The Snyder interviews in particular go for about an hour, and transcription takes about two or three for each half. I actually don’t mind transcribing at all — interviews are my favorite thing to do.
I thought about doing exactly that for years, but the problem is that a lot of my ideas, the ones about Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and so on, use all the STUFF that goes along with them. Like, for Batman 3000, it wasn’t just Batman, it was Batman and his relationship with Talia and the League of Assassins, patching up a hole in the Legion of Super-Heroes’ future and calling back to the sci-fi stories of the ’50s — and that’s before J brought in Robin and Bat-Mite to really seal it.
I’d love to do the “filing off the serial numbers” sort of thing and do the story with analogues, like Supreme or Edison Rex or even Squadron Supreme, but without being able to use that specific stuff, you lose a lot of the impact and a lot of the reason for existing. A kid fighting against Talia in 3014 AD to revive the legacy of Batman is something that’s easy to care about, but if he’s just fighting for the “legacy” of a character you’ve never heard of, how much interest are you going to lose just from the start? The stuff is the thing in that story, sadly, and doing it as an analogue character would mean that I’d have to go out of my way to explain everything and set it all up, while at the same time having less impact.
Besides, I can just do analogue stuff in Dracula.
I did not, but now I have to call Seeley again and see if it’s Bam Bam Bigelow or KGBeast.