the most important relationship in the Marvel Universe is the rock-solid marriage/partnership and love between Hank and Jan, Ant-Man and the Wasp, founders and leaders of the Avengers. Hank and Jan’s entire history is retconned to have always been a functional and successful adult relationship, and they are at the center of every crossover and line-wide event for the foreseeable future, it is kind of like how John Byrne’s reboot of Superman post-Crisis burned everything and rebuilt, except it’s grotesque. " Jeff Wickstrom Hank Hank 504
"Interesting characters OR interesting plot?" Mike Donahue Characters Welcome Characters Welcome 504
"Fish OR fowl?" Noah Chevalier Fowl Fowl 504
"Which is the better retconn of the last year: The Uncanny Life of Moira X, OR This Extraordinary Being? " Angela Zinoa Watchmen Watchmen 504
"You are pulled into a fictional universe, and can choose to be: Flash Gordon, but only from the much-derided mid-2000s TV show, OR any version of Flash Thompson?" So So Tsundere Flash Thompson Flash Thompson 504
"The only comics that exist are superhero comics, OR there are no superhero comics?" Isabel M Superheroes Let a million genres bloom 504
"Participate in the a Great Outdoor Fight, OR spend those three days staying inside Pat and Nice Pete’s house?" Andrew Robertson Fight Fight 507
" [Bits|BBI] has a time machine and is determined to meddle with the history of Spider-Man. You can only stop him from changing one of these two fundamental aspects of Spider-Man: the Spider-Man title is forever and always in the scary 90s Spider-Man font OR the Spider-Man theme song is forever and always the 90s animated Joe Perry wailing guitar theme music?" Owen Stop the Font Stop the Font 509
"Patrick Stewart leaves ST:TNG at the start of season 4, but comes back once every couple seasons as a guest star, and Jonathan Frakes takes over the lead with Riker becoming captain in the storyline - as a result TNG becomes kind of like a soap opera with a rotating cast as new crew member join and leave the Enterprise and the show is still on the air today after 30 years like an American equivalent to Doctor Who, however it has none of the original cast, none of the original writers, and none of the television spin-offs or further feature films were ever made, OR Ronald D. Moore is appointed as the sole show-runner for Star Trek: Enterprise and is given total free rein as to the the direction he takes it in and he uses the ideas he would have used on the Battlestar Galactica reboot and the result is a series which enjoys huge critical acclaim and gets a full seven season run and is followed by more Star Trek movies and television series to the present day, but the downside is that this series is just as divisive among Star Trek fans as The Last Jedi was among Star Wars fans and Star Trek fandom in this alternate universe has been perpetually toxic for the last 10 years and overall is just as bad or worse than Star Wars fandom in the real world." Alistair Pitt Eternal TNG Eternal TNG 509
"Which would you rather have for a week: the enigma force/the uni-power, as wielded by Ray Coffin and Peter Benjamin Parker which turns its wielder into the hero who could be you: Captain Universe, OR the H-Dial, as wielded by Robby Reed and Miguel Montez which taps into the hero-verse to turn it’s ownerss into champions never seen before and perhaps never to be seen again when they dial H E R O?" Josh Sinuson H-Dial H-Dial 509
"Assuming the rules of D&D:5E: you are best friend and the favorite human of an ancient gold dragon, challenge rating 124, page 113 of the Monster Manual, but an adult green dragon, challenge rating 15, page 49 of the Monster manual knows about the relationship and hates that gold dragon - you are a constant pawn in schemes OR you can be any class from the Player’s Handbook at level 20 with one ability of yours at 18, others stay at your real life limit, but a Balor demon, challenge rating 19, page 55 of the monster manual, is after you for the rest of your life?" Nathan Winkleman Balor Demon Dragon Friend 509
"[Bits|BBI] just up and buys DC Comics, and he puts Geoff Johns in charge of integrating DC and Marvel into a single continuity, setting and timeline, and he’s very insistent that Spider-Man and Batman need to be able to team up without there being any cosmic treadmill nonsense, he just drives from New York to Gotham, and it goes without saying that Geoff Johns does not want to get fired, and will oblige with the spirit of Bobby’s command, rather than the letter OR BBI decides that the following character is a dumb, stupid baby, and that they should not appear or ever be mentioned again: Captain America." Jeff Wickstrom Johns Rogers 509
"Would you rather have Spider-Man co-created by Jack Kirby, OR Hulk created by Steve Ditko?" Alexandria Seal Hulk Hulk 509
"A roundtable with Kyle Starks, Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North, but they won’t talk comics or answer questions and mostly are just hilarious, OR Grant Morrison and Alan Moore are on the show but they won’t talk comics or answer questions and mostly just argue with each other?" Nick Netzel Pals Pals 509
"BBI is going to put a crotchety jackass in charge of a franchise they used to do good work in, so either we put Don Rosa in charge of the Duck Tales cartoon, OR John Byrne has creative control over the X-Men in the MCU." Alexandria Dont Don 509
"You’re given the assignment to write a licensed comic for a major fast food chain OR you’re given the assignment to write a license comic for a power tool?" Noah Chevalier Food Food 509
"Swap homes with your fellow host for a week, OR swap pets for a week?" Charles Arthur Homes Homes 509
"Write a 6-issue series about a character that could become a lucrative on-going if it sells: Hemo-Goblin OR Ri¢hie Ri¢h?" Charles Arthur Ri¢hie Pit¢h Ri¢hie Pit¢h 509