Doug: About a month ago we ran a post asking you what you'd pack if you were running away from home. You could choose a comic book, a writer, an artist, etc. Today we're going to flip it around. You've indeed hit the road -- or should I say the friendly skies? See, you've made your getaway not on foot with a knapsack, but rather you have a huge steamertrunk full of all of your prized possessions. And you're in a Darth Vader hot air balloon! Suddenly, as fate would have it, ya know, the balloon begins to lose altitude. Not so good. In an effort to stay airborne and on your course of escape you decide you have to start chucking stuff over the side of the gondola.
Here's your charge today -- you have with you your entire collection (past or present). In order to lighten the load, you begin "losing stuff" in a sort of reverse priority. Start with one writer, then one artist, one character, one comic book title, one toy you owned but never played with, one TV show you are certain never got a rating by Nielsen, and one snack food. Oh, and just because you're in a panic, how about the shirt off your back -- tell us the ugliest or most undesireable article of clothing ever purchased on your behalf!
Credit where credit is due -- the former post, as well as today's, were inspired by a suggestion made by commenter Richard back during our request for creativity. Thanks, Richard!
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