By: Stefany Olivas & Jonathan Gamboa | Photos By: Scott M. Roberts & James Roach
Tommy Yune – Comic Writer
What are your thoughts on the Albuquerque Comic Expo?
“Here is one thing that’s really nice about Albuquerque and especially the expo, the folks that are running around here aren’t jaded; they are very mellow.”
“Anything related to Robotech, I love all it all.”
Mike Grell – Writer/Artist
What do you think of the Albuquerque Comic Expo?
“It’s been a good show so far. For being only in its second year, this is a good sized show. The people here have been great to me. I’ve had a lot of folks come by here and have some great conversations.”
Who’s your favorite super hero?
Green Arrow followed by Captain America.
Who would win in a fight?
“There would be no competition at all. Captain America has the super strength, while Green Arrow is just an ordinary guy who shoots an arrow, really. Cap would kick his ass!”
Roman Morales – Artist
Morales said he is glad he rejoined the comic book world after spending time in the Marine Corps and retiring from the police force. He applied much of his experience with him in when working on “Fugitivos De La Ley.”
“I did comics in the past with Chaos and Marvel. I retired and got back into comics and now I’m sitting here doing what I love to do,” said Morales.
Red or green: ”I’m a green chile guy from California. Come on!”
Kevin Sorbo – Actor
Who would in in a fight-Thor or Captain America?:
“Hercul- Oh. Thor would beat Captain America.”
“I love Captain Dylan Hunt from Andromeda, but Hercules is where it started for me. I had a blast. We had a 12-year run. Not very many actors get that kind of a break. We had a lot of laughs on set.”
Sorbo said his most interesting role was “Julia X 3D” where he played a serial killer who finds his victims via internet dating sites.
“There was a weird scene in there where I was burying one of my victims. I had a gravesite I had to take her to and I pulled her out of the back of the van and I’m supposed to just dump her body uncer¬emoniously into this pit. But instead I bent over and cleaned the face off — didn’t tell the director but he kept the camera rolling — and I kissed the dead corpse. The director definitely kept that,” said Sorbo.
“I told my parents they’re not going to be able to watch this one.”
Jim Kelly – Actor
Thoughts on Albuquerque Comic Expo:
“I’ve been to the expo before. I love it. My favorite thing is meeting all my different fans.”
Favorite past projects:
“Of course, ‘Enter the Dragon’ with Bruce Lee, but my favorite of all is my own ‘Black Belt Jones’.”
Adam Baldwin – Actor
“This is my first time in Albuquerque, besides flying in. It’s hot and dry, but I had a beauti¬ful meal last night with green chile and whipped potatoes that were awesome,” said Baldwin.
“Superman or Captain America, although Iron Man has been kicking butt recently.”
Favorite past projects :
“Full Metal Jacket,” “My Bodyguard,” “Chuck,” and “Firefly.” “It’s hard to choose because they’re all so far apart in time. They’re just little mile markers along the way.”
Nei Rufino – Colourist
Rufino said that this is her first time at ACE and so far it has been a good experience for her. She helped color the exclusive expo poster and said she could not stop laughing the entire time.
“It’s my own taste in things. I’ll put elements of something I’m influenced by and I add my own styles.”
Red or Green :
“Definitely green. One thing I must do when I come to Albuquerque is have chile in something. I’m jealous it’s even a topping at Dominoes for you guys.”
Scott Phillips – Director/Writer
Thoughts on Albuquerque Comic Expo :
“ACE saved my life. I was miserable for a while, but I’ve met all kinds of people who have talked about how much they like what I’ve written. This young couple came by with their seven-year-old son and said I inspired him to start writing his own stories.
“My brothers are a lot older than I am and they used to drag me to the drive-in when I was kid. So I saw a lot of monster and science fiction movies. I don’t think they really understand what I do now though.”
Phillips said he is most excited for a miniseries he has been working on called “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” and “Logan’s Run.” His favorite past project is “Drive” which was named “The Best American Martial Arts Movie Ever Made” by the website KungFuCinema.com.