Which and what character influenced you the most and why? What’s your story?
Green Lantern and the other corps, and you might argue the ideas behind the corps. I have a set of stainless steel rings for Green, Sinestro, Red, and Blue corps. I’m not much of a jewelry guy, but I love Green Lantern so once in a while I’d where them. When my wife got pregnant with twins in late 2016 from a round of IVF, I found that I started wearing my blue ring more. We lost the twins in April of 2017. We started another round of IVF in the fall of 2017 and I found myself wearing the blue ring often again. I suppose you could say it was comforting to me to have that symbol of Hope with me. Not only that, but it would cause me to put myself in a mindset of a blue lantern. When I’d feel anxious or nervous about the pregnancy I would calm myself with the “All will be well” My son was born on August 19th, will be one month old in two days. I can’t say why Green Lantern has been an influence. I suppose just the heroic messages we all get from these characters resonates with us somehow. I grew up loving DC and it’s heros for not much other reason that most of us did. I did get to name my son Hal though. So there’s that!
Nightwing, because he’s literally the story of a boy growing into a man.