Continuing our spotlight on our valued collaborators here at The Beat, today we spotlight Marc-Oliver Frisch, who reecently moved to Boise (from his native Germany) for educational purposes. Marc-Oliver’s monthly DC Sales Chart analyses have captivated and infuriated in equal parts for the last six years or so. He started them out on Usenet, but we picked them up for the Pulse and have been posting his efforts ever since. It’s a mind-bogglingly tough task that Marc-Oliver does for no money, so let’s give him a huge round of thanks. You can read his equally opinionated thoughts in the two blogs listed below.
Name: Marc-Oliver Frisch
Residence: Boise, ID
Elite Beat Squad Codename: Standard Attrition
Website(s): http://comiksdebris.blogspot.com/ and http://supercritic.blogspot.com/
The first comic book you ever remember reading: An Asterix album, maybe.
Name three of your favorite graphic novels: We3, Y: The Last Man, Casanova
Favorite comics writer: Grant Morrison
Favorite comics artist: Hmm, don’t know. Too many to pick one.
Favorite musical act: Right now, TV on the Radio.
Name a movie that made you cry: Two Days in Paris
Name a movie that made you laugh: In Bruges
In my spare time I like to: read stuff, write stuff, watch stuff, run
Betty or Veronica? Um, Olivia?
World of Warcraft or City of Heroes? Um, Zak MacKracken?
Lost or 24? Um, Deadwood?
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Secret Invasion.
Blogging — boon to mankind or a clear and present danger? Both, probably, like most things.
In five years comics will be… mostly paperless.