We’re exactly one day away from the premiere of “DC All Access,” the new webseries that will take you behind the scenes as you delve deep into the world of DC Entertainment with the dynamic new duo of Blair Herter and Tiffany Smith.
We wanted to get to know the “DC All Access” co-hosts a bit better, so we sat them down for a pair of insightful and a bit geeky—okay, very geeky—interviews. We posted Blair’s interview on Friday, but today it’s Tiffany’s turn in the hot seat. Here’s what we learned about everyone’s soon-to-be-favorite singing, Harley-riding Blue Lantern…
Anyone who knows anything about you knows what a big comic book fan you are. How long have you been reading them?
I’ve been reading comics since I was a little kid. My dad really got me started. First watching Saturday morning cartoons, then I moved up to the big leagues! *laughs* When I found out I could hang out with Supes and Bats for more than half an hour once a week, I was sold! First crush was a tie between Clark Kent and Peter Parker… Clearly, I like the nerdy types…
Were you always a DC Comics fan?
I’ve always been a fan of the DC Universe. But I am definitely an across the boards reader too. I get excited about a good story and amazing artwork no matter what banner it come out under. But it’s kinda impossible to beat any of the DC Villains, which have always been my favorites.
Your Twitter photo is a picture of you dressed as Wonder Woman. Is Diana your favorite super hero? What’s the story behind the Wonder Woman pics?
Every little girl wants to be a princess, and yeah I wanted to be one too—an Amazonian kickass war goddess of a princess who can run with the big boys! And the costume, well… I love me some good cosplay! That Wonder Woman costume is a prized possession! *laughs* It was my Halloween costume that I pieced together last year. Took a few months to get all the pieces that I loved to make the costume work and make it my own.
In between takes recently, I saw you geeking out to Blair over the new Sandman series. Are you a big Sandman fan?
I am a big Sandman fan. Not sure what it is about that series, but there is just something so…well… sexy and interesting about Dream and the way Gaiman tells a story. And then throwing in J.H. Williams III?!? MIND BLOWN! Talk about amazing storytelling and amazing artwork! What Williams did with Batwoman was some of the coolest cutting edge art I’d seen in a really long time! Having the two of them together really is a dream team in comics for me. So yeah, it’s safe to say I was geeking out, just a little. ;)
So which DC movie is your favorite?
Man, that’s a tough one. I’d have to say it’s a tie between two Batflicks. First up, Tim Burton’s Batman. Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Michael Keaton as Batman, AND Prince doing the soundtrack! I remember I used to play make believe when I was little and I ALWAYS wanted to be Vicky Vale. Maybe that had a little something to do with going to school for journalism too. ;)
And the second film would be Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins. Christian Bale had such an incredible grasp on the balance between being high society Bruce Wayne, Batman, and a traumatized kid having lost his parents. Then throw in Liam Neeson aka Ra’s al Ghul as a catalyst in a much darker Batman origin story and I am sold. Oh man, and don’t forget Scarecrow! Cillian Murphy nailed that!
What should viewers who aren’t familiar with you expect from you when they watch DC All Access?
I am pretty silly and get really excited to hear about the things I love. Doing this show for me is like being a kid in a candy store. Hopefully, that comes across.
And when we say All Access we mean ALL access. In my first three days I got to talk to two icons in the DC world, got scoops on Arrow and Flash before anyone else, and got to see the making of a brand spankin’ new DC collectible! Which I have been sworn to secrecy on for now… You’ll just have to watch to find out. Because it will all be on the show, duhhhh!
And what’s better is two huge comic-loving nerds are the ones bringing you all these goodies! Blair and I know each other from our G4 days, so getting to work with a friend on the coolest job ever is pretty freaking awesome.
According to your website, you have a motorcycle license. Is that true? Do you ride often?
I do have a motorcycle license. My grandma used to ride dirt bikes and my dad rode a motorcycle too. It was only a matter of time before I had to get mine! I learned on a Honda Shadow, which will probably be my first bike, then onto a Harley! Every super hero needs a speedy form transportation.
Your site also says that you used to sing in a pop group. So what would it take to get you to sing on All Access?
You have really been doing your homework! Yeah, I was in a pop girl group for a hot second. Doesn’t take too much to get me to sing. I make up songs all day… It’s more like ridiculous talking to a melody about the activities I am doing at the moment. Yup, I am that cool. We’ll see if they can catch it on camera.
Do you think we can get Blair to sing? You should totally try to get him to sing…
We’re heading to New York Comic Con, and I have a feeling I will be making karaoke happening! And yup, I’ll see if I can trick him into singing on the show!
What color power ring would best fit your personality?
Well, I actually have a Black Lantern power ring, but I don’t think that’s the one I’d end up with.
I think a Blue Lantern power ring would be more my speed. Runs on hope and it is only limited by the wearers imagination. Which for me is how I try to live my life—wake up each day praying, expecting and hoping for the very best. And now that the cheesy portion of ring choosing is out of the way… Let’s not forget it’s a universal language translator, strongest of all the rings with healing, you can make an energy twin, ANDDD you can walk through walls! The possibilities are endless!
And finally, if you had to take on a DC Comics super-villain, which one do you think you’d have the best chance of beating?
Hmm…Don’t know if I’d call him a super-villain, but I’d go with Captain Boomerang. First off his uniform is basically a dress with boomerangs all over it! Lamesauce! And second he doesn’t really have powers, just a boomerang. I think I could take him! Well, the living him, not the Black Lantern resurrected version. Not unless I had my blue ring!
Tiffany’s very active on Twitter, so you might want to follow her. And you’ll definitely want to catch her in “DC All Access” tomorrow when it premieres right here on DCComics.com!