when you think about your comics, the stories you’ve read the situations the characters are in, maybe even the games you play (DC Universe online) Do you think about the characters you read in terms of their hero names or their civilian names?
For instance, seeing a Flash comic on the shelf, Do you look at the cover and say “How’s Flash doing these days or do you think, What’s Barry gotten himself into now?” (or Wally, or Jay)
I mean, Just before Nightwing was shot, I looked at the cover of Batman and thought, It’s nice to see Bruce and Dick working together again!
I hardly ever think Flash this or Superman that or Batman the other thing anymore,
When I was a kid I always thought of the characters by their hero names but now, they’re just the titles of the magazines and the Heroes are Bruce Clark, Diana, J’onn, Ted, Tora, Bea, Wally, Rex, Buddy, Kyle, Arthur, etc etc…
(I think the only exception is Booster Gold who I call Booster instead of Michael…